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Manchester United 'Busby Babes' in plaques honour

Munich Air Crash Image copyright PA
Image caption Twenty-three people perished in the crash

Blue plaques commemorating two "Busby Babes" who died in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster will be unveiled later.

Students from Stretford High School discovered Manchester United players Duncan Edwards and Tommy Taylor had lodged close to the the school's site.

Former cricket umpire Dickie Bird, an old school friend of Taylor, will unveil a plaque at Great Stone Road.

Sir Bobby Charlton, who survived the crash, will unveil a plaque at Gorse Avenue, honouring his friend Edwards.

"In order to keep their memory alive within the community where they lived and also to celebrate their achievements, the children of Stretford High School have successfully campaigned for Blue Plaques to be attached to the respective properties where they once lived," said headteacher James Haseldine.

Eight young players died in the crash along with eight journalists and seven backroom staff.

Taylor was 26 and and Duncan Edwards 21.

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