Address & contact

42 rue Alfred Lefebvre - 62670 MAZINGARBE

t. 03 21 72 78 00f. 03 21 72 19 64

Contact the City Council:
42 Lefebvre Street
62670 Mazingarbe
Tel: 03 21 72 78 00
Fax: 03 21 72 19 64
E.mail: mairie@ville-mazingarbe.fr
Website: www.ville-mazingarbe.fr

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 5pm
Friday from 8am to 12am and from 2pm to 5pm
Saturday from 10am to 12am only civil

A little history:
During the fourth millennium BC, welcomed its first residents Mazingarbe: Neolithic farmers who grew grain and raised sheep, pigs and oxen. Were found many flint tools dating from this period.

Several archaeological digs have uncovered thus furnishings (pottery, clay tile raw, tools and jewelry, charred bones, etc..) Witnessed a significant occupation of the site in the Gallo-Roman with the implementation of a villa (farm) at a place called Le Marais de Bray. This farm was destroyed by fire in the second half of the third century.

In 1046 the village in history.It was at that time mention is made of a villa Mazengarba confirmed by the Count of Flanders V Bauduin as possession of the abbey of Marchiennes. The domain and its monastic lands remain the property until the Revolution. Under the old regime, the population is mainly agricultural.

Like most cities and towns in Artois, Mazingarbe had to endure the ravages of invasions, wars and looting, plagues, fires and severe winters. In 1790, there counts 328 inhabitants.

Mazingarbe still only 800 souls in 1859 before the opening of its first coal mine shaft, the No. 2. Then opened the pits No. 6 (1876) and No. 7 (1877). The population is growing while at the same speed as the industry, the city hosts a number of times the waves of immigrant workers, primarily Belgian, Italian and Polish and above. The creation of a processing plant and processing of coal in 1896 which later became a large chemical complex, will significantly expand the town.

Mazingarbe suffered heavy damage during the Great War.The front is not only two kilometers near Vermelles.

The Second World War does not spare the city an air raid on the city of Sheep in September 1943 made 27 victims. The plants are also the target of Allied aircraft.

Sources: Brochures Committee History Mazingarbe http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/com.hist.mazingarbe and A. Bourgeois: Mazingarbe, from its origins to the Revolution in Gauhéria No. 37 - June 1997.

To see:

- The Town Hall, former home of Louis Mercier, director of the Compagnie des Mines de Bethune 1895 to 1900.

- The Church of St. Rictude: bell tower of white stone houses Bouvigny Izabel, imposing listed building that bell rings Mazingarbe since the year 1505.

- The chapel built in honor of Saint Hubert before 1745. It is listed in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments since 1994.

- The chapel built in honor of St. Roch dating from 1724. It is also included in the supplementary inventory of historic monuments.

- The old farm Henneguet and pigeon-pigeon from the early nineteenth century.