The roads were excellent, and made upon the MacAdam principle, whinstone
having been brought for the purpose from the distance of several miles.
Other districts were represented by Whinstone
and Durham Lane (Stockton), Hart and Clavering (Hartlepool), Hurworth and Mount Pleasant (Darlington), St Peter's and St Paulinus (Cleveland), John Batty (Redcar) and Marton Manor (Middlesbrough).
Building firm Surgo has been appointed by Northumberland County Council to design and construct 16 new homes on the site of an old whinstone
quarry in Embleton which closed in 1961.
The house is built of granite and whinstone
and it's believed most of it came from the old Fort of Fort William.
The works comprise breaking out the existing footpaths, lift and relay of whinstone
kerbs, and excavation and backfill for new streetlight ducting and ancillaries on footways and carriageways.
The impact of that success on Mangan's son, Jimmy, was highlighted when he trained Whinstone
Boy to win the race three years ago.
Campaigners fear Gillies' Hill at Cambusbarron, by Stirling, could be wiped off the landscape if plans for a whinstone
quarry go ahead.
JIMMY Mangan's Whinstone
Boy is as big as 16/1 to defend his crown in the Red Mills Thyestes Chase at Gowran on Thursday.
There was not one withdrawal from the top 40, leaving connections of those horses, such as Whinstone
Boy and Chief Dan George, just outside the elite set disappointed.
Boy and Chief Dan George, both strongly fancied for National glory, still need horses to drop out to make the cut for the Aintree spectacular.
And he is hopeful of heading to Aintree with two live chances of more success in Conna Castle and Whinstone
As far as market movers are concerned, Betfred clearly feel Jimmy Mangan's Whinstone
Boy is well handicapped on 10st 4lb as he is 33-1 from 50-1.