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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Marsa - Il Menqa699 viewsYet another Yacht Marina is planned for 2011.Prefect
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Pieta883 viewsThe little chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, which dates from the seventeenth century.Prefect
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L-Għajn tal-Ħassielin. Msida.705 viewsStill standing.
This quaint building was constructed in 1750 and funded by the Bailiff Philip Wolfgang de Gutenberg. The Għajn provided a source of water for the villagers, and would be used by housewives to wash clothes and vegetables. It is said that once the Msida fisherman, used to keep their fish fresh and alive in the water of the Għajn.
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Bridge near Mosta1415 viewsAcross Wied ta' l-Isperanza or Wied il-Ghasel. Take your pick.
Most Valley Website
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Porte des Bombes693 viewsBieb il Bombi. As built 1720. During the 19th century, the British government dramatically altered the original design of the gate by adding a second archway to accommodate increasingly heavy traffic in the Grand Harbour area. A marble plaque was affixed to the newer arch, with the following inscription: "Ad majorem popoli accomodatum".Prefect
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Dghajsa Central617 viewsIx-Xewkija, Kalkara.Prefect
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Naval Canteen660 viewsWith Boathouse and entrance to Ghajn Dwieli Docks.Prefect
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Captans Garage (Captain's?)659 viewsThe sign says Tower Road, but where?1 commentsPrefect
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Wholesale Veg Market541 viewsPrefect
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Ascot House554 viewsEarly in the war before it was bombed.Prefect
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Back from Church552 viewsPrefect
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Chalet Exposed607 viewsAn unusually low tide?1 commentsPrefect
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Calafrana in Colour493 viewsPostcardPrefect
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Lieutenant Mountbatten475 viewsHMS Egmont (later St Angelo) circa 1928 whilst Assistant Fleet Wireless and Signals Officer of the Mediterranean Fleet.Prefect
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King Edward VII473 viewsOn a visit in 1903Prefect
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Troopship Highland Chieftain454 viewsRoyal Mail: 1932-1958 - 14,131gt. Sank in the River Plate 1960.
"In which I served as guns crew. We transported hundreds of Italians on the Highland Chieftain that were captured by the 8th Army in the Desert Campaign and picked them up at Algiers North Africa. They were imprisoned at Verdala."
Les Hutton
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HMS Trafalgar 1896526 viewsReplacing a 13.5 inch gun.
Beyond is the head of French Creek before the Ghajn Dwieli docks were built. On the right is the Boathouse.
Photo from Tim Webb.
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HMS Sandhurst Coaling c 1924552 viewsRepair ship, (out of shot) ex Brocklebank's Manipur.
Destroyer D78 is HMS Wolverine.
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Postcard 1909523 viewsThe Army goes boating?
The warship is possibly a Monmouth Class Cruiser and the boat is probably a racing gig.
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Boat505 viewsProbably from passenger ship with Lascar crew.Prefect
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Castille - with Signal Station511 viewsDate uncertain.Prefect
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HMS Enchantress - Admiralty Yacht617 viewsBittern Class Sloop. Arriving with the First Lord 1936.Prefect
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RFAs Brambleleaf & Cherryleaf543 viewsMarsamuscetto 19342 commentsPrefect
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Ta Kali Xmas Menu 1942574 viewsWhen smoking was good for you!
Contributed by Richard Bemand
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HMS Warspite477 viewsPrefect
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Pieta Boat House541 viewsAn early tinted viewPrefect
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HMS Royal Oak c 1929469 viewsPrefect
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Down the Gut in wartime585 viewsPrefect
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Sliema Convenience722 views2 commentsPrefect
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(Old?)Theatre Street 1920s531 viewsPrefect
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Riviera Hotel657 viewsGhajn TuffiehaPrefect
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Water Polo Final 1929510 viewsLondon v Cardiff (featured). London won.Prefect
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