As the Street View team at Google have now made numerous visits to Larne over the years, the images they captured are available as a fascinating way to reel back the years showing how this part of the world has changed between every visit.
While the technology clearly has practical uses, the historical value of the images captured by Google increases with each visit. Never before have we been able to view 360 degree panoramas of the Larne area as it continually evolves.
We hope you enjoy our trip down memory lane as we take a tour of Larne town centre to see how much has changed since the first time those Google cameras came to town!
The Age Concern centre in Larne's Main Street as it was captured in August 2008. This was a popular meeting place for members of Age Concern to drop in to while in the town centre. Picture: Google Street View.
The most recent image of the former Age Concern centre - taken in May 2018. A complete refurbishment of the building has resulted in new business opportunities on the Main Street. You can also see a change in the businesses to either side during this time as well. Picture: Google Sreet View.
Here are the businesses situated at the junction of Lower Main Street and Agnew Street in August 2011. Picture: Google Street View.
The changing face of business at the Agnew Street junction as captured in May 2018. Picture: Google Street View.