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100th birthday celebration for Cockermouth woman

Well known Mabel Proctor, from Cockermouth, has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Mabel's home was destroyed in the 2009 Cumbrian floods. At 95 years old she was the oldest evacuee at the Sheep and Wool centre in Cockermouth.

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

The celebration took place at Bridge End, the area where Mabel used to live, which was rebuilt after the floods.

Along with friends and family that came over from Australia, presenter Pam Royle was invited to join in the celebrations.

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

Mabel celebrated her 100th birthday Credit: ITV Border


Charity ride on 13 Pounds 17 Shillings and Sixpence

Alan can cycle up to 100 miles a week at this time of year Credit: ITV Border

81-year-old Alan Bonner is taking on the Jennings Rivers Ride this weekend on a bike that he's owned since he was 15.

Alan says he doesn't trust carbon fibre and would rather stick with what he's got - a Paris bike that cost him, in old money, 13 Pounds 17 Shillings and Sixpence (£13/17/6).

He still rides the bike he bought when he was 15 Credit: ITV Border

Alan cycles between 80 - 100 miles a week at this time of year. He says he loves the exercise, the outdoors and the sunshine. "It's a really enjoyable thing to do."

Alan's training area Credit: ITV Border

He will join more than 1,000 others on Sunday for The Jennings Rivers Ride, which takes in some of Cumbria's most beautifully scenery and toughest roads.

Large cross carried through Cockermouth

Easter in Cockermouth Credit: ITV

Around 70 churchgoers have been carrying a large cross through Cockermouth to mark the start of Easter weekend. The cross was carried from Cockermouth market square to the memorial gardens on Wakefield Road.


A large cross is carried through Cockermouth Credit: ITV


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