Stalybridge tailor who clothed the Busby Babes presents memorial scroll

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A tailor to the stars who clothed the Busy Babes has presented his footballing pals with a special memorial.
 
United footballers were regular visitors to the gentlemans’ outfitters in Stalybridge, which was run by Jack Coggan’s family for more than a century.
 
United players including Sir Bobby Charlton and Wilf McGuinness would often visit Jack at the Grosvenor Street shop for tea and cakes.
 
And when Jack turned the business to sports goods, his shop was known for miles around as the place to buy United souvenirs.
 
He even helped Sandy Busby, Sir Matt Busby’s son, to set up the club's original souvenir shop.
 
This week, 92-year-old Jack presented his pals Sir Bobby and Wilf with a memorial scroll during a special ceremony at United's museum.
 
The ornate scroll is a tribute to the players who died in the Munich air disaster and has hung at St Luke’s Church, in Dukinfield, for many years. But Jack has now arranged for the special memorial to be donated to the museum.
 

Jack, of The Beeches, Dukenfield said: “Bobby used to come into the shop on a Tuesday and would say it was like coming home. They were great days.

 

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