The Duncan Edwards Foundation was officially launched in February 2018, 60 years after the Munich air crash claimed the life of Dudley's most famous son.  It was founded by Rose Cook-Monk, the award winning producer of "and then came Munich" a 55 minute documentary telling the tragic life of this incredible 21 year old footballing giant. The aim of the Foundation is to provide grants and bursaries for young people in the Black Country who have a great sporting ability but due to financial hardship and circumstance cannot afford their training, kit or travelling expenses. 

The Foundation is run by a team of Trustees and Ambassadors, which include representatives from the media, local business people, head teachers and very proudly ex Wolverhampton Wanderers player Mel Eves, Commonwealth games medallist Ryan Bradley and their newly appointed patron, ex Manchester United player Lee Sharpe. Along with its great team, many planned events including the very first Duncan Edwards day on October 1st, the Foundation is also looking forward to the production of the play "keeping the dream alive" written by Rose to raise much needed funds for this very population organisation. Rose also provides guided tours of the 'Duncan Edwards Mile' showing the sights around the historical town of Dudley which is associated with Duncan's life. Duncan remains a very popular figure within Dudley and the Foundation is an enduring memorial to his name and the pride he had in Dudley.   

Who to contact

Contact Name

Rose Cook-Monk

Contact Position


Contact address

The Duncan Edwards Foundation,
The Black Country Shop,
257 Castle Street,
West Midlands.

Contact postcode



0770 109 2994





Where to go

Name of venue

Duncan Edwards Foundation,


257 Castle Street,
West Midlands.




We are situated above the Black Country tee Shirt shop in Castle Street Dudley, just a few feet away from Duncan's statue in the Market Place. Please call if you would like to come into the office, look at some memorabilia, share your memories about this Dudley Great or any local history subject.


Parking available
Toilet facilities

Facilities Notes

The office is on the first floor up a set of stairs, if you want to talk about Duncan but find the stairs difficult, call anyway! There is a great coffee shop around the corner that we can use!

Time / Date Details

Time of day

Morning, Afternoon, Evening

Time and Session Info

We are available most days - Please call if you want more information

Other Details



Duncan Edwards Tours are £10.00 (sorry no concessions)

Booking Information

Call for a day that suits you.

Related links

Duncan Edwards Foundation Facebook

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