Fascinating glimpse of past
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