AS part of Monmouth's Agincourt 600 celebrations, St Mary's Parish Church held a Flower Festival last weekend.

Run from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July, the festival had more than 20 displays, designed to reflect various aspects of the battle which took place 600 years ago.

Organised by St Mary's with the help of the Monmouth Group of Parishes and other groups, the displays covered features including Henry V's coat of arms, the Monmouth Cap, the siege of Harfleur, the famous longbowmen, and the date of the battle – St Crispin's Day.

These were created by St Mary's, Monmouth Baptist, Monmouth Methodist, St Thomas', St Mary's Roman Catholic, St John's and St Wonnow's Churches, with other pieces contributed by Ross Floral Society, Osbaston Church in Wales School, florist Emma Webster and Wyesham Christian Fellowship.

The church also had a couple of costumes on display, loaned by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and used in its adaptations of Shakespeare's Henry V.

The Flower Festival is part of Monmouth's Agincourt 600 events which include the new Monmouth town flag competition and a medieval weekend at Monmouth Castle in August.