Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Trip to Fenton / Tunstall 18-10-2017
















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FV07 UCGFentonTunstallCharterABC Supreme
FV07 UCGTunstallFentonCharterABC Supreme


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going to visit his uncle Dave later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw First Potteries 67639 on a #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Nantwich on ABC Supreme FV07 UCG.


Z Carz YN11 AHJ in Fenton


D&G 114 in Fenton


First Potteries 63179 in Fenton

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Trip to Fenton / Sunderland 17-10-2017
















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DY08 FFXFentonSunderlandCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXSunderlandFentonCharterShelton Care Group
HK57 LFYFentonHanleyCharterZ Carz
HK57 LFYHanleyFentonCharterZ Carz


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we did Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX to Sunderland.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto City Road We ran under the railway line and then we turned right onto the Northbound A52. We ran North up to the M6 We came off the A500 onto City Road and We continued up City Road under the railway line up to Smithpool Road and we turned right. We turned left onto Temple Street and we went back to the residential unit. Matthew went back up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. We saw First Potteries 67159 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67159 in Fenton
For tea Matthew had large omelet & toast followed by a. Later on Matthew went out to Hanley it was Z Carz HK57 LFY. We set off onto Christchurch Street


Afford Rent-a-Car YN67 in Fenton
Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Trip to Fenton / Hanley 16-10-2017
















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42552Fenton, Victoria PlaceHanley BS6AFirst Potteries
67641Hanley BSKidsgrove, Queen Street7First Potteries
65732Kidsgrove, Town HallHanley BS3First Potteries
67647Hanley BSFenton, adj Victoria Place6First Potteries


Today Matthew was in Blurton and he was going to his day service. Later on he was returning to the residential unit. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. we set off through Blurton along Beaconsfield Drive we saw Stanton's of Stoke minibus ASZ 2120. We turned right onto Church Road and right again onto Blurton Road and we stopped at the Blurton Road. We carried on up to Heron Cross and we joined the Westbound A50. Near to the roundabout at Sideway. We went North up the A500 to Shelton and we passed South West Tours PJZ 4381. We went along Shelton New Road We turned left onto Etruscan Street and we stopped at the food van for breakfast. Matthew had a sausage and chees sandwich and a bacon and cheese sandwich followed by a can of Coke. Once we had finished eating we went back down Etruscan Road onto Shelton New Road. We joined the Southbound A500 and we ran down to Stoke. We came off the A500 onto City Road and we saw First Potteries 67633 on a #11 to Hanley. We continued up City Road under the railway line up to Smithpool Road and we turned right. We turned left onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. Matthew dropped of his things and then said goodbye to mum. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. Around 10:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where In the morning Matthew was going out on the bus. We set off on foot onto Glebedale Road and we crossed over city Road. On the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we stood at the stop to wait for a bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw Z Carz minibus YN11 AHJ going towards Longton. A few minutes later we saw the bus approaching an it was dud First Potteries 42552 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 42552 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down Victoria Road and we ran down the hill towards Joiners Square and at the roundabout we went straight across onto Lichfield Street. We crossed over the ring road and at the stop outside the bus station we got up and got off the bus. Once we got off the bus we went inside the bus station to catch a bus to Kidsgrove. we saw First Potteries 65705 on a #3 to Talke Pits.


First Potteries 65705 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67641 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the Smart day ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and we ran down John Street. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and we crossed Broad street onto Marsh Street. We turned right onto Trinity Street and we stopped on Stafford Street to to pick up more passengers before we left town along Quadrant Road. We crossed over the ring road and we headed out of town towards Sneyd Green along Town Road. We continued to Smallthorne roundabouts and we continued forwards onto High Lane. At the end of High Lane the end we turned left onto the A527. We turned right onto Turnhurst Road and we ran up to Packmoor. We continues into Newchapel and onto the High Street. We turned left onto Pennyfields Roads and at the roundabout we went onto Newchapel Road. We ran through the estate via Galleys bank and we ran into Kidsgrove and the bus terminated on King Street where we got up and got off the bus.


D&G 142 in Kidsgrove


First Potteries 65732 in Kidsgrove
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along the A50. We ran up the hill into Goldenhill and then forwards into Tunstall. We ran down the High Street and we saw First Potteries 65706 on a #3 to Talke Pits. We continued down the High Street an we turned left onto Williamson Street. At the roundabout we turned right onto Scotia Road and past the the old bus garage before running up the hill into Burslem Town centre. We ran through the light onto Waterloo Road and up the hill into Cobridge. We ran down the hill towards Hanley and then up into town along Hope Street and Stafford Street. We turned right at the end past the town hall and onto Bagnall Street before entering the bus station.


First Potteries 42552 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67647 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off up Lichfield Street and we turned right into Birch Terrace. We followed the road around to the left onto Charles Street. At the top we turned right onto Old Hall Street before turning right onto the ring road. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill into Fenton. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. One off the bus we set off on foot onto City Road and we turned left into Glebedale Road. When we got back to the day centre. For dinner he had sausage chips and gravy from the chips shop. In the afternoon watched a DVD. Later on Matthew returned to the residential unit on foot. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Trip to Middleton / Miles Platting 14-10-2017


























































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30945Middleton BSOldham BS59First Manchