Tuesday 9th November 2021

Pat Burns and Gerry Rhoades-Brown had the privilege of attending the unveiling of the Duncan Edwards Peace Field plaque in Dudley today, 9th November 2021. Part of a global initiative, the MMMF will be exploring opportunities with other guests present, to look at other possible locations to remember the Busby Babes.

Highlight of the trip was meeting three gentlemen who had the distinct honour of playing with the great Duncan Edwards as a boy – Jim, Gordon and Brian. See photos below

Guests attending the Duncan Edwards Peace Plaque Dedication included the following:

  • Dudley MBC – Cllr Steve Clarke, Cabinet Member for Finance and Legal
  • The Duncan Edwards Tribute – Jim Cadman, Chris Dunsmore, John Homer, Mark Skelton
  • The Sir Tom Finney Preston Football Centre –Peter and Kath Mason, Tom Roe
  • Duncan’s Team Mates – Jim Bradley, David Partridge, Gordon Smith, Brian Woodall
  • National Children’s Football Alliance – Ernie Brennan, Paul Cooper
  • Manchester Munich Memorial Foundation – Patrick Burns, Gerry Rhoades-Brown
  • Stourbridge District Youth Football League – John Farley, John Morris, Bob Hickman
  • George Best Archives – Bernie Smith
  • Copthorne Hotel – Stuart Fleming
  • Britannia Sports – Wayne Etheridge
  • Tony Morley – Winner of the First Division Title and the European Championship in two consecutive seasons with Aston Villa – 1980/82 and now ‘guest coach’ to the Stourbridge District Youth Football League Representative Squad.

THE DUNCAN EDWARDS PEACE FIELD, The Dell Stadium, Bryce Rd, Brierley Hill, DY5 4NE