1. ITV Report

Memorabilia display honours Dudley's greatest footballer


A memorabilia display honouring Dudley footballer, Duncan Edwards, has gone on display at the Dudley Archives and Local History Centre.

Edwards, who played more than 150 matches for Manchester United and was capped 18 times for England, was among eight footballers killed when a plane crashed during take off rom Munich in 1958.

Ten other players, along with Manchester United's team manager were also injured. Although Edwards initially survived the crash, he later died in hospital aged just 21.

More than 5,000 people lined the streets for his burial back home in Dudley and the flag at Old Trafford flew at half mast.

Reflecting on Edwards' death, his former teammate, Sir Bobby Charlton, said: 'He was the greatest footballer that I ever saw play.'

To mark the 60th anniversary of his death and celebrate his successful football career, the exhibition, featuring photographs, sports equipment and matchday memorabilia, will be on display until the end of March.