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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

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Ray Calleja inventor of Twistees passes to the great tuckshop in the sky88 viewsRead more HEREadmin
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Party Invite85 viewsMy invite to Lori Church's party. It seems so formal now but that's how we did it then.
I think it was around 1969.
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Faithful83 viewsRosalie Hide, now Stephens, writes "HM Tug Faithful, one of the tugs my father was skipper of. It was his favourite as it was a paddle tug. This was painted by one of his ship's company".
Thank you for permission to publish, Rosalie.
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Making a comeback82 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op1 commentsadmin
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What happened to the proposed donkey?81 viewsArtist's impression of the planned Paradise Bay Hotel.

Times of Malta 23 March 1961.
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HMS Forth at Christmas 1958 ©80 views60 years, seems like yesterday.

© Valerie Easter/Snowdon/Shutler
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Dione Venables BFBS Part 180 viewsAutobiography of Dione's time at BFBS 1969-79.

Part 1

By kind permission of Dione Venables - Copyright © 2019
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Triton Fountain 179 viewsNot quite sure which album to put this in, but Then and Now seems appropriate as we are all no doubt familiar with how the area around the fountain used to look, and here it is now. The shot is a screen grab from the livecam mounted on top of The Phoenicia. What an improvement! And with a new twist on the selfie, that's my wife and I sitting on the low wall, bottom right. Ivan
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My School Shirt79 viewsThis is the front of my old school leaving shirt signed by many. If you were on the pill-box at Tigne on 17th July 1970 or at school around this date then you may be on it.
Some names are William, Jude, Larry, Haggis eating Janie, Bob "The pill-box is mine", Dorian Church, Caroline, Carol Williams, Ann "Same plane home as me", Irish, Alasdair, Tony, Chris Smith (Dundee 4 Chelsea 2), Julie +Gary, Ros and Rina (from Israel), Ian, Claire, George, Rosanne, Dom, Elaine Soar, Ian loves (Luvvs) June (Tich) June Dewbury
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Military Brats [Sliema 1967]75 viewsGary Kevin Steven and Leslie at the water's edge,
Sliema Creek.
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A boy's eye view, 1950s - by Andrew McLeod72 views"The sand was so beautiful on Ramla beach that it was golden shading into red. There was no habitation there. You walked down a farm track through groves of bamboo to the beach. On the beach there is a statue of the Madonna on a pedestal. It carried a light or lantern on the top. There were few if any visitors. On some days the only person to visit the beach was a lamplighter who faithfully lit the Madonna’s light. As the evening light faded bats would swoop low over our campground. The trip was a success, except that our pet tortoise who we had taken with us, marched off into the bamboo groves, and may even be living there now after an interval of sixty something years."

Wallow in more nostalgia
HERE by Andrew.
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Washing Up in Malta71 viewsFrom the blurb - "Washing Up in Malta is about travel, coming of age, mothers and daughters. The lives of two women, Jessica and Grace, unfold across a century of change. Their particular journeys take them through Scotland, England, Germany, Africa, Bahamas, and Australia. Through it all, the place that punctuates their lives as a marker of home is the tiny island of Malta, at the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. Grace begins her journey here, and Jessica completes the circle by returning to Malta toward the end of her life."

Buy online or read for free HERE
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Gozo hydofoil 1964 - Postcard69 viewsIn 1964 the Malta Aliscafi Ltd started operating a hydrofoil service between Grand Harbour and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. The hydrofoil in use was the Delfin. It was commonly known as L-Izgicc. The company went bankrupt in 1968 and Delfin was sold in Italy.admin
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Malta Family History67 viewsThe lost website now archived can still be visited.

Essential resource for historians.

Find it HERE
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Magazines66 viewsLink to the magazine collection, all scanned by David "Prefect" Gerrard....

>>> HERE
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Congrats to Gillian and Trevor Ricketts. Fifty-five years of wedded bliss.56 viewsGillian writes - Today (3rd July) we are celebrating our EMERALD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY (55 years - I know!!!). Fortunately for Trev I am not a fan of expensive jewellery and I couldn't think of anything of anything green to give him so we have decided that, when Covid 19 departs (and it will), we will take a celebratory trip to the Emerald Isle!! It is strange that, having travelled a lot in our lifetimes, we have never been to Ireland. That will be something to look forward to. In the meantime we will celebrate the day with something alcoholic shared with good friends. Happy anniversary, darling Trev xxxxx Martin Powell
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Another Verdala Memoir...41 views...by SUE ADAMS

Click on blue link (Sue Adams' name) and scroll to page ten if it doesn't land there.
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PDF Athletics Day 1970 - from Mike Wynne39 viewsClick here for TH Athletics 1970SC-UK
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Sports Days 1954 & 55 at St Andrew's Army School34 viewsStarring Bernard Derrickadmin
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26 viewsOur late father being presented with the Marksman's Trophy by Sir Maurice Dorman Governor-General of Malta at the Sgts' Mess Annual Darts Awards Dinner held at Simonds Farsons Cisk Brewery, 1967.Military Brat
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PDF Athletics Day 1969 - from Mike Wynne24 viewsClick here for TH Athletics 1969SC-UK
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PDF Malta Youth Champs 1969 - from Mike Wynne16 viewsClick here for Malta AAA Youth Champs 1969SC-UK
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PDF Malta Youth Champs 1970 - from Mike Wynne16 viewsClick here for Malta AAA Youth Champs 1970SC-UK
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Never trust a Pongo16 viewsSome great Malta stories HERE. Thanks to Jan Meecham.

Type Malta into his search box when you've read this one.

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