From the early 1960's bells were often rung at Christmas by a few ringers, but it wasn't until 1975 that Broxbourne Handbell Ringers formed a permanent team, and two of the original members still ring with the team. In that inaugural year, the team played in public at least 5 times, including the first charity collection at Broxbourne Station in the run up to Christmas.The very next year they held their first full concert, performing with Whittington Handbell Ringers from the City of London. Also in that year the team joined HRGB as team number 253.

Broxbourne HBR attended its first National Rally in 1977 when it performed in the 10th Anniversary Festival and has attended many more since then. In 1979 as part of the South East region of HRGB Broxbourne were hosts to the 4th Annual South East Handbell Concert, an event that delayed transferring into the newly formed East Anglian region (which celebrates its 30th anniversary in July 2009.)

Over the years the team has changed its make up many times, often with large numbers of children who have become expert ringers, only to leave as they progressed to university. Presently it comprises 20 adults, in two groups, ringing 5 octaves of Whitechapel bells and 5 octaves of Malmark handchimes.










Bells have been rung in the Parish since the 1850s. One photograph survives of a team believed to be from Broxbourne Parish Church.

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Bells have been rung in the Parish since the 1850s. One photograph survives of a team believed to be from Broxbourne Parish Church.
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