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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Floods at Msida 2005446 viewsPlus ca change.
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Red Arrows over Floriana456 viewsWW2 60th Anniversary Veterans Parade September 2005.This photo is credited to Liz Mardel.

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HM meets an RFA Veteran 2005435 viewsRoger Davies1 commentsPrefect
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SPB by Night 2007403 viewsA lot of changes from the previous photo.Prefect
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A Grey Day at St Paul's Bay505 viewsEarly 1960s before the Gillieru Harbour Hotel was extended to the end of the rocks.
Gillieru history.
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St Paul's Bay early 1960s545 viewsAnd a Series1 Army Landrover.Prefect
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A Quiet Day at the Beach576 viewsBut which one?2 commentsPrefect
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A Stormy Day495 viewsSliema 1960s.Prefect
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A postcard from Melleiha 1959606 views2 commentsPrefect
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Msida Roundabout638 viewsand several Morris Minors.1 commentsPrefect
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Dingli Radars548 viewsThe former RAF block and the new Air Traffic Control golf ball.
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Jane at Dingli671 viewsSearching for the location of the old "Dingli Wireless".
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RAF Dingli Homer Station811 views2 commentsPrefect
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The Alhambra848 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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The Tower on Tower Road535 viewsSt Julian's Tower, built 1620.Prefect
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout509 viewsThe centre of the world!
Courtesy of GoogleEarth.
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Fleur de Lis Roundabout 2007533 views2 commentsPrefect
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Moving house with the guineapig! About 1960.590 viewsOldBat
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Gharry at Casa Leone ca. 1960780 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 commentsOldBat
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Racing at Marsa Nov. 1958472 viewsNot a safety barrier in sight!OldBat
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Festa at Msida 1960496 views1 commentsOldBat
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Stoneworkers in Gozo495 viewsApologies to the man on the right who seems to have lost his head!OldBat
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The Queen's old home in 2005736 viewsI DO hope the Queen didn't ask to visit her old home when she made her anniversary visit - she'd be devastated to see the state it's in. The roof of the flat where I lived in 1957 overlooked the lovely garden we've seen on TV recently. I went back to that area in 2005 after the Verdala reunion and was much saddened to see the Villa Guardamangia is now semi-derelict (note the shutters upstairs). This is happening to many beautiful old and historic buildings.

Hugh Satow is standing on the steps.
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Royal Nostalgia473 viewsThe Queen and Prince Philip were given a warm welcome this afternoon shortly after they arrived in Malta on a short private visit coinciding with their sixtieth wedding anniversary.
Hundreds of Maltese and tourists lined Glormu Cassar Avenue in Floriana and applauded as the royal couple was driven past on their way to the Upper Barrakka Gardens where they marked their anniversary by meeting Maltese couples who, like them, were married in 1947. Couples who were married 30 years ago were also presented to the Queen.
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View from the tennis courts 1993498 viewsEric Hartley1 commentsPrefect
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The Ditch by Kingsgate478 viewsDoorway lower left is where the Sea Scouts met on Saturday mornings.
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DQs553 viewsEntrance to the Detention Quarters, Corradino.
Now a sports complex.
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Ta'Xbiex533 viewsSite of the HM Dockyard Children's School 1946 - 7.
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The old Vernon Club604 viewsNow the Central Bank.
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Whitehall Mansions 1993517 viewsI remember collecting blocks of ice for the ice box from the shop in 1946.
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Morris Minor 1950s528 viewsCould this be the same car that is parked on Tower Road ? jane banks
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Tower Road Sliema 1950s621 viewsWith a split-screen Morris Minor.Prefect
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