James and Sam Westerby

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Each week we persuade a reader to tell us about their fondest childhood memories. Today it's the turn of brothers JAMES AND SAM WESTERBY. James, 30, and Sam, 32, live in Gosport and have organised Portsmouth Does Variety, in aid of The Rowans, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and The Kings Theatre on January 16 at the Kings, starring Linvoy Primus, Helena Blackman and Damon Scott.

What is your earliest childhood memory?

SAM: My mum talking to me at Stokes Bay. I was three or four. Stokes Bay is such a lovely area of Gosport.

What do you remember about Christmas when you were younger?

JAMES: Doing a comedy show alongside Sam with family members as the audience and watching The Snowman.

How was school?

SAM: At primary school I loved playing sock ball in the playground. A football wasn't allowed so socks were used. Rounders and discos were also good fun at primary school. Playing football and cross country running were passions at secondary school.

What did you get up to with your friends?

SAM: Played football and watched Pompey FC.

What toys did you play with?

SAM: Lego, Nintendo Gameboy and the Tomy Super Cup Football game.

JAMES: The Ghostbusters car and figures. I really hope another Ghostbusters film is made. I love Bill Murray in Ghostbusters.

What did you watch on television?

SAM: Jossy's Giants, Hartbeat, The Wombles and Mr Benn. Mr Benn loved his dressing up didn't he. I'll be dressing up for Portsmouth Does Variety.

JAMES: Postman Pat, SuperTed, DangerMouse and Garfield and Friends. David Jason and Terry Scott were so good as voices in DangerMouse.

What music did you listen to?

SAM: The Beatles, Madonna, A-HA and the Pet Shop Boys. There hasn't been a better band than The Beatles.

JAMES: Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Roy Orbison and Kylie Minogue.

What was the naughtiest thing you did?

SAM: I put a whoopie cushion under each seat at a dinner party. When people sat down it was hilarious.

JAMES: I put itching powder on a friend's shirt. I kept a straight face for ages.