13 epic colour pictures of Malta in the Swinging Sixties

Malta is an island that’s seen it all, from pageants, royal visits, festivals and much more – and the 1960s was a golden era.

We’ve searched through our award-winning Bay Retro archive to find the best colour photos of Malta in the decade that brought us Independence, the Beatles dominated the charts and man landed on the moon.

Do you – or your parents or grandparents – remember any of these things from the Swinging Sixties in Malta?

 

Grain stored underground in Floriana

 

King’s Gate in Valletta

 

Salt pans at Salina Bay

 

 

Rush hour in Gozo

 

The Malta Airshow at RAF Ta’ Kali

 

Valletta welcomes The Queen

 

 

The Chalet pier in Sliema

 

TV aerials galore in Msida

 

Marsaxlokk Harbour

 

 

HMS Forth in Msida Creek

 

British European Airways at Luqa Airport

 

Builders in Birkirkara with no safety helmets or gloves

 

The Gozo ferry Jylland arrives at Marfa

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