The Queen was crowned in 1953, the same year Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing reached the summit of Mount Everest, and Sir Stanley Matthews' Blackpool won the FA Cup. Not a lot of people know that.
What was supposed to happen though was that the Queen was going to climb Mount Everest with Prince Phillip, to prove her strength as a lady monarch, in trying times following the end of the Second World War, Hillary and Tensing were to be special guests at the FA Cup Final, and Sir Stanley Matthews was to visit Hillsborough and sign for Wednesday.
It was all covered by HITC on August 27th 2010.
We called the Matthews deal off after he asked for two weeks off in Bognor Regis before starting and a sixpence appearance bonus for every appearance beyond 50 games.