Duncan Edwards trail relaunched for 60th anniversary

Fans of Dudley’s famous son, Duncan Edwards, can now enjoy a rejuvenated tour of landmarks, thanks to the update of the borough leaflet to mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.

Duncan will never be forgotten in his home town of Dudley and, to help share the story of one of the country’s finest ever footballers, Dudley Council has created a self guided visitor trail to show where landmarks are located to pay tribute to him.

Highlights include memorial plaques, the dedicated stained glass windows at St Francis Church, life-sized statue in the town centre, together with his well visited burial site. The leaflet also includes informative facts and figures, essential knowledge for fans of this sporting icon. Councillor Dave Tyler, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“Duncan was an icon of a generation, who came from humble beginnings in Dudley to become one of the footballing greats. It was a great tragedy that he died at a young age, when he had such a glowing future before him.

“With the 6 February being the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, we thought it would be an opportune time to update and relaunch the leaflet. We are proud he was born and bred in Dudley borough and still maintain close ties with Manchester United.  

"They have kindly leant us a number of his shirts for display at the new Museum at the Archives, which is one of the stops on this tour. If you visit the archives before 30th March you will also be able to view the temporary exhibition dedicated to Dudley’s sporting hero.”

A book of remembrance is available to sign at Dudley Archives for the duration of the extended exhibition honouring the footballer.

Copies of the trail are available at the museum, Dudley libraries, tourist attractions, and online.


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