Former pub landlord Arthur Wharton watches over drinkers in new pub mural!

02 Apr 2014 / News

A mural honouring the life of Arthur Wharton, the world's first black footballer, has been unveiled on the side of a Rotherham pub.

The black and white image of Wharton, who played for Rotherham United as well as Sheffield United, Darlington and Preston North End among other teams, measures 6ft by 6ft and is on the wall of the beer garden at The Bridge Inn in the town centre.

The striking mural was created by graffiti artist Phil Padfield.

Wharton was also a pub landlord in the area, having spells managing the Albert Tavern and Plough Inn in Rotherham and the Sportsman's Cottage, Button Lane, Sheffield.