Fans had memories brought to life at the County Ground as they met a pair of Swindon Town icons.

The club's Community Foundation hosted more than 50 people who live with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss with their carers in the Legends' Lounge.

The Sporting Memories event, which was organised alongside Swindon Borough Council, allowed the fans to come together and talk about their footballing memories.

They were joined by John Trollope and Don Rogers, who spoke to the guests about their experiences as players – including the famous victory over Arsenal in the 1969 League Cup final.

Jon Holloway, the foundation’s head of trust, said: “It’s great to see so many fans coming back to the ground to share their memories, and enjoy each other’s company.

“These are diseases that can have a tragic impact on people and their families, so it’s fantastic to see such spark and enthusiasm in all these people here today, and goes to show what power football can have.”

Rogers said: “Days like this are really important, a lot of the people here have remembered being fans of Swindon Town.

“They’ve been on a tour of the ground which they have really enjoyed and everyone is having a good laugh which is a good thing from my point of view.”

Trollope, who made a record 770 appearances for Town, added: “The club does some very good things within the community to bring people together. Holding days like this helps bring memories back to people and put a smile back on their face.

“If we can help out by just coming along and answering a few questions then that’s a really good thing.”

Councillor Brian Ford, the council’s cabinet member for adults and health, said: “Sport is a great way to bring people together and spark memories.

“Following the success of last autumn's event, we have been working with the foundation and those living with and caring for people with dementia to further develop our programme of activities.

“The Sporting Memories event is a positive step towards tackling dementia and is a great way of helping people to reminisce years gone by and improve their overall wellbeing.”