Museum updates

After a very long and cold winter we are so excited to be able to open our Museum at last!

On Monday 17 th May Paul Murphy, Grandson of the great Jimmy Murphy, officially opened our newly developed Munich Room, which is dedicated not only to Duncan but to all of the Babes and the Journalists who lost their lives in 1958.

We have also received some outstanding memorabilia to enhance the museum. The original ledger from the Worcestershire School Boys Association, where Duncan’s illustrious albeit short career really took off. The precious book documents his career with them and includes a letter of
congratulations to Duncan on his signing with Manchester United and sadly too includes a letter of condolences to his parents on the news of his premature death at the age of just 21, 15 days after the air crash that took the lives of his team mates.

Another wonderful and unique treasure was the original air crash investigation document, translated from German and shows, in depth the moments leading up to the crash the in- depth investigation afterwards.

The museum is proving to be a huge success and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the coming months

 

Even though the National lockdown in the UK meant there were no sporting events – the Foundation still carried on some valuable work in our local community.

  • We fund raised and distributed over 10,000 pieces of PPE
    to care and key workers.
  • We helped over 25 individuals with their shopping,
    collecting their medication and providing hot meals to
    those that needed it.
  • We provided our local food bank with over 1000 meals
  • We were ‘phone buddies to 10 individuals – providing a
    friendly voice and listening ear to those living on their own
  • We took over the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal to
    mark Armistice Day in November
  • December was a very busy time with Operation Santa
    were we provided over 13,000 gifts to children, the elderly
    and the homeless
  • And finally Easter saw us donate over 600 Easter Eggs to
    local children