65-year-old photo shows fresh meat vendor going round Hamrun in horse drawn carriage
The photo was taken by photographer Ernie Miller.
In this photo uploaded by the National Archives of Malta, one can see a sight that is definitely no longer possible today.
The photo taken all the way back in the 1950’s by photographer Ernie Miller shows a street vendor going round with his carriage to sell fresh meat such as chicken and rabbits.
1958. Laħam frisk! Il-bejjiegħ tat-triq tal-fniek u t-tiġieġ fil-Ħamrun 65 sena ilu. Nirringrazzjaw lil Barry Miller...Posted by The National Archives of Malta on Wednesday, 29 March 2023
The meat vendor was known by locals as ‘Salvu tal-bajd’. He used to have live chickens and rabbits in cages, and he used to kill them right there and then for those who used to buy them.
The road shown in the picture is known as Miggiani Steet and is found right behind the Midalja Mirakuluza chapel complex in Hamrun.
Do you remember any more street vendors from all the way back then?