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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

Last additions - Transport
Cunard Hovercraft in Grand Harbour, 1967134 viewsBetween 24 February 1967 and 10 May 1967, Cunard's RMS Sylvania carried British Hovercraft Corporation's SRN-6 type hovercraft 024 on board during her cruises in the Mediterranean from Gibraltar. The BHC was trying to interest the governments of various countries bordering the Mediterranean in purchasing hovercraft, and to give government officials a practical demonstration of the hovercraft's capabilities. It was put into the water, using the ship's gear, at various ports and sent on demonstration runs. The hovercraft was not there to provide sight-seeing trips for cruise passengers, although occasional short trips for passengers were made 'around the bay' between the official runs. The venture proved unsuccessful and was not repeated.

Photo : Cunard Line
adminFeb 01, 2022
Lija bus 3032, a tight squeeze183 viewsLija Bus no. 3032 daily trip passing Triq il-Mithna on its way to Valletta, 1960s.

Photo source unattributed
adminMar 08, 2021
Gozo hydofoil 1964 - Postcard138 viewsIn 1964 the Malta Aliscafi Ltd started operating a hydrofoil service between Grand Harbour and Mgarr Harbour in Gozo. The hydrofoil in use was the Delfin. It was commonly known as L-Izgicc. The company went bankrupt in 1968 and Delfin was sold in Italy.adminJan 31, 2020
Making a comeback151 viewsNewly restored buses for hire from Malta Bus Co-op

See also THIS ONE

1 commentsadminJan 05, 2020
TSS Oxfordshire [1957-1964] Later TSS Fairstar [1964-1997].178 viewsSS Oxfordshire was a Troopship launched on December 15th by
Mrs Dorothea Head wife of The Minister of Defence.
Military BratAug 06, 2019
RFA Empire Gull [L3513] 121 viewsRFA Empire Gull was a landing ship of The Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
She was affectionately known as the "Black Pig" and was one of
the last serving LSTs.
Military BratAug 06, 2019
Empire129 viewsTroopship "Empire Fowey"Military BratAug 04, 2019
Looking for that elusive present...134 views...for him/her who has everything?

What about a Xarabanc ?

adminJul 19, 2019
Bathing machine154 viewsBalluta Bay c.1960

Photo : Norman Schembri
adminMay 19, 2019
...but when very shiny168 viewsPhoto : pinterest unattributedadminFeb 25, 2019
...and now...237 viewsRust in Peace

Photo: Marco Zammit Collection
adminFeb 11, 2019
Then...201 viewsGasan Wayne Sliema bus at the Ferry 1958.

With 104th Minesweeping Squadron.

Photo: Alex Hosking
adminFeb 11, 2019
First bus fleet 1905, Thornycroft.233 viewsImported by family Agius, well known to admin.

20hp - half hp per person !
adminMay 22, 2018
HMS MMS 10 (pennant J 510) 1951173 viewsHarbour minesweeper, postcard.

With Forth before moving to Msida.
adminApr 15, 2018
Star of Malta July 1955615 viewsFull story here.PrefectDec 01, 2015
Zejtun Terminus338 viewsAnd collapsed reservoir.

The authorities were looking into it.
PrefectNov 24, 2015
Mellieha Bus at Mgarr326 viewsThe Church was completed in 1946.
PrefectNov 24, 2015
The Coast Road Dualled436 viewsSee the video.
The original was built by the Royal Engineers.
7 commentsPrefectNov 17, 2015
Octopus ©340 viewsIn Mellieha Bay. Wiki1 commentsPrefectNov 06, 2015
The latest colour scheme ©252 viewsThough many are still in Arriva colours.PrefectNov 06, 2015
New Grand Harbour Ferry ©271 viewsPrefectNov 01, 2015
The Ferry - Before 1959489 views4 commentsPrefectAug 20, 2015
Wolseley 1500328 viewsPrefectAug 10, 2015
Spinola Terminus 1963325 viewsPrefectAug 07, 2015
Viscounts at Luqa436 views1 commentsPrefectJul 31, 2015
Trouble on the Buses again!404 viewsNew ticket system. And the tourists are being ripped off again. Times of Malta.1 commentsPrefectJul 02, 2015
Film Prop Submarine U571411 viewsNow berthed Marsa end of Grand Harbour. See Wiki for more details MacHeadFeb 15, 2015
Sliema Buses at Kingsgate364 viewsPrefectFeb 15, 2015
Troopship Dunera339 viewsBritish India SN Co.PrefectFeb 15, 2015
Castille Bus Terminus347 viewsSee the Bus Routes.PrefectFeb 10, 2015
Thames 3037 at the Ferry539 views5 commentsPrefectFeb 04, 2015
Bargain Bus ticket298 viewsUnlimited all day travel for E1.50.(No extra charge for non-residents.) It probably won't last long as the new operator is planning an Oyster Card.PrefectJan 19, 2015
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