Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 23-08-2016
















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DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67603Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was going to Grandma's, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00. He got dressed and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Blurton
We got on the bus and we sat down. We set off down to the A5035 were we turned left. We turned left onto Church Road and at the roundabout we turned left onto Blurton Road. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we then turned left onto the A50 link Road and we ran up to City Road. We turned left and we ran to Glebedale Road and turned left and to our destination. In the morning Matthew spent time in the sensory room and on the computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew went for a walk to the shop. We set off onto Christchurch Street and onto Masterson Street. We stopped at the shop on the corner and Matthew had a can of Coke. We walked along Watkin Street and along the back street by the railway line onto Smithpool Road. We went up to the park and and walked through to the childrens playground. Matthew went on the swings and roundabout. We walked back onto Smithpool Road and we walked up Welby Street on Watkin Street. We turned right onto Masterson Street and onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. When it was time to go home Matthew climbed aboard Shelton Care Group minibus DY08 FFX. We went onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road and we turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Westbound A50. We did the A50 to the Bet365 Stadium and we joined Stanley Matthews Way. We then saw an unidentified Happy Days coach, an unidentified Leons coach and Stanton's of Stoke 3093 RU. We travelled to the other end of Stanley Matthews Way and we turned right onto the A5035. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. We dropped off another service user and we returned onto the A5035. We ran back over the railway in Blurton and Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of orangeade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67603. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67636 on an #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67636 in Blurton
A few minutes later First Potteries 67603 turned the corner as expected and on time...


First Potteries 67603 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We joined the Westbound A5035 and we saw Free Spirits MK52 PXH emerging from Stanley Matthews Way. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. We climbed the bill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34 where we saw silver minibus LK55 DYG so South. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road. Going up Harpfields Road we saw First Potteries 67633 on the final #22 turn. We turned into the City General hospital and we saw ABC Supreme NM08 WKT & First Potteries 37159 on a #25 to Hanley. We rejoined the A34 and we travelled North about 1/2 mile. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67603 as it carried on towards Newcastle.


First Potteries 67603 in Newcastle
As we walked back towards Grandma's we saw D&G 158 on the 'Nines' service to Clayton. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. We said goodbye to Grandma around 18:15 and we ran along Occupation Street and Victoria Street onto the A52 and into Newcastle. We joined the A53 and we ran out of Newcastle through Basford to Etruria. We crossed over the A500 and we ran past festival Park and up to Cobridge. We left the A53 and we ran up Sandbach Road to Smallthorne Roundabouts. We ran down Ford Green Road and we turned right int Fell Street. We ran down to the bottom of Smallthorne via Coseley Street, Duddell Road and Quinton Walk. We turned right into Chell Heath Road and whilst we waited at the traffic lights we saw First Potteries 32057 on a #98 to Newcastle and 41497 on a #8A to Hanley. We ran up Ford Green Road and we made a loop of the road along Saturn Road, Mars Street and Jupiter Street. After a quick stop we returned onto Ford Green Road and left onto the A5272. We ran through Sneyd Green and birches edge to the edge of Hanley and we joined the Clockwise ring road. In Hanley we saw First Potteries 53041 on a #8 to Endon and First Potteries 53060 on a #5 to Hanley. We left the ring road onto Lichfield Street and we past 'Stokehenge' and onto Victoria Road. We ran up the hill and we stopped at MacDonalds where we picked up Matthew's tea. We continued up Victoria Road and we joined the A50 link road. We went along the A50 to Heron Cross and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We ran up through Blurton ans we turned right onto Church Road. As we turned into Beaconsfield Drive we saw First Potteries 67603 going towards Longton on a #22 service. We got home around 19:30. We then chilled out on the computer and listened to the Stoke match on the radio as Stoke beat Stevenage away by 4 goals to nil. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Trip to Widnes / Runcorn 20-08-2016




































































