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1. History of Broxbourne
The New River runs the through the borough of Broxbourne and was built between 1608 and 1613 to take drinking water from local springs to London. It still fulfils this purpose. St Augustine's Church was built in the early 15th century. Behind the church are the remains of the ancient Broxbourne Mill.
2. Now in Broxbourne
Broxbourne is very close to London, yet offers beautiful parks, woodland and waterways in contrast to the busy capital. The area is a popular place to live for people who work in London. The two town centres close to Broxbourne are Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross.
3. Events in Broxbourne
A Vintage and Classical Vehicle Display takes place every July in Hoddesdon and is a very popular event. The Hoddesdon Town Show takes place in September and involves lots of fun and entertainment in the streets of the town centre. Christmas shopping is combined with seasonal entertainment and fun during the annual Broxbourne and Hoddesdon Carnival of Light in December. Another...Read more
4. Attractions in Broxbourne
Paradise Wildlife Park, Broxbourne, offers a fun day out for the whole family and includes big cats, penguins, pandas and many more animals. Visitors are able to touch and feed many of the animals at the site. There is also adventure golf, an adventure playground and rides and slides among the attractions. Lee Valley Regional Park is a 100-acre park that stretches from Broxbour...Read more
5. Things To Do in Broxbourne
The Broxbourne Sports Club includes facilities for cricket, running, hockey, squash and tennis. It also has many keep fit classes and clubs. Broxbourne Sailing Club provides safe lake sailing all year round for all abilities, from beginners to world class. The Broxbourne Rowing Club offers many opportunities for recreational rowing as well as many racing events. The club, in Ol...Read more
6. Business in Broxbourne
The two town centres in the Broxbourne borough are Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross. Hoddesdon is a small market town offering a mix of independent shops and high street names. There is a market in the town on Wednesdays and Fridays. Waltham Cross town centre is pedestrianised and has a busy high street with a good mix of shops. Waltham Cross also has a market on Wednesdays and Frid...Read more
7. Transport in Broxbourne
Broxbourne is close to many major roads linking to the north and south and to London. The main roads to the region include the M1, A1, M25, A10, and M11. The five railway stations in the borough are Waltham Cross, Theobalds Grove, Cheshunt, Broxbourne and Rye House. These stations offer excellent rail services from London Liverpool Street. Direct rail services operate from Stan...Read more
8. Entertainment in Broxbourne
Broxbourne Civic Hall is a multi-purpose venue that hosts events to suit all ages and interests, including theatre shows, comedy, bands, cinema, line dancing, tea dances and special events. Choral concerts take place every year in the Beaufort Suite at Bishop's College, Cheshunt. The White Bear pub, in Broxbourne, also doubles up as a live music venue.
9. Famous Landmarks in Broxbourne
The Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve comprises of four ancient woods: Bencroft, Broxbourne, Hoddesdonpark and Wormley.
10. Interesting Facts about Broxbourne
Many Broxbourne residents have links with communities in Sicily, Italy, and the town has been twinned with Sicilian town Sutera. The Broxbourne and Sutera Town Twinning Association holds events every year to raise money to help send residents on trips to Sutera to visit family not seen in years.
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