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Wrexham: Changing for the better?

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 12:57 UK time, Thursday, 2 March 2006

Wrexham is changing beyond recognition. Something like ??200m has been spent developing the town in the last few years and in some quarters it's felt like it's well on its way to becoming a city - though Stephanie and others aren't convinced. "It is nowhere near ready yet," she writes in the City status debate. "The town adapts a small town mentality."

In the last few months the Wrexham Lager Brewery site has been turned into a new retail park, changing the traffic flow around the town, and a new hotel has opened near to the site of Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

But spare a thought for people like 'been away' Liz who has only her memories to guide her around the town today.

When she was last here not even 70s high rise Wrexham Police Station had been built. But that was the least of bargain hunter Liz's worries: "On visiting after 40-summat years, I was confused. Where was the Beast Market of the 1950s - 1960s?" For the record Liz, the Beast Market is the Monday market and you'll find it on the car park at Waterworld, another new addition to the town's skyline. PS. Here are some Wrexham then & now scenes.

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