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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Yes it is a Maltese bus ©349 viewsMarsaxlokk 20071 commentsPrefect01/13/12 at 10:59Chris Howells: Bloody hell, sleeping policemen get every where!
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7Up Float480 views3 commentsPrefect12/13/11 at 13:50David Robinson: It certainly does; half a crown a crate )large bot...
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Charmaine runnning goose-winged ©683 viewsDo the Maltese (or Gozitans) have a word for it? Peter continues below....1 commentsMartin Powell12/05/11 at 18:03Martin Powell: "....Mgarr is much changed as the improvement...
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Charmaine off Comino ©437 viewsMore from Peter below....1 commentsMartin Powell12/05/11 at 18:00Martin Powell: "....We sailed a lot this year (2011) and we ...
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Peter and Charmaine ©1009 viewsWhile doing the midday sun thing last year at Mgarr, we (Grahame Cain & I) came across what looked like a fully rigged luzzu. Being nosy I climbed aboard uninvited for a closer look. Peter emerged from the shade beneath and we spent an hour grilling him (no hat either). When he was fully baked we let him get back to his painting. He writes….(see comments below)….1 commentsMartin Powell12/05/11 at 17:44Martin Powell: "....I had forgotten that I only had the fore...
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Star of Malta 1961 ©476 viewsA cool looking Prefect with Brownie, and Mum4 commentsPrefect11/11/11 at 07:07Prefect: Ooh, you are awful!
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Star of Malta 1961 ©476 viewsA cool looking Prefect with Brownie, and Mum4 commentsPrefect11/11/11 at 05:32Martin Powell: Not sure about that. You both have very pretty leg...
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Star of Malta 1961 ©476 viewsA cool looking Prefect with Brownie, and Mum4 commentsPrefect11/11/11 at 02:42Prefect: Not Me!
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Star of Malta 1961 ©476 viewsA cool looking Prefect with Brownie, and Mum4 commentsPrefect11/10/11 at 17:18Martin Powell: Which one is the old boy admiring??
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Star of Malta 1961 ©626 views In 1952 she was sold to Maltese owner, Paul M. Laferla, who operated her thrice weekly as the passenger ferry Star of Malta between Malta and Syracuse.
Full History
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3 commentsOldBat11/06/11 at 01:29Prefect: Oh yes its much better, her nose is almost in! Mus...
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Star of Malta 1961 ©626 views In 1952 she was sold to Maltese owner, Paul M. Laferla, who operated her thrice weekly as the passenger ferry Star of Malta between Malta and Syracuse.
Full History
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3 commentsOldBat11/05/11 at 21:26OldBat: Is it better than it was? - I can't really te...
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Star of Malta 1961 ©626 views In 1952 she was sold to Maltese owner, Paul M. Laferla, who operated her thrice weekly as the passenger ferry Star of Malta between Malta and Syracuse.
Full History
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3 commentsOldBat11/05/11 at 03:11Prefect: Better version courtesy of the photographer. Just ...
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Jylland Marfa 1973 ©424 viewsPhoto Ewart White1 commentsPrefect10/10/11 at 13:06Martin Powell: As mentioned in Nicholas Monsarrat's Kappilla...
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Sant'Antonio 1930399 viewsColeiro Brothers' barquentine stranded at Catania.
The company pioneered the wine and tomato paste industries.
3 commentsPrefect10/08/11 at 09:44Martin Powell: Now you've spoilt my comment. Pedant, moi?
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Sant'Antonio 1930399 viewsColeiro Brothers' barquentine stranded at Catania.
The company pioneered the wine and tomato paste industries.
3 commentsPrefect10/08/11 at 01:14Prefect: All right, I've separated them.
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Sant'Antonio 1930399 viewsColeiro Brothers' barquentine stranded at Catania.
The company pioneered the wine and tomato paste industries.
3 commentsPrefect10/07/11 at 17:15Martin Powell: Always wondered why the tomato paste tasted funny....
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7Up Float480 views3 commentsPrefect09/28/11 at 19:38cfaux: that bring back memory
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7Up Float480 views3 commentsPrefect09/28/11 at 12:52Nick Robinson: We used to love 7up in the mid sixties with ice cr...
