Vintage photos show Malta enjoying summer over the years

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Malta comes alive during the summer. These photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at life in the Maltese Islands during the hot weather. From children learning how to swim at San Gorg Lido to families splashing in the sea at Mellieha Bay, people in Malta and Gozo have long enjoyed getting […]

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 […]

Astonishing images show life in Victorian Malta

Astonishing vintage photographs from the 1850s show Victorians enjoying one of Malta’s most historic gardens. In the images, women are shown wearing restrictive, formal wear while men are dressed in smart suits with ties and hats. The Victorian fascination with Egypt is also evident, with Egyptian servants posing for photos beside a well. The never-before-seen images […]

20 vintage pictures of Malta heatwaves over the last century

Summer heatwaves in Malta mean sun, sea, sand and soaring temperatures. And it appears it has always been that way, as these nostalgic pictures from the award-winning Bay Retro archives show Malta’s love of the beach when the mercury levels rocket. The striking images features sun lovers playing by the shore from the early 1910s right […]

7 amazing retro postcards of Malta’s seaside resorts

Today we share our favourite photos on Instagram and Facebook. But back in the 1960s there were only postcards and family photo albums. The pace of change in Malta is so fast, sometimes it’s hard to remember what the island once looked like. Now a set of beautiful postcards dating back to the early 1960s […]

Fascinating postcards show Malta life in the 1970s

These fascinating photographs offer a glimpse into Malta life in the 1970s. The collection of beautiful snaps were posted on social media by Christine Evans from Nottinghamshire and show snapshots of everyday life in the Maltese Islands more than 40 years ago. Christine wrote: ‘Just found an old album from my first holiday to Malta […]

10 incredible images of Malta’s original railway

Would trains help to solve congestion on Malta’s roads? The idea of building a railway or metro network is back in the news in Malta but few realise that thousands Maltese commuters used trains more than 100 years ago. The track ran from Valletta to Mdina via Floriana, Hamrun, Msida, Santa Venera, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard […]

Amazing images show St Julian’s in Victorian times

Malta has changed – and how! This is how St Julian’s looked when your great, great, great, great grandmother was alive. The amazing set of fascinating pictures give an intriguing insight into life in Malta more than 160 years ago. The sepia images were taken by Victorian photographer Giuseppi Calleja in the 1850s. The priceless […]

20 amazing colour photos of Malta in the 1960s

These amazing throwback pictures highlight how Malta has changed beyond recognition over the past 50 years. The incredible photographs take us back to the Swinging Sixties, when Malta gained Independence, Beatlemania was all the rage, and the new City Gate replaced King’s Gate in Valletta. There was also a huge military presence on the island with the […]

Vintage photos show Malta enjoying the sun over the years

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Malta comes alive during the summer. These photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at life in the Maltese Islands during the hot weather. From children learning how to swim at San Gorg Lido to families splashing in the sea at Mellieha Bay, people in Malta and Gozo have long enjoyed getting […]

We’ve ALWAYS loved to be beside Malta’s seaside

Summer in Malta means lots of sun, sea and sand. And it appears it has always been that way, as these nostalgic pictures from the award-winning Bay Retro archives show Malta’s love of the beach. The striking images features sun worshippers playing by the shore from the early 1900s right through to the 1980s. It seems everyone enjoys the simple pleasures of […]

Fascinating postcards show Malta life in the 1970s

These fascinating photographs offer a glimpse into Malta life in the 1970s. The collection of beautiful snaps were posted on social media by Christine Evans from Nottinghamshire and show snapshots of everyday life in the Maltese Islands more than 40 years ago. Christine wrote: ‘Just found an old album from my first holiday to Malta […]

These Malta then-and-now images will amaze you

If you saw your street as it was 100 years ago, would you recognise it? History fan Joe Scicluna from Qormi has combined Bay Retro images of some of Malta’s best-known landmarks as they were in the early 1900s compared to how they are now – and the results are eye-opening. Locations including Sliema, Attard, Zejtun […]

Amazing footage shows life in Malta 40 years ago

This rare newsreel footage shows how Malta looked 40 years ago. The 6-minute video features the official opening of the new runway at Luqa Airport in 1977 by President Anton Buttigieg and Archbishop Sir Michael Gonzi. The clip, shared by British Movietone News, gives the audience a fascinating insight into an important development for Malta’s […]

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 […]

Take a step back in time to Valletta 100 years ago

These stunning black-and-white photos provide a fascinating glimpse of Malta’s capital city in bygone decades – when trams regularly ran through the streets and the famous Theatre Royal was still a popular entertainment venue. The images feature all manner of goings-on in Valletta around 100 years ago, from familiar sights of commuters and shoppers to […]