This year's calendar features a set of new images of Gibraltar in the early to mid-1950s. Although 70 years ago, the images show a much simpler Gibraltar when the world was recovering from the Second World War, the last of Gibraltar's evacuated civilians had returned to the Rock only a few years earlier and the pace of life was much slower than today. The photographs first came to light in 2018 when UK based journalist Gerard Richardson was working on a project involving the identification and scanning of a library of more than 25,000 negatives. They all belonged to photographer Ivor Nicholas, now in his eighties. Ivor Nicholas was stationed with the RAF Gibraltar during this period and has recalled fond memories of his time here.
We have added an interetsing twist to the black and white negatives by colourising them through the use of an app. Although not historically accurate, the use of colour gives a new dimension to the images, perhaps even making them more relatable and offering a new flavour of life of the Rock back then.
Publisher: The Gibraltar Heritage Trust
Printed by: EasiPrint, Gibraltar Chronicle Printing Ltd.
Year of Publication: 2021
Number of Pages: 14 pages (including front and back cover)
Dimensions: 29.8cm (w) 20.9cm (h) 0.3cm (d)