Let's relive the happy time when Montignies lez Lens was still an independent commune.
Indeed, as a reminder, Montignies lez Lens lost its status as a municipality during the famous merger of municipalities in 1977. We have tried to inventory the list of all the mayors (or mayors) of the municipality.
The so-called 'official' list begins around the 1750s, but thanks to some information gleaned from our oldest mountain dwellers, we have learned that the first names can be found written on the slabs of the parish church of St Martin:
BASTENIER LUCAS , Died October 5, 1671
BEART PIERRE , Died November 25, 1737
DE SAINT MOULIN LUC , Died October 17, 17??
ORRENGE PAUL ????
Finally, the official list begins in 1765
CATTIEZ NICOLAS-JOSEPH , from 1765-1777
CATTIEZ LEOPOLD , from 1777-1797
PAILLOT CHARLES , from 1797-1828
MALBRENNE NICOLAS-JOSEPH , from 1828-1834
LESS J. BTE , from 1834-1837
PAILLOT DESIRE JOSEPH , from 1838-1842
PATERNOTTE NICOLAS , from 1843-1848
NOEUFNER FRANCOIS , from 1848-1852
DEGAUQUIER ADOLPHE , from 1852-1856
MALBRENNE MAXIMILIEN, from 1856-1858
PAILLOT ANTOINE , from 1858-1872
SEMETTE LOUIS-FRANCOIS , from 1872-1891
SEMETTE PIERRE-FRANCOIS , from 1891-1897
L'OLIVIER LOUIS , from 1897-1921
DEGAUQUIER MARCEL , from 1921-1959
MADAME RESTIEAU , from 1959-1970
ROGER CHARLES , 1970-1976