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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Empire Stadium Gzira4592 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 ©3533 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.1865 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
Spinola1844 viewsAs you may not have seen it before.
Photo courtesy of Frank Salt.
The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891735 viewsDavid Robinson
Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651497 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson
View of the old Lido, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989 © 1440 views4 commentsDavid Robinson
HMS Aisne, Tigne Point 19641336 viewsNigel, Nick, Mum, Lynn.5 commentsDavid Robinson
The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891147 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson
The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891105 viewsDavid Robinson
Villa Guardamangia 19491014 viewsThe new tenants taking a stroll for the cameras.1 commentsPrefect
Dockyard Terrace 1954 © 1011 viewsfrom the Victualling Yard gate.
Photo James Donald Bamber.
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Tigne Barracks 1979998 viewsWhats that on the left for?
Photo Tim Cornwell
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Kalafrana Beach club.990 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
Distilling Plant - Sliema Ferry - October 2009 ©967 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
Winch Room963 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect
View of Sliema from Tigne boathouse,Tue 1st Aug 1989962 viewsDavid Robinson
Tigne & Sliema Creek951 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect
Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.921 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks
Tigne Beach, Sliema, Malta919 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
HRH Princess Elizabeth at Hal Far 1949910 viewsMalcolm ShyklesPrefect
Barracca Lift photographed in 1963 in full colour !910 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 ©909 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 Banks908 viewsOnly the facade remains.5 commentsjane banks
The Ferry 1945893 viewsBefore the Alhambra was rebuilt.
(It started as The Duke of Edinburgh Cinematograph in 1907, part of the DoE Hotel.)
Old Bakery Street871 views3 commentsPrefect
Our Favourite Barracks862 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect
Fond Ghadir 1964861 viewsPostcard. Across from the Meadowbank.
Translation may be "bottom pool" or "deep pool". Other offers welcome.
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Filming The Malta Story 1952854 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
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Roman Baths at Ghajn Tuffieha843 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 Fort836 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
Portomaso832 viewsThe new Hilton complete with Marina, Tower & Luxury Apartments.
Photo from The Alexandra Hotel.
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