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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Then & Now
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Villa Bonici756 viewsWhich used to be a prominent feature of Sliema Strand.
Read the sad story. ... Another view.
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Anobat Flats ©887 viewsCorner of Sur Fons St & P.O.W .Road St Julians, Ours was top corner flat. Mid/late 80s Map.7 commentsdeco.riseSep 25, 2012
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Tigne Beach about late 80s ©433 viewsNo-one in sight! Blue sky/sea toodeco.riseSep 25, 2012
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"Stronger Cottonera Communities"385 viewsPrefectSep 23, 2012
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Something happening at No.1 Dock ©507 views85% financed by the EU Cohesion Fund.4 commentsPrefectSep 23, 2012
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Mellieha436 viewsNot that long ago.PrefectSep 22, 2012
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Navarino Flats 2005 ©439 viewsphillroseSep 16, 2012
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Filming The Malta Story 1952803 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefectSep 16, 2012
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Navarino Flats 1960s ©627 viewsStella Maris Street.4 commentsNigelSep 16, 2012
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View towards Anchor Bay ©405 viewsThe Mellieha By-Pass being rebuilt which caused chaos through the village this summer.
Independent
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Mellieha Bay 2012 ©390 viewsHotels on both sides forever expanding.PrefectSep 15, 2012
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The Cemetery of St Lawrence Parish Church ©398 viewsTHN Google Map

Resting place of Miss ("Jackie / Jacquee") Yule.
abigdenSep 13, 2012
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Marfa Ridge ©367 viewsThe newly resurfaced road and not before time! Alas the branch roads down to Armier etc remain rough.PrefectSep 12, 2012
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East Street Valletta 1972430 views © Rex Cooper
In from the Victoria Gate.
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Buses, Valletta terminus ©547 viewsJust found this! This, believe or not, was taken in the Summer of 60 or 61
Looks contemporary.
3 commentsdeco.riseSep 05, 2012
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The salt pans ©533 viewsI see that the salt pans are being restored. This was the way they looked in about 1959.4 commentsOldBatSep 04, 2012
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Riot time 1958 ©474 viewsGetting near Verdala beside those great bastion walls, and more rocks across the road.OldBatSep 03, 2012
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Riot time 1958 ©502 viewsThe school buses driving through Cospicua had to negotiate their way round rocks strewn across the roadOldBatSep 03, 2012
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Riot time 1958 ©728 viewsBarrier near Admiralty House, Valletta on the corner of South Street and Old Bakery StreetOldBatSep 03, 2012
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But somethings didn't last!409 viewsPrefectSep 02, 2012
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The Gimlet536 views"A real gimlet is half gin and half Rose's lime juice and nothing else" - Raymond Chandler.
It may have been named after British Royal Navy Surgeon General Sir Thomas D. Gimlette, KCB (served 1879 to 1913), who allegedly introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scurvy medication.
2 commentsPrefectAug 30, 2012
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The Salina "Canal" ©406 viewsWhich drains from Wied il-Għasel and all the way back from beyond Chadwick Lakes.PrefectAug 29, 2012
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Salina Salt Pans ©426 viewsare being rehabilitated.
More here.
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The Comino Pig Farm738 viewsBuilt 1979 to raise stock to replace those lost to African Swine Fever.PrefectAug 24, 2012
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"Black Monday" 15 October 1979799 viewsTimes of MaltaPrefectAug 24, 2012
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1958 Riots621 viewsWhen Verdala School buses were stoned.2 commentsPrefectAug 22, 2012
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Ta' Marija at Mosta ©408 viewsSome may remember it as The Whisper.PrefectAug 15, 2012
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Golden (Military) Bay 2012 ©400 viewsBefore the tourists had finished breakfast.PrefectAug 15, 2012
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Golden (Military) Bay ©451 viewsThe other side.PrefectAug 15, 2012
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Cambridge Battery, Tigne.550 viewsComplete with Lido which probably belonged to the Crowne Plaza. Built 1870 to house a 100 Ton Gun (all same Rinella), it is now being restored to something like it was - allegedly.PrefectAug 12, 2012
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Sheer Bastion 1978639 viewsA new road is cut through demolishing the trade school.PrefectAug 10, 2012
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The Times347 viewsWas obliged to drop "of Malta" following a Government decree in November 1978, which forbade the use of the name to organisations which did not hold the requisite licence. MADC became the Masks Amateur Dramatic Company!PrefectAug 10, 2012
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