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Presentation at Stretford High School – 27 Feb 2015

This article is not strictly Munich related however Chris Hirst, a teacher at Stretford High School (and a big United fan) has supported and promoted this website and we have supported and promoted his events including The unveiling of the Blue Plaques for Tommy Taylor and Duncan Edwards. To keep it brief, in January 2014 Chris and his colleagues came up with the idea of organising a football match between a team of kids from Stretford...

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Schoolday Memories – 5/2/58

Thanks to John Catterall from Salford for the following… In 1958 when Manchester United were playing Red Star Belgrade in the Cup, Mr Best then just a teacher at the Clock School decided we could get a TV from Townsends and watch the match in the hall ( l say hall, it was a case of pushing the 2 partitions open to create a big classroom). Anyway it was agreed that we would all pay 6d to get the TV for the match. The great day arrived...

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We’ll Never Die – Surfer Flag Photos

Stretford End Flags “Surfer Flag” was unveiled just before kick-off at the game against Everton on 10th February 2013. The flag was paid for by supporters along with a large contribution from Gary...

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Gary Neville’s Giant Tribute to the Tragic Babes

25 January 2013 United legend Gary Neville has helped pay for a giant flag honouring the victims of the Munich Air Disaster. The Sky TV pundit and England coach has helped fund the banner, which features the Busby Babes as they lined-up for the final time before the 1958 tragedy. It will be unveiled in the Stretford End to mark the 55th anniversary of the disaster, in which 23 players and officials died. Fans’ group Stretford End Flags...

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Busby Babes Players Honoured in Blue Plaque Scheme

May 27th 2011 In July last year I was contacted by Chris Hirst, a teacher at Stretford High School. His students were undertaking a project (which he was leading) and he wanted to know where some of the Busby Babes lived. I put him in touch with my friend Tom Clare who, from all accounts, has been a great source of help and provided a great deal of information for this project. The following is taken from this week’s Stretford and...

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Dennis Viollet has Died

7 March 1999 Dennis Viollet, one of the survivors of the Munich air crash has died at the age of 65.  Dennis, who lived in Florida, had been ill with a brain tumour. His family were at his bedside when he died. Always a favourite of the fans, he still hold the Red’s record for the most goals in a season – 32 in 36 games in the 1959/60 season. After the Munich crash, in which he suffered terrible head injuries, he continued...

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