D. H. Lawrence and Robin Hood – the region around Broxtowe boasts well-known names. The invention of the mechanical stocking frame, however, is rather unknown. But it was precisely this invention that laid the foundation for Broxtowe’s rise. The large municipality of Broxtowe was founded after a territorial reform in 1974. Early mentions of the name Broxtowe date back to the 11th century.
In April 1978, Gütersloh’s mayor Heinz Kollmeyer and his colleague from Broxtowe, Katherine Archer, signed the deed of partnership.