Hamrun’s Hidden Heritag
Reuben Grima and Cheryl Deguara
problematic: Urbanisation, heritage preservation
description: A casual visitor to Hamrun may be forgiven for thinking that the history of this locality began in the 1880s, when the bustling town that we know today took shape. The streetscapes along the main artery of the town, Saint Joseph High Road, still preserve the iconic vistas that were formed in the building boom of the late nineteenth century. Yet behind these familiar façades, there lies a much longer story of urban growth, which is today largely forgotten.