A very successful meeting of the Christchurch District was held at Brockenhurst on May 17th, when thirty members were present from Christchurch, Lymington, Lyndhurst, Ringwood, Brockenhurst, Bishopstoke and North Stoneham, The church at Brockenhurst is of great age, and was mentioned in Domesday Book. Formerly four bells hung in the tower. These were augmented, to six in 1924 by Messrs. Mears and Stainbank, one of the new bells being in memory of the New Zealand soldiers who died at Brockenhurst Hospital for New Zealand soldiers during the war, and were buried at Brockenhurst. This bell was given by the parents and friends in New Zealand.
During the afternoon and evening good use was made of the light ring (the tenor is only 4¼ cwt.), and touches of Grandsire and Stedman Doubles, Plain Bob and Kent Treble Bob Major were rung.
A splendid tea, provided by the generosity of the Vicar (Rev. W. A. Haslam) was enjoyed, and at the business meeting that followed the new band at Lymington were elected members of the Guild.
It was decided to hold two special meetings - Lymington on Wednesday, July 30th, and Lyndhurst on June 21st, and the next quarterly meeting at Ringwood on September 13th.
The Ringing World No. 1006, July 4th, 1930, page 430