A NEW mural created during a festival is a "definite asset" to a Flintshire town, organisers have said.

The Cadi Ha festival held on Saturday in Holywell saw people of all ages turn out to take part.

Members of Transition Holywell and District had worked in partnership with Dawnswyr Delyn of Mold to ensure the continuation of this unique local tradition.

The number of schools had reduced to almost none in recent years, threatening the continuation of the festival -so Transition members managed to persuade more local schools to get involved.

A spokesman said: "It would have been very sad to see the end of the Cadi Ha in Holywell.

“We were really pleased, therefore, to also see on Saturday morning the last touches being put to the Cadi Ha mural which we had commissioned.

"The mural greatly enhances a formerly dull wall in the Mews just off the High Street, and was painted by Joanne Powell of Flint. "It has already received plenty of compliments from both Holywell people and visitors to the town.

“Local people who were not aware what the Cadi Ha is all about can now find out from this mural. It’s a definite asset to the town."

The afternoon entertainment included Ceilidh music by the five-man Wee Bag Band and the inimitable Clerical Error Morris troupe.

The spokesman added: "It was just a pity there weren’t more people in town in the afternoon to enjoy these first-class entertainers of whom North East Wales can be proud."