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..





















































Castletown Boy

Sunderland boys

picked for Durham County boys