Duncan Edwards Exhibition to Open

A new exhibition opening next year will tell the story of one of Dudley’s most famous sons, the Black Country boy turned Red Devil, Duncan Edwards.

Edwards grew up in the heart of the industrial Black Country before going on to play for Manchester United and winning 18 England caps.

He was one of eight players who died as a result of the Munich Air disaster in 1958. He was just 21-years-old.

The Duncan Edwards Tribute will open on 4th January at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, and run for three months.

Included in the exhibition will be posters, artwork, photographs, artefacts, ephemera, football programmes, magazines, memorabilia, press cuttings, and personal correspondence relating the life and career of Duncan Edwards.

Bob Bond, a football artist, has been commissioned to create four original storyboards illustrating periods of Edwards’ life which will be used as wall hangings in the exhibition.

Entry to the exhibition will be free of charge.

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