The authorities however took note of this weakness and proposed the Ecaillon canal from Sambre to Scheldt; considered but abandoned because of low water yield in the forest of Mormal.There is a craft, however, firmly maintained until 1945 when a hundred shoemakers were still identifiable.As a consequence, the writer needs some other method of generating conflict.
In the Bellevue district, the remains of a factory attest to the presence of a former pottery factory.
The post war boom or ‘trentes glorieuses’ saw develop an industrial outskirts of town: chemical company (Cofradec) and food (Laiterie des 4 Cantons) inaugurated by Charles de Gaulle in 1959.
Under the Merovingian and Carolingian, we find no evidence of a major population centre in the vicinity.
However, the historian Jacques de Guise, claims that at that time the town was founded by a brave knight named Aymond, who lived around the year 800: This Aymond was Count of Faumars (Famars) and Ardennes, also by his loyalty to the king, he and all four sons tended the deep wood, where they made a fortress and a place called Carcetus, Le Quesnoy.
The town comes alive on Friday morning still for its weekly market.