Have you heard of the Blackley Bakery found in Pieta? Neither had we until a little while ago, and we were totally intrigued by what it had to offer. This historic complex was built by the British - located in Triq id-Duluri, corner with Guardamangia Hill in Pieta, this bakery has been around for over a century and was an important spot back in the day.
The Blackley Bakery opened its doors in 1907 and had the best machinery of its time for an efficient workforce. The newest developments in the baking industry in Malta came about thanks to this one, including a new form of fire-retardant ceiling.
Upon first glance, you’ll immediately notice that the bakery is quite the building, having beautiful architectural characteristics including a semi-circled arched doorway positioned below an open balcony. The building also has English-styled apertures on both ground and upper floor levels. Interestingly, an old telephone booth is situated right outside the bakery, giving the whole area a very complete British feel.
The historic bakery was left in disrepair for many years but after some TLC, it was brought back to life, and now the Planning Authority has scheduled it as a Grade 2 protected building.