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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Empire Stadium Gzira4575 viewsLater known as The Stadium. Used mostly for football matches (and greyhound racing) and hosted the home matches of the Maltese national football team and also hosted the final of the Maltese Cup. The stadium was able to hold 30,000 spectators and originally opened in 1922. It was notorious for its sandy pitch. It hosted its final game in 1981, being replaced by the modern Ta' Qali Stadium.2 commentsPrefect
Royalty 1950 ©3507 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.1832 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
Spinola1831 viewsAs you may not have seen it before.
Photo courtesy of Frank Salt.
The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891719 viewsDavid Robinson
Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651480 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1420 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641313 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson
The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891127 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson
The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891095 viewsDavid Robinson
Dockyard Terrace 1954 © 995 viewsfrom the Victualling Yard gate.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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Villa Guardamangia 1949992 viewsThe new tenants taking a stroll for the cameras.1 commentsPrefect
Tigne Barracks 1979977 viewsWhats that on the left for?
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Kalafrana Beach club.961 viewsSummer 1966, I had a canoe and used to paddle all around this area. But that was in 1967 a year later before Dad was posted back to the UK.8 commentsChris Howells
View of Sliema from Tigne boathouse,Tue 1st Aug 1989951 viewsDavid Robinson
Winch Room947 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect
Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©942 viewsUnder a preservation order? Used to contain a printing press in the 60s, now used as offices. (Not sure I would want to drink water from Sliema Creek even if thrice distilled).22 commentsMartin Powell
Tigne & Sliema Creek934 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect
HRH Princess Elizabeth at Hal Far 1949896 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.896 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks
Tigne Beach, Sliema, Malta894 viewsThe young laddy posing in the foreground was one of the loves of my life (not that he knew anything about it ;-D His name was something Ibbotsen. That's his mum and dad sitting down with my mum top right. 1 commentsPowellthatwas
Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !892 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
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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.rise
RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks882 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
The Ferry 1945879 viewsBefore the Alhambra was rebuilt.
(It started as The Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph in 1907, part of the DoE Hotel.)
Old Bakery Street847 views3 commentsPrefect
Our Favourite Barracks839 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect
Fond Ghadir 1964825 viewsPostcard. Across from the Meadowbank.
Translation may be "bottom pool" or "deep pool". Other offers welcome.
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Roman Baths at Ghajn Tuffieha825 viewsClosed, overgrown and no sign of any conservation, so was unable to do a comparison with this.4 commentsPrefect
1980 in front of the drop below Tigne Fort819 viewsWe used to call this the 'old swimming pool' - it was on the sea front just below a big drop from the area around the old fort if I remember rightly....3 commentsNick Robinson
Portomaso818 viewsThe new Hilton complete with Marina, Tower & Luxury Apartments.
Photo from The Alexandra Hotel.
The Alhambra816 viewsAnyone remember the film?
The Alhambra Cinema was a large and imposing cinema on the seafront at Sliema. The cinema occupied the lower two floors of a large apartment block (surviving), but the foyer and auditorium were gutted and now form the Zara Boutique - a large clothes store.
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