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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Tigne Barracks - in later years.833 views7 commentsPrefect55555
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The Harbours c 1970578 viewsPrefect55555
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Tigne & Sliema Creek979 viewsPostcard. After the Army & Navy had gone.5 commentsPrefect55555
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A Tigne Cave839 viewsToo wet for me to proceed further.16 commentsPrefect55555
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Manoel Island731 viewsFootball pitches but not a warship in sight.Prefect55555
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Mellieha at Twilight499 viewsPrefect55555
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Johnnie's Bar - Mosta670 viewsSeems popular. 8 commentsPrefect55555
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Winch Room986 viewsRail tracks misaligned with doorway confirming suggestion of earlier use? Brennan Torpedo?12 commentsPrefect55555
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Map of Tigne Barracks c1970642 viewsPrefect55555
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Banyan Style536 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.
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Anyone we know?250 viewsAlhambra 1970s.admin55555
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Aerial view Manoel Is, Valletta and old Tigne.497 views1980s postcard.3 commentsadmin55555
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Jessie's Bar530 viewsMuch patronised by the occupants of the barracks, the walls were covered in military photos and memorabilia.
From Bruce Williams.
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Ghar id-Dud & Qui-si-Sana484 viewsLate 40s or early 50s. With a view of the Union Club which is now lost behind high rises.Prefect55555
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Tigne Church behind the School, Wed 2nd Aug 1989784 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The Robinson flat, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891184 viewsI think it was called D Block2 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Medical Block, Tigne Barracks, Wed 2nd Aug 19891134 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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The old Bofors park, Tigne Barracks, Malta, Fri 4th Aug 19891766 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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front of C Block, Tigne, Tue 1st Aug 1989699 views1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Entrance to Tigne Barracks, guardhouse on left,Tue 1st Aug 1989736 viewsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne Barracks 1965724 viewsBoathouse & slipway from our balcony.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Sliema Creek with LSTs609 viewsFrom our balcony 1964.1 commentsDavid Robinson55555
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Tigne Barracks 1996531 viewsMartin Powell55555
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family club669 viewskalafrana 1960scfaux55555
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Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga764 views3 commentsPrefect55555
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Summer View over Ta'Qali to Mosta597 viewsPrefect55555
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Our Favourite Barracks895 viewsPhoto Ewart White7 commentsPrefect55555
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Tigne on the Chart541 viewsPublished 1976, corrected to 1991.
(Admiralty Charts went politically correct in the early seventies, doing away with fathoms at the same time.)
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Inside winch room682 viewsWe could never see it like this by candlelight (entry from inside caves).2 commentsMartin Powell55555
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Wembley Ice Cream603 viewsFactory at Gzira opened 1937.Prefect55555
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Winch engine - ripe for restoration.725 viewsBut diesel not steam, sorry folks.3 commentsMartin Powell55555
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Winch for boom defence669 viewsA tad rusty, but it has had 70 years exposed to the salt (although the doors were locked in our time). But Prefect took his wire brush this year and polished it all up.7 commentsMartin Powell55555
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