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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last comments - Then & Now
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Inside the Pit 2005291 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 2005217 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 2005136 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 1952916 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
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6 commentsPrefect01/13/20 at 11:29admin:
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Filming The Malta Story 1952916 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 2019138 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 2019138 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 158 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 158 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 1952916 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
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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 1952916 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
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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 1952916 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
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6 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 17:49admin: Agreed Ivan. I was never happy with Muriel Pavlov ...
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Filming The Malta Story 1952916 viewsĦaġar Qim or Mnajdra?
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6 commentsPrefect11/05/19 at 14:03Ivan: I always thought Alec Guinness was mis-cast in his...
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Triton Fountain 1960s205 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 1960s205 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 Club612 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 Hotel516 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 Hotel516 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 Beach645 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 men414 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 men414 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.435 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.435 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.435 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin04/21/18 at 13:01phillrose: Great picture, looks as though the destruction of ...
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Tigne & Sliema Creek972 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?474 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 Creek972 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 !!808 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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Things are looking UP !!808 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 commentsadmin08/09/17 at 13:36Grahame Cain: This is just ghastly! It will be visible from Gozo...
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Things are looking UP !!808 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 commentsadmin08/07/17 at 11:30admin: A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox...h...
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Things are looking UP !!808 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 commentsadmin08/07/17 at 10:41phillrose: A comment was made with regard to Singapore which ...
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Sheep (Not Shoats!)514 viewsWied il-Ghasel near Mosta.4 commentsPrefect07/29/17 at 01:58admin: ....or do they? See WIKI
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