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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Transport
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Bikes at Bugibba ©372 viewsPrefectMay 28, 2012
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A Transport of Delight ©343 viewsFlanders & SwannPrefectMay 28, 2012
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Savoy Buses waiting in St James Street ©491 viewsLots more here.
(Posted under licence from http://maltabuses.piwigo.com/)
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Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Installation358 viewsLater extended for larger ships.
There is a plan to remove it.
PrefectApr 10, 2012
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Ricasoli Tank Cleaning Installation467 viewswas inaugurated by Empire Gull in 1965.PrefectApr 10, 2012
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Sliema Regional Road432 viewsMsida - St Andrew's completed in 1969 with the assistance of Taiwan.PrefectApr 06, 2012
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Made in Malta355 viewsPrefectApr 06, 2012
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Super Constellation & Triumph Herald568 viewsThe aircraft was confiscated for arms smuggling in 1965 and later turned into a restaurant.
The car was probably assembled in Malta.
PrefectApr 04, 2012
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Oriana ©328 viewsJohn PayneMar 19, 2012
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Bus Stamps479 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 .
PrefectFeb 12, 2012
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Bus Stamps333 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.
PrefectFeb 12, 2012
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Current Stamps278 viewsŻabbar Dodge T110L, Żebbug- Siġġiewi Ford V8 (with Bedford grille?).PrefectFeb 11, 2012
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Air Malta303 viewsFrom Punch 1974.PrefectFeb 08, 2012
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Air Malta328 viewsStarted in April 1974 with 2 Boeing 720Bs leased from PIA.PrefectFeb 08, 2012
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Calypso Land447 viewsGozo Ferry 1969 - 1978.
Built 1932 as Prins Hendrik. Later carried building material to Comino for the pig farm
PrefectFeb 03, 2012
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Imperial Eagle laid up at Marsa 1996 ©378 viewsMartin PowellFeb 01, 2012
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Guglielmo Marconi350 viewsFrom 1965 CalendarMartin PowellJan 29, 2012
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Kingsgate Terminus in 1967 ©481 viewsThe buses are organised by teardrop route signs.2 commentsMartin PowellJan 26, 2012
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My then boyfriend Joe's car, not very affectionately known as 'the orange Anglia"!717 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
5 commentsOldBatJan 25, 2012
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©414 viewsNA3TPrefectJan 25, 2012
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Ford Zephyr 1976381 views ©NA3TPrefectJan 25, 2012
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Dredger Anadrian387 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.PrefectJan 24, 2012
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Oxfordshire 1962360 viewsThe last trooping voyage, leaving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, December 10.PrefectJan 22, 2012
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Florentia 1950393 viewsDeparted for Melbourne with 1232 emigrants, the largest number on one ship, on December 16.PrefectJan 19, 2012
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Steam Ferry leaving Senglea664 viewsDockyard Terrace and Sheer Bastion at right.
Before 1927 when the sheerlegs were removed.
PrefectJan 07, 2012
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Imperial Eagle479 viewsIn her later years on the Valletta-Mgarr cargo service.PrefectJan 05, 2012
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Queen of Peace372 viewsGozo freight ferry 1956-1970.
Originally RN minesweeper MMS 135. Foundered 1977 in Gulf of Sirte.
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RMS Almanzora postcard543 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.PrefectDec 21, 2011
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Harbour Ferries342 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.PrefectDec 18, 2011
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Directing traffic at Blata' l-Bajda379 viewsBefore the flyover was built in 1957.PrefectDec 12, 2011
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Directing traffic at Port des Bombes358 viewsBefore the flyover was buit in 1957.PrefectDec 12, 2011
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Charmaine runnning goose-winged ©683 viewsDo the Maltese (or Gozitans) have a word for it? Peter continues below....1 commentsMartin PowellDec 05, 2011
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