Winchester’s Sporting Memories Group hopes to welcome some newcomers. The group, designed to serve older residents of the local area, is based at the Winchester Lido building off Worthy Lane. It meets weekly on Mondays from 10am to 12pm, for an hour of sports-inspired chat, quizzes and sharing of memories over a cup of tea, followed by some gentle exercise.
After a pause in its operations whilst the Winchester Lido refurbished its sports hall, the group will restart with some fantastic new activities. A small grant from Winchester City Council funded a crazy golf set and bean bags, to supplement the group’s offer of badminton, boccia, skittles, table tennis, darts and new age curling, as well as various table games.
The group is run by the Hampshire Sporting Memories Network, supported by volunteers from the Winchester Sport Art and Leisure Trust and District Sports South.
Angie Mills-Curtis of the Hampshire Sporting Memories Network, said:
We’re excited to get started again at the Winchester Lido and we’d love some new people to join our fun and friendly group. Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome, whatever their level of mobility, and the first session is always free.
Edna, who attends the Lido sessions, said:
This group is a brilliant idea. I’ve really enjoyed sharing my own memories of skating and other sports. You hear some great stories, and the activities are good fun.
Anyone wishing to join the group can visit the Lido on Mondays from 10am to 12pm, or contact Angie on 07563 117116 or via email using email@example.com
The first session is FREE, with subs £1.50 weekly thereafter. (Note: the Lido building can be found on the corner of Worthy Lane and Hyde Church Lane, opposite the Cattle Market car park.)