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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]