AN EMERGENCY services day saw more than 1,000 people descend on a town centre.

The Holywell 999 day was designed to give the public a chance to discover more about their local life-saving services.

Children took a peep inside fire engines, police cars, hovercraft rescue vehicles,
ambulances, an inshore lifeboat and a massive army recovery vehicle.

There was a demonstration from drug detection dogs and performances from an air cadets band and a choir who used sign language.

The event, organised by North Wales Police and the Holywell policing team, was launched by town mayor, Cllr Peter Curtis.

Cllr Curtis said: “The event was both informative and fun. It provided people with the opportunity to find out more about the work of the emergency services, get some safety advice and see some of the equipment they use close up.”

Other services present were Neighbourhood Watch, Neighbourhood Wardens, Holywell Communities First, Flintshire Wildlife and Pet Rescue Centre and a drug awareness exhibition.

There was also face-painting and fairground rides for the children.