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Offline daviesnc

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Maltese Gangster
« on: Monday 19 August 19 18:56 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I'm trying to find out about a man who was active in the 1960's in Soho. He was one of those 'pretty boys' who delivered the unfortunate girls into the clutches of the Maltese men working the prostitution angle presumably for one of the kingpins ('Big Frank Mifsud' springs to mind) who ran most of the clubs in their heyday. He was married to a relative who may have been one of 'his girls'

Name : Joe/Joseph/Joey Barbara
Born: Malta, Abt. 1933
Activities: Pimp/Panderer
Imprisoned: Yes, once, possibly twice. Don't know if he was deported or not (Malta being a colony at the time).

Any pointers wd be very well received !
Other: May have travelled to Australia by ship at around 1960

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Re: Maltese Gangster
« Reply #1 on: Monday 19 August 19 19:13 BST (UK) »
Would he be related to "Maltese Joe Barbara" who was a famous pool player in England in the '70s and '80s?

I vaguely recollect reading that this "Maltese Joe" was born in the early 1950s.

Philip
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Re: Maltese Gangster
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 20 August 19 12:57 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I don't think so. this Maltese Joe, was born in / around 1933, and was active in Soho in the 60's

Thanks


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Re: Maltese Gangster
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 February 21 17:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Did you have any luck with your search for Joe?

As I am also looking into possibly the same person regarding if he was the father of my late wife