Centenarian celebrations for 104-year-old Northamptonshire woman

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One of Northamptonshire’s oldest women has celebrated her 104th birthday at a Rushden care home.

Mabel Mitchell was joined by staff and residents at Victoria House for a surprise party, who came together to wish her happy birthday and indulge in cakes and other sweet treats.

Born and raised in Kettering as one of four siblings, Mabel went on to work at a local shoe factory before meeting Albert, who she later married.

Mabel often supported her local Salvation Army with charity work and remains a keen reader and knitter into her centenary years.

Sharmaine Hall, home manager at the Shaw healthcare-managed home, said: “The last few months have been extremely unusual for all of our staff and residents, and with outside visits remaining limited, it’s important that we do what we can to keep spirits high and celebrate landmark birthdays like Mabel’s.

“We hope Mabel enjoyed her cake and a slight tipple of shandy too – we’re already looking forward to her 105th.”

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