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Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:07 pm

Road to be named after Busby Babe

A statue of Duncan Edwards already stands in Dudley
A Black Country commuter route could be renamed in memory of one of the area's football heroes.

Duncan Edwards died in 1958, after 15 days battling injuries he suffered in the Munich air crash which killed seven of his Manchester United team-mates.

His home town of Dudley has a statue of Edwards, who was 21 when he died, but the council is considering renaming the southern bypass Duncan Edwards Way.

Dudley mayor Ray Burston said Edwards had a lasting impact on the town.

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Edwards, who won 18 England caps, grew up in The Priory, Dudley, and is buried in the town's cemetery. Duncan Edwards was 21 when he died, but already had 18 England caps

The Manchester United players, known as the Busby Babes, were returning from a European Cup match in Belgrade when the accident happened on 6 February 1958.

Fellow United player Bobby Charlton, who survived the crash and went on to play in the England team which won the World Cup in 1966, described Edwards as his hero.

A memorial ceremony was held by the statue in Dudley in February, to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash.

Councillors are set to give the road name plans the go-ahead at a meeting this week.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7665120.stm

just read this on BBC

(Y)

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:53 pm

That would be so lovely. Come on councillors, do the right thing!

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:42 pm

There's a short road near the statue which is named Duncan Edwards road. Definatly a big impact in the town.

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:50 pm

Manchester Boy wrote:There's a short road near the statue which is named Duncan Edwards road. Definatly a big impact in the town.

never knew that mate

but its sweet to know that Duncan Edwards is not just remembered by Manchester and Manchester United fans

he is remembered for being one of the best players ever born

we were lucky to have him, Dudley were lucky to have him

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:38 am

That is very nice ! People should be reminded that what a great player he was in every possible way and what better than to named a road after him..well done to these who came out with the idea.. (Y)

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:44 am

imagine living in Duncan Edwards way

such a good pick up line

I live on duncan edwards way, wanna have sex?

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:46 am

:shock: OMG Matt...Euwwww!! Thats disgusting.. :roll: :lol:

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:48 am

babysenorita wrote::shock: OMG Matt...Euwwww!! Thats disgusting.. :roll: :lol:
siti if you were in a bar and a guy used that line? (w/o the sex part)
what would your response be? you'd buy him a drink

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Re: Road to be named after Busby Babe!

Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:33 am

Nope, i ask him to buy me one... :lol:



Well i wont let that be the reason for it to be the other way round.. unless if he said...he came out with that idea and proposal ..still i'll ask for prove..:P

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