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Can you name the Malta streets in these retro photos?

We don’t know about you, but we love poring over vintage photos of Malta on our award-winning Bay Retro page on Facebook.

From grainy black and white shots of Valletta, Sliema and Hamrun in 1905 to Malta’s first tram service from Floriana to The Three Cities, we love taking a trip down memory lane.

The question is: do you recognise the old streets of Malta, and can you pinpoint just where you’re looking at?

These beautiful and romantic pictures show Maltese society in the Edwardian age.

They were shared by Ray Arpa from Birkirkara, who has a large collection of wonderful vintage photos of Maltese life in past.


1. Malta’s electric tram service is launched 103 years ago


2. St Joseph High Street in Hamrun still looks the same


3. Porte des Bombes in Floriana surrounded by defensive walls


4. King’s Gate, the extremely grand entrance to Valletta


5. This sea view shows how much Balluta Bay has changed


6. Msida Church when it was right on the seafront


7. Men in hats stroll along Kingsway at the Royal Opera House


8. The greasy pole competition was already a thing at Balluta Bay


9. Water taxis wait for passengers at Marsamxett Harbour in Valletta


10. Can you spot the huge iron arms of the Macina in Senglea?

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