These Google Street View images show the massive changes in Wakefield over past 10 years

These Google Street View images show the massive changes in Wakefield over past 10 years

When the first Google Street View images of Wakefield went live over a decade ago, they were a sensation, but now, more than a decade on from their initial publication, the historical value of those early images has increased tenfold.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:28 pm

Since then, the Street View team at Google have been publishing fresh interactive panoramas of the city on a regular basis.

An accompanying time slider function allows the user to reel back the years and select almost any season they like between August 2008, when the first images were captured, to the present day.

While the technology has clear practical uses, the historical value of the images captured by Google increases with every day, month, year and decade that passes. Never before have we been able to view 360 degree panoramas of our towns and cities as they looked in bygone eras.

So, what has changed in Wakefield?

For one, the changes Trinity Walk has brought to the city...

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