Fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse of past

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

My thanks to Paul Cramp­ton’s Can­ter­bury (Gazette, Au­gust 10) for re­mind­ing me of the old days at the Ken­tish Gazette in 1954.

It brings back many mem­o­ries of that time. I also re­mem­ber load­ing these type­set­ting ma­chines onto a lorry when we moved to the new of­fice at St Ge­orge’s Place. The ma­chine I am op­er­at­ing in the pic­ture had a dif­fer­ent key­board to the “new” one which Roger Mapstone is us­ing in the 1987 pic­ture.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Mr Cramp­ton on his se­ries of ar­ti­cles in the pa­per which I find very in­ter­est­ing. John Matthews Cam­bridge Road Can­ter­bury asthma keep an eye out for the early warn­ing signs of an asthma at­tack.

Chil­dren are at a much greater risk of hav­ing an asthma at­tack when they’re back at school, partly due to ex­po­sure to trig­gers such as cold and flu viruses.

In fact, the lat­est hospi­tal ad­mis­sions data showed chil­dren were 1.7 times more likely to be rushed to hospi­tal fol­low­ing an asthma at­tack in Septem­ber than in Au­gust.

Ev­ery 10 sec­onds some­one has a po­ten­tially lifethreat­en­ing asthma at­tack in the UK, and three peo­ple die from asthma ev­ery day, so it’s im­por­tant for par­ents to spot the signs of an asthma at­tack early.

You should book an ur­gent ap­point­ment with the GP or asthma nurse if your child is: us­ing their re­liever in­haler (usu­ally blue) more than three times a week; cough­ing or wheez­ing at night; feel­ing out of breath and strug­gling to keep up with their friends.

Par­ents who have any con­cerns about their child’s asthma can speak to our ex­pert nurses by call­ing the Asthma UK Helpline on 0300 222 5800 (Mon-fri; 9am-5pm), and can find more in­for­ma­tion on how to pro­tect their child when they’re back in school this Au­gust by vis­it­ing www. asthma.org.uk/back-to-school So­nia Munde, Head of Helpline and Nurse Manager at Asthma UK

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