Welcome to Senglea, This site is dedicated to all the Senglean, and for those who live abroad,
although I'm not from Senglea myself, I consider myself as one, as I've been living in Senglea for the last 46 years,
hope you find it of interest....
over looking the Grand Harbour constitute one of the Island's prominent attractions owing to the strategic position in the center of the Grand Harbour
Senglea was Malta's most heavily bombed spot during the Second World War it's ruins were visited by King George VI, Churchill and Roosevelt during the war it's war scars have now been replaced by new blocks of buildings and new house.
Senglea Point as its name states is the very tip of this Peninsula very popular with locals both as a swimming area and for the famous Regatta (Ragatta Pictures click on link on the left)
In Senglea there was also a private hospital a house in the strand which was bequeathed for this purpose at the close of the 18th century. A chapel dedicated to St.Anne was added to the hospital in 1816. The Franciscan sister were asked to take care of the needs of patients
in the hospital. It was eventually enlarged to accommodate more inmates but was finally demolished to be completely re modernized in 1980 and converted into a residential home for the elderly run by the local Parish.
In 1846 while the Royal Navy docks (dock number one) was nearing completion the dockyard terrace was being rebuild some distance away it accommodated Senior Naval officers such as the Dockyard Surgeon,
the Electrical Engineering manager the Senior Naval officer and the manager of construction department this elegant building had a huge Veranda resting on cast iron column each had a front garden.
as the British Navy left its territory in March 1979 the Maltese Goverment added two more stores to this building and was converted into 33 housing units to-day it resides 33 Maltese families.
The clock Tower is one of the landmarks that looks on to the three cities, it was build by the british naval authority's in the year 1908, although it went through the war of 1940-1945 it was never hit by falling bombs, it never stopped working.
The four major faces looks at the North, South, East, and West, it's Machinery came from John Smith & sons, Midland Clock Works, Derby, in the year 1905.
World War 2 Photos
Our Lady Bambina
Malta 18/19 Century Photo's & Information
Prince Andrew's Visit
Some of Senglea Streets
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Visitors Since 01/12/03
All the information found on this web site is the result of a lot of research,
from books I own dating back to the 1900's and other resources.
All credit goes to the respective authors. If you think that I am in breach of any copyright, please contact me, and I will remove the material in question.
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