10 Gorgeous Photos Of St Paul’s Bay Over The Years

  Over the years, St Paul’s Bay was the go-to village for Summer getaways, and I am sure that if we had to ask around about their favourite summer memories, St Paul’s Bay would definitely feature. St Paul’s Bay is now one of the largest resorts on Malta’s north coast, but it knows its humble […]

Introducing Bay Player: Listening to The Bay Network has Never Been Easier!

You’re not the only one doing some spring cleaning! We have also taken the opportunity to do it ourselves. The new Bay Player is cleaner, fresher, and easier to use! It’s as easy as this: Tap on ‘Listen’. Choose which station you’d like to jam to. Hit the ‘Play’ button. Dance away like nobody’s watching. […]

Maltese modeller brilliantly recreates Valletta’s ‘lost gem’

With its stunning architecture, it was once of one of the most beautiful buildings in Malta. Things changed in 1942, when the majestic Theatre Royal in Valletta was devastated during a wartime air raid. But now one of Malta’s most talented model makers has recreated the iconic building’s glory days in miniature. Robert Zammit from […]

Fascinating photos show life in Malta in the 1950s

These fascinating photographs offer a glimpse of Malta in the 1950s. The collection of more than 350 beautiful pictures show snapshots of everyday life in the Maltese Islands nearly 70 years ago. The images were taken by award-winning photographer and archaeologist Peter J. Shield between 1954 and 1959. He said: ‘This collection provides valuable memories […]

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 […]

Never-before-seen photos show Malta 150 years ago

This is how Malta looked when your great great great great grandmother was alive. These never-before-seen images, which were unearthed at an auction, give a fascinating insight into life in Victorian Malta. The incredible snaps include views of Pieta Creek, several decades before St Luke’s Hospital was built on the hill. The amazing photographs were […]

Malta’s number one visitor attraction of 2019 is crowned

Fort Rinella has been crowned the number one visitor attraction in the Maltese Islands of 2019. The museum in Kalkara was praised by TripAdvisor reviewers as ‘an excellent day out’ and ‘unique’. The coastal battery was built in 1878 by the British Army. It housed the world’s biggest gun to defend Malta against enemy attacks […]

Amazing film footage shows life in Malta in 1969

Rare colour video footage shows the hustle and bustle of Malta in 1969. The 90-second clip, shared by the Kino Library, gives the audience a fascinating insight into what life was like in Malta almost 50 years ago. We see vintage cars on the streets – as well as horse-drawn carts – and people going about […]

10 things about ‘old Malta’ you probably miss today

Malta has changed so much over the years. While progress is always a good thing, several Maltese landmarks and icons have sadly vanished. We’ve raided the award-winning Bay Retro photo archives to celebrate Malta’s recent history. Here are 10 things about ‘the old Malta’ that are gone but not forgotten. Check them out.   1. […]

Malta’s most retro bikes go on display this weekend

Malta’s Historic Motorcycle Club is holding its annual vintage bike exhibition this weekend. More than 60 motorcycles dating from the start of the 20th century to the 1980s will on display, offering a snapshot of nearly a century of technological progress. Many of the motorcycles are famous marques from Britain, Italy, the US and other […]

Calls grow for Malta’s Royal Opera House to be restored

Valletta’s lost treasure has been put firmly back in the spotlight thanks to 89.7 Bay. Hundreds of fans on Bay’s social media have joined calls for the Royal Opera House to be restored to its original Victorian glory. A post on the award-winning Bay Retro Facebook page, showing the majestic building in the 1930s, attracted nearly […]

10 fascinating photos of Malta as your Nanna knew it

A fascinating collection of photographs taken more than 50 years ago give us a peek into how life in Malta has changed. The never-before-seen images were uncovered in London archives of the Daily Telegraph. They feature cruise liners and aircraft carriers in the Grand Harbour, vintage buses, tourists soaking up the sun in Qawra and […]

Never-Before-Seen Images Show Malta 100 Years Ago

Malta almost looks like somewhere from another planet in these brilliant nostalgic images from almost 100 years ago. Most of the photographs take us back to post-war Malta in the 1920s – and some places are unrecognisable from today. But how well do you know ‘Lost Malta’? Take our Bay Retro quiz to find out. […]

10 amazing postcards of Malta from the 1920s

These days we have Instagram filters and Facebook check-ins to induce envy in our friends. But before social media came along, the postcard was the ultimate holiday brag. These amazing postcards of Malta are so beautiful you’ll wish you had a time machine. The remarkable pictures date back to 1927 and were drawn by the famous […]

WATCH: Vintage Malta bus video turns up the nostalgia

They were loved by many of us and regarded as a tourist attraction in themselves. And now nostalgic footage of Malta’s charming vintage buses has gone viral on social media. The video was shot around 20 years ago by Bay Retro fan Joe Scicluna using his trusty VHS camcorder. It shows the much-loved buses on […]

16 astonishing pictures of Malta life in the 1950s

Malta in the 1950s was the heyday of the baby boomers. There was no longer rationing post war and the island fortress was undergoing huge social and economic change. A new Queen was in charge of the British Empire who was vibrantly popular and hope hung in the air for a new era. It was […]