Harold Edwin Mitchell

By Paul Mitchell

Harold Edwin Mitchell was born in Tottenham in 1899 and moved to Brookscroft Road, Walthamstow with his family when he was still quite young and lived there for the rest of his life. He served in WW1 with the Yorks & Lancs regiment in and around Ypres and was wounded in action in 1918.

After the war he married Maud Neal in 1923 and worked at Lebus’s from 1922-1960. He had one son Terry in 1929 and subsequently one grandson Paul (me). He died in 1971.

Everyone that I have spoken to says what a lovely chap he was, so I hope some people who look at your website will have fond memories of him. Everyone seems to have known him as ‘Mick’.

Harold Mitchell

Harold Mitchell


Harold (middle) and friends at work, corner of No 25 shed, 1925

Harold (middle) and friends at work, corner of No 25 shed, 1925

Ernie & friends at work. Top of No 11 Ave

Ernie & friends at work. Top of No 11 Ave

Fred Davie (maybe Davis) in No 16 Ave

Fred Davie (maybe Davis) in No 16 Ave

View of reservoir and part of Tinkers Field from top of pile of deals

View of reservoir and part of Tinkers Field from top of pile of deals

Piling machine, side of 26 shed

Piling machine, side of 26 shed

H.E. Mitchell & Fred Hawkes grading plywood in 23 shed

H.E. Mitchell & Fred Hawkes grading plywood in 23 shed

H.E. Mitchell at top of No 5 Ave, water works in background and No 11 shop

H.E. Mitchell at top of No 5 Ave, water works in background and No 11 shop

Arthur Thorn at work 1926. Top of No 5 Ave Charlie Hollands Crate Maker Shed (Hollands Villa)

Arthur Thorn at work 1926. Top of No 5 Ave Charlie Hollands Crate Maker Shed (Hollands Villa)

Gold watch presented to Lebus employees after many years of service

Gold watch presented to Lebus employees after many years of service

Gold watch presented to Lebus employees after many years of service

Gold watch presented to Lebus employees after many years of service

Certificate of guarantee from Garrard & Co. for the watch

Certificate of guarantee from Garrard & Co. for the watch

Harold Mitchell retirement party group, 1965

Harold Mitchell retirement party group, 1965

Harold Mitchell and friends at his retirement party, 1965

Harold Mitchell and friends at his retirement party, 1965

Harold Mitchell and friends at his retirement party, 1965

Harold Mitchell and friends at his retirement party, 1965

Terry, Paul, Maysie and Harold Mitchell, 1961

Terry, Paul, Maysie and Harold Mitchell, 1961

Paul and Harold Mitchell

Harold and Paul Mitchell

One thought on “Harold Edwin Mitchell

  1. Nancy Hiller says:

    This is a lovely remembrance. I so appreciate the historical photos that show Harold as a young man, through his adult life, including the one of you with him. Thanks for sharing this.

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