Amazing film footage shows life in Malta in 1969

Rare colour video footage shows the hustle and bustle of Malta in 1969. The 90-second clip, shared by the Kino Library, gives the audience a fascinating insight into what life was like in Malta almost 50 years ago. We see vintage cars on the streets – as well as horse-drawn carts – and people going about […]

Malta’s most retro bikes go on display this weekend

Malta’s Historic Motorcycle Club is holding its annual vintage bike exhibition this weekend. More than 60 motorcycles dating from the start of the 20th century to the 1980s will on display, offering a snapshot of nearly a century of technological progress. Many of the motorcycles are famous marques from Britain, Italy, the US and other […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 games today’s kids in Malta miss out on

Are you old enough to remember playing with dolls, splashing in puddles and climbing trees when you were a child? The simple pleasures that defined childhood for generations in Malta appear to be dying out as an increasing number of kids stay indoors and surf the internet instead. Three in four children today spend less […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 vintage postcards reveal how much Malta has changed

These stunning vintage postcards highlight just how much Malta has changed over the years. The beautiful collection documents the history of Malta through the decades. The assortment belongs to Tony Pace, 45, of Marsalforn, who recently began collecting the picture postcards. Ranging from the 1900s to the 1980s, the postcards capture Malta’s past in dazzling technicolour. […]

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 […]

Stunning stamps celebrate Malta’s vintage buses

They were boneshakers – but they were charming. Malta’s famous vintage buses have been celebrated in a series of stunning MaltaPost stamps designed by artist Cedric Galea Pirotta. The old buses were a tourist attraction in themselves and provided millions of photo opportunities as they rattled around the island’s roads. They were finally taken out of service […]

10 of the most nostalgic vintage shop signs in Malta

Malta’s traditional painted shop signs are distinctive, quaint and instantly Instagrammable. The lend character and historic authenticity to some of our most historic streets. Some shopfronts are almost 150 years old. However, heritage groups have warned that the classic signs are slowly disappearing as old shops and houses are demolished and replaced. Here are 10 […]