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Not Many Left ©366 viewsNormal Control Buses (engine sticking out in front) are disappearing fast.
537's Final Trip
2 commentsPrefect08/10/11 at 09:58Prefect: EBY 537, the last Fordson Thames is saved from th...
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Quinquireme of Nineveh? ©545 views2 commentsPrefect07/19/11 at 12:41phillrose: Sad to say that this is the best that MOD(N) can p...
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Quinquireme of Nineveh? ©545 views2 commentsPrefect07/18/11 at 14:26Nick Woodley: It's an aeroplane. It's got a pilot. Sor...
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Britannia405 viewsThis looks like a Britannia. Taken from the old main terminal at Luqa airport looking towards the RAF site which is to the right in the background1 commentsglub07/10/11 at 13:50kennyg: yep its a brit unsure of the airline
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The Mother of all Tigne Tunnels ©456 viewsLinking Qui-Si-Sana to Xatt ta Tigne and now the main bus route as Bisazza Street is pedestrianised.
(One day you may even be able to enter the underground car park without going all the way to the Ferry and back again!)
2 commentsPrefect06/30/11 at 09:57Prefect: I think it was more of a "cut & cover" a...
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The Mother of all Tigne Tunnels ©456 viewsLinking Qui-Si-Sana to Xatt ta Tigne and now the main bus route as Bisazza Street is pedestrianised.
(One day you may even be able to enter the underground car park without going all the way to the Ferry and back again!)
2 commentsPrefect06/30/11 at 08:42Martin Powell: Blimey, they've tunnelled just beneath those ...
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Arriva takes over the Buses425 viewsHERE
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Bus reform in numbers 59.2 million: Passengers carried by buses in 1979 30.2 million: Passengers carried by buses in 2009 €9 million: Subsidy claimed by current bus owners for 2009 €6.2 million: Total annual subsidy government will pay Arriva 20,500: Arriva’s projected number of bus seats 13,900: Current number of bus seats
508: Buses currently in service 264: Buses in Arriva’s fleet €3.49: Current cost of a one-day ticket €2.60: Arriva’s one-day ticket fare for non-Maltese ID card holders
€1.50: Arriva’s one-day ticket fare for Maltese ID card holders €1.30: Arriva’s two-hour ticket fare €0.47: Current single trip fare
1 commentsPrefect05/28/11 at 08:45Prefect: Not fair! Visitors have to pay more!
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Dodge 4755417 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
1 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 18:09Martin Powell: Don't tell the Germans. I mentioned it once b...
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Someone's Favourite Bus407 viewsMagirus Deutz No. 1956 / Y-0421 / DBY 4211 commentsPrefect05/27/11 at 18:04Martin Powell: Oh good, it's all better again. I wish.
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Troopship Empire Halladale585 viewsBuilt 1921 in Hamburg as the ANTONIO DELFINO for the Hamburg South America Line, 13,589 gross tons, twin screw, speed 13 knots with accommodation for 184-1st, 334-2nd and 1,368-3rd class passengers. May 1945 taken over by British forces at Copenhagen and refitted as a troopship. Nov.1945 allocated to the Ministry of War Transport, managed by Anchor Line and renamed EMPIRE HALLADALE. Oct.1955 laid up and 1956 sold for scrapping at Dalmuir.3 commentsPrefect04/25/11 at 15:08bass player: Went to Malta on this in 1948. My Mum was ALWAYS l...
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"Its not for me, its for my diso ...."529 views4 commentsPrefect04/04/11 at 03:31Prefect: "Getting ashore in Malta was never a problem....
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Marfa 1954 © 441 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
5 commentsPrefect02/23/11 at 09:01Prefect: But Eric Idle makes a better Koko.
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Marfa 1954 © 441 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
5 commentsPrefect02/23/11 at 08:04Sailor Boy: Yeah man, the Peter rocks.
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Marfa 1954 © 441 viewsPhoto James Donald Bamber.
Name that Ferry. (No prizes.)
5 commentsPrefect02/22/11 at 12:52Martin Powell: She'd certainly be missed, she'd certain...
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