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  1. I got an invite to go to France to see the Catacombs and this Quarry , as I don't drive I jumped at the chance to see it. it was a good weekend everyone was friendly , in fact it seems the French under ground where much better than those above it. Anyway here's some info The Hennocque limestone Quarry was started in the nineteenth century and was operated by three generations of the Aubin-Hennocque family. Covering over 35 hectares, this site is huge. The quarry was occupied by the German army during World War II and was going to be used to store V2 rockets but the modifications where never completed. so the site was never a functional storage base for the rockets. The Nazis being the nice sort of blokes that they were did make several improvements to the site , including the installation of electricity, the construction of a headquarters and they added fortifications to the site. Once the war ended, limestone extraction resumed, the site enjoyed the electrification and the various other improvements the Germans made but this was short-lived because as the construction industry turned away from stone and moved to using concrete the stone industry collapsed and many quarries had too close Hennocque being one of them. on our way in a local told us not to go too deep into the Quarry because of a fire that had caused some carbon monoxide to be released into the Quarry a few years back.
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