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Message Number: 191 - Sunday, September 23, 2018 10:42:33 GMT
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Name:  Esther Wilkinson (now Allwood)
Comments:

Sorry to hear news of your wife Ian Williams. Hope you did not find going back to our old haunts too difficult. Most of us at Tal Handaq moved around where our parents were posted. I loved Malta the most.The first time when I attended Verdala and the second time Tal Handaq - never to be forgotten days - living in a bubble. The Pit - the guitarist copying Hendrix and playing with his teeth. Would love to make contact with my friends during these times - the Sharpe family and Richard Hoctor.

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Message Number: 190 - Saturday, August 25, 2018 21:06:38 GMT
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Name:  Margaret
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1959-61
Comments:

My brother Bob Satterley had a band called 'The Students' whilst in Tal Handaq. Robin Bowes was on drums, Eddie Reubins on bass guitar & Roger Wilkins on rythm-guitar & vocals. Robin died in a plane crash.

This is to say that Bob passed away last month. He had reverted to his birth name of RJ McMillan

He worked on the oil rigs for most of his working life. RIP

(Admin reply - thank you for letting us know the sad news Margaret. I will let Rog Wilkin know directly).

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Message Number: 189 - Friday, July 6, 2018 08:15:44 GMT
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Name:  Kay French
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1970 - 1972
Comments:

Hi

Is there anyone on here who attended 1970 - Dec 71? I was in At Vincent house. I was in form 1B then 2A2 ( taken from 2 old school reports). I had Miss Farmer as my Latin teacher, I think it was a Miss Wood for Maths. We lived firstly at Naxaar then on camp at Luqa. I remember Nicola & Alison Gibbs, Pia Dewdney, girl called Morag, surname possibly Beeton, Paul Mower, Ian Trower, Susan & Peter Butzkoy?

(Admin reply - Hello Kay, see also facebook groups mentioned in previous posts below.)

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Message Number: 188 - Wednesday, June 6, 2018 11:58:40 GMT
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Name:  Lois Malcolm nee (Reed)
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1965-1968
Comments:

Hi all, does anyone remember the old Metropole Hotel at the bottom of Dingli Street, Sliema. It was on the left going up from the sea front. Not the more recent one which was on the right, further up Dingli Street and is now a block of apartments.

I would very much appreciate a photograph if one is out there somewhere or to see it posted. This is in order to resolve a long running friendly dispute with a very good Maltese friend.!

Lois Reed

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Message Number: 187 - Sunday, June 3, 2018 20:15:47 GMT
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Name:  Ian Williams
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1963 to 1969
Comments:

Hi Martin so nice to hear from you after all these years I have often wondered what you are all doing.I certainly didn’t think of you teaching in Venezuela,how did that come about. As you may guess I returned to Scotland and have been there ever since.I was a cop in Strathclyde police for 30 years and have been retired for 15 years.My wife of 45 years died in March from cancer so I am struggling to come to terms with it.Fortunately I have my two sons and 3 young grandsons only 5 minutes away so they have been a great help.

I have been back to Malta on numerous occasions over the years with the family and have booked to go to the Preluna on 23 August for 2 weeks on my own for the first time so I don’t know how that will be.I don’t know your circumstances or Bobby and Nicks but perhaps we could arrange a meet at some point.Anyway as I said earlier it is nice to hear from you and I hope the webmaster will give you my E’mail address so that we can correspond directly.

(Done - admin)

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Message Number: 186 - Sunday, June 3, 2018 01:08:13 GMT
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Name:  Mr Martin Cannon
Dates at Tal Handaq:  July 1964 -July 1967
Comments:

Hi Ian, good to be in touch! It's Martin here and it was Nick Woodley who put me in contact with this site as I didnlt know about it! I've been in touch over the last few years with Nick and more recemtly with Rob Winkworth too. Nostalgia ainlt what it used to be! I currently working (teaching!) In Venezuela where I've been for the last six years and will be returning back to England next month! Hope to be in touch again soon!

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Message Number: 185 - Monday, May 28, 2018 22:22:46 GMT
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Name:  Ian Williams
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1963 to 1969
Comments:

Hi anyone out there who knows me especially Martin Cannon, Nicky Woodley, Bobby Winkworth. Lynne Duguid, Wendy Battleday, Corrin Bevan and Jane Hirst. If any of you would like to chat let me know.

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Message Number: 184 - Monday, May 28, 2018 12:15:47 GMT
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Name:  Mark Norman
Dates at Tal Handaq:  Jul 1972 - Jul 1975
Comments:


Looking for anyone who lived in Sliema, Paceville (stinky bay) in the various flats and houses. Mostly army, navy, marine (40 Commando) and those whose Dads or Mums may have worked for GCHQ Dingli cliffs etc). Robb Lido, Tal Handaq disco at the navy docks, Valletta bar crawls and the like. 6th form common room. Nightclub in Sliema bay. Parties at villas, forget whose because we were tanked up before and comatose by the end.

Contact me via the website

Cheers

Admin reply - Mark, see also TH chat pages on Facebook, search there on Handaq. Replies to this can be sent c/o admin via the Contact button or by posting a reply in the Guestbook but email addresses will not appear in public.

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Message Number: 183 - Monday, February 19, 2018 13:02:49 GMT
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Name:  linda blakelock
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1951
Comments:

Hi I am trying to find out if my sister Betty (Elizabeth) Blakelock went to this school or RNS Verdala (are they the same school)? I have posted a photo of her in 1951. My 2 sisters were 3 and 4 they went to some sort of nursery but no idea which one. My family lived in Malta for 3 years around 1951.

Thanks.

Admin reply - hello Linda, the two schools became separate by 1954 but there were still some Junior pupils at TH until then. (It's all in the school history page, http://www.talhandaqnostalgia.org/memoirs/history.htm )

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Message Number: 182 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 08:17:47 GMT
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Name:  HENRY WOOLDRIDGE
Dates at Tal Handaq:  1967 to1969
Comments:

I would like to contact anyone who was at Tal Handaq at the same time I was, 1967-69. I was living in Tigne barracks at the time.

Admin reply - as mentioned below Henry - have a look at Facebook Tal Handaq chat pages too - https://www.facebook.com/groups/5075732091/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/53682622521/

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