February 2015: Singing The Flowers of Manchester
Thanks to Manchester United for providing the PA system and for their help in producing the Munich Remembered booklet and songsheet. If you didn’t manage to get a copy you can download the booklet and songsheet.
On 6th February 1958 the airliner carrying players and backroom staff of Manchester United, plus a number of journalists and supporters, crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from Munich airport. United were returning from Belgrade where they had just beaten Red Star Belgrade in the European Cup and had stopped off at Munich for re-fuelling. Twenty-three of the forty-four passengers on board the aircraft lost their lives.