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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Uganda404 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect
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Arriva takes over the Buses404 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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Troopship Cheshire403 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)400 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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Excursion to Armier399 viewsFrom the Vernon United Services ClubPrefect
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Grand Harbour 1962398 viewsPerhaps Prefect can identify ships?1 commentsrobinwilliams
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An Ancient Cospicua Bus397 viewsPrefect
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Jylland Marfa 1973 ©397 viewsPhoto Ewart White1 commentsPrefect
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New Royal Lady396 viewsBuilt 1937. Scarborough pleasure boat until requisitioned for war service 1940.
Later renamed Crested Eagle
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Royal Lady395 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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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?394 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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Sliema Bus392 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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Charmaine off Comino ©392 viewsMore from Peter below....1 commentsMartin Powell
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©391 viewsNA3TPrefect
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Savoy Buses waiting in St James Street ©391 viewsLots more here.
(Posted under licence from http://maltabuses.piwigo.com/)
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Devonshire390 viewsTroopship operated by Bibby Line 1939 - 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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Constellations at Luqa388 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Tram Terminus c1905387 viewsBefore the buses and the Phoenicia.Prefect
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Costa Magica ©387 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
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Viscounts at Luqa387 views1 commentsPrefect
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Another problem for Arriva ©386 viewsSt Helen St, Mellieha today.
Photo by Gerri.
Independent.
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The Railway384 viewsMuseum Station. The end of the line.
(Not Attard as previously labelled.)
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Britannia384 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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Troop Transport WW2383 views1723 was a Diamond with the name "St Paul".
During the war buses were placed under Government control and were liable to requisition.
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Dodge 4755383 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
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BEA Vanguard at Luqa ©382 viewsPrefect
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Tramlines at Fleur de Lys382 viewsPrefect
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No 4 Dock382 viewsBeing enlarged, 1962-4.Martin Powell
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Working on the Railroad382 viewsVillambrosa, Msida 1882Prefect
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Jason. Blue Funnel Line. 1963. ©381 viewsPrefect
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Another Armier Trip 1936381 viewsDaina Garage Dodge 2128Prefect
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Valletta Railway Terminus. ©380 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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