Here’s our tribute to Shirley Bassey, that Cardiff diva who hit the big time. I mention Butetown and Splott in this piece, as both are places where Shirley lived as a girl. They are a far cry from her present sumptuous home in Monte Carlo, but the moon’s the same wherever you see it.
Much controversy surrounded the unveiling of a plaque in Brecon’s Captain’s Walk some years ago, and even though I was living in the town at the time I somehow managed to be ignorant of its existence. However, here I am discussing the plaque recently with my friend, Sara Gavin.