Duncan Edwards remembered in church service

Fans of the late Duncan Edwards descended on Dudley yesterday for a special church service to mark 60 years after the Munich Air Disaster took his life.

Those in attendance were representative of fans from around the UK, including residents of the town, the Mayor of Dudley and a coach load of over 100 fans from Manchester.

The service was held at St Francis parish church in Laurel Road, a stones throw away from Edwards’ childhood home, his primary school and the park where the footballing icon honed his skills.

Many of those in attendance also made the pilgrimage to pay their respects at Duncan’s grave in Dudley Cemetery as well as visiting other landmarks connected to the sportsman.

The event was organised by Rose Cook-Monk from the Duncan Edwards Foudation, who recently visited the site of the disaster in Munich. The aim of the Duncan Edwards Foundation is to raise funds to support young people in the Dudley borough who have a great sporting ability, but cannot afford the training, kit or travelling expenses to pursue their dream.

To find out more about the foundation, and Duncan’s legacy, you can visit duncanedwardsfoundation.co.uk. An exhibition showcasing information and memorabilia from the career of Edwards runs at Dudley Museum until March 28th.


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