Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Uganda401 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Cheshire400 viewsBuilt Govan 1927, Bibby Line. 1939 The Admiralty. Converted to Armed Merchant Cruiser for WWII service as HMS Cheshire.
Torpedoed 1940. Reverted to MOWT as troop transport 1943.
Restored to owners as passenger ship 1948 but converted again for trooping 1953 before scrapping at Newport, Monmouthshire, 1957.
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1971 Luqa Airport Viscount (I think)397 viewsDuring my first year and a half in Malta (1970-72) I took various pictures of planes at the airport. This was a Viscount I believe and taken looking from the old terminal building towards Luqa 2 site.2 commentsglub
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Arriva takes over the Buses397 viewsHERE
New Network Map
Bus reform in numbers 59.2 million: Passengers carried by buses in 1979 30.2 million: Passengers carried by buses in 2009 €9 million: Subsidy claimed by current bus owners for 2009 €6.2 million: Total annual subsidy government will pay Arriva 20,500: Arriva’s projected number of bus seats 13,900: Current number of bus seats
508: Buses currently in service 264: Buses in Arriva’s fleet €3.49: Current cost of a one-day ticket €2.60: Arriva’s one-day ticket fare for non-Maltese ID card holders
€1.50: Arriva’s one-day ticket fare for Maltese ID card holders €1.30: Arriva’s two-hour ticket fare €0.47: Current single trip fare
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Excursion to Armier395 viewsFrom the Vernon United Services ClubPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1962394 viewsPerhaps Prefect can identify ships?1 commentsrobinwilliams
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Jylland Marfa 1973 ©394 viewsPhoto Ewart White1 commentsPrefect
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New Royal Lady393 viewsBuilt 1937. Scarborough pleasure boat until requisitioned for war service 1940.
Later renamed Crested Eagle
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An Ancient Cospicua Bus393 viewsPrefect
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Royal Lady391 viewsGozo Ferry from 1937 on the new quay at Marfa. The former Scarborough pleasure steamer was bombed and sunk at Mgarr in 1942.Prefect
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Charmaine off Comino ©391 viewsMore from Peter below....1 commentsMartin Powell
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©390 viewsNA3TPrefect
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Sliema Bus389 viewsProbably 1930s, though the body looks much like a post war Wayne "American School Bus."
This is No.2 in the fleet of the British Motor Company owned by Mr Joe Gazan. Behind is a rival of the Sliema Motor Bus Company.
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?387 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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Constellations at Luqa386 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Costa Magica ©386 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
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Devonshire385 viewsTroopship operated by Bibby Line 1939 - 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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The Railway383 viewsMuseum Station. The end of the line.
(Not Attard as previously labelled.)
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Another problem for Arriva ©383 viewsSt Helen St, Mellieha today.
Photo by Gerri.
Independent.
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Britannia381 viewsThis looks like a Britannia. Taken from the old main terminal at Luqa airport looking towards the RAF site which is to the right in the background1 commentsglub
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Dodge 4755380 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
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BEA Vanguard at Luqa ©379 viewsPrefect
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Another Armier Trip 1936378 viewsDaina Garage Dodge 2128Prefect
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Someone's Favourite Bus378 viewsMagirus Deutz No. 1956 / Y-0421 / DBY 4211 commentsPrefect
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Working on the Railroad378 viewsVillambrosa, Msida 1882Prefect
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Viscounts at Luqa378 views1 commentsPrefect
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Kajjikk ©377 viewsFlat transomed fishing boat.
Wied iz-Zurrieq 1960s.
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Tram Terminus c1905377 viewsBefore the buses and the Phoenicia.Prefect
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Savoy Buses waiting in St James Street ©377 viewsLots more here.
(Posted under licence from http://maltabuses.piwigo.com/)
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Pieta 1961377 viewsPrefect
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Jason. Blue Funnel Line. 1963. ©376 viewsPrefect
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Valletta Railway Terminus. ©376 viewsThe platforms were in the tunnel with steps emerging near the Opera House.
Leased to the Yellow Garage since 1971, they will be moving soon as the City Entrance is redeveloped.
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