Stanley Matthews Blackpool 1951
Blackpool football player Stanley Matthews taking a corner, during the First Division football match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, London. 23/02/2000 : Matthews dies, aged 85. * 17/10/00: Up to 500 items belonging to the estate of Sir Stanley including a gold replica of his 1953 FA Cup medal were being sold at auction at Stoke City's Britannia Stadium . * 31/08/2001: The FA Cup Winner's medal presented to him after the 1953 final is to be sold at auction and could fetch up to 30, 000, it was revealed. The nine-carat gold medal was presented to the former England winger after his side's 4-3 win over Bolton Wanderers. Sotheby's, which hosts the sale in London, have given it a 20, 000 to 30, 000 asking price. The proceeds will go to the Professional Footballers' Association benevolent fund. Sir Stanley, who died aged 85 following a short illness, is best remembered for his outstanding contribution to the match, in which his team-mate Stan Mortensen scored three times.
Politics - Mr. Duncan Sandys - Woodford Airport, near Manchester
Mr. Duncan Sandys, Minister of Supply, is pictured as he left a Delta-wing Avro Vulcan jet bomber at Woodford Airport, near Manchester on March 13th 1954 after a flight during which he took over the aircraft's controls. The Minister made the flight, over the Isle of Wight and back by way of Holyhead, during a visit to the works of A.V. Roe and Co., Ltd., the aircraft's builders. The Vulcan, one of Britain's latest jet bombers, is believed to have reached more than 500 mph during the flight.
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