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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


Last additions - Before Our Time
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Grand Harbour 1909678 viewsLighthouse on Ricasoli?2 commentsPrefectAug 06, 2011
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Malta Protestant College, Balluta.1029 viewsProposed new buildings. Were they ever built?PrefectAug 04, 2011
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Malta Protestant College, Balluta c1849. ( 1843? -1865)730 viewsRead here.
Later St Ignatius (Jesuit) College 1877 - 1907.
Hence St Ignatius Junction and Old College Hill.
PrefectAug 04, 2011
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Balluta Buildings under construction 1926-8762 viewsOwner the Marquis Scicluna. Behind is St Ignatius College. No sign of Egmont Close yet.PrefectAug 04, 2011
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The Chalet, opened 1926.595 viewsDances on Wednesday & Saturday. Full Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Mro. Bonett.
Gents 1/- Ladies Free. Dress Optional.
PrefectAug 04, 2011
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HMS Ark Royal (2)484 viewsProbably enroute Gallipoli in 1915. Her seaplanes were the first aircraft seen in Malta.PrefectAug 02, 2011
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Msida Bastion Cemetery (left) & Hay Wharf940 viewsAn early British cemetery used 1806-1856, recently restored.
The hay stacked in pyramids was for Army horses.
PrefectAug 02, 2011
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The Army Gymnasium556 viewsBuilt 1873 on St James Bastion. Replaced by the Vernon Club in 1919, it was identical to the main building at Verdala School.PrefectJul 31, 2011
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The NAAFI, St James Cavalier.626 viewsOpened 1921 to the dismay of local shopkeepers.PrefectJul 28, 2011
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King George V Merchant Seamen's Memorial Hospital781 viewsOn Crucifix Bastion, opened 1922.
Now the Boffa Hospital
PrefectJul 28, 2011
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The Dockyard Clock637 viewsSt Michael Cavalier, Senglea.
The Cavalier was demolished in 1923 to make way for a new school called St Michael’s Cavalier Public School. This was destroyed by bombing in WW2 and rebuilt to a different design on the same site overlooking No.3 Dock. The Cavalier stood on St Michael Bastion where apart from the Dockyard Clock, the Admiralty has its offices, a recreation hall, tennis courts and the Dockyard School.
1 commentsPrefectJul 26, 2011
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Mtarfa Funeral c1923576 viewsRAF Morris Commercial.PrefectJul 26, 2011
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Mile End Football Ground 1912574 viewsThe Band of the Black Watch at half time.PrefectJul 24, 2011
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Mile End567 viewsMarsa to the left, Hamrun right.PrefectJul 24, 2011
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F3 Flying Boat 1917603 viewsOne of 25 built in the Dockyard.PrefectJul 21, 2011
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St Luke's Garrison Chapel, Tigne.615 viewsFoundation stone laid by Sir Leslie Rundle in 1910.
In 1979 it became a social centre and is now a sales office for Midi.
Seen in 2009.
PrefectJul 21, 2011
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Royal Naval Prison, Corradino, 1866.671 viewsDesign based on Pentonville.
Now a Sports Complex. More here.
PrefectJul 17, 2011
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Somerset Dock 1867571 viewsOpened 1871 and later numbered 3 although built before No.2.PrefectJul 17, 2011
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Barracca Lift652 viewsStarted operating December 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.PrefectJul 14, 2011
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Lintorn Barracks608 viewsAdjacent to Floriana Parade Ground, completed in 1903.PrefectJul 12, 2011
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HMS Hibernia839 viewsBuilt 1804. She was flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1816 until 1855, when she became the flagship for the Royal Navy's base at Malta, remaining in this role until she was sold in 1902. Known locally as Arbania. Replaced by HMS Egmont and in 1912 the name transferred to the fort which was renamed HMS St Angelo in 1933.PrefectJul 10, 2011
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HMS Hazard 1899594 viewsTorpedo Gunboat. Sunk off Portland Bill 1918 following collision.
Hibernia to the left and no high bridge across the Camber from St Angelo to the town.
PrefectJul 10, 2011
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St Paul's Bay C1905663 viewsParish Church built 1901-1905. Village population 185.
And now.
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Marsamxett Gate Valletta 1902606 viewsPrefectJul 08, 2011
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Sunderland at Kalafrana829 viewsAfter air attack in 1941.PrefectMay 25, 2011
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The King717 viewsLanding by Pinnace from HMS Aurora June 1943.
See the Film
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Farming at Delimara c1910633 viewsPrefectApr 26, 2011
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The road to Dwejra 1930656 viewsPrefectApr 17, 2011
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The Għar at Għar Lapsi616 viewsPrefectApr 11, 2011
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Musta591 viewsAn early postcard.PrefectApr 11, 2011
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Another View of the Ferry719 viewsAnd the neoclassical Police Station.
R.Ellis
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Girl Guides 1932496 viewsAnyone we know?PrefectApr 05, 2011
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