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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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The Alhambra857 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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Villa Portelli, Kalkara. ©857 viewsResidence of the CinC Med from 1961 (after Admiralty House closed) and FO/CBF Malta from 1968 to 1979.
Now the Maritime Institute.
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1980 in front of the drop below Tigne Fort852 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
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Anchor Bay with anchors847 viewsPhill Rose
And we now know how they got there. See It-Tunnara.
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Charlie The Policeman No 580 , Balluta Bay 1952. ©842 viewsI was caught in posession of a skipping rope !
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The Tunnara Museum842 viewsCourtesy of The Sunday Circle.Prefect
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"Black Monday" 15 October 1979838 viewsTimes of MaltaPrefect
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A Tigne Cave835 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect
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The Future Mrs Prefect 1963835 viewsOn the roof of Villa Guardamangia. © 1 commentsPrefect
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Things are looking UP !!828 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.

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Tigne Barracks - in later years.823 views7 commentsPrefect
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RAF Dingli Homer Station819 views2 commentsPrefect
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Future Barrakka Lift819 viewsThe lift that connected Lascaris Wharf and Upper Barrakka in Valletta more than four decades ago will be rebuilt and completed before March 2011. (Times of Malta)9 commentsPrefect
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Valletta804 views© Malcolm ShyklesPrefect
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Neptune Water Polo Club,Balluta Bay, early 1950s801 viewsThis is now a Lido and Dive Center.jane banks
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Tigne Beach799 views6 commentsPrefect
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Lynn 1965799 viewsEmbarking on Callboy for Comino.3 commentsDavid Robinson
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Anglo Maltese League797 viewsIn Merchants Street. Now a restaurant, formerly a club.2 commentsPrefect
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Villa Bonici795 viewsWhich used to be a prominent feature of Sliema Strand.
Read the sad story. ... Another view.
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Outside our flat, Tigne 1965789 viewsDavid, Dad, Nick & Leslie Armstrong.David Robinson
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Swimming Raft off Manoel Is788 views© Malcolm ShyklesPrefect
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Fort Pembroke786 viewsBuilt 1878. Now housing a school which pinched a name.1 commentsPrefect
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960785 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat
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Testaferrata Street Gzira784 views1960s judging by the Minis, Anglias & Bus.1 commentsPrefect
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Riot time 1958 ©778 viewsBarrier near Admiralty House, Valletta on the corner of South Street and Old Bakery StreetOldBat
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The Comino Pig Farm775 viewsBuilt 1979 to raise stock to replace those lost to African Swine Fever.Prefect
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Dragonara Swimming Pool 1967774 viewsWith distant view of an early Sliema High-Rise, probably the Preluna.2 commentsMartin Powell
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Tigne Church behind the School, Wed 2nd Aug 1989774 viewsDavid Robinson
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Cinemas no more ©771 viewsCorrection. For Majestic read Gaiety. I think.
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Skating Pals, Tower Road, 57-58.769 viewsJane Stubbs and Friends. We all lived in and near Egmont Close, Depiro Street, Sliema.
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Birżebbuġa or Birzebbugia in the 1960s766 views7 commentsPrefect
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Rockyvale762 views5 commentsSheila Evans
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