A PROGRAMME of celebrations has been outlined to support the Agincourt 600 event which is being planned for the town.

It is 600 years since the famous Battle of Agincourt, where Henry V, born at Monmouth Castle, defeated a numerically superior French army with the help of English and Welsh archers who formed most of Henry's army.

Andrew Tuggey, the recently appointed High Sheriff of Gwent, has put forward suggestions for events, which include a flower festival in July, a screening of Olivier's "Henry V" at The Savoy and an archery event on Vauxhall Fields.

The programme will be given added impetus and publicity by a "Design a Monmouth Town Flag" competition which will take place during the May-July period.

Such a flag could be flown at all times in the town and surrounding communities, and also form bunting for special events.

As there is no designated flag for Monmouth, and it is a chance for individuals and communities to create a point of focus for this special year.

There will be a public meeting in the Shire Hall at 7pm on Thursday 23rd April to co-ordinate further interest in Agincourt 600 events in Monmouth and to pre-launch the Monmouth Town Flag competition.