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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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St George's Bay & Barracks3608 views2 commentsPrefect
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Fleur de Lis Gate3558 viewsAbout 1904, before the roundabout.
Rails on the left by the Aqueduct are for the construction of the Tramway.
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The Harbour St Paul's Bay 1930s1935 viewsPrefect
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Hal Far 19451854 viewsPrefect
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Piazza Maggiore Floriana in 18581596 viewsWatercolour by Admiral Sir Edward Fanshawe showing the view from his house.
Piazza Maggiore was renamed Piazza Sir Filippo Sciberras and is now Triq Pietro Floriani (Map). Kalkara Gate was demolished in 1888.
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Bridge near Mosta1429 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
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Verdala 19161189 viewsPrisoners of War at St Clements Camp, site of the later school.Prefect
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The Original Magic Kiosk1149 viewsThe film Naughty Marietta was released in 1935.Prefect
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Tigne Barracks1139 viewsThe Royal Garrison Artillery prepares to leave for Ghajn Tuffieha Camp.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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Gloster Sea Gladiator Mark I, N5520.1080 viewsprobably while being flown by No. 261 Squadron RAF at Ta Kali
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Hal Far Fighter Flight
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Marsamxett Ferry1056 viewsBeyond are the Tigne Married Quarters above the famous caves.14 commentsPrefect
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Malta Protestant College, Balluta.1050 viewsProposed new buildings. Were they ever built?Prefect
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Wartime Valleta1038 views6 commentsPrefect
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Postcard Villa Zammit Pietà1014 viewsWith what looks like Villa Guardamangia at the top.Prefect
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Hal Far - Kalafrana. 1933-1938.985 viewsJohn ClarkPrefect
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Manoel Island under attack944 views21 commentsPrefect
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Msida Bastion Cemetery (left) & Hay Wharf942 viewsAn early British cemetery used 1806-1856, recently restored.
The hay stacked in pyramids was for Army horses.
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Tower Road934 viewsOn a Sunday Afternoon?2 commentsPrefect
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Royal Naval Canteen, Corradino.916 viewsPre - War. From John Clark.
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Pieta890 viewsThe little chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, which dates from the seventeenth century.Prefect
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Dockyard College, Clock & Senglea Gate865 viewsNear Sheer Bastion.2 commentsPrefect
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The Water Supply, Spinola, WW2.864 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hibernia 1902864 viewsOn her way to be scrapped at Pieta. (R.Ellis).
HMS Hibernia was a 110-gun first rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Plymouth dockyard on 17 November 1804, and was the last ship to fly the flag of the Earl of St Vincent. (A famous House!)
She was flagship of the British Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta and stationed in Grand Harbour. She remained in this role until she was sold in 1902.
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Tigne Hospital WW1847 viewsSgts Mess, RAMC Mess & patients' recreation room.
Courtesy of Malta and British Army Infantry Regiments by Bonnici and Cassar. HERE
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HMS Hibernia840 viewsBuilt 1804. She was flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta, remaining in this role until she was sold in 1902. Known locally as Arbania. Replaced by HMS Egmont and in 1912 the name transferred to the fort which was renamed HMS St Angelo in 1933.Prefect
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Ta'Xbiex829 viewsThe Malta Story
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Sunderland at Kalafrana829 viewsAfter air attack in 1941.Prefect
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Fort Tigne827 viewsIn splendid isolation.Prefect
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Water Polo Fleet Final 1929818 viewsPrefect
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Officers' Quarters - Dockyard Terrace 1880s804 viewsR.EllisPrefect
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Rudolph Street Sliema 1880802 viewsR.Ellis2 commentsPrefect
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Ghar id-Dud794 views3 commentsPrefect
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