A QUARTET of World War One silhouettes have finally been received by a Flintshire town.

Holywell Town Council have eagerly awaited four silent soldier figures - two 'Tommy's' and two nurses, the latter of which are beacons of pride for the town as the nurses highlight the importance of women in the war.

Two nurses stand outside Greenfield Holy Trinity Church and Holywell Hospital, and two silent soldier figures also commemorate the centenary of the First World War in the town centre - one near Holywell bus station and one guarding the gates at Panton Place.

Town mayor Cllr Rosetta Dolphin said: "I like the idea that we have two nurses as it's worth remembering that women had a role in the war. They do look very good and I have not seen the nurses in another town. We had a choice of what to buy and we chose two nurses and two silent soldiers.

"We need to recognise that women put themselves at risk too. We as a council are going to leave them up until the end of the year, because it's the centenary. Next year they will come out again for the time of remembrance."