Dudley Archives to host new Duncan Edwards exhibition

Following the success of last year’s Duncan Edwards exhibition at Dudley Archives and Local History Centre, a new exhibition based on the recently published book Black Country Boy to Red Devil will be held at the same venue starting in April.

Part of the successful Duncan Edwards exhibition at Dudley Archives in 2018.

The exhibition, which runs from April 4 to June 28, will include many new photographs, press cuttings, football programmes, posters, artefacts and items of memorabilia relating to Edwards’ life and football career.

During the three-month run, there will be several Duncan Edwards themed days and a memorabilia day is planned on Tuesday, March 12 from 11am to 4pm.

Duncan Edwards Tribute chairman and event organiser Jim Cadman said: “We’d like to invite people from the Black Country and beyond to share their stories and memories of Duncan and exchange photographs and memorabilia.”

Attending the memorabilia day will be players who knew Edwards from Priory Primary School and Wolverhampton Road School in Dudley, Worcestershire Schoolboys and Dudley Schoolboys.

Rachel Brown from Dudley Archives and Local History Centre said: “We’re looking forward to hosting another Duncan Edwards Exhibition. Last year’s exhibition was extremely popular with a wide variety of audiences and unearthed memories, stories and documents that we were previously unaware of. It was lovely to hear from so many people who had known Duncan personally.

“We’re excited to see the new items to be included in the upcoming exhibition as well as the additional treats that the Duncan Edwards Tribute group have in store for fans and admirers.”