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Between late 1964 and March 1969, this area was home to the 7th Minesweeping Squadron, HM Ships Walkerton, Ashton, Crofton, Leverton, Shavington and Stubbington. The buildings along the waterfront (Victualling Wharf and Bakery Wharf) served as the Base Offices, Stores, Workshops etc. On the extreme left can be seen part of Fort St Angelo.
Ken H.
 

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Yes Ken, how it’s function has changed. I have photos of the sweepers in that part of the harbour.
I went down Strait St after taking some photos of the harbour to check it out and had a beer in the oldest remaining pub (Carmen Bar No 82). I don’t remember it from my last visit on CLEOPATRA in 1972 but the owner said the pub was 90 years old.
 

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Visited The Gut about fifteen years ago whilst on holiday, and although the bars were still there with namebords etc outside, they were all locked and up and looked neglected. I should really return for old times sake!! Can't remember Carmen Bar, but have memories of the Egyptian Queen, Lucky Wheel, Splendid Bar and Silver Horse (Galvanised Donkey!) with Bobby at the piano, always playing the Legend of the Glass Mountain. Great Days, thanks for memories, TJ.
Regards, Ken H.
 

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Thanks for that TJ, also I believe the War Rooms at Lascaris are well worth visiting for those interested in WW 11.
 

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