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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Malta’s glorious past brought to life in colour postcards

The pace of change in some parts of Malta is so fast, sometimes it’s hard to remember what the island once looked like. This collection of 10 stunning colour postcards from the 1950s to the 1980s turns back the clock to Malta’s glorious past. The fascinating highlight how some of the island’s most iconic landmarks have […]

Stunning colour photos show Malta in the 1960s and 70s

A series of fascinating photographs capturing life in Malta during the 1960s and 70s have whipped up feelings of nostalgia on social media. David Woolfenden from Swindon’s extraordinary collection of colour photos feature Mdina, Valletta, Marsaxlokk and Kalkara as well as scenes from everyday Maltese life. And the roads are almost empty compared to today’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dazzling colour postcards bring Malta’s past to life

The pace of change in some parts of Malta is so fast, sometimes it’s hard to remember what the island once looked like. This Bay Retro collection of 10 dazzling colour postcards from the 1950s to the 1980s turns back the clock to the days of the Royal Navy in Malta, when your nanna strolled down […]

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 […]

Stunning colour images show life in Malta in the 1950s

These stunning Bay Retro colour photos provide a fascinating glimpse of Malta and Gozo in the 1950s – long before the holiday apartment building boom. The images feature all manner of goings-on, from the familiar scenes of Castille in Valletta to the more unexpected sight of fields where blocks of flats now stand in Xemxija. The jubilant Carnival […]

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 […]

What do you miss about your childhood in Malta?

Remember those long, hot summer days at the beach followed by a quick dash to the nearest corner shop to stock up on your favourite sweets? Whether you loved playing skipping in Malta’s streets or having water fights with your friends, there are certain things we all miss about growing up in ‘the old Malta’. Now, […]

6 Maltese traditions that are sadly dying out

Malta is changing fast. Children today are growing up in a very different world than we did. As well as busier roads, more traffic and much more hectic lifestyles, our traditions are changing too with some in danger of dying out. Here are six Maltese traditions that your nanna would’ve probably followed religiously when she […]