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Title: Pipes from the Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, Malta
Authors: Wood, John
Keywords: Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Tobacco pipes -- Malta -- History
Pipe smoking
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Academie Internationale de la Pipe
Citation: Wood, J. (2017). Pipes from the Royal Naval Hospital, Bighi, Malta. Journal of the Academie Internationale de la Pipe, 10, 122-134.
Abstract: Malta was occupied by the British in 1800 and retained at the Congress of Vienna. From 1803 until 1832 the Royal Navy’s hospital on the island was housed in a variety of accommodation in or near Valletta, none of it purpose built. In 1827 the hospital could no longer cope adequately with the casualties from the battle of Navarino. In 1830 a permanent hospital site was created on the promontory of Bighi in Grand Harbour. This facility closed in 1970. Recent development on the site necessitated archaeological supervision which revealed artefacts including these smoking pipes.
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