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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Tal Handaq 60s (1960 - 1969)
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Pit 1969-70127 viewsPit committee, having a break in Barrakka gardens after prep work for the dance, 1969-70 : Joe Vincenti, Caroline "Porridge" Cary (now Brown), Debby Bradley (now Hill), Adrian Worley RIP

Photo : Dom Wujastyk
Martin PowellApr 01, 2020
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Mike Wynne100 viewsYour truly Mike Wynne in San Anton Gardens 1969/70.mikewFeb 15, 2020
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George Molden87 viewsMy friend George Molden outside Tuck shop.mikewFeb 15, 2020
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Party Invite64 viewsMy invite to Lori Church's party. It seems so formal now but that's how we did it then.
I think it was around 1969.
mikewFeb 15, 2020
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Dainty Bar75 viewsRemember the Dainty Bar just opposite Egmont Flats? We had many happy hours in there during the late 60's.mikewFeb 15, 2020
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Prize Day 196689 viewsThanks to Paul GentleadminFeb 07, 2020
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Prize Day batting order 196680 viewsThanks to Paul GentleadminFeb 07, 2020
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From the archives - 50 years on.154 viewsThe name of the school was changed from RNS TH to SCS TH in 1969 (Service Children's School), though it continued to be administered by the Royal Navy. All other service schools in Malta then came under the remit of the RN, Captain HC Malkin (Headmaster 1966 - 1970) being appointed the first OiC Service Schools, Malta & Naples.

Photo : Evan Potts
2 commentsadminDec 12, 2019
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Aerial view mid-60s223 viewsCompare with the layout plan HERE

The corrugated-roofs were Romney huts (not Nissen huts).
2 commentsadminNov 22, 2019
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Aerial plan mid-60s164 viewsNorth is right

Compare view HERE

Key : 1. Block 11 - Dining Hall & Galley
2. Block 11 - 6th form
3. Old Music Room / Careers Room / sometime L6th common room
4. Block 12 Classrooms
5. Block 12 Classrooms
6. Language Lab
7. Caretaker's Store
8. Tuck Shop
9. Science Block (13)
10. Block 1 Classrooms & Biology Lab
11. Block 2 Classrooms
12. Incinerator
13. Classrooms? (Possibly toilets but wrong colour)
14. Block 3 Classrooms
15. Block 4 Classrooms
16. Block 5 Classrooms
17. Block 6 Classrooms & Metalwork / Tech Drawing
18. Block 14 Classrooms & Shorthand / Typing
19. Boys’ Toilets
20. Block 15 Classrooms
21. Library
22. Block 16 Classrooms
23. Girls’ Toilets & Showers
24. Hall
25. Boiler Room
26. New Music Room
27. Gymnasium & Showers
28. Netball / Tennis Court
29. Woodwork Block (7)
30. Groundsmen's Store
31. The "Field"
32. Art Block (8)
33. Art & Craft Block (9)
34. Block 10 Classrooms
35. Admin Block
adminNov 22, 2019
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The Pit, entrance tunnel205 viewsAfter attempts in 2013 and 2017 and again last week (October 2019) I still can’t get full access to The Pit. Nice people running the military bookshop, but won’t allow me to go down as they have lots of artefacts stored there pending refurbishment to make a museum. However at least I got further than last time. The sloping tunnel remains very familiar, although the steps and smooth concrete sidewalks were not there when we opened the place in summer 1965.1 commentsIvanOct 26, 2019
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 1967182 viewsMr Roy Tatton on left, Jill Thackray centre front, poss Eddie Eichmann on right?

Photo : Jill Thackray
adminOct 22, 2019
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Enterprises at MGSC, games afternoon 1967170 viewsNote the yacht moored to the buoy on the right - the Lucette. Read her famous story HERE and watch the film (names changed) HERE

Photo : Jill Thackray
2 commentsadminOct 22, 2019
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Invites from 1969131 viewsCourtesy of Christine Kate Spencer (now Liddy).adminSep 30, 2019
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The Pit 1967-8302 viewsKay Carberry behind the bar in the Pit, with Corinne Bevan.
Pepsi & Coke only of course.
adminAug 17, 2019
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THE PIT Friday 3rd November 1967161 viewsPoster attrib to Sally Rathmell, with thanks to Jenny Shillitto (now Banbury).adminAug 11, 2019
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The PIT 2019155 viewsThe PIT is still there disguised as a bookshop.philb57Aug 02, 2019
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Outside the Tuck Shop834 viewsCarol Williams standing on the right. Not sure about the rest.1 commentsmikewAug 11, 2018
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Outside the Tuck Shop726 viewsMucking about outside the tuck shop. Right to left Dorian Church? Ken Bird, George Molden, not sure who is attempting the splits, Bob Callahan and not sure of the rest.mikewAug 11, 2018
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Anyone we know? 693 viewsPhoto for sale on a certain online auction site.adminMay 10, 2018
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It was 50 years ago today...577 views...TH taught the world to play.

Filming Hell Boats at Manoel Island 1968.

Many 'extras' provided by Tal Handaq.

FULL FILM HERE

Wind forward 37 mins and play for 20 secs for a familiar face.

Copyright © Martin Powell
3 commentsadminApr 30, 2018
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Qui-si-Sana cut-out pools 1960698 viewsHere so healthy.valerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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The Fortizza 1960558 viewsNear the Chaletvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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The Chalet, Ghar-id-Dud 1960542 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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St Julians 1960590 viewsFrom our roof top of Egmont Closevalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Military Bay or Golden Bay 1960705 viewsThis was part of the Model Beach Exhibition to encourage tourists at the time.valerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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Me with friends at Marsaxlokk 1960517 viewsvalerie easter/snowdon/Mar 09, 2018
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BFBS Request - Patricia Graham nee Woolner644 viewsFor anyone interested, it was a request from my then-boyfriend, and the record was Elvis singing "Are You Lonesome Tonight"

Patricia Graham
adminJun 23, 2017
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David Michael Gerrard 1946-2016 (aka Prefect)1523 viewsMy very very sad task to report David's passing on Sunday 17 January. THN Webmaster, Scholar, Sea Captain, Falklands Veteran, Friend and all round Good Bloke, he has gone to stand at the back of the big Assembly in the sky (or is it Detention?). Sahha xbien.

Dave seen here in his role as honorary member of TH ladies-who-lunch (Exeter) club, Sept 2015.

Funeral to take place at 3pm Tuesday 2nd Feb, Weston Mill Crematorium, Plymouth PL2 2EP (easy access from A38).

Please feel free to write tributes below, they can be printed out for the day.
9 commentsMartin PowellJan 20, 2016
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Tigne Summer 651230 views1 commentsRichard KnapmanSep 27, 2015
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Tigne Summer 651130 views1 commentsRichard KnapmanSep 27, 2015
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Tigne Summer 651057 viewsRichard KnapmanSep 27, 2015
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