A 100 year old woman has celebrated her century by getting her first mobile phone.

The invention of the handheld set was over 70 years away when Edith Martin was born above the Antelope Pub in Maple Road, Surbiton, on February 26, 1911.

Now living in Haywards Heath, Sussex, the centurion celebrated the milestone by enjoying "delightful" cakes with family and friend at a nursing home in Sussex.

Edith said: "I was mindful about getting a mobile phone for a while, but I was delighted and surprised to receive it."

Her first few phone calls were to her cousin and a couple of friends. She said: "I am just a learner at the moment so not texting yet."

After leaving Surbiton she moved around the country before living settling in Hailsham in Sussex, and then at the care home.

Mrs Martin moved worked for dog food company Spratts for many years before joining the civil service, until her retirement aged 61.

A skilful musician she once played violin as part of an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

One of the cakes was made by the kitchen staff at the care home and decorated with delicate iced flowers.