Dudley hotel to launch Duncan Edwards Tribute Room

Following the success of the Duncan Edwards Tribute Dinner at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley in October 2018 it has been decided to make the dinner an annual event.

Representatives of Manchester United FC were among the guests at the Duncan Edwards Tribute Dinner at the Copthorne Merry Hill-Dudley in 2018.

Stuart Fleming, general manager of the Copthorne Hotel, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s tribute dinner and in recognition of this we will be opening a new Duncan Edwards Tribute Room at the hotel on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

“The room will be decorated with a wide range of photographs, artwork and memorabilia taken from the recently published Duncan Edwards book by Jim Cadman and Ian McCartney entitled Black Country Boy to Red Devil.

Also attending the launch of the Duncan Edwards Tribute Room will be the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor, who said: “I am pleased to participate in this project because it is really important that we keep Duncan’s name alive for a new generation to feel inspired by his achievements.”

Representatives of the local business community, members of Duncan’s family and a Duncan Edwards Reunion Team – including former players and teammates going right back to his schooldays in Dudley – will also be present.

Jim Cadman, chairman of the Duncan Edwards Tribute, said: “The dinner in September will be part of our strategy – along with our second Duncan Edwards Exhibition at Dudley Archives from April to June 2019, the distribution of heritage packs and our website – to keep his memory alive and celebrate the sporting legacy that he has created in the Black Country and beyond.”

For more details about forthcoming activities visit the Duncan Edwards Tribute website or contact Jim Cadman on 07971 624627.