Local Brent Windrush Pioneer Celebrates 100 Years old!
Brent Library Arts and Heritage would like to wish Mr Mitchell a very happy 100th birthday and sincerely thank him for his outstanding contribution to the Brent community. Born in Clarendon Jamaica 100 years ago Norman Mitchell arrived in the United kingdom in 1955 as part of the Windrush generation, working as a glass quality control inspector in Park Royal followed by 12 years in service with St Johns ambulance Brigade.
Always concerned for the welfare of others, Norman set up WISCO ‘the West Indian Senior Citizens Organisation’ in 1980, which ran for 40 years. In 2014 he was honoured for his services to the community and awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. In 2018 Norman featured in ‘Windrush 70 Brent's Pioneering Generation Exhibition’ and here in Windrush 2020 – A celebration of Brent’s Pioneering Windrush Generation As a Harlesden resident of 60 years he finds local people to be very kind hearted.
Tips for living a long life? Norman says "love thy neighbour as thy self’".