Appeal for information on Arthur Wharton

icon japanballFootball Unites Racism Divides (FURD) is currently searching for the century-old diary of Britain's first professional black footballer. Arthur Wharton, who played for Rotherham, Sheffield United and Preston North End among others, was also an Amateur Athletic Association sprint champion. He become the first person to run 100 yards in ten seconds in championship conditions. In 2004 an anonymous female relative visited Rotherham Archives with a copy of the hand-written diary but no content was copied and the woman's contact details lost. "This diary will undoubtedly offer a revealing insight into Arthur's incredible sporting life and could be instrumental to our work," FURD's Howard Holmes explained. Anyone with information about the diary should contact Howard on 07973 414 722

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