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Empire Stadium Gzira4548 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 ©3443 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
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Spinola1824 viewsAs you may not have seen it before.
Photo courtesy of Frank Salt.
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.1766 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891684 viewsDavid Robinson
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Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651423 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
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View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1367 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
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HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641292 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891067 viewsDavid Robinson
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The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891065 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson
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Dockyard Terrace 1954 © 986 viewsfrom the Victualling Yard gate.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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Tigne Barracks 1979955 viewsWhats that on the left for?
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Villa Guardamangia 1949933 viewsThe new tenants taking a stroll for the cameras.1 commentsPrefect
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Winch Room930 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect
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Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©928 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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Kalafrana Beach club.908 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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Tigne & Sliema Creek905 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect
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View of Sliema from Tigne boathouse,Tue 1st Aug 1989896 viewsDavid Robinson
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Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !881 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 ©878 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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HRH Princess Elizabeth at Hal Far 1949867 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
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RN Families Clinic, Tower Road Sliema - mid 60s © copyright Jane Banks865 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
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Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.858 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks
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The Ferry 1945849 viewsBefore the Alhambra was rebuilt.
(It started as The Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph in 1907, part of the DoE Hotel.)
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Tigne Beach, Sliema, Malta842 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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Old Bakery Street830 views3 commentsPrefect
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Our Favourite Barracks829 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect
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Roman Baths at Ghajn Tuffieha815 viewsClosed, overgrown and no sign of any conservation, so was unable to do a comparison with this.4 commentsPrefect
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Portomaso810 viewsThe new Hilton complete with Marina, Tower & Luxury Apartments.
Photo from The Alexandra Hotel.
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The Alhambra809 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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Fond Ghadir 1964804 viewsPostcard. Across from the Meadowbank.
Translation may be "bottom pool" or "deep pool". Other offers welcome.
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Charlie The Policeman No 580 , Balluta Bay 1952. ©794 viewsI was caught in posession of a skipping rope !
Jane Banks
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