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Old 26-12-2008, 11:40
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You are spot on there Joseph. They reckoned if you drank enough of it , not only did you get the DT's you went blind as well.
Before Pepsi was introduced to the island it used to be flavoured with orange juice. Very rarely was it drunk NEAT!

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Old 26-12-2008, 12:22
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Harry the locol wine is called INBID (I-N- B-E-E-T) not AMBEET (nearly there).the other word AMTOOT just could nt get it. Bob they used to flavour it with coke but mostly with lemonade nowadays. i used to drink it neat but just one glass the most.they say if you mix it you can t get the best out of it. well happy new year to all of you. bye Joseph
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Old 27-12-2008, 11:26
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I have no doubt you are the right about the name of your local wine.
Ambeet / Amtoot was most probably,service names for it. If you Inquire in Google about Ambeet wine, it is quite interesting and the slang goes back beyond the 40s. If my memory is correct another wine was called Farmers,(at least the label read Produce of Malta G.C). I bought a bottle of it at Lyons Corner house in London in the early 60s.
I am sure I used to drink Anchor beer, and Biter beer (Red Label). Regards Harry
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Old 27-12-2008, 13:51
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Harry you re right about farmers wine and the beers you mentioned. marsovin was another good wine .the google site was very interesting. on which ships did you served when you were in malta? bye Joseph
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Old 27-12-2008, 14:36
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Joseph.
The ships I served on in Malta G.C.were.
HMS Cumberland (3 trips of 6 months)
HMS Urania
HMS Eastbourne
HMS Hardy
I also did a 2 year married accompanied draft at, HMS Phonecia, which included a short stop at M'sida Base.
I loved Malta and had a lot of friends there, who I kept in contact with, for a long time,unfortunately they have all passed away.

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Old 27-12-2008, 19:40
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hello Harry i only remember hms Eastbourne in Malta. attached are 2photos of cumberland in Malta and one of hms Phoenicia. bye my friend Joseph
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Old 29-12-2008, 14:28
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Found this Newpaper Clipping on shipsnostalgia throught someone might be interested.
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Old 29-12-2008, 14:32
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EASTBOURNE Coming up astern of CARYSFORT in Grand Harbour.

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Old 29-12-2008, 14:44
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Dave

A nice Photo of HMS Eastbourne, The Times of Malta cuttings, were interesting, for which I thank you very much, a lot of people dont realise how stormy and cold it can be there.

Happy New Year.

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Old 29-12-2008, 15:18
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I remember the weather very well it used to be the wind that got to me it was always so windy in the autum.

Here's a couple of shots of CARYSFORT
No1 Turning into dockyard creek Grabd Harbour on her way out the Far East in 1964
No2 and paying off on her way home in 1966.
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Old 29-12-2008, 15:34
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Two good pics Dave. Nice shot of the Barracca lift.

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Old 29-12-2008, 15:43
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You seem to have a thing for that old lift mate.
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HMS OCEAN - Sunday Divisions, Grand Harbour, August 1946

USS LITTLE ROCK - Grand Harbour 1946
Terrific 'atmosphere' picture of Ocean, very pleased to see a picture like this of my first ship.
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Old 12-01-2009, 20:18
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What lift Dave?
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Old 13-01-2009, 08:47
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Bob that s a good pic, never seen that before thanks , Joseph
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Old 14-02-2009, 10:44
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GRAND HARBOUR breakwater to be reconstructed.it was completed in 1906 and was destroyed in 1941 in an attack by the italian navy. it will cost about 2.8 million euros .Joseph
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Great pic. of the lift, I believe it has now been dismantled, is that correct.
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Old 28-02-2009, 08:36
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The lift was completed in 1905. It ceased to operate in 1973 and was dismantled in 1983.
Just a reminder of the refreshments, and what was left of the Gut in 2007.
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TOTEM Leaving Grand Harbour 1957

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Actually in Marsamxett Harbour, passing Lazaretto Creek on her way to Forth in Msida Creek.
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Old 28-02-2009, 11:57
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dave since 1979when malta became a republic the dghajsa began to dissapear. the naval was nt anymore . there s still a couple operating for tourists but seldom used. some of them are still competing for the annual santa maria convoy races in grand harbour. Joseph
I think there has been a slight revival in the dghajsa trade lately. This in Dockyard Creek 2008.
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Superb thread and lots of memories .

Anyone got a map of the layout of Grand Harbour Lazaretto? Sliema etc
so I can get it all into perspective

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Map from about 1970.
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thanks for that Lanc's

Spent many happy days and nights in that Locality ----when I was a lot younger.


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Here's a puzzler for some of you. I dug this slide out earlier today, you know, the boxes that have been gathering dust for the past three decades or so.

I took this picture of Grand Harbour. I think it was 1966...I was a stoker on a GMD, and the view shows either the Eagle or the Ark in the background and a Tiger Class cruiser in the foreground. I think it must be the 'Tiger as later in '66' she went in Dockyard hands for conversion, as did Blake later.

What do you think? As I say, the ships concerned are nothing but an educated guess and I may well we be quite wrong!

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I believe the cruiser is the HNLMS De Ruyter of the Netherlands. The carrier is a bit blurry for me, It's Eagle I think(I'm pretty sure thats a type 984 3-D radar on the Island)
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A full-sized version would help a great deal Mac. Yours is so small I couldn't work out there was a ship in the background 'IN THE FIRST PLACE' !!
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