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The fire in Priory Street in September 2004 destroyed or terminally damaged all the buidings on one side of Priory Street and some on Hope Street. Amazingly, the fire crews managed to save the Horse and Jockey pub, the only remaining thatched building in the town centre and one of Wrexham's best loved landmarks. Just how close the fire was to the building can be seen in the picture below.

Of interest following the fire was the exposure of part of the old Rogers and Jackson Ltd shop sign and the R&J logo. This can be seen on the picture above left. Rogers and Jackson was one of the largest shops in Wrexham until it closed in the 1970s (correct me if I am wrong about the date) - the nearest thing the town had to a department store. When the Rogers and Jackson store closed the site was split into a number of shop units.

The site has now been completely cleared for redevelopment.

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