Touching tribute to Big Dunc, sixty years after Munich
DUNCAN Edwards was the subject of a grand tribute dinner last week, when hundreds of guests including family members, schoolfriends and fellow footballers came together to remember Dudley’s most famous son.
2018 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Duncan’s death in the Munich Air Disaster, and the dinner was organised by Jim Cadman, who has dedicated countless hours over the last couple of years to making this a year to remember.
Jim has also produced a full colour book which tells the story of Duncan’s brief life and career. Duncan Edwards – Black Country Boy to Red Devil, was launched at the event, and features a foreword by Duncan’s friend and colleague Sir Bobby Charlton.
Following the meal former players from Duncan’s schooldays and his professional career shared their memories of him, among them Tommy Docherty, who played against him as a Scottish internationl, and was never to forget the encounter.
The new book is now available from most local bookshops and costs £10.
Right: Duncan’s contemporary Tommy Docherty, with a ball from Duncan’s old school
Steve Bull and friends at the tribute dinner
The tribute attracted guests numbering into the hundreds