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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Royal Visit 195410 viewsPathe News play video clip HERE (click on blue word)

For nine more clips of the Royal visit search youtube for British Pathe Queen in Malta 1954.
adminSep 27, 2022
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Malta ‘first in line’ at Queen’s second funeral procession66 viewsProminence given to recipients of the George Cross

Read the feature at Times of Malta

Photo of the royal couple at Villa Guardamangia : Daily Telegraph
adminSep 19, 2022
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RIP Ma'am125 viewsPhoto of HM at a 1967 reception in Malta attended by Rosemary's parents Surgeon Commander David Haines, Mrs Diana Haines (lady smiling behind HM).adminSep 09, 2022
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NAAFI price list 1940 (2)160 viewsThis must have been before rationing!

Copyright Ⓒ Derrick Calver 2022
derrick calverAug 28, 2022
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NAAFI price list 194098 viewsCopyright Ⓒ Derrick Calver 2022derrick calverAug 28, 2022
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NAAFI St James' Cavalier121 viewsHow many of you remember the long flight of stairs up to the shop.
St James' Cavalier is now a cultural centre and art gallery known as a Spazju Kreattiv (Maltese for Creative Space).
Photo taken late 50s early 60s complete with naval Tilley (Bedford Utilicon van).

See also Wiki
derrick calverAug 21, 2022
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Wembley Weather 4140 viewsRAF Luqa during WW2

Photo : copyright Ⓒ Flt Lt B Sharman (on left) 1929-2004 - see HIS MEMOIRS
derrick calverAug 13, 2022
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Wembley Weather 3117 viewsFrom 1971?derrick calverAug 13, 2022
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Wembley Weather 275 viewsThe prices have changed since 1957 so this must be 1958/9 ?derrick calverAug 13, 2022
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Wembley Weather 112 viewsA price list from 1957.
Oh those eskimo pies and the prices!
derrick calverAug 13, 2022
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Meadowbank Hotel 2206 viewsLook how Surfside has changed since the 1950s.derrick calverJul 21, 2022
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Meadowbank Hotel177 viewsHotel before 1960s makeover. We and many other families stayed here on arrival in Malta.2 commentsderrick calverJul 15, 2022
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Egmont Close 3184 viewsTaken Sept 1971 along St Ignatius Junction1 commentsderrick calverJul 04, 2022
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Egmont Close / Galaxy 2145 viewsOriginal entrance to garages at Egmont Close.derrick calverJul 02, 2022
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Egmont Close 1111 viewsLong gone, now the Galaxy.derrick calverJul 02, 2022
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Tigne Beach entry prices 202292 viewsStill jointly run by Marsa ad Union Clubs after lying derelict for years.

Zoom in to read.

Photo : Monica Mazure (now WardMcNally)

See also Tigne Beach Gallery
adminJun 17, 2022
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Their Royal Highnesses at the Dockyard Church 137 viewsPost-war venue. This closed when Baileys took over the yard in 1961.

See also DAVID SPEAR

Copyright © David Spear 2022
adminMay 17, 2022
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Dockyard Church Malta95 viewsThis is the pre-war venue (in a tunnel !)

Sketch by war artist Leslie Cole. Copyright © IWM Art.IWM ART LD 3243
Photo : unattributed
adminMay 14, 2022
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Tigne Point then and now182 viewsIn days of old when knights were bold,
Developers not invented;
The view serene, tower blocks unseen
And everyone contented.

Top photo : Edmund Ashman, ex-Tigne School 1950s
Bottom photo from internet search - unattributed

See also THIS ONE and comments beneath it.
adminMay 01, 2022
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HMS Ark Royal145 views..... during a Royal Navy open day in Grand Harbour, 1959

Photo : unattributed
adminApr 16, 2022
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Cunard Hovercraft in Grand Harbour, 1967144 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
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To remind us of warmer days - anyone we know? 1964230 viewsPhoto : Imperial War Museum © IWM TR 23169-2adminJan 13, 2022
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Christmas Greetings from Gozo 2021199 viewsChristmas tree in Fontana made from 8,800 recycled plastic bottles.adminDec 18, 2021
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Banyan Style561 views"The sand was so beautiful on Ramla beach that it was golden shading into red. There was no habitation there. You walked down a farm track through groves of bamboo to the beach. On the beach there is a statue of the Madonna on a pedestal. It carried a light or lantern on the top. There were few if any visitors. On some days the only person to visit the beach was the lamplighter who faithfully lit the Madonna’s light. As the evening light faded bats would swoop low over our campground. The trip was a success except that our pet tortoise, whom we had taken with us, marched off into the bamboo groves and may even be living there now after an interval of sixty-something years."

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HERE by Andrew McLeod.
adminNov 14, 2021
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1960s & 70s from David Woolfenden, ex-Verdala435 viewsClick HERE to see all 17adminOct 10, 2021
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1960s photo from Leslie Platt, ex-Verdala348 viewsadminSep 26, 2021
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Memories of Xlendi, Gozo - part three316 viewsFrom Joe Zammit Ciantar in a recent Times of Malta - part 3 (click the blue link)adminSep 11, 2021
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Memories of Xlendi, Gozo - part two237 viewsFrom Joe Zammit Ciantar in a recent Times of Malta - part 2 (click the blue link)

adminSep 11, 2021
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Memories of Xlendi, Gozo - part one175 viewsFrom Joe Zammit Ciantar in a recent Times of Malta - part 1 (click the blue link)adminSep 11, 2021
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Air Malta223 viewsAd no.6 from 1974
adminSep 01, 2021
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Air Malta159 viewsAd no.5 from 1974
adminSep 01, 2021
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Air Malta142 viewsAd no.4 from 1974adminAug 25, 2021
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