England Boys

After the final trial match on 31 March, Arthur was selected for his first cap against Wales on 21 April at Ninian Park, Cardiff

Notice that the cap is in the opponent's colours

Arthur standing, left hand side


Following the Wales games, Arthur keeps his place for the Scotland game to be played at Highbury

Hope this will do ...

Sorry, but I just love this postcard

Paper rosette

Souvenier hard backed


Arthur, sitting on the ground, right hand side


meeting HRH, Duke of York

Official program of events

Finally another good performance earns Arthur his 3rd cap against Northern Ireland

played at Celtic Park, Belfast on May 26th. However, because Ireland had just 

joined the Schools association, it meant that Arthur was the first Co. Durham boy

to be capped against all three of the home countries.

The England boys meet the Mayor of Belfast

Arthur, front row second from the left

match program

Great action picture shows  Arthur

challenging an opponent

Arthur, standing right hand side



The actual badge from his

1934  England shirt 

As a result of his England performances, Arthur was immediately

signed at the age of 14 by Sunderland AFC, a rare thing

in those days !!

However, to continue his development, Arthur was allowed to

play for Hylton Colliery juniors, we believe the picture  below is that

of Hylton Colliery Juniors approx 1935 - 36