A CAREFULLY created display featuring hundreds of vibrant blue forget-me-nots are to don the pillars at St Asaph Cathedral during an annual festival.

The "spectacular" showcase has been created in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.

The display will be will be on show during the North Wales International Music Festival, which gets underway on Saturday, September 15.

The flowers, made by residents from the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, vary in size - from half an inch across to two feet in diameter.

The flower symbolises remembrance. Soldiers writing home from the front would draw forget-me-nots onto their letters.

Ann Atkinson, the festival’s artistic director, said: "We grateful for the support of Pendine Park and the work residents have done in creating the forget-me-nots [as well as] suitcases and collages. The cathedral is going to look spectacularly good.”

Among those who never returned from the First World War were nearly 50 servicemen from St Asaph whose names are commemorated on the city’s cenotaph.

They included Private Hubert Stanley Belcher whose father was the organist and master of choristers at the cathedral.