New tea to be launched in honour of Duncan Edwards

A new bostin’ Black Country cuppa will be launched this month in memory of Dudley footballing legend Duncan Edwards.

‘Brew Number 6’ is named after the iconic shirt number the Busby Babe wore for both Manchester United and England.

The Duncan Edwards Foundation, spearheaded by Rose Cook-Monk, has worked with a company in Warwickshire to produce the tea which will be launched by the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor David Stanley, on Friday 16th August. Councillor David Stanley, the Mayor of Dudley, said:

"I’m really looking forward to the official launch of a new tea in honour of Duncan - it’s another fitting tribute to a great man who really put Dudley on the map as a world-class footballer."

The tea will be available to buy locally following the launch, with profits going back into the Foundation. 

Edwards, who was teetotal throughout his career, played with distinction for Manchester United and England before he was tragically killed in the Munich Air disaster in February 1958.Invited guests will join Rose and the Mayor of Dudley in the Mayor’s Parlour from 3pm on 16th August for the launch, which will include short speeches, a media photo-call and a chance to sample a cup of ‘Brew Number 6’. Rose Cook-Monk, of the Duncan Edwards Foundation, added:

"We thought about creating a drink in Duncan’s honour and the first thought was to look at doing a beer. But, with Duncan being teetotal, it didn’t quite sit right so the best thing to do was to create a bostin’ cup of new Black Country tea.

"Things like this are all part of the main aim of the foundation, which is to raise the profile of Duncan and what he achieved."


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