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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]