Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

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


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Bendy Bus at Bugibba ©484 viewsContrary to expectations, they seem to be working well, even if ...Prefect
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419 views... some destinations are confusing. ©2 commentsPrefect
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Convoy from Customs House537 viewsRoyal Visit May 1954.Prefect
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Bikes at Bugibba ©392 viewsPrefect
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A Transport of Delight ©368 viewsFlanders & SwannPrefect
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Savoy Buses waiting in St James Street ©516 viewsLots more here.
(Posted under licence from http://maltabuses.piwigo.com/)
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Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Installation384 viewsLater extended for larger ships.
There is a plan to remove it.
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Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Installation487 viewswas inaugurated by Empire Gull in 1965.Prefect
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Sliema Regional Road452 viewsMsida - St Andrew's completed in 1969 with the assistance of Taiwan.Prefect
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Made in Malta373 viewsPrefect
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Super Constellation & Triumph Herald586 viewsThe aircraft was confiscated for arms smuggling in 1965 and later turned into a restaurant.
The car was probably assembled in Malta.
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Oriana ©348 viewsJohn Payne
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Bus Stamps506 viewsThe rest of the set courtesy of Maltapost.
Lija Commer Q4, Mosta-Naxxar Fordson BB, Mellieħa Thornycroft Sturdy ZE, Cospicua Bedford QL, All routes Magirus Deutz, Naxxar Commer Q4, Gozo Bedford SB8, Birkirkara-St Julian’s Thames ET7, Private hire Bedford QL .
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Bus Stamps354 viewsThe rest of the set courtesy of Maltapost.
Birkirkara Reo, Żejtun Austin CXD, Żurrieq Leyland Comet, Sliema Ford V8, Gudja-Għaxaq Bedford SLD, Gozo Mail Bus Maltese Chassis, Kalafrana Federal, Siġġiewi Dodge T110L, Rabat Indiana.
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Current Stamps297 viewsŻabbar Dodge T110L, Żebbug- Siġġiewi Ford V8 (with Bedford grille?).Prefect
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Air Malta324 viewsFrom Punch 1974.Prefect
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Air Malta346 viewsStarted in April 1974 with 2 Boeing 720Bs leased from PIA.Prefect
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Calypso Land465 viewsGozo Ferry 1969 - 1978.
Built 1932 as Prins Hendrik. Later carried building material to Comino for the pig farm
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Imperial Eagle laid up at Marsa 1996 ©396 viewsMartin Powell
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Guglielmo Marconi372 viewsFrom 1965 CalendarMartin Powell
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©500 viewsThe buses are organised by teardrop route signs.2 commentsMartin Powell
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!747 viewsThe four figures with the car are - Joyce Rippin, needlework teacher at Tal Handaq, Ian Merrilees, doing his National Service on the C-in-C's flagship HMS Surprise, Liz Keating from Ireland who was teaching in a Maltese school and Joe Mardel, Admiralty Civil Engineer.
© Liz Mardel
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©441 viewsNA3TPrefect
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Ford Zephyr 1976398 views ©NA3TPrefect
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Dredger Anadrian408 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.Prefect
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Oxfordshire 1962380 viewsThe last trooping voyage, leaving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, December 10.Prefect
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Florentia 1950409 viewsDeparted for Melbourne with 1232 emigrants, the largest number on one ship, on December 16.Prefect
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Steam Ferry leaving Senglea2199 viewsDockyard Terrace and Sheer Bastion at right.
Before 1927 when the sheerlegs were removed.
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Imperial Eagle504 viewsIn her later years on the Valletta-Mgarr cargo service.Prefect
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Queen of Peace394 viewsGozo freight ferry 1956-1970.
Originally RN minesweeper MMS 135. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte.
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RMS Almanzora postcard560 viewsBuilt: 1915 by Harland & Wolff, for Royal Mail. The Almanzora saw war service in the 10th Cruiser Squadron and at war's end arrived in Belfast for refurbishment, completed in 1920. Remained on Southampton - River Plate route until WW2 when she was used as a Troopship. At war's end she continued in Government Service but this time as an emigrant ship until being laid up off Cowes in 1947.Prefect
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Harbour Ferries362 viewsCoal fired steam gave way to diesel in 1950 but the service ended in 1959. Tenders are invited for a new service to operate across both harbours all year round from next year. Times of Malta. Tickets will include free use of the new Barrakka Lift which is supposed to open early in 2013.Prefect
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