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William? I took some photos in the area one of Triq Vilhena and the block which I believe was damaged badly then rebuilt after the war. It's an area that I have not visited before but this time I had a walk along the bastion overlooking the Pinto wharf, there is one of the merchant buildings that is just frontage no two gable ends high is not obvious from the dock side.
Derek James Bevan, I see in Carve Malta on my heart, a picture of the bomb damage to the building, gives the address as, Piazza Filippo Sceberras c/o Vilhena Terrace, this is in a section of the book re her friend Tamara Marks, a third section is devoted to Warburton. Been in that area many times, but will seek it out when we come next year, I like Floriana and we always visit the Argotti , St Phillip & Msida Bastion Gardens.
William Clarke. I too had tried to get to find where Christina is buried .I have just finished reading THE Ladies of Lascaris and almost finished Warburton's war. I did go down to the apartment block where Christina lived half the building is occupied by the Italian embassy which is a bit ironic as the Italian air bombed the place while she lived there.
The annual Remembrance Service can be seen at the War Memorial Monument by the laying of the wreaths by the Prime Minister and other dignitaries today 11 November on the eleventh hour Malta Time. "We will remember them"
Derek James Bevan, Your comments re Christina Ratcliffe reminded me of our efforts to find her grave in Floriana & Pieta some years ago, after being given information we found it at Santa Marija Addolorata cemetery in Pawla. It is in the east division section MA-D grave 4. Buried in the Government section having died alone in 1988, she was re-interned in 1993 after relatives and friends raised funds for her own grave. Inscribed on the headstone is, Christina of George Cross Island. Awarded the BEM in 1943, that is on display in the Malta War Museum. The love of her life Adrian Warburton, highly decorated WW2 pilot, a celebrated couple in Malta, Warburtons remains were found in Bavaria in a downed USA Lightning in 2002, believed shot down in April 1944. Further info in, Carve Malta on my heart, by Frederick R. Galea & Warburton's War by Tony Spooner DSO DFC.
thank you derek for taking the time to find the info!
Debbie morris.an update on the block overlooking the Pinto wharf, the Boffa hospital is slightly to the left and lower down, the block on the right is an apartment block the top one was the home during and then after the war (once rebuilt after being bomb damaged) of Christina Radcliffe a young British girl who went to Malta as an entertainer, forming the wizz bangs to entertain the troupes and the people of the country at the outbreak of the war, she the joined the Ladies of Lascaris as a plotter then made her way up the ladder. Sadly she died alone in I think 1982 a forgotten heroine .I can recommend the book Ladies of Lascaris.
Good example of planned green peaceful area. The Buildings on the far top right used to be the Headquarters Allied Forces Mediterranean HAFMED during the cold war. A prime target from the the Warsaw Pact countries of Eastern Europe. No longer TG. Prayers have been answered.
17.10.19. For the UK viewers I’ll post the various departure times this afternoon/evening our time: CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION : 4pm, SEA CLOUD: 5pm, OCEANA : 8pm and finally EMERALD PRINCESS : 9pm.
thank you derek what a view though!
debbie morris its St.Pauls boffa hospital.
does anyone know what the building is directly outside where the cruise ships dock? They must be able to see right in the cruise ship!
A nice sunny day, and always good to sand in Hastings Garden and get this view.
Oh dear how could you lot get banned ha ha
Hi both. Yes - they have definitely removed some! ;)
Carol, some have certainly gone. We'll wait and see.