The church of Robecq
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Hervé Deroubaix|
|10.56 km2 (4.08 sq mi)|
|• Density||130/km2 (340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||16–20 m (52–66 ft) |
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
During World War I intense action took place close to Robecq. In his posthumously published memoir, Private A S Bullock recalls the fighting at Bacquerolles Farm, noting that the German attack was repelled 'chiefly by my Lewis gun!'. He also recalls a much lighter, indeed hilarious, incident when the British troops stationed near Robecq were ordered to have a bath.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Maurice, dating from the fourteenth century.
- The eighteenth-century farmhouse of L’Abiette.
- The war memorial.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery.
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