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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.226 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
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Imperial Hotel (matchbox cover?)323 viewsCorner Rudolph St. & Dingli St.

Demolished 2017 to make way for a nursing home. Frontage will be retained and restored.
adminMay 10, 2018
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Batman breadmobile323 viewsCirca 1980? Anyone remember this? Or is it a fake photo?adminMay 10, 2018
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Anyone we know? 1003 viewsPhoto for sale on a certain online auction site.adminMay 10, 2018
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It was 50 years ago today...829 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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Sculling about493 viewsRob Ross 1970

Taken at Robb Lido, appropriately

Copyright © Martin Powell
1 commentsadminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 3 June 2000277 viewsEngland 2 : Malta 1
At Ta Qali stadium

Improving

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Malta v England 12 May 1971205 viewsEngland 5 : Malta 0

See MATCH REPORT
adminApr 29, 2018
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Stop me and buy one312 viewsadminApr 23, 2018
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)279 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1877

R Ellis photographer Malta

Wreck of the Sultan at Comino 1889

adminApr 23, 2018
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Well you can tell by the way I use my walk..347 views..I'm a woman's man.adminApr 23, 2018
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Fleet in port304 views1960s.adminApr 15, 2018
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.467 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadminApr 15, 2018
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HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951166 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
adminApr 15, 2018
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952242 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright © Phill Rose
adminApr 04, 2018
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Sports Day 1970 or 71923 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 71726 views...or was it AAA meeting?

Mr Ricketts, Cdr Law. Mrs Brierley presenting prizes.

Cindy Voiron Church
adminMar 23, 2018
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Malta National Archives Memory Project487 viewsI work at the National Archives of Malta, on the Memorja (National Memory) project. I am conducting oral history interviews with British ex-servicemen/women and their families, who came to Malta after WWII. I was directed towards this fantastic website, and wondered if there was anybody who would like to speak to me about their experiences of being in Malta. By after WWII I mean any decade really! It would be great to have a variety of different decades if possible.

For people who are interested my email address is sandra.blake@gov.mt. I would be happy to provide additional information on the project and be very grateful for any assistance you are able to give.

Thank you and kind regards,

Sandra Blake

More detail in comments below and THIS LINK
2 commentsadminJul 05, 2017
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"Mintoff withdrawal" 1972 - even the horses were sent packing.459 viewsPolo ponies back to Blighty.

Cutting : Janice Frapwell Baker
adminJun 23, 2017
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BFBS Request - Patricia Graham nee Woolner856 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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Early 60s films of Malta600 viewsLinks to four films taken by the Stubbs family (no sound).

ONE

TWO

THREE

FOUR

Don Stubbs
1 commentsadminMar 04, 2017
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Mtarfa water523 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
1 commentsadminJan 31, 2017
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975635 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
adminOct 15, 2016
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3rd Sept 2016813 viewsLinda Cottam, Sylvia Houghton, Carla Sinson and Helen Male at the Bath reunion. They were at Tal Handaq from 1973-76.

Susan Merryweather
adminSep 04, 2016
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Air Spies of Malta422 viewsRipping yarn set in the 40s in a school rather like Verdala. In fact a Verdala with public school boarders. Think of Biggles, Famous Five, Jennings and Boys' Own all rolled together and set in Malta.

Who was Peter Jackson? He must have known Verdala (it wasn't Peter Prictoe, I asked him).

A search on www.bookfinder.com reveals plenty of copies available. (Thanks to Chris Barber for that info). Also on ebay from time to time. Much cheaper without a dustjacket.
adminAug 19, 2016
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Verdala closes - 40 years ago613 viewsThe Dolphin & Eagle (forces families newspaper Malta) carried the following article on 30 July 1976, headed simply :-

ZKJ2

"The Service Children's School Verdala closed on Wednesday 14 July, for the third time in its history. The Assembly held in the school that morning was therefore a rather special one for the children, staff, parents and guests. The Flag Officer Malta, Rear Admiral O.N.A. Cecil, accepted an invitation to be present and and kindly consented to present the awards.

For most of the forenoon a special signal hoist 'ZKJ2' was flying from the palm tree, meaning 'I am closing down this circuit'. A very sad moment arrived when that signal was executed at 1255"
1 commentsadminJul 25, 2016
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On This Day 591 viewsLt George Carroll - Hero of Mosta - died 23 May 2012

Lt Carroll (pictured left) is believed to have been responsible for tackling more unexploded bombs than any other Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer in World War II, across all theatres of war.

Remarkably, he was the only bomb disposal officer from the Army, Navy and Air Force active during the siege of Malta not to be decorated, though this did not bother him.

See TIMES OF MALTA

And UXB MALTA
adminMay 23, 2016
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Things are looking UP !!829 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

See THIS PAGE
9 commentsadminMay 18, 2016
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Pathe News clip516 viewsPlay video clip HERE (click on orange word)

For nine more clips of the Royal visit search youtube for British Pathe Queen in Malta 1954.
adminApr 21, 2016
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School field, March 19701030 viewsAnother from Teri.

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

Front: Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar, Gillie Pike
adminMar 14, 2016
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School field, March 1970988 viewsBruce Woodcock, Ros Cary, Teri Murray, Gillie Pike, Janie Ireland, Rina Demby Tayar

Photo : Teri Ahlmark
adminMar 14, 2016
 
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