Schoolboys; Castletown & Sunderland
Arthur was born in September 1919 in Burradon, Northumberland but his family moved to Castletown when
he was about 5 or 6 years old. However at that age Arthur suffered from osteomyelitis , a bone
condition, and was wheelchair bound, after one failed operation thankfully the second was
successful so at about the age of 12, Arthur kicked a ball for the first time.
Remarkably, a year later he was playing for England boys.
Everything on this page dates from 1933 to 1934 so forgive the quality..
picked for Durham County boys