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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Tal Handaq 70s (1970 - 1978)
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School Hall early 70s127 viewsWith ballroom shine to the floor done during summer hols.

(But why didn't I take one of the stage?)

Compare with THIS ONE
adminApr 26, 2020
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My Old School Shirt 296 viewsThis is the back of my (Mike Wynne's) old school shirt with more funny notes and wishes.
mikewFeb 16, 2020
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My School Shirt79 viewsThis is the front of my old school leaving shirt signed by many. If you were on the pill-box at Tigne on 17th July 1970 or at school around this date then you may be on it.
Some names are William, Jude, Larry, Haggis eating Janie, Bob "The pill-box is mine", Dorian Church, Caroline, Carol Williams, Ann "Same plane home as me", Irish, Alasdair, Tony, Chris Smith (Dundee 4 Chelsea 2), Julie +Gary, Ros and Rina (from Israel), Ian, Claire, George, Rosanne, Dom, Elaine Soar, Ian loves (Luvvs) June (Tich) June Dewbury
mikewFeb 16, 2020
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On this day - Jane Arbuthnot - Harrods bomb 1983143 viewsThanks to Vic Weekes for reminding us of the tragic loss of Jane Arbuthnot with whom he also served in the Metropolitan Police. Jane was taken bravely doing her duty at a call where they knew the code-word had been given and the danger was real and imminent. Each year on the 17th December a small remembrance service is held at the spot.

Memorial HERE

Jane at TH HERE
adminDec 17, 2019
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Folklore at MGSC Hay Warf 1970180 viewsMartin Donnelly on foredeck, who on the helm? (Or was it vice versa?)

Apologies for camera shake and poor quality.
adminJun 02, 2019
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Uganda 1970s186 viewsTH pupils disembarking - which port?

Photo : Josephine Xuereb
adminApr 28, 2019
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Oliver 1973210 viewsThe earlier press release had a dramatic effect.

(The 1100 and the boat are probably sold by now).
adminSep 08, 2018
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Oliver 1973165 viewsDolphin & Eagle press release.adminSep 08, 2018
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Combined Cadet Force 1978290 viewsLast picture of the CCF before the school closed in 1978.

Picture copyright © Jim Russell

Names anybody....?
2 commentsadminSep 06, 2018
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Tal Handaq closes - 40 years ago358 views15 May 1978adminJun 17, 2018
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Sculling about385 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

Copyright © Martin Powell
1 commentsadminApr 29, 2018
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Sports Day 1970 or 71728 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Cdr Law, Lt Cdr Cottam, Mr Ransom. Mrs Brierley presenting prize to Dorian Church.

Cindy Voiron Church

1 commentsadminMar 23, 2018
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Sports Day 1970 or 71595 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Mr Ricketts, Cdr Law. Mrs Brierley presenting prizes.

Cindy Voiron Church
adminMar 23, 2018
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Form 2C/3C 1976790 viewsI'm far right - Dez FosterDez FosterJul 18, 2017
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Form 2C / 3C circa 1976694 viewsI'm 2nd from right top row. 4th from right top row is Gary and to his left is Billy Mac (MacDonald) I think it is Steve Fairclough 7th from right top row and to his left a lad called xxxx Gleeson or similar. I cannot recall any of the girls' names, didn't seem important when I was 12!Dez FosterJul 18, 2017
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Christmas 1977743 viewsKevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Luqa 1978838 viewsThe school has closed, we are all on our way home.Kevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978848 views1 commentsKevin PerkinSep 10, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978735 viewsMylene Abdilla and Sean Becket SAFI Youth Club 1978Kevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978743 viewsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978715 viewsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Safi Youth Club 1978956 viewsHeidi Hipperson and Debbie Smeeton2 commentsKevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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Kevin Perkin and William Jefferson aka Jaffa 1977879 viewsOn the roof of my house Cart Wheel, Tal Papa Road, Birzebbuga Summer of 1977Kevin PerkinSep 04, 2016
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School field, March 1970884 viewsAnother from Teri.

Back L-R Bruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Rosanne Knox

Front: Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar, Gillie Pike
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School field, March 1970852 viewsBruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Teri Murray, Gillie Pike, Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar

Photo : Teri Ahlmark
adminMar 14, 2016
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Mr Winn 19751272 viewsPrefectAug 15, 2015
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Miss Turner 19761242 viewsPrefectAug 15, 2015
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RAF Luqa Youthclub membership card.913 viewsThis is undated but from 1972 I think, so I assume my membership is current! Interestingly I never knew our address was 67 AMQ! fifla1973Jan 08, 2015
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Steve Jones' The Rise and Fall of David Bowie 1/2770 viewsCherry Vanilla by the way was someone Bowie fell for; Quicksand, Cracked Actor', Andy Warhol, Kooks and All Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed are some of Bowie's great songs (for the uninitiated). If anyone knows of Steve or where he is I would dearly like to make contact! fifla1973Dec 30, 2014
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Steve Jones' The Rise and Fall of David Bowie587 viewsI introduced Steve to Bowie in 1972 and recorded the first five albums onto cassette for him. I also helped him write out the lyrics for his own use to go with the recordings. He used his art and great sense of imagination to make three comic strips for me. This is page 1 of 2 of the first of those three strips. 70s pop art as never been seen before! fifla1973Dec 30, 2014
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A genuine 1970s letter from the great Steve Jones 2656 viewsSteve was a brilliant artist who painted the scenes on the walls of the new Luqa Youth Club at Safi in 1973. This is the second part of his letter sent while I was living miserably in the North East having left Malta in early 1974.fifla1973Dec 29, 2014
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A genuine 1970s letter from the great Steve Jones610 viewsThis is a letter from a great like minded friend; Steve Jones to me while I was suffering the misery of North East England in 1974. He was a great artist; he painted drew and sculptured and I wrote Ginsberg like poetry; a great team! I guess he was right when he wrote on the side of page one: Don't get me wrong we're only dancing! Perhaps it should now read: we were only dancing! Page 2 to follow!fifla1973Dec 29, 2014
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