Bernadette Crawford



Bernadette Crawford’s family were instrumental in the life of James Clarke when he arrived in Liverpool from British Guiana (Guyana) as a young boy. In the early 1900s James became a local hero within the Vauxhall area of Liverpool for his swimming and boxing ability. He was the first Black man in Liverpool to have a street named after him. Listen below to hear Bernadette talk about how James became part of her family history and his impact on the local community.