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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Surrender to my demands for more pocket money395 viewsTo balance things a bit from my point of view, my Dad, Fl Lt HS 'Ron' Howells, and I were on a wander around Valetta. This would have been 1966 I think. There is, somewhere, the opposite where he is on the gun and I have my hands up. Carry on Malta?Chris Howells
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Ricasoli 2009406 viewsEntrance unchanged since CH's 1966 shot. No entry to the film set behind where scenes for Gladiator and Troy were shot, among others. Another very quiet family picnic spot (the Powells never bumped into the Howells).1 commentsMartin Powell
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Beware ! Jellyfish !471 viewsDid we use vinegar ? 1 commentsjane banks
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Balluta Bay 2010537 viewsPaceville certainly changed since the 50s .taken from Plaza Hotel , Balluta Bay1 commentsjane banks
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A Fort South of Grand Harbour.476 viewsEarly 1966, my Oldbat; my much missed Mother. We were fascinated by the 'Barley Sugar' Columns either side of the gate.
(Now identified as Fort Ricasoli).
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Kalafrana Beach club.1035 viewsSummer 1966, I had a canoe and used to paddle all around this area. But that was in 1967 a year later before Dad was posted back to the UK.8 commentsChris Howells
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Msida Creek Summer 1966708 viewsTaken from the balcony of our flat, St Nicholas flats, Ta'Xbiex Wharf in the summer of 1966. I believe that the rough track at the front of those flats is now a main road over to Gzira! The rough ground in front of the flats was alive with aggressive black ants. Boy did I have fun with them.1 commentsChris Howells
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Getting ready to build the New Barracca lift .April 2010.2002 viewsThe super yacht The Maltese Falcon is in the background. believed to be owned by Mr Google .5 commentsjane banks
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Preparing to build the New Barracca Lift668 viewsjane banks
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Pretty Bay April 2010.538 views1 commentsjane banks
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That Verdala Palm tree again ! April 2010450 viewsTo the trained eye ,the tree can still be seen from the Upper Barracca Gardens .3 commentsjane banks
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Manoel Island Restoration .April 2010497 views4 commentsjane banks
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St Ann's Square447 views2 commentsrobinwilliams
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St Anne's Square April 2010.553 viewsView looking out across Sliema Ferries from the Old Magic Kiosk site .Wow look at the water spouts ! 8 commentsjane banks
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St Anne's Square Sliema April 2010399 viewsOld habits die hard ! 1 commentsjane banks
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St Anne's Square c1956537 viewsIt was only recently that I learned it was called that!
ALLWARES is now DIESEL.
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St Anne's Square c 1956513 viewsMajestic Cinema showing Nightmare with Edward G Robinson.
It is now a branch of Mothercare.
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The Alhambra 1950s433 viewsPrefect
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Roughers at the Chalet424 viewsPrefect
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Postcard. Buskett Road House.432 viewsAnd Verdala Palace.Prefect
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Sliema from a chopper about 1959451 viewsOldBat
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Tigne front about 1959. Taken by my Joe from a chopper. He had a flat in Caledonia Mansions, one of the big blocks on the front.549 views3 commentsOldBat
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Sliema 1965429 viewsPrefect
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Postcard Paradise Bay462 viewsDoing a roaring trade.
No jellyfish that day.
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Paradise Bay Hotel370 viewsPrefect
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Rediffusion 1962350 viewsPrefect
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The Greeks have a word for it335 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour Entrance381 viewsShowing the need for a sharp left hand down a bit.
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San Gorg Lido522 viewsOr as we knew it Robb Lido.Prefect
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Harbour View - Postcard453 viewsThe lift is still standing and the buses are green so its between 1977 - 1983.Prefect
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A Palm framed by a Palm485 viewsMartin Powell5 commentsPrefect
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The Social Whirl 1949451 views2 commentsPrefect
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