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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colour postcards show how Malta looked in the 1960s

These pictures show what Malta looked like in the 1960s. The collection of photographs has been restored and released in a new book. The postcards of Malta were produced by photographer John Hinde, a key figure in the development of the colour photograph as a postcard. Shot with large format cameras, the project was an […]

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 […]

Incredible pictures show life in Malta 100 years ago

Maltese children in their bare feet line up in the street for a photograph 100 years ago. The amazing picture, above, is one of around a dozen never-before-seen photographs of Malta taken in 1918. They were uncovered by a photography enthusiast among an assortment of her grandfather’s old photo slides. In a series of candid snapshots, Private […]

These Malta then-and-now pictures will shock you

If you saw your street as it was around 80 years ago, would you recognise it? Maltese history fan Joe Scicluna from Qormi has taken Bay Retro images of some of Malta’s best-known landmarks as they were in the 1900s and then compared to how they look now. The results are amazing. Some locations including Floriana, Luqa, […]

These Bay Retro then-and-now images will amaze you

If you saw your street as it was 100 years ago, would you recognise it? History enthusiast Joe Scicluna from Qormi has combined Bay Retro photographs of some of Malta’s best-known locations as they were in the 1900s – and then compared them to how they look now. The results of his project are amazing. Some […]