St Martinus Church Roesbrugge

Within a stone's throw of each other, there are two churches dedicated to Saint Martin in the Poperinge area: that of Haringe and that of Roesbrugge. Yet the history of both churches is far apart. The church of Roesbrugge is much younger than the church in Haringe. No remains of the chapel's first 15th-century mentions have survived. The hall church built in the 17th-18th century was to replace the chapel. Once in its existence, the church suffered serious damage, during the Second World War. Several commemorative plaques hang against the left outer wall of the church. Some also commemorate the First World War. In fact, during World War I, the church tower served as a receiving and transmitting station for communication via telegraph and telephone.

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