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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