When my brother Harold Mitchell was a young boy, my father had permission to take him down the coal mine in Seaham County Durham to see him on his knees putting in pit props and because of the shock of this to my brother, he put his nose in his books and became the President of the Coal Miners Union and a big friend of Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister and Mr Callaghan, as you see in the photograph. In the photograph, Mr Callaghan has a hand round my brother and Mr Harold Wilson, the Prime Minister, is next to Mr Callaghan.

On the second photograph, my brother became the mayor of Durham City and councillor and a photo of my brother with the Duchess of Kent shaking hands at one of the Queen’s Garden Parties.