In 2006, Mr Laith Reynolds was bestowed the prestigious position as Patron of the Bell Tower, Home of the Swan Bells, a position Mr Reynolds still holds today. Appointed by the then Minister for Culture and the Arts, the title was given in recognition of his outstanding support and commitment to the Tower, the ancient art of change ringing, and in ensuring the creation of the world’s first dedicated change-ringing centre. There is nowhere else in the world where people; participants or viewers, can experience change-ringing as they can at the Bell Tower in Perth. Mr Reynolds has donated numerous items to the Towers extensive bell and clock collection including what is regarded as arguably the largest collection of bell related books in Australia, if not the world. This remarkable collection includes books dating back to the 1800’s. Through his travels Mr Reynolds continues to collect bells, clocks, books and artefacts from around the world to augment the outstanding collection and exhibits at The Bell Tower. The Bell Tower Foundation is proud to have such a passionate advocate as Mr Laith Reynolds as their Patron and looks forward to continuing the relationship long into the future.
“I didn’t realise there was so much to learn about bells.”
Michelle & Martin Lovett, Victoria
“It’s a really interesting musical instrument!”
Ryu Hyungsuk, South Korea
“We have nothing like this at home. With compliments to Perth for it.”
Ron & Jean Lawson, Canada