Leeds nostalgia: Woman with ‘miracle cure’ for son’s hay fever and asthma was goats’ milk... in 1974

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Shelf, 1974: a mother who started breeding goats to provide milk to relieve her nine-year-old son’s asthmatic bronchitis, became a successful exhibitor at shows throughout the county.

Catherine Luty, of Wade House Road, Shelf, near Halifax, was asked to supply milk to an increasing number of parents of children suffering from digestive disorders, eczema, asthma, and hay fever, after success in treating her son Bruce. Mrs Luty increased her herd of goats to eight and then began exhibiting. At eight shows she gained eight cups and 30 rosettes, plus a reserve champion. She is seen with three-year-old Catherine Edgar preparing one of the animals for the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Show. She also intended competing at the Great Yorkshire Show in July, 1974.

Leeds, 31st October 1975

George Arthur Linstrum

The man who made more than 1,000 appearances before Leeds Magistrates for drunkeness.

George Arthur Linstrum, who claimed to have spent longer in jail that the Great Train Robbers, earned himself a place in the Guiness Book of Records with his 500th court appearance, and then wen ton to dizzier heights.

On August 17, 1974, George made his 1,050th appearance before the magistrates and vowed:
"I will make it the last time".

Born in Tong Road, Armley, he was a well-known figure at hostels throughout Leeds.

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