The new Duncan Edwards & Local Sporting Heroes Gallery currently hosts an exhibition of football memorabilia of Dudley's most famous footballer - Duncan Edwards. Later on will be added information about Dudley's other local sporting heroes such as Joe Darby, Dorothy Round and maybe Sam Allydyce.
Duncan Edwards, the Dudley born star of Manchester United and England in the mid to late 1950s. His manager, Sir Matt Busby said of him that 'he was the most complete footballer I have ever seen'. Dudley museum has been fortunate to receive the support of Dudley Leisure Centre and the leisure team at the Directorate of the Urban Environment who have transferred the collection of Duncan Edwards memorabilia from Dudley Leisure Centre to the Museum. Duncan Edwards' 18 England caps are among the exhibits in the Museum.
2008 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Munich air disaster on the 6th February and the subsequent death of Duncan Edwards some 15 days later on the 21st February.
For more information please visit the Duncan Edwards website and see the document below.
View the Collections Online
Black Country History is a searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, maps, photographs, art works, objects and more held by archives and museums services within the Black Country. Dudley Museums Service are a partner involved in the website and consequently details of the objects held in our collections are available on the site.
Please use Black Country History website to discover more about the historic objects and documents cared for by Dudley Museums Service.