SINGER Shirley Bassey flew in from Monaco so she could visit the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a very special ceremony on May 17.
The 81-year-old star, who was born in Bute Street in Cardiff’s Tiger Bay, was said to have held back tears when she unveiled a carriage named after her at the line’s waterfall halt.
She is the fourth person to have a carriage named after them, following cycling supremo Sir David Brailsford, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel CBE and classical crossover singer Katherine Jenkins OBE.
Before the unveiling, Dame Shirley was given a bronze commemorative medal by the railway’s commercial manager Vince Hughes.
She said: “I’m proud of my Welsh roots and this honour keeps me forever connected to Wales and one of its most iconic locations.”
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