Fifty members of the Alton and Petersfield District bell ringers enjoyed a practice evening at Winchester Cathedral.

Hosted by tower captain Colin Cook and Steve Lamb of the cathedral bell ringers, it started with the visitors climbing to the belfry to see the 14 bells in the 150ft high bell tower.

Jessica Hornsby, the Alton and Petersfield assistant ringing master, organised the ringing of rounds and call changes. Members aged 14 and 15 rang the 3,982lb tenor bell. More experienced ringers rang complicated Grandsire Cinques on an odd number of bells.