Born In Dudley, died at Munich
Stourbridge Road Cemetery, on the outskirts of Dudley town centre is the resting place for Duncan Edwards, the young English player who just could have been the greatest of them all.
Footnotes:The Duncan Edwards Exhibition An interesting display featuring a range of memorabilia, including international caps, England shirts and archived newspaper clippings. Duncan Edwards statue Erected in 1999 in the main shopping square in Dudley town centre, the statue shows Edwards striking a pose in his England kit. Market Place, Dudley, DY1. Stourbridge Road Cemetery The final resting place of Duncan Edwards can be found here, on the outskirts of Dudley town centre. The grave is in section C, plot 722. He is buried with his sister Carol Anne, who died in 1947 at the age of 14 weeks. Directions can be found here: www.duncan-edwards.co.uk/cemetery/directions.asp St Francis Church Small church on the Priory Estate features a pair of stained glass windows commemorating the life of Duncan Edwards. This was also the venue for Duncan's funeral on February 26th 1958. You can book a visit in advance by contacting Fr. Geoff Johnson on 01384350422. Duncan Edwards Close A cul-de-sac of housing association homes, near to the Stourbridge Road Cemetery was renamed Duncan Edwards Close in 2003. The Duncan Edwards Public House In 2001 the Wren's Nest pub on the Priory Estate was refurbished and renamed in the great mans honour, The Duncan Edwards. Sadly the pub was burned to the ground in an arson attack in May 2006, after closing down some six months earlier. Thanks to: Graham Bunch, Jack Wardle, Carl Baines, Jean from Netherton.
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