ALL Saints Church bells rang loud and clear on Tuesday when bell ringers from throughout Australia and abroad visited town.
The group of more than 45 people came to Singleton as part of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Bell Ringers’ (ANZAB) 50th anniversary celebrations which finish in Sydney on Monday.
Singleton was one of the country towers included in the itinery and the visitors were impressed.
“They’re easy to ring and lovely to listen to,” said David Moore who rings the bells at Llandaff Cathedral in Wales.
Mr Moore was visiting his daughter in Australia but had connections with ANZAB and decided to take part in the country towers tour.
Singleton bell ringer Nancy Gardiner said they were thrilled to host the event which brought together a large group of people from all walks of life.
“You don’t have to be a musician to be a bell ringer,” Mrs Gardiner said.
“Using the bells with a group requires coordination between all the members and a bit of mathematics to stay in time but with practice it gets easier.”
On the day the All Saints Church had a band of eight people ringing out different compositions, including some they had written themselves.