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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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The Point, Tigne Street Entrance.584 viewsIs this where the Guardroom was?1 commentsPrefect
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Pwales Valley553 viewsThe block in the distance is the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa at what I still call Military Bay.Prefect
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Qui Si Sana Children's Playground644 views5 commentsPrefect
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St Thomas Tower built 1614 (Wignacourt)404 viewsNow totally cut off from the sea by the derelict Jerma Palace Hotel.Prefect
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The Coast Near Hal Far385 viewsHasan's Cave is somewhere round here but someone has removed the signposts so I couldn't find it.Prefect
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The Palace Gets a Facelift523 viewsBehind some clever tarpaulins.4 commentsPrefect
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Cable Sign - Hay Wharf445 viewsView from Ta'Xbiex 2009.1 commentsMartin Powell
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Band of the Armed Forces Malta430 viewsPrefect
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Royal Malta Yacht Club, Ta'Xbiex.425 viewsAnd the "Black Pearl" Restaurant, which probably has no connection with Errol Flynn, though it did have a role in Popeye. Prefect
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"A Distant View Of Mdina, Malta"423 viewsEdward Lear 1866. Oil on Canvas.
Mosta Dome on the left - Wied il-Ghasel.
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Off the beaten track370 viewsView from Mtahleb. Who says Malta isnt green in summer?Prefect
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Mtahleb Chapel436 viewsOnce painted by Edward Lear, but it needs doing again!Prefect
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New Statues at Marsaxlokk411 viewsProbably ceramic like the ones in Bisazza Street.Prefect
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New Road to Paradise363 viewsPrefect
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The White Tower 2011409 viewsAnd Squattersville.Prefect
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Tigne Parade Ground 2011438 viewsPrefect
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Tigne on the Chart506 viewsPublished 1976, corrected to 1991.
(Admiralty Charts went politically correct in the early seventies, doing away with fathoms at the same time.)
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Grand Harbour Boom Defence442 viewsPrefect
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No sign of the new lift yet.429 viewsCustoms House seems to be getting a refurb.Prefect
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Fort Pembroke784 viewsBuilt 1878. Now housing a school which pinched a name.1 commentsPrefect
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"Valletta Waterfront" - Pinto Wharf665 viewsThe storehouses of Manuel Pinto da Fonseca, later the empire of the SNSO, now hold a dozen restaurants.
Floriana Council are not happy with the name.
(At each store depot at home and abroad there is a Superintending Naval Store or Victualling Store, or Armament Supply Officer (S.N.S.O., S.V.S.O. or S.A.S.O.) Supplies for the Fleet. Page 12/127.
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Fort Ricasoli Brennan Torpedo Station425 viewsDirecting station for the Brennan torpedo on top of Fort Ricasoli taken in 1995.David
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Fort Ricasoli Brennan Torpedo Station490 viewsView of the slipway and station buildings taken in 1995. The station extends beneath the fort.David
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Fort Ricasoli Brennan Torpedo Station414 viewsLaunching slipway for the torpedo taken in 1994. The fixings on the wall above the slipway are for the girder and rack on which the travelling carriage ran.David
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Fort Ricasoli Brennan Torpedo Station611 viewsLanching slipway for the Brennan Torpedo taken in 1994.1 commentsDavid
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Brennan Torpedo Store at Fort Ricasoli531 viewsInterior of the Brennan Torpedo installation at Fort Ricasoli. In the background is the entrance to the spiral stair up to the parade at Fort Ricasoli. When I visited in 1996 it had been filled with rubble tp prevent accessDavid
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Brennan Torpedo Launch Rails at Ricasoli446 viewsThis is the Slipway for launching the Brennan Torpedo from the Ricasoli Station taken in 1996.David
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St Paul's Bay 2009427 viewsAs it once was.Prefect
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Anglo Maltese League797 viewsIn Merchants Street. Now a restaurant, formerly a club.2 commentsPrefect
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Our Lady of Sorrows - Pietà436 views Compare & Contrast
The tree has survived if not the fountain.
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Works in progress at City Gate480 viewsPrefect
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Roman Baths at Ghajn Tuffieha863 viewsClosed, overgrown and no sign of any conservation, so was unable to do a comparison with this.4 commentsPrefect
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