What's the secret to getting to 104? One Bedford great grandmother can certainly tell you

As Mabel Harding prepares for her birthday celebrations, she reveals you should just take each day as it comes

By Clare Turner
Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:15 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:24 pm

Now living in a care home in Bedford, Mabel - who has a daughter, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren - is preparing for a big party in her homnour.

Born in Wandsworth, London in 1916, she moved to Bedfordshire when she was in her 50s - initially in Sandy, then later on in Bedford.

A lover of free flowing cups of tea and eating ice cream, when asked what's the secret to a long life, she said: "I don’t know, I just live day-to-day."

Mabel Harding

We wish her many happy returns.....