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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


Last additions - Then & Now
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The Ferry c1959431 viewsFrom a Calendar. Before the landing pontoon was removed.PrefectFeb 28, 2012
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The Preluna Hotel421 viewsAs expanded today. The Chalet is no more.PrefectFeb 14, 2012
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The Preluna Hotel454 viewsMalta's tallest building when opened in 1969.
The derelict Chalet seems to be walled off.
PrefectFeb 14, 2012
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The price of "Freedom", February 1972.476 viewsPrefectFeb 05, 2012
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Operation Exit 1972448 viewsPrefectFeb 05, 2012
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Fort Ricasoli 1996472 views2 commentsMartin PowellFeb 01, 2012
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Caption Competition578 views19744 commentsPrefectJan 30, 2012
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Ta'Xbiex 1960s690 viewsFrom a 1965 Calendar.5 commentsMartin PowellJan 28, 2012
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These we have loved382 viewsMartin PowellJan 27, 2012
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Dragonara Palace Casino 1967520 viewsMartin PowellJan 25, 2012
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Television arrived in 1957396 viewswith RAI broadcasts for which you needed a high aerial.
MTV (not that one) started in 1962.
Malta Broadcasting
PrefectJan 24, 2012
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Mellieha Bay Hotel497 viewsBuilt 1969 for Thomsons.PrefectJan 22, 2012
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Terrace at Cospicua456 viewsBuilt 1955 above St Theresa Tunnel.
Not sure whether its still there.
PrefectJan 21, 2012
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Golden Sands Hotel 486 viewsConstruction started 1965. Overlooking the Cote d'Or Hotel.
Both now replaced with even bigger monstrosities.
PrefectJan 21, 2012
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Sheraton Hotel Paceville504 viewsOpened 1967 in the grounds of Dragonara Palace.PrefectJan 18, 2012
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Ramla Bay Hotel Marfa450 viewsOpened 1967.PrefectJan 18, 2012
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Hilton Hotel Paceville494 viewsOpened 1967 on the site of Spinola Battery.PrefectJan 18, 2012
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Marsascala428 viewsBEA publicity shotPrefectJan 18, 2012
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Marsaxlokk Bay425 viewsOS Map 1970 Copyright HMSO.PrefectJan 17, 2012
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Blue Grotto 2009397 viewsPrefectJan 14, 2012
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Stormy Sky over Senglea 1961512 viewsA superb image taken by a most valued contributor.3 commentsOldBatJan 12, 2012
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HRH at Tigne Point446 viewsDecember 1949PrefectJan 08, 2012
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Happy New Merry540 viewsWith acknowledgements to John J Cassar2 commentsPrefectDec 23, 2011
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National War Memorial 451 viewsOriginally erected nearby in 1938, it was moved to this site in line with a widened St Anne Street in 1949.PrefectDec 18, 2011
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The Tritons Fountain500 viewsUnder constuction in 1959.PrefectDec 15, 2011
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The Manderaggio696 viewsA hole dug in Valletta by the Order, intended as a dock but not completed, became a notorious slum until cleared in 1948 and replaced with Government housing.PrefectDec 15, 2011
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Farsons New Brewery724 viewsAt Mriehel, opened 1950.1 commentsPrefectDec 04, 2011
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Marshall Court515 viewsBuilt 1950. Named after the Fleet Civil Engineer.PrefectDec 04, 2011
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Pieta Creek480 viewsWas shortened & narrowed in 1952 to make more room for motor cars.PrefectNov 30, 2011
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Msida Parish Church427 views... until 1951 when the head of the creek was reclaimed to create this avenue.
Malta's first roundabout followed in 1952.
PrefectNov 29, 2011
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Msida Parish Church488 viewsUsed to be on the waterfront ...PrefectNov 29, 2011
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Mad Dogs & Englishmen440 viewsPrefectNov 27, 2011
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