Sir Bobby backs Duncan Edwards Tribute

The Duncan Edwards 60th Anniversary Tribute has received the active support of Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton in a new book Black Country Boy to Red Devil.

Due to be launched in Duncan’s home town of Dudley on his birthday – October 1 – the lavishly illustrated book tells the story of his schooldays through to his time as one of England’s most celebrated internationals.

Duncan’s National Service days are also featured, describing how he spent two years travelling between the Army and Old Trafford – winning two First Division Championship medals in the process.

Sir Bobby, who played alongside Duncan for both United and the Army, has written a moving foreword to the book which includes the following tribute: “Sixty years have now passed since the Munich tragedy and I still think of Duncan almost every day.

“I am very pleased to be part of this Duncan Edwards Tribute that pays homage to the memory of my friend, my team mate and the greatest footballer I have ever seen.”

Written by Jim Cadman and Iain McCartney, the book is priced at £10 and is available to pre-order by contacting Mr Cadman on 07971 624627.

“Along with the successful Duncan Edwards Exhibition staged at Dudley Archives, which goes on tour across the West Midlands later this year, the Duncan Edwards Heritage Packs and the Tribute Dinner in October, the book is part of our ongoing plans to engage with local communities to celebrate the enormous contribution Duncan made to the Black Country’s cultural and sporting heritage and to the history of English football,” said Mr Cadman.  

For more information, visit the Duncan Edwards Tribute website.