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2526Widnes, Green OaksRuncorn BS110Arriva NW&W
2525Runcorn BSHalton Lea, Hospital stop A3CArriva NW&W
2533Halton Lea, Hospital stop BRuncorn BS79Arriva NW&W
2519Runcorn BSMurdishaw Central79CArriva NW&W
5006Murdishaw CentralHalton Lea North2Arriva NW&W
2523Halton Lea SouthRuncorn BS110Arriva NW&W
2540Runcorn BSHalton Lea, Hospital stop A79CArriva NW&W
2543Halton Lea, Hospital stop BWidnes, Green Oaks79CArriva NW&W


Today we decided to re-visit Widnes. We had checked the weather for today and it was for mainly cloudy weather with some rain, better in the North West. Matthew had been in respite for most of the week. We gave Matthew a short list of destiantion in the Midlands and North West and from the list he chose Widnes. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast and ornge juice for breakfast. We set off just after 11:30 and we ran through Blurton along Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left onto Church Road and left again onto Blurton Road. At Heron Cross we joined the Eastbound A50 to try and avoid the matchday traffic, and we ran up the A50 Link Road onto City Road. We ran down City Road under the railway line and onto the A52. In Stoke we saw McDowell, minibus J111 TMT and Paul's of Stoke coach M221 AGL. We joined the Northbound A500 and going up we saw Global Travel T5 XLA, Barrett's T9 BCL, Bakers BX64 AEN / NUI 7726 / FJ04 ETD, Selwyns SEL 702 and ABC Coaches PO16 HSA. We joined the Northbound M6 and we saw Park's of Hamilton (National Express) LSK 808, Stagecoach trainer X822 ???, Eavesway grey minibus / YJ14 BYG and Grey minibus YJ64 BVA.


YJ64 BVA on the M6
Further up the M6 we passed an unidentified Tyrers coach and an unidentified Charlton mini Coaches minibus. We went west on the M62 a couple of junction and then we went South on the A557 into Widnes. We turned off into town and on the edge of town we saw Cable Cars minibus MX57 SFJ. We parked up in the car park next to the Green Oaks retail park and on the way to the market we saw Halton Transport 88 on a #14C to Hough Green.


Halton Transport 88 in Widnes
We went to the outdoor market and brought some cake whilst mum used the facilities. We went to the market Cafe in the far corner of the market hall and Matthew used the toilet. Matthew had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. When we had finished we said goodbye to mum and we walked back out of the market to the bus stops. As we got there we saw required Arriva NW&W 2526 on a #110 to Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 2526 in Widnes
We also saw Halton Transport 90 on a #14 to Liverpool.


Halton Transport 90 in Widnes
We decided to do 2526 on the #110 so we walked over to the bus and we got on. We booked Arriva NW&W Daysaver tickets at £.530 and we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off onto Green Oaks Way and we turned right onto Gerrards Street. We ran forwards onto Milton Road and we turned left onto the B5419. As the bus in front was empty Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 2526.


Inside Arriva NW&W 2526
We went through the old town and across the roundabout onto Victoria Road. We turned right onto Hutchinson Road and we joined the the A533. We crossed over the Jubilee Bridge into Runcorn and we wheeled around onto Station Road and into the old town. We crossed over the canal and past 'The Archers' pub and onto the High Street. We turned into the bus station and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2526 before it carried on towards Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 2526 in Runcorn bus station
We decided to catch the next Arriva bus towards the hospital. Whilst we waited we saw Halton Transport 15 on a #61A to Huyton.


Halton Transport 15 in Runcorn bus station
A few minutes later we saw an Arriva bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was required Arriva NW&W 2525 on a #3C to Halton Lea hospital.


Arriva NW&W 2525 in Runcorn bus station
We decided to do required Arriva NW&W 2525 on the #3C service to Halton Hospital. We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and we turned right and up the hill. We crossed the canal and we went under the A533. We turned left into Boston Avenue and we ran Eastwards. We turned left into Halton Brook Avenue and then we turned right into Halton Brook Avenue. We went forwards off Halton Brook Avenue on to Brackendale and after crossing over the B5155 onto Halton Lodge Avenue we turned left onto the busway. With Runcorn being radically different, there are three types of Roads. We ran under the A533 central expressway and into the Halton Lea shopping centre. The Eastbound busway calls at the library on an elevated road. After a brief stop we continued to the hospital where the bus terminated. We got off the bus and crossed over the road to stop B. We crossed the road and we saw Arriva NW&W 2533 on a #79 to Hough Green.


