Palterton, Derbyshire born wing half Arthur Pembleton played for Woodhouse Exchange and Mansfield Mechanics before World War One, and joined First Division Notts County in 1919 from Woodhouse Exchange, making his Football League debut against Burnley in August 1919. He played 35 games as Notts were relegated that first post War season and stayed a further 2 seasons, making 80 Magpies appearances in total, before moving to Millwall in the summer of 1922. He had 5 seasons at Millwall, where they frequently challenged for promotion from Division 3 (South) never finishing outside of the top six, however after 133 appearances he joined Norwich City in 1927. He had a single season in East Anglia making 21 appearances before retirement from the professional game.
NB This photograph was taken on 7th February 1920 v Bradford Park Avenue at Meadow Lane, Notts lost the match 2-0. Jack Foster joined Luton Town at the end of the 1919-20 season, which confirms that the 1920-21 label at the bottom of the image is incorrect. The three players standing “behind” were not part of the line up and have been “doctored” into the image.