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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Bus No.3. Thorneycroft. c1905432 viewsImported by Malta Motor Bus & Transport Syndicate Ltd.Prefect
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Sliema Regional Road432 viewsMsida - St Andrew's completed in 1969 with the assistance of Taiwan.Prefect
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Grand Harbour 1962430 viewsPerhaps Prefect can identify ships?1 commentsrobinwilliams
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Costa Magica ©430 viewsSomehow they are still in business.
Costa Concordia Preliminary Investigation Report
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Dredger Anadrian ©429 viewsWorked for the Government around Grand Harbour from 1953. Parts are now preserved in the Maritime Museum.
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1971 Luqa Airport Viscount (I think)428 viewsDuring my first year and a half in Malta (1970-72) I took various pictures of planes at the airport. This was a Viscount I believe and taken looking from the old terminal building towards Luqa 2 site.2 commentsglub
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Uganda427 viewsSchool Cruises 1968 - 1982 1 commentsPrefect
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Excursion to Armier427 viewsFrom the Vernon United Services ClubPrefect
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Arriva takes over the Buses425 viewsHERE
New Network Map
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
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Jylland Marfa 1973 ©424 viewsPhoto Ewart White1 commentsPrefect
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Troopship Cheshire423 viewsBuilt Govan 1927, Bibby Line. 1939 The Admiralty. Converted to Armed Merchant Cruiser for WWII service as HMS Cheshire.
Torpedoed 1940. Reverted to MOWT as troop transport 1943.
Restored to owners as passenger ship 1948 but converted again for trooping 1953 before scrapping at Newport, Monmouthshire, 1957.
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An Ancient Cospicua Bus420 viewsPrefect
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Grand Harbour - Postcard about late 50s?417 views2 commentsdeco.rise
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Dodge 4755417 viewsPre war body with a new post war grille.
Later rebuilt as a Mercedes Benz
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Constellations at Luqa415 viewsThis is a picture taken of the two constelllations at Luqa in 1971 glub
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Devonshire414 viewsTroopship operated by Bibby Line 1939 - 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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Royal Lady414 viewsGozo Ferry from 1937 on the new quay at Marfa. The former Scarborough pleasure steamer was bombed and sunk at Mgarr in 1942.Prefect
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Austin 10 "Tilly" utility 1976 ©414 viewsNA3TPrefect
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New Royal Lady413 viewsBuilt 1937. Scarborough pleasure boat until requisitioned for war service 1940.
Later renamed Crested Eagle
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Tramlines at Fleur de Lys411 viewsPrefect
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Another problem for Arriva ©411 viewsSt Helen St, Mellieha today.
Photo by Gerri.
Independent.
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BEA Vanguard at Luqa ©409 viewsPrefect
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Sliema Bus409 viewsProbably 1930s, though the body looks much like a post war Wayne "American School Bus."
This is No.2 in the fleet of the British Motor Company owned by Mr Joe Gazan. Behind is a rival of the Sliema Motor Bus Company.
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Film Prop Submarine U571409 viewsNow berthed Marsa end of Grand Harbour. See Wiki for more details MacHead
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Valletta Railway Terminus. ©408 viewsThe platforms were in the tunnel with steps emerging near the Opera House.
Leased to the Yellow Garage since 1971, they will be moving soon as the City Entrance is redeveloped.
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Pieta 1961408 viewsPrefect
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The Railway407 viewsMuseum Station. The end of the line.
(Not Attard as previously labelled.)
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Someone's Favourite Bus407 viewsMagirus Deutz No. 1956 / Y-0421 / DBY 4211 commentsPrefect
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A Pusser's Bus407 viewsBedford OWB, probably in Castille Street.

Photo courtesy of The Omnibus Society archive. The photographer was one Douglas Spray who served with the RAF (?) during the mid-40s. Photo taken around 1945.
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Tram Terminus c1905406 viewsBefore the buses and the Phoenicia.Prefect
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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 commentsglub
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Another Armier Trip 1936404 viewsDaina Garage Dodge 2128Prefect
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