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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Connaught Home for Sailors & Soldiers389 viewsNow an Old Folks Home.Prefect
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Methodist Church Floriana343 viewsSeems to be closed.Prefect
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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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Tigne Point387 viewsPrefect
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Walkway around Tigne Point520 viewsLeads to the Fort but that is still fenced off.3 commentsPrefect
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Armier Bay 2010411 views1 commentsPrefect
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A Tigne Cave835 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect
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Gut wrenching entertainment!453 views4 commentsPrefect
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Works in Progress395 viewsQui Si Sana
Apart from the garden - " A 250 metre tunnel is currently being built from Qui-Si-Sana to Hotel Fortina. From the tunnel, cars enter into a public car park which can hold over 1000 cars under Pjazza Tigné."
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Dockyard Creek from Customs House319 viewsPrefect
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Harbour View333 viewsTaken from Barriera Wharf in approx same postion as Caronia 1950.
No sign of Verdala. OK OB?
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All Quiet in the Dockyard335 viewsClosed since March, but about to re-open following privatization.
"The Neapolitan firm Palumbo SpA signed a 30-year emphytheusis agreement with the Maltese government for the take-over of the shiprepair section of Malta Shipyards. The transfer includes docks 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Cospicua shipyard was sold for €90.6 million. Palumbo will be paying €18 million upfront followed by €72.6 million in rent over 30 years."
(Docks 2 & 3 for yacht repair are still up for sale.)
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Paradise Bay530 views9 commentsPrefect
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Paradise Bay385 viewsOn a Sunday afternoon.Prefect
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The Main Guard 2010439 viewsCars gone, paved over and another of them fountains.Prefect
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The Famous Inscription340 views"The Love of the Maltese and the Voice of Europe confirm these Islands to Great and Invincible Britain, A.D. 1814."
But, it seems there was a typo when it was re-cut in 1851. The last word should be CONFIRMANT (plural).
http://www.timesofmalta.com.mt/articles/view/20100622/letters/the-latin-inscription-on-main-guard-1
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Anglo Maltese League c1951420 viewsA well known face.
Phill Rose
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Anglo Maltese League c1951405 viewsAnother well known face.
Phill Rose
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Marfa374 viewsPostcard. Solemar Hotel and Imperial Eagle.Prefect
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View from Constitution Bridge Mosta487 viewsWith the urban sprawl which now spreads all the way through Naxxar to Gharghur.Prefect
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Valletta Ferry Landing526 viewsPostcard, probably 1950s.
The roof has lost its canopy and is no longer advertising Portsmouth United which was a beer.
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Rocky Vale 1959503 viewsGary and Jean ?3 commentsrobinwilliams
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Boat Drill477 viewsJane & Mum, Empire Halladale July 1955.
Jane Banks.
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Jane & Mum333 viewsOn the way to Malta aboard Empire Halladale July 1955.
Jane Banks
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Floriana 1952434 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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Still on the Beach 1952417 viewsPhill Rose2 commentsPrefect
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On the Beach again 1952384 viewsPhill RosePrefect
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Distilling Plant ,Sliema Ferry ,2008470 viewsanother photo of this much commented on building.jane banks
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On the Beach 1952401 viewsProbably Ghajn Tuffieha
Phill Rose
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Comino Trip 1952548 viewsPhill Rose7 commentsPrefect
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Fort Manoel from Valetta395 viewsVery envious that those who went a month later were allowed in. October 2009.Martin Powell
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Tigne Point from Valetta556 viewsTaking this shot I realised that Tigne Caves were open - but only accessible by swimming. October 2009.2 commentsMartin Powell
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