Cloud Quarry

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The Shadow factory from above

Cloud Quarry (grid reference ST630577) was a quarry near Temple Cloud, in the limestone of the Mendip Hills, in Somerset, England.

During World War II a factory was built in the disused quarry to make tyres for Avro Lancaster Bomber.[1] The roof was painted blue in an attempt to fool German bombers. The factory is now used for light industry and workshops including a trapeze school.[2]

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  1. ^ "Temple Cloud". Subterranea Britannica. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Temple Cloud circus performer wants YOU to join her show". Somerset Guardian. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°19′04″N 2°31′54″W / 51.3179°N 2.5318°W / 51.3179; -2.5318