Sport and leisure was the theme when members of the Winchester Group of the Hampshire Genealogical Society shared anecdotes, photographs, souvenirs and memorabilia from their family history collections.

Margaret Marklew showed two albums of photographs taken by her grandfather, Frank Edmonds, at Southsea in the 1890s. An historic item of ephemera was his "Daily Fishing Ticked" stamped on the day South Parade Pier caught fire in 1904.

Brian Farnham caused amusement with photos of his parents in their courting days at Shell Bay, Dorset, around 1930 when the bathing costumes were woollen. Another "fashion item" was the original paper pattern for an embroidered blouse made by Joyce Winterbottom's mother in 1914, together with the page of Windham's Ladies Journal in which it appeared.

As a young man, Chris Donohue represented the Royal Navy as an athlete and he had some excellent team photographs. One of his prized possessions was a catalogue, bought at a car boot sale, of RN record-holders in which his father's name appeared as an award-winning yachtsman.

Other treasured items included a beautifully decorated 1908 autograph album and a number of football, cricket and rugby team photographs. A highlight was a collection of British Dairy Industry medals and trophies awarded to Janet James from Port Talbot at agricultural shows in the early 1900s.