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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Exiles Beach647 viewsPostcard. Aka Balluta Rocks c/w the Green Shed.2 commentsPrefect
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The Chalet 1970s ©645 viewsPrefect
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Msida Roundabout644 viewsand several Morris Minors.1 commentsPrefect
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Qui Si Sana Children's Playground644 views5 commentsPrefect
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The 'Jukebox' Balluta mid 60s ©641 viewsNames please to
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New Breakwater Bridge640 viewsNow in place. Times of Malta.
Not the same! Compare.
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More Tigne Relics639 views1 commentsPrefect
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Map of Tigne Barracks c1970638 viewsPrefect
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The Gaiety Sliema638 viewsPrefect
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RASCV Derwent ©635 viewsthe launch used to convey us between Tigne and Comino 1964

Rivers Class
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'Greasy Pole' 1950 Balluta Bay ©634 viewsThis was so exciting to watch - Jane Banks.1 commentsPrefect
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Fond Ghadir c1968633 viewsSurfside Bar & Meadowbank Hotel which seems to have had a facelift.3 commentsPrefect
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The obliteration of Tigne continues633 viewsMartin Powell7 commentsPrefect
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Tigne Beach Family Side © 633 viewsBrian Gunns
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Prince of Wales Road630 views7 commentsPrefect
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Tower Road Sliema 1950s627 viewsWith a split-screen Morris Minor.Prefect
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Gun position we had our dens in,Tigne, Malta,1st Aug 1989626 viewsDavid Robinson
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The Kiosk mid 1950s625 viewsMalcolm Hill
St Anne's Square aka Eros/The Umbrellas/ Bubblegum Square?
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Somewhere in Valletta, early 1950s © 625 viewsFrom my parents' album, please identify ..... (Kingsway).3 commentsdfss
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View from the Coast Road. 1970s ©624 viewsPrefect
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Naval Families Clinic Sliema624 viewsJust a facade (2007)

The view in 2018
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Egmont Close ©623 viewsDisguised as the Galaxy Holiday Complex. 1990.Prefect
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Senglea623 viewsAnd a full Dockyard Creek.
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La Passeggiata622 viewsDefinition: As evening falls and the harsh sun inches out of the your favorite piazza, an evening ritual is bound to begin, the Italian/Maltese tradition of passeggiata, a gentle stroll (slow! think slow!) through the main streets of the old town.
Locals tend to dress up for passeggiata, and tourists are usually easy to spot in their shorts and fanny packs. Older folks sit along the route, nursing a beer or a glass of wine in the bar, and watching for things to gossip about; la passeggiata is where new romances are on display as well as new shoes.
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Prefect & Mum 1959622 viewsContinuing the archaeological thread, this is at some ancient site, probably the Roman Baths, Ghajn Tuffieha.
Don't I look fascinated?
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How to get to Tigne Tunnels621 viewsThe steps lead from the new walkway opposite the Chop House restaurant, after you clamber across the flowerbeds, ignoring the Keep Off notice! Presumably when the development is finished and the beach opened, the tunnels will be closed off.3 commentsPrefect
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Mellieha 1945620 viewsPrefect
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Whitehall Mansions 1967619 viewsBy an earlier resident.Prefect
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Chadwick Lakes619 viewsFrom a 1966 Calendar.
Osbert Chadwick CMG
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Manoel Island Bridge618 viewsWhich used to be the gateway to roller skating, swimming, sailing etc2 commentsPrefect
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Rockyvale Cafe Paceville618 viewsSite of Rockyvale today.3 commentsrobinwilliams
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Sliema Wanderers Training Pitch617 viewsOn top of The Point. Taken a couple of years ago, that bit is finished now.1 commentsPrefect
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