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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last comments - Then & Now
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Egmont Close 3184 viewsTaken Sept 1971 along St Ignatius Junction1 commentsderrick calver07/29/22 at 15:02derrick calver: Does anyone remember the Royal Navy guarding Egmon...
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Meadowbank Hotel177 viewsHotel before 1960s makeover. We and many other families stayed here on arrival in Malta.2 commentsderrick calver07/22/22 at 20:41admin: Derrick use the search button for the Star.
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Meadowbank Hotel177 viewsHotel before 1960s makeover. We and many other families stayed here on arrival in Malta.2 commentsderrick calver07/22/22 at 10:43derrick calver: Memories of the Meadowbank. Seeing The Star of Mal...
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Aerial view taken 2000, photo courtesy Keith Poulton369 viewsInto my heart an air that kills
From yon far country blows:
What are those tin remembered roofs?
What bell, what kids are those?

That is the land of lost content,
I see it shining plain.
Hot dusty classrooms where I went
And cannot come again.

(With apologies to A.E.Housman)
1 commentsadmin11/26/21 at 13:58admin: Actually you CAN still visit and see the hall, gym...
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Inside the Pit 2005360 viewsRemove all the furniture and it looks just the same. I especially remember the opening at the end with bars in it. That was the only ventilation we had!1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:42Ivan: How very nice! I enjoyed my couple of hours in the...
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The Pit entrance tunnel 2005288 viewsThe tunnel fitted with all mod cons, handrail, steps, adequate lighting. Still damp though! but presumably not with the sweat of a lot of dancing teenagers.1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:36Ivan: A handrail? Good idea for the reason you state, bu...
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The entrance to the Pit 2005215 viewsI took this photo when we went back on the 2005 reunion visit. It was then the Castille Wine Vaults. It was closed at the time but I managed to get in and take some photos which will follow on from this one. Ivan, (author of a previous photo) I hope they are of interest. 1 commentsmikew02/01/21 at 13:34Ivan: That looks very inviting!
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Filming The Malta Story 1952946 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 11:29admin:
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Filming The Malta Story 1952946 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 10:09Ivan: For anyone who reads this in time, and who may be ...
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Merry Christmas from Valletta 2019193 viewsThis is a large Christmas "tree" of illuminated Mdina-glass baubles on display in Valletta.2 commentsadmin12/26/19 at 11:12admin: Thank you Ivan.
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Merry Christmas from Valletta 2019193 viewsThis is a large Christmas "tree" of illuminated Mdina-glass baubles on display in Valletta.2 commentsadmin12/25/19 at 08:16Ivan: And Merry Christmas to you, too, Admin - and to al...
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All the best from Farsons 220 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin12/06/19 at 13:00admin: Prices varied - you clearly went to the best water...
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All the best from Farsons 220 views1960s ad. Reads "Simonds Farsons Cisk is the largest and most up to date industry on the island" !!2 commentsadmin12/06/19 at 11:40Ivan: Lovely stuff! If I recall correctly in the mid-60s...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952946 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/06/19 at 17:57admin: Shame no-one has made another film in all this tim...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952946 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/06/19 at 07:59Ivan: Yes, lots of weaknesses in the film, but the shots...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952946 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 17:49admin: Agreed Ivan. I was never happy with Muriel Pavlov ...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952946 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
More about it here.
6 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 14:03Ivan: I always thought Alec Guinness was mis-cast in his...
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Triton Fountain 1960s271 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin11/03/19 at 16:27admin: Thanks Ivan, I do actually own that postcard. Pref...
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Triton Fountain 1960s271 viewsAfter Kingsgate became Citygate (1964).2 commentsadmin11/03/19 at 08:12Ivan: Well done, admin! A very nice contrast with the tw...
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The old Vernon Club623 viewsNow the Central Bank.
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1 commentsPrefect08/06/19 at 18:35Military Brat: The Old Vernon Club with the Barber Shop located d...
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Tigne Court Hotel532 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:22admin: Many an hour spent in the Anchor Bar beneath (the ...
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Tigne Court Hotel532 viewsNow closed.2 commentsPrefect08/18/18 at 17:16Mitch Hinde: It may have been a bit run down and only three sta...
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Exiles Beach672 viewsPostcard. Aka Balluta Rocks c/w the Green Shed.2 commentsPrefect07/11/18 at 11:04admin: However, the theory re Russian exiles is disputed ...
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Fishers of men476 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 16:42admin: No, New Testament. I forget gospel & verse but it&...
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Fishers of men476 viewsLuke 5:2-11

With Gasan Wayne Sliema bus below St Luke's, as per NT.
2 commentsadmin07/02/18 at 15:35Sailor Boy: NT? National Trust?
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.520 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 17:05Nick Woodley: I think its after 1967 as the city gate does not l...
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.520 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 13:56Martin Powell: Intriguing to try and date it. I think the buildin...
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.520 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 13:01phillrose: Great picture, looks as though the destruction of ...
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Tigne & Sliema Creek979 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect01/30/18 at 08:23kenneth c proudlove: Alan, i still remember the Sicily trip, excellent ...
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Are there cows in Malta?487 views3 commentsMartin Powell01/24/18 at 20:02pixelshot: They ued to keep them in the lage caves in the 195...
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Tigne & Sliema Creek979 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect01/24/18 at 14:19pixelshot: Hello Kenneth so your in OZ now... l was with you ...
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Things are looking UP !!856 viewsThe building of the huge 38-storey tower proposed by the Gasan Group is set to have a dramatic impact on views enjoyed by pedestrians strolling along Ghar id-Dud, the Sliema promenade, apart from breaking the skyline when viewed from as far away as Rinella Bay in Kalkara.

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9 commentsadmin08/13/17 at 10:28phillrose: I was looking round a photographic display in the ...
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