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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Fort Ricasoli678 viewsR. Ellis. Early 1900s.
The fort suffered significant damage from enemy action in WW2, when much of the internal structure was badly damaged. The gate has been rebuilt, but the internal buildings including the Governor's House have been lost.
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Mdina677 viewsPrefect
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Zabbar Military Hospital677 viewsEnglish? Later Cottonera Hospital. Now St Edward's College.Prefect
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Verdala POW Camp 1915675 viewsAmongst the inmates in 1918-19 was one Oberleutnant Karl Doenitz.Prefect
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Royal Naval Prison, Corradino, 1866.675 viewsDesign based on Pentonville.
Now a Sports Complex. More here.
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Manoel Island Bridge c 1900674 viewsThe canteen competed unsuccessfully with the local Gzira bars.
See it now.
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Felixstowe F3 at Kalafrana672 viewsLINKPrefect
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Crucifix Hill 1910669 viewsPrefect
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Church/Cinema at Ghajn Tuffieha Camp669 viewsStill standingPrefect
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HM Submarine X1 1927667 viewsPrefect
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1943665 viewsMartin Powell
A Press Association photo showing Farmer Paul Borg, somewhere back of Kalkara, surveying bomb damage. But with the vegetation growth over the ruins, do we believe them?
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Dock Gard Creck665 viewsPostcard. Dromedary Class tug probably Restive.3 commentsPrefect
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Captans Garage (Captain's?)664 viewsThe sign says Tower Road, but where?1 commentsPrefect
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Naval Canteen664 viewsWith Boathouse and entrance to Ghajn Dwieli Docks.Prefect
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Dockyard Cranes664 viewsTop: 160 Tons. Verdala Barracks beyond.
Bottom: No.2 Hamilton Dock.
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HMS London663 viewsMartin Powell
In No.4 Dock 1930s
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St Paul's Bay C1905663 viewsParish Church built 1901-1905. Village population 185.
And now.
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Football at St Clement's PoW Camp (later became Verdala School)663 viewsIn the background left are Zabbar Gate and the Cottonera Hospital which later became St Edward's College.Prefect
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Legend or Myth?659 views3 Gloster Sea Gladiators over Malta 1940.
SEE THE "TRUE "STORY
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The Ferry 1900659 views"By day, officers and men when working in the open wore sun helmets; when dressed in their best, the sailors wore sennet hats. These are the traditional straw hats only associated with certain unfortunate small boys and the chorus of H.M.S. Pinafore. This extremely smart looking but most impractical headgear disappeared, as an item of naval uniform, a year or so later."
Leslie Brownfield 1918
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Msida Postcard658 viewsPrefect
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The Valletta terminal of the Ferry 1930657 viewsCompare Tigne Point todayPrefect
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Ghajn Tuffieha 1930657 viewsPrefect
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Riviera Hotel657 viewsGhajn TuffiehaPrefect
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The road to Dwejra 1930657 viewsPrefect
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Dragonara, Spinola Battery & St Julian's Bay655 views1920sPrefect
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A non PC Picnic 1870s655 views2 commentsPrefect
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Barracca Lift654 viewsStarted operating December 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.Prefect
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Cholera Outbreak 1865654 viewsThe King's Own move under canvas to help prevent the spread.
King's Own in Malta
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Air Raid Shelter 1942654 viewsProbably Valletta Railway Station, later the Yellow Garage.8 commentsPrefect
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VALETTA, FROM THE MARSA MUSCEIT. (Not - see comments)654 viewsArtist T. C. Dibdin, Drawn from Nature by Lieut. H.E. Allen, Rl. Engrs. Engraver J. Tingle, 1842?
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris, 1836.
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Cotttonera Hospital647 viewsR.Ellis
Malta Military Hospitals
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