Duncan Edwards Tribute

Duncan Edwards Tribute

Help us build a living legacy for Duncan Edwards - the greatest Busby Babe on the 6oth anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster

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"Duncan Edwards was a colossus. He was my best friend and the greatest footballer in the world" - Sir Bobby Charlton

Duncan Edwards was the James Dean of football - cut down in his prime when at the top of his game.

On the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, we're creating a unique tribute to one of Manchester United's greatest ever stars in his home town of Dudley.

We need your support to tell his story from his Black Country roots to winning league titles and England caps at every level.

Our tribute will consist of: 

  • Exhibition - memorabilia and rare photos
  • Educational project - created in conjunction with Duncan's old school, Priory Primary 
  • Book - Black Country Boy to Red Devil - Duncan's life story with rare and exclusive photos
  • Memorial - wall of remembrance at St Francis Church  
  • Tribute dinner (February 21) - guests include Tommy Docherty and Alex Stepney  
  • Duncan Edwards Tribute website - packed with information, news, events and memories 

"I couldn't find fault with Duncan. He was never really a boy, he was always a man” - Sir Matt Busby

How you can help 

We're a non-profit organisation and we're grateful for every donation or pledge you can make. 

See our list of available pledge gifts including one-off items and ways to show your personal support for the memory of Duncan Edwards.     

Exhibition at Dudley Local History Centre 

Running from January 4 to April 4 2018, the exhibition will showcase posters, artwork, photos, artefacts, programmes, magazines, memorabilia, press cuttings and correspondence from Duncan's life and career.

We have also commissioned renowned football artist Bob Bond to create four original story boards illustrating periods of Duncan’s life which will be used as wall hangings.

Educational project

With the support of families and teachers, pupils at Duncan's former school Priory Primary School have been searching for photos, press cuttings, football programmes and memorabilia relating to his life.

These items will be used alongside a wide range of material already collated and original story boards illustrating periods of Duncan’s life – including his dreams of playing football at Wembley. When completed, the package will be made available to schools, libraries and community groups.

“He was so strong people could only see the power, but he had a most delicate touch” - Sir Tom Finney

Black Country Boy to Red Devil book 

With a foreword by Sir Bobby Charlton, this book will contain over 200 photographs, press cuttings, stories and original graphics. 

Add your name or that of a loved one or friend to the book by making a pledge.    

Wall of remembrance

St Francis Church is close to the house in Elm Road where Duncan spent his childhood with his parents Gladstone and Sarah. His funeral was held at the church. Two stained glass windows in the church were unveiled by Sir Matt Busby in memory of Duncan in 1961. 

We will be liaising with members of the community who remember Duncan and his family to create a Wall of Remembrance incorporating photos. 

Duncan Edwards 60th Anniversary Tribute Dinner

Leading figures from Manchester United including former manager Tommy Docherty and goalkeeper Alex Stepney. will be attending this event at the Copthorne Hotel in Dudley on Wednesday, February 21 2018. All profits will go towards the Duncan Edwards Tribute.  

The Black Country Sporting Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organisation managed by a team of volunteers. 

All concepts, written copy, images and original photographs used to produce the Duncan Edwards 60th Anniversary Tribute are subject to copyright and cannot be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the BCSHF.

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