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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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School Gym, the only part of the school not totally wrecked.464 views © Tuck Shop Terror.
Sources say the Gym will survive the demolition.
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Head Masters office/admin building. ©450 viewsTuck Shop Terror
This will also survive.
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Cecilia Clarke539 viewsFrom the War Museum, St Elmo.2 commentsPrefect
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... So ...451 viewsPerhaps this is the last view of TH Botanical Gardens? ©Prefect
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The End is Nigh ....423 viewsand its too late to object.Prefect
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NO ENTRY .... © 409 viewsPrefect
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David Clark (1952 -1954) ©564 viewsRevisting Verdala in 1983Prefect
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Verdala School in 1921578 viewsSame name but then an army garrison school in the Cospicua chapel-school destroyed in WW11. The glass plate for this picture was rescued from a Scouts' jumble sale in Gosport in 2005!OldBat
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Old Bat Mystery Solved805 views6 commentsPrefect
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Where's 'Old Bat'?!! ©720 viewsHere's another picture of the 1960 Verdala Sports Day. Were you hiding with your camera behind the trunk on the right 'Old Bat'?!2 commentsJohn Kirby
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Verdala Sports 1960 ©714 views'One for John Kirby. Prizegiving at Verdala sports day 1960 from the opposite viewpoint. Have I caught your father in this picture?'
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No room at the inn ©458 viewsNativity Play at St Luke's Garrison Church, Tigne Barracks 1960John Kirby
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Winning a prize ©645 viewsVerdala Sports 1960
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Running a relay for Nelson ©600 viewsVerdala Sports 1960
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Voice of an Angel? ©411 viewsSt Luke's Garrison Church, Tigne Barracks 1960.
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Birthday Tea899 viewsBack L-R. Andrew West, ?, John Kirby,?, Ralph Rae.
Front L-R. ?, Francis Lloyd, Anne Kirby, Anne Lloyd, John Lloyd.
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A famous Palm Tree ©479 views2 commentsPrefect
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Verdala Reconstruction 2008 ©461 viewsPrefect
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No more NAAFI Dinners ©603 views2 commentsPrefect
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.. whilst the Bougainvillea takes over Block 1. ©488 views1 commentsPrefect
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..with plenty of parking for the Staff ... ©401 viewsPrefect
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A new name for the new school.... ©423 viewsPrefect
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Tal Handaq May 2008 ©429 viewsJane Banks
The old buildings still standing awaiting their fate.
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Tal Handaq May 2008 ©514 viewsJane Banks1 commentsPrefect
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From Another School ©658 viewsAndrew & Simon Pomeroy at St Andrew's 1970sPrefect
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The TH Palm Tree has been rediscovered! ©592 viewsPhoto courtesy of Bruce Williams at WEBSITE
Marc Spiteri - English Master Liceo MA Vassalli and former TH pupil Kathy Moir.
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Verdala 1958710 viewsWith one new Romney Hut and an old hut of indeterminate origin!Prefect
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Verdala Reunion 2005 ©604 viewsDerek Henry, Peter Doherty, Liz Mardel, Jane Banks.Prefect
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Ian Benton ©383 viewsPrefect
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Ian Benton ©370 viewsIn costume for a school play.Prefect
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Verdala752 viewsIan Benton

The Stories of PETER PRICTOE

THE VERDALA STORY

Renamed Royal Naval School in 1952 and enlarged from 1954 with its own Headmaster, to take all Naval Infants and Juniors.
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Verdala806 viewsIan Benton
The site of the pre-war Dockyard School reopened in 1949 with an Infants and Junior department of the Naval Children's School, serving those living in the south. The rest remained at Tal Handaq.
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