8:30am Tuesday 1st May 2012
DUDLEY’S famous son, Duncan Edwards, has been honoured with a specially dedicated National Express bus.
The Duncan Edwards bus will now carry thousands of passengers each day from his hometown to Oldbury, Bearwood and Birmingham after National Express West Midlands decided to honour the Busby Babe, who died following the Munich air disaster in 1958.
The number 120 bus, which has Duncan’s name on the side and a poster inside detailing the footballer’s achievements, was officially unveiled by Dudley North MP Ian Austin.
Simon Mathieson, Operators Director for National Express, said: “It’s an honour to dedicate one of our new buses to Duncan Edwards who is one of the Black Country’s most fondly remembered football heroes. The bus will travel through Duncan’s hometown of Dudley everyday in homage to his achievements.”
Ian Austin MP said: “Like any other lad from Dudley I grew up with the name Duncan Edwards ringing in my ears.
“You played for the Duncan Edwards cup, his caps and kits are on display at the museum and we’ve got the statue in the town.
“I think he should be an inspiration for every young person in Dudley: we’re as good as anyone and if you work hard, make the most of your opportunities and do your best then the sky’s the limit.”
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