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Arthur Wharton Heritage Project: Research

One of the aims of the Arthur Wharton Heritage Project is to find out more about Wharton's life and times, particularly outside his football career. He was a man of many parts, also finding success at sprinting, cricket and cycling. Away from sports, he came to England to train as a Methodist missionary, but later worked as a pub landlord and a coal miner. 

In autumn 2011, a team of voluntary researchers began researching different aspects of his life.

Arthur's family history:

These photos were taken in Ghana in late 2011 by Manny Abbeyquaye who works for Centre Spot in Birmingham, which is running the Out of Africa campaign to celebrate the achievements of African footballers in England from 1800 to 2000.

Henry Wharton Memorial Church, Accra (Click for full size pop-up)
Rev Henry Wharton Memorial Church, Accra. Henry was Arthur's father
Accra, Ghana. Wharton was born near here. (Click for full size pop-up)
Accra, Ghana, 2011. Wharton was born near here.

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