Touch­ing tribute to Big Dunc, sixty years af­ter Mu­nich

Black Country Bugle - - NEWS - By GAVIN JONES

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.

Mem­o­ries

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

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