Sign GuestbookReturn to Home Page

Tal Handaq Nostalgia - Guestbook/Forum/Chat

Rules. Use English (the odd Maltese phrase permitted).

Offensive or defamatory posts will be removed.

Email addresses if entered are visible only to the Webmaster.(To prevent spamming). To contact an old schoolmate directly, just ask and I will relay a message if I can. Please do not click the YES button unless your message really is private. To see posts from 2008-2012 go to Guestbook Archive. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are currently 101 messages.
There have been 44206 visits since 2008-02-05
This page was last accessed on 2023-09-27

hr

Message Number: 101 - Wed, Sep 20, 2023 14:02:27
[IP = 87.115.200.79] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Jane Powell
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1968-1971
Comments:

Still looking for my best sailing buddy at Tal Handaq Jillian Walker. I believe her Dad was a Major. Does anyone know of her? I last saw her in Crediton, Devon at her wedding in September 1977. She was working as a nurse at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.. I would love to get in touch with her. I'm now living in Dawlish, Devon.

Best wishes to all who have such happy memories of their time in Malta ☺️

hr

Message Number: 100 - Sat, Aug 12, 2023 16:47:49
[IP = 142.127.8.199] -
Posted From: Canada - ca.gif
Name:  LIAM CLARKE
Dates at Tal Handaq:  74 - 77Just wondering how
Comments:

Just wondering how many ex-Tal Handqa guys live in Canada

hr

Message Number: 99 - Awaiting approval

hr

Message Number: 98 - Fri, Feb 3, 2023 08:36:36
[IP = 81.131.93.22] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Nick Morley
Dates at Tal Handaq:  65-68
Comments:

Just noticed a programme for the Scottish Play (1968). Having nearly failed to learn it I can still remember my main speech (My former speeches have but hit your thoughts and on and on ad nauseam) - and it remains a favoutite play. No programme for "Dear Brutus" (1967) though (Played Coade, a 65 year old, at 14 - I now realise what I was doing wrong!)

hr

Message Number: 97 - Fri, Nov 25, 2022 11:26:09
[IP = 82.69.22.183] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Gerard
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1952-1954
Comments:

I was at Verdala from 1952-1954. When my father was on HMS Tyne.

hr

Message Number: 96 - Sat, Mar 12, 2022 16:43:24
[IP = 110.175.177.156] -
Posted From: Australia - au.gif
Name:  Lynda Powell at TH
Dates at Tal Handaq:  50-52, 57-60, 63-66
Comments:

Greetings all. Unfortunately, due to I'll health, I don't remember very much of our time in Malta. We lived in Sliema, went to Tigne Beach a lot, lived in the Tower Rd. flats for some time. My elder brother Roger, my younger sister Julie, and I all had very red hair and freckles. Father Del and Mother Terri (Hilda) went to the tennis club in Sliema and were brilliant dancers. I do vividly remember my pottery class with a teacher who wore cordoroy pants with a sailer flap instead of a fly, he made a beautiful model of Europa and the Bull which I tried very hard to mimic. He was the reason I got 'O' level Pottery.. I was 'in love'. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or my family. The single name I remember is Brian Ibbotson, I have a photo of him on Tigne beach.

hr

Message Number: 95 - Awaiting approval

hr

Message Number: 94 - Mon, Dec 13, 2021 04:10:54
[IP = 52.56.35.50] -
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Robert Davenport
Comments:

Came across this very interesting site whilst researching Robert Dickerson - and sorry to learn that he passed away recently. I have large picture of his, bought by my mother when we were living in Malta 1967-69. Mum was a very keen gardener and loved this vibrant depiction of bright red hibiscus - happy memories of our time on the island, also brought back by the many photos you have here. However, I'm just about to move house and sadly will not have space for it - if anyone is interested I'd be happy to share a photo and details of the auction of many treasured posessions which will be online early in the new year. Best wishes, Robert.

Admin reply - Thank you Robert, I will be in touch via email. (Martin Powell)

hr

Message Number: 93 - Sun, Oct 24, 2021 04:26:42
[IP = 86.4.175.214] -
Posted From: United Kingdom - gb.gif
Name:  Chris Miller
Dates at Tal Handaq:  19531959
Comments:

I was born in Valletta 1959 my English mother and father lived in Mosta for 5 years (navy) I have recently learned from a dna ancestry that my father is Maltese and I am searching for him. This site could help me very much, my mother is now deceased but she told me of a place called Jonnies bar in Mosta where they use to go. I would love to find someone who knew my mother and help me with my search, i think my father is an O'Brien and still alive.

Admin reply - will send you a private message Chris.

hr

Message Number: 92 - Mon, May 3, 2021 03:16:11
[IP = 143.159.109.9] -
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Kay Ainsworth nee Britnor
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1952-5
Comments:

Hello

Last night I attempted to join the Tal Handaq group but this morning Mon 3.5.2021 when I tried to access the site it said password incorrect, can you help please, did you receive it? I was a member before when Viv organised the society.

Also I have looked at the R.N School Magazines for the year 1954 & I understand there is another in print, I ask because I won the freestyle swimming race that year & have photos being presented with a medal, I have not been able to find reference to this in the first magazine & wondered if it is in the second?

Many thanks

Best wishes Kay

Admin reply - Hello again Kay, you obviously didn't get my welcome msg last night.

I cannot see passwords but if you click on "I forgot my password" you can reset it.

It would seem that "Prefect" was unable to reproduce the photos in some early magazines unfortunately.

Martin (THN admin)

hr