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Mabel - The 100 yr old that can e-mail and Skype

Pam Royle joined Mabel Proctor for the celebrations Photo: ITV Border

Mabel Proctor has just celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family from Australia.

At the age of 95, she was the oldest evacuee at the Sheep and Wool centre in Cockermouth. The Cumbrian floods of 2009 had destroyed her house. The residents had only had a short time to grab any possessions and eventually, the block was demolished.

Read the full story from 2009 here.

She went to live in a residential care home in Maryport and a new building replaced Manor Court where she had lived. She was invited to the grand opening and Mabel was 'humbled' to be guest of honour.

It was here that the party was held by friends and Mabel's family, who had travelled from Australia. Mabel regularly e-mails her family, but is soon hoping to use Skype. Watch a clip from the interview below:

She has even been given a card from the Queen to celebrate her 100th birthday. However, Mabel doesn't believe it's any more special than the cards from her loved ones:

Although parties can be difficult to arrange, due to the amount of support for Mabel organising a party was apparently easy:

"It's been very, very easy, we've had 9 friends who've all worked together and we've had a great time. We've been supported very well by the Chamber Of Trade in Cockermouth and all the local shops"

– Brian, friend of Mabel
Mabel arrived in a chauffeur driven 1970 Morris 1,000 Traveller Credit: ITV Border

It had also arranged for Mabel to arrive in a chauffeur driven 1970 Morris 1,000 Traveller to make her day even more special.