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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Charlie The Policeman No 580 , Balluta Bay 1952. ©842 viewsI was caught in posession of a skipping rope !
Jane Banks
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Sliema Wanderers Training Pitch617 viewsOn top of The Point. Taken a couple of years ago, that bit is finished now.1 commentsPrefect44444
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The Point, Tigne Street Entrance.584 viewsIs this where the Guardroom was?1 commentsPrefect44444
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Tal Handaq on the map493 viewsMap published about 1970 based on Ordnance Surveys.
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Tigne Point April 2010.727 viewsTigne Development project.April 2010.10 commentsjane banks44444
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Zabbar Gate574 viewsOr Cottonera Gate, or Notre Dame Gate, or Bieb is Sultan.
His Nibs the newly restored Nicolao Cotoner presiding.
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1960s & 70s from David Woolfenden, ex-Verdala228 viewsClick HERE to see all 17admin44444
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Golden (Military) Bay ©486 viewsThe other side.Prefect44444
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Tigne Again459 viewsThe Point shopping centre with detached facade which stretches round 3 sides.Prefect44444
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The Main Guard 2010439 viewsCars gone, paved over and another of them fountains.Prefect44444
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Birżebbuġa or Birzebbugia in the 1960s766 views7 commentsPrefect44444
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Tigne point 2010. still room for more buildings.943 viewsTwo boats .. who has right of way ?10 commentsjane banks44444
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Tigne Barracks Parade Ground 19651514 viewsOur School in the centre.David Robinson44444
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The Point464 viewsNew shopping mall at Tigne.
At least some attempt has been made to preserve its military origins!
The car park underneath is the only place you can hope to find a space these days, at a price.
"Also complete is the football ground on top of The Point, which is due to be handed over, after all the legal certification and paperwork is finished, to Sliema Wanderers, as was promised in the Midi contract with the government."
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Fort Manoel Restoration472 viewsThe Old Armoury once the Church of HMS Phoenicia.
See HERE
Mac
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The Alhambra857 viewsAnyone remember the film?
The Alhambra Cinema was a large and imposing cinema on the seafront at Sliema. The cinema occupied the lower two floors of a large apartment block (surviving), but the foyer and auditorium were gutted and now form the Zara Boutique - a large clothes store.
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Tigne North437 viewsThe Garden Battery will be preserved but there is still 3 years of building work to go on here.Prefect33333
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Tigne Garrison Chapel. October 2009517 viewsMaybe another preservation order. Now an estate agent premises, but only discreet a sign (out of shot) to say so. Martin Powell33333
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Mystery?728 viewsWhere and when? Answers on a postcard.

(See comments).
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"Well Refreshed" at Mellieha Bay552 viewsProbably at The Tunny Net early 1950s.
Tunnara store, boat ("ix-Xieru") & anchors in background.
History of the Tunnara.
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Sergeants' Mess, Tigne Barracks559 viewsJust the facade and clock tower remains (minus clock). Now a housing and holiday apartment complex. October 2009. 3 commentsMartin Powell33333
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"Fort" Cambridge, Tigne (Cambridge Battery)536 viewsDevelopment taking place to within a few inches. October 2009. Compare with the advertising poster.Martin Powell33333
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Cambridge Battery moat, Tigne560 viewsDevelopment taking place to within a few inches. October 2009. Compare with the advertising poster.3 commentsMartin Powell33333
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Old Royal Navy Canteen Gzira649 viewsDuring my service time serving in Malta it was the Britannia Bar. About three or four years ago it was renamed the Jubilee Café. Although on initial entry it looks dark and gloomy, well worth a visit. Bursting with bric-a-brac, it even has things hanging off the ceiling upside down such as a table and chairs fully laid out for service – the food is good too!
Mac
See it as it was.
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Barracca Lift Top527 viewsThe upper point the lift arrived at. Two lifts were provided, each capable of carrying 12 passengers, rising through 75 tons of steelwork vertically 167 feet 7 inches, with the winding gear housed in a turret even higher at 197 feet, to a lateral bridge, extending some 23 feet out from the bastion gardens.
Mac
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Comino - The Blue Lagoon.585 viewsGetting a bit crowded.Prefect33333
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Dockyard Creek516 viewsViewed from the roof of Verdala Barracks.Prefect33333
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Egmont Close 2008489 viewsJane Banks
The transformation continues.
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Spencer Monument434 viewsPrefect33333
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Royalty 1950 ©3616 viewsOutside Villa Guardamangia.
© Malcolm Shykles
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960785 viewsEverything (well, nearly everything!) was carried in karrozzin in those days. Is it just tourists now?! I'd written on the slide that this was at 'Fleur de Lis' - but I can't remember where that is, can anyone tell me?4 commentsOldBat33333
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Paradise Bay530 views9 commentsPrefect33333
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