Arriva NW&W 2533 in Halton Lea
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver. We sat down towards the back of the bus and the bus set off along the busway Westwards. We stopped on the Southside of the Halton Lea shopping centre. We carried on West onto Grangeway. At the end we ran forwards onto Linkway and right onto Laburnum Grove. We turned right onto Windsor Grove and we followed the road around. We ran North up Norleane Crescent and we turned left onto Heath Road. We then did a loop around Langdale Road and Ivy Street before we rejoined Heath Road, this time going Northwards. We continued up the B5155 and we followed the road to the left over the canal. We then travelled via Lena Way into the town centre and into the bus station. We got off the bus and we crossed over to the other side to catch something back West. Across the other side was Arriva NW&W 2537 on a #82A to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 2537 in Runcorn bus station
A few minutes later we saw Ashcroft's Travel Solo YK04 KWJ arrive on the #52 Beechwood Circular service.


Ashcroft's Travel YK04 KWJ in Runcorn bus station
The Solo went on layover for a short while. A few minutes later we saw required Arriva NW&W 2545 on a #110 to Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 2545 in Runcorn bus station
Matthew didn't want to do this bus. On the opposite saide of the bus station we saw Arriva NW&W 2536 on the #110 to Warrington.


Arriva NW&W 2536 in Runcorn bus station
A few minutes later we saw dud Arriva NW&W 2519 on a #79 to Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 2519 in Runcorn bus station
We decided to do this bus rather than pay to go on a Solo! We got on Arriva NW&W 2519 and flashed the Arriva day Saver ticket to the driver. We set off out of town as we had done on the #3C earlier and as we got close to the town hall on Heath Road, we turned right into Ivy Street and left into Langdale Road. We ran through Halton Lodge Norleane Crescent and Linkway. We ran clockwise around Grangeway and we joined the busway and we ran though Halton Lea North close to the library. We decided to go a bit further East to Murdishaw. We ran past the hospital and we traveled East for about a mile and the busway opened out at a turning circle and we guessed we had reached the end of the run. we got up and we let the bus empty before Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 2519.


Inside Arriva NW&W 2519
We got off the bus and then Matthew then took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2519.


Arriva NW&W 2519 in Murdishaw
After taking a few bus pictures off the footbridge we went into the Co-operative food store. Mathew had a can of Coke and a small bottle of Irn Bru. He also had some Milky Way and some Curly Wurlies. Once we had done our shopping we went to the till and Matthew said hello to the girl behind the counter. Whilst we waited to catch an Arriva bus we saw Halton Transport 36 which went on layover.


Halton Transport 36 in Murdishaw
A few minutes later we saw Arriva NW&W 5006 #2 Halton Lea circular.


Arriva NW&W 5006 in Murdishaw
We decided to do this bus, so we got on and we flashed the Arriva day Saver ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. As this was a service we hadn't done before we immediately covered new ground. The #1 and #2 Halton Lea circulars run completely on Busways, The #1 being the clockwise service and the #2 being the anti-clockwise. We set off North out of Murdishaw central along the busway and we past near to Runcorn East railway station. We ran around the Windmill Hill area of town and then we went into a more familiar section than we had cover on a Runcorn bound #110 service. We travelled through Castlefield and past the McColls store and then we ran into Halton Lea. The bus emptied out a little and Matthew took a picture of the empty rear of Arriva NW&W 5006.


Inside Arriva NW&W 5006
We decided to get off at the Halton Lea North terminal as we had never been there before. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew got another picture of Arriva NW&W 5006 as it carried on back towards Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 5006 in Halton Lea
We went down an flight of stairs and underneath the busway and we entered the shopping centre. We guessed where the toilet where from our previous visit, but we approached then from the opposite direction. In the center of the mall was a 'Halton's got talent' competition going on. Matthew visited the toilet and from the 5 minutes we were near to the competition we can safely say the Halton didn't have talent... We walked through the rest of the bus station and we followed the smell of the Subway shop which is situated near to the South bus terminal. We went up an escalator and into the bus station an we saw Arriva NW&W 2552 on a #21 to Chester.


