Tea party as Mabel reaches 108 not out

Mabel Fielden celebrates her 108th birthday, at Millreed Lodge, Walsden.
Mabel Fielden celebrates her 108th birthday, at Millreed Lodge, Walsden.

Family and friends gathered to celebrate with a remarkable Todmorden woman as she received her fifth telegram from the Queen.

A tea party was held at Millreed Lodge to mark the occasion on Sunday, May 26, as Mabel Fielden reached 108 not out.

Mabel, one of the oldest living people in the UK, said it was a lovely day.

“It was nice to have everybody together,” she said.

“I’m very thankful.”

She was particularly pleased to add to her collection of Royal cards.

“It’s nice to get that recognition,” she said.

Mabel’s daughter Anona and son Raymond came to visit on her special day, as did her grandchildren Alistair and Helen.

Mabel, who has lived through the reigns of five different monarchs, still has several hobbies.

She likes to do crochet and also enjoys looking through old photos.

She regularly joins in with arts and crafts activities at Millreed Lodge, and also likes to take part in games of bingo with fellow residents.

“I feel well. I’m top notch,” she said.

“I’ve not done so bad really.

“It’s just good healthy living.”

Mabel, one of six children, spent her early years in Lydgate. She met her husband Albert while working at Mons Mill.