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Lucy Hester goes behind the scenes at RAF Leeming Primary School in North Yorkshire, where many of the children have a parent away at war.

Plus, there is a look at the story of Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer.

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30 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One Yorks & Lincs, Yorkshire only

Arthur Wharton: Campaign to honour football pioneer

Arthur Wharton: Campaign to honour football pioneer

Arthur Wharton was one of the greatest ever British athletes, but many sports fans have never heard of him.

 

He was the first professional black footballer and played in goal for Darlington, Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Rotherham Town in the late 1880s.

 

But his illustrious career has been airbrushed over by history.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

RAF Leeming's children at 'the school behind the wire'

RAF Leeming's children at 'the school behind the wire'

Lucy Hester goes behind the scenes at RAF Leeming Community Primary School in North Yorkshire, where many children have a parent away at war.

 

Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterToby Foster
ReporterLucy Hester
Series EditorJane Birch