Lily, 109, chats on Facebook

Lily Strugnell from Isle Of Wight, celebrating her 109th birthday, is a fan of Facebook.

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Lily Strugnell from Isle Of Wight, 109, shows off her Facebook page on her tablet device Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A great-great-grandmother who has embraced Facebook and modern technology is celebrating her 109th birthday. Lily Strugnell, a resident of Barchester's Orchard House care home in Newport, Isle of Wight, was born the eldest of 11 children on August 6, 1904, in Portsmouth.

The daughter of a fisherman, she started her life technology-free - the first known photograph of her was when she married at the age of 22. But now Mrs Strugnell is happy looking at family photos on Facebook and even has her own dedicated page allowing friends and relatives to keep in touch.

Lily chats to her friends on Facebook Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Lily said: "I couldn't write my name until I went to school, when teachers stuck a pencil in my hand. I thought it was a stick!"

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