Arriva NW&W 2552 in Halton Lea
A few minutes later we saw dud Arriva NW&W 2523 on a #110 to Warrington.


Arriva NW&W 2523 in Halton Lea
Matthew decided that we were doing this bus. We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We traveled back through Castlefields via the busway. The bus emptied out a little and Matthew took a picture of the empty seat behind us on Arriva NW&W 2523.


Inside Arriva NW&W 2523
We headed back into Runcorn via the busway through Astmoor. When we got back into Runcorn Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2523 before it carried on towards Warrington.


Arriva NW&W 2523 in Runcorn bus station
We decide to go East one last time before we returned to Widnes, so we crossed over the bus station to wait for the next Eastbound Arriva bus. Whilst there we saw Halton Transport 87 on a #14A to Murdishaw.


Halton Transport 87 in Runcorn bus station
A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching and it was required Arriva NW&W 2540 on a #79C to Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 2540 in Runcorn bus station
We got on Arriva NW&W 2519 and flashed the Arriva day Saver ticket to the driver. We set off out of town as we had done on the #3C earlier and as we got close to the town hall on Heath Road, we turned right into Ivy Street and left into Langdale Road. We ran through Halton Lodge Norleane Crescent and Linkway. The bus emptied out and Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 2540.


Inside Arriva NW&W 2540
We ran clockwise around Grangeway and we joined the busway and we ran though Halton Lea North close to the library. We continued East and when we got to the hospital we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2540 as it carried on towards Murdishaw.


Arriva NW&W 2540 in Halton Lea
We crossed over to Sop B and we waited for the next bus back. A few minutes later we saw required Arriva NW&W 2543 on a #79C to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 2543 in Halton Lea
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver for the final fine today. The bus set off along the busway Westwards and we stopped on the Southside of the Halton Lea shopping centre. We carried on West onto Grangeway. At the end we ran forwards onto Linkway and right onto Laburnum Grove. We turned right onto Windsor Grove and we followed the road around. We ran North up Norleane Crescent and we turned left onto Heath Road. We then did a loop around Langdale Road and Ivy Street before we rejoined Heath Road, this time going Northwards. We continued up the B5155 and we followed the road to the left over the canal. We then travelled via Lena Way into the town centre and into the bus station. After a brief stop we set off up the High Street and we passed close to the Waterloo pub as was and we joined the A533. We crossed over the Mersey and we ran into the old town of Widnes up Victoria Road. We crossed over the roundabout and we ran through a bus lane into the Asda car park. We joined onto Gerrard Street past Marks & Spencers and we turned left onto Green Oaks Way. We we got to the bus stops by Green Oaks we got up and got off the bus. Once we got off the bus Matthew took another picture Arriva NW&W 2543 before it carried on towards Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 2543 in Widnes
We walked over to mum and we got in the car. Matthew had a Greggs sausage roll washed down with a small bottle of Irn Bru. We set off onto Green Oaks Way and we went North to the roundabout and did a u-turn. We went South to Tesco where we filled up with diesel at the petrol station. We got back onto Lugsdale Road and we joined the Northbound A557. We ran the 3 or so miles up to the M62 and we joined the Eastbound road. Traveling back along the M62 we saw Vision travel double decker N590 BRH. We then joined the Southbound M6. Going down the M6 we saw an unidentified Bell Vue coach and unidentified red white Routemaster. As we travelled South we caught up with a short wheelbase coach. As we got closer we saw that it was Finesse Travel BIG 7662.


Finesse Travel BIG 7662 on the M6
We joined the Southbound A500 and we saw Bagnalls minicoach BAG 563S & Bakers coach BN63 NYC. At Sideway we joined the Eastbound A50 which we did up to Longton. We ran up to Z Carz to see what was parked up there this evening. In the front row we saw Z Carz Ford minibus FP06 WTW.


