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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Empire Stadium Gzira4630 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
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Royalty 1950 ©3636 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.1990 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
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Spinola1906 viewsAs you may not have seen it before.
Photo courtesy of Frank Salt.
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891762 viewsDavid Robinson
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Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651519 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1483 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641358 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson
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The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891179 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891130 viewsDavid Robinson
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Villa Guardamangia 19491032 viewsThe new tenants taking a stroll for the cameras.1 commentsPrefect
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Kalafrana Beach club.1029 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
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Dockyard Terrace 1954 © 1023 viewsfrom the Victualling Yard gate.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©997 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
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RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks (her Mum on bench)983 viewsOnly the facade remains.

The view in 2018
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Winch Room983 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect
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Tigne & Sliema Creek978 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect
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View of Sliema from Tigne boathouse,Tue 1st Aug 1989978 viewsDavid Robinson
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HRH Princess Elizabeth at Hal Far 1949972 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
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Tigne Beach, Sliema, Malta970 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
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Anobat Flats ©961 viewsCorner of Sur Fons St & P.O.W .Road St Julians, Ours was top corner flat. Mid/late 80s Map.7 commentsdeco.rise
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Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.944 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks
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Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !942 viewsThis lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
© Jane Banks
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The Ferry 1945932 viewsBefore the Alhambra was rebuilt.
(It started as The Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph in 1907, part of the DoE Hotel.)
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Filming The Malta Story 1952930 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
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Fond Ghadir 1964914 viewsPostcard. Across from the Meadowbank.
Translation may be "bottom pool" or "deep pool". Other offers welcome.
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Old Bakery Street908 views3 commentsPrefect
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Our Favourite Barracks894 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect
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Portomaso888 viewsThe new Hilton complete with Marina, Tower & Luxury Apartments.
Photo from The Alexandra Hotel.
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Tigne Beach Club 1960887 views4 commentsJohn Kirby
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Anchors at Anchor Bay. Early 1950s.881 viewsPhill Rose
The question is - How did they get there?
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Roman Baths at Ghajn Tuffieha868 viewsClosed, overgrown and no sign of any conservation, so was unable to do a comparison with this.4 commentsPrefect
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