THE "Mother Of All Sings" filled the hills with the sound of music yesterday.
Hundreds gathered near the Nab End Tower at the call of the church bells for the traditional and well-loved event.
The 132th Longwood Sing was not conducted in unbroken sunshine but unlike last year the rain held off.
The event got its title as the Mother Of All Sings because it is believed Longwood sparked a clutch of copy-cat sings in the West Riding.
But last year the autumnal weather put paid to tradition and the crowds had to swap the hillside for the nearby St Mark's Church.
Committee secretary Mary Granger said this year's sing had attracted some new faces.
She said: "There were a lot of young people at this year's event, which is great.
"What we need to do is keep the traditions going from one year to the next and the young people help us do that.
"We are pleased the weather has held off as well. It is nice to be able to do it outside after the rain last year.
"It is lovely the event continues to go from strength to strength. "
Guests included Kirklees mayor Clr Margaret Fearnley.
Hymns included Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven, Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace and the rousing finale Jerusalem.
The musical director was Gareth Beaumont, the organist was Geoffrey Lockwood and the music was provided by the Golcar Band.