A blue plaque in memory of singer Dorothy Squires is to be unveiled on Monday 20 May. Not only was Squires a singing sensation of the fifties she was also the wife of Sir Roger Moore, who has kindly sponsored the plaque.
Speaking to the Llanelli Star from Switzerland, Sir Roger said:
I am delighted Dorothy is being honoured by her home town, of which she was very fond and so proud.
She was an extraordinary entertainer and I know she would be thrilled with this honour.
Many of today's ballad singers admire Dorothy a great deal and she was regarded as the master of her trade.
A true talent and proud of her Welsh heritage.
Squires was born in Pontyberem in 1915 and the plaque has been placed on her family home in Dafen, where her father purchased Aston House, New Road in 1928.
We are thrilled to have actress Ruth Madoc, of Hi-de-Hi! fame, attending the ceremony as she is currently playing Squires on stage in Say it With Flowers.
Lyn John, Vice Chairman of LCH said: "This is another fantastic achievement for Llanelli Community Heritage following on from our other blue plaques for fellow Llanelli 'showbiz' stars. It's an impressive list that includes Rachel Roberts, Ronnie Cass, Eleanor Daniels and Gareth Hughes!"
The unveiling will take place at Aston House, New Road, Dafen on Monday 20 May at 11am.
A huge thank you to Paul Brookfield for coordinating the unveiling and making it possible.