Z Carz FP06 WTW in Longton
Next to that was Z Carz silver Renault minibus DS07 LSN.


Z Carz DS07 LSN in Longton
On the front of the row was Z Carz white LDV minibus PN06 ONM.


Z Carz PN06 ONM in Longton
In the second row we saw Z Carz white Iveco minibus GK02 NWJ.


Z Carz GK02 NWJ in Longton
We turned the corner into Willow Row to see what was in the compound. Closest to the gate was Z Carz white Ford minibus GL04 CVE.


Z Carz GL04 CVE in Longton
We re-joined the A50 and we ran West up to Heron Cross and we came off onto Blurton Road. We ran through Blurton and we turned right onto Church Road and then right onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home just before 18:30. For a late tea we had banger and mash with carrots followed by a jam filled shortbread biscuit. We then chilled out on the computer and watching telly until 01:00... Mark

Friday, 19 August 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 19-08-2016
















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DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67601Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way22First Potteries


Today Matthew was going to the pub for his tea, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Blurton
We got on the bus and we sat down. We set off down to the A5035 were we turned left. We turned left onto Church Road and at the roundabout we turned left onto Blurton Road. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we then turned left onto the A50 link Road and we ran up to City Road. We saw an unidentified Lightning Travel minibus off the road in the industrial estate. We turned left and we ran to Glebedale Road and turned left and to our destination. In the morning Matthew Matthew did some baking. He made cupcakes which he covered in plain and chocolate icing. For dinner Matthew went to MacDonalds. We went on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX, We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to MacDonalds. We went through the drive-in and we picked up the food and ate int in the minibus in Wickes car park. Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. Whilst there we saw First Potteries 63178 on a #6 to Hanley. Once we had finished eating we headed up to the Shelton day centre. We stopped at the petrol station to take on some diesel and then we continued down Victoria Road. We went over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and we went via Ogden Street onto Regent Road. In Hinde Street car park we saw Routemaster Buses Dart N466 TPR on layover before working the #79 to Nantwich. We followed the roa around onto College Road and we turned right onto Wellesley Street. At Snow Hill we went across the roundabout onto Shelton New Road. We stopped at the day centre to pick someone up and then we went along Cemetery Road and Caledonia Road back onto Stoke Road. We turned right onto Richmond Terrace and we joined Wellesley street. We turned left onto College Road and we followed the road forwards onto Regent Road. We ran down to Lichfield Street via Ogden Street and we went into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting included First Potteries 63100 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge and Stanton's of Stoke GSU 344. When it wsas time to go we got back on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmerston Road onto the A52 and we turned right. At Joiners Square we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the top we turned sharp right onto City Road and left onto Glebedale Road. We then returned onto City Road and we turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Westbound A50. We came off at Heron Cross and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We ran through Blurton and we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of dandelion & burdock whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. We also saw Baker Coaches 7025 RU go past the house. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67601. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67631 on an #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67631 in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 67601 turn the corner as expected.


First Potteries 67601 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We joined the Westbound A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 41540 turn into Pacific Drive on a #21 service. We climbed the bill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34. We joined the A34 and we crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and as we turned right into Harpfields Road. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67601 as it carried on towards Newcastle.


First Potteries 67601 in Blurton
We walked onto the A34 and we sat outside the pub whilest we waited for her to appear. Whilst we waited we saw Bennett's Mercedes minicoach FY52 GOP going Southwards.


Bennett's FY52 GOP in Trent Vale
We also saw First Potteries 67641 on the final #22 turn to Longton.


First Potteries 67641 in Trent Vale
A few minutes later we saw Meadows Ford minibus DX65 DME going South.


Meadows DX65 DME in Trent Vale
When mum arrived we went into the pub. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65042 on a Stafford Bound #101 service, Pegassus coach FJ06 ZKS going North and ABC Supreme P881 RND on a Southbound shuttle. When it was time to go we got in the car to go home. We went South down the A34. Turned left onto the A500 and we ran North up to Sideway. We turned right onto the A50 and we continued to Heron Cross dropping down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran back up to Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton. At the bottom of the hill we overtook First Potteries 41500 on a #23 to Newstead. We turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:30. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted things out. We chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Trip to Fenton / Meir 16-08-2016
















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DY08 FFXBentileeFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonSneyd Green, Central Forrest ParkCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUSneyd Green, Central Forrest ParkFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBentileeCharterShelton Care Group
BX02 CLVBentileeMeirCharterLucky Seven
BX02 CLVMeirBentileeCharterLucky Seven


Today Matthew was in respite and was going to his day service. Construction work is still going on in the building and it looks line part of the building has been demolished. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst Matthew waited for the bus he watch to see what else was coming and going. We saw Stoke-on-Trent city council welfare bus FJ59 GKA.


Stoke-on-Trent city council FJ59 GKA in Bentilee
A few minutes later Matthew transport arrived. It was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Bentilee
We set off through Bentilee onto the A52 and into Bucknall and we saw Stanton's of Stoke VUD 483. We followed the A52 to the left and at Joiners Square we turned the left onto Victoria Road. At the top we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the morning Matthew spent time in the sensory room and on the computer. For dinner Matthew had pizza. In the afternoon Matthew went to Central Forrest Park on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.


Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill onto the A52 and under the railway line. At the edge of Stoke we went North up the A500 up to Shelton New Road. We turned right and we ran over the canal and onto Snow hill. We ran up Broad Street and we joined the anti-clockwise ring road. We went around Hanley and we left town along Town Road towards Birches Head. We followed the road around into Sneyd Green and we turned into the park. In the park Matthew used the toilet and then had a drink of Coke and an ice cream. On the main road we saw First Potteries 53064 on #7 to Kidsgrove.


First Potteries 53064 in Sneyd Green
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 65005 on a #18 to Leek.


First Potteries 65005 in Sneyd Green
The Scania single decker was followed by First Potteries 53059 on a #7A to Biddulph.


First Potteries 53059 in Sneyd Green
When it was time to go we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set of back onto the A5272 and we ran into Birches Head. We ran towards Hanley along Town Road and we joined the clockwise ring road. We ran around Hanley and we turned left onto Lichfield Street. At Joiners Square we ran straight onto Victoria Road. We ran to the top of the Road and we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. After a short break Matthew glt back on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the journey to Bentilee. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Westbound Heron Cross and onto the Westbound A50 where we saw Z Carz GL04 CVE. We came off the A50 onto Stanley Matthews Way we saw an unidentified White Ford minibus. At the end we turned right onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line to Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we dropped a service user off before returning back onto the A5035. We ran back through Blurton and Dresden and over the A50. We joined Chadwick Street and we went past the Gladstone Pottery Museum. We crossed over Uttoxeter road and onto Bridgewood street. We turned left onto Forrister and then right onto Anchor Road. We ran to the top of the hill and into Adderley Green. In the back of the First garage we saw First Potteries 66309. We turned left onto the A5272 and we ran into Bentilee and into respite. When Matthew got back he spent some time in his room on the main road we saw First Potteries 63096 on a #26 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63096 in Bentilee
For tea Matthew had gammon and mash followed by arctic roll. In the evening Matthew went out. Transport for the trip was Lucky Seven taxi BX02 CLV. We set off onto Dividy Road and we ran up to Adderley Green. At the roundabout we went straight onto park Hall Road. We ran to the end and we turned right onto the A520. We turned left onto Brookwood Drive and we an down to the Crescent Childrens centre on Pinewood Crescent. Whilst there Matthew spent time in the outdoor playspace. He also used he toilet and then went to the cafe. Matthew had a can of Coke. When it was time to go we got back in Lucky Seven taxi BX02 CLV. We set off onto Pinewood Crescent and onto Brookwood Drive. We turned right onto Lyme Road and forwards onto Stanton Road. At the end we turned right the A520. We ran up to Weston Coyney and we turned left onto park Hall Road. We ran past Park Hall to Adderley Green and we went straight over the roundabout onto Dividy Road and into Bentilee. We got back into respite around 17:05. In the evening Matthew chilled out in the lounge and watched telly. Later on he had a bath and then had toast for supper. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark