Findings from an archaeological dig at Fonmon Castle wowed the audience at Barry Arts Festival.

The discovery of an early medieval cemetery at the castle was the focus of a talk from Dr Andy Seaman of Cardiff University's School of History, Archaeology and Religion.

He explained the incredible story behind the find, which dates back to the sixth and seventh centuries, a period known as the Welsh Age of Saints, revealing the Vale of Glamorgan's strong ties to early Christian learning.

This significant find has already made appearances on television programmes such as Digging for Britain and on S4C.

Barry Arts Festival organiser, Dot Connell, said: "It was a fascinating talk given by Andy Seaman about the uncovering and excavation of a remarkable site which is highly unusual in Wales and Western Britain in general, yet is sat almost on our doorstep."

"The audience hugely enjoyed following the ongoing study and work taking place at Fonmon Castle which show a new light on early medieval life in the Vale of Glamorgan, a period from which there are limited written records."

She expressed gratitude to Dr Seaman and for the continued support of the festival by Barry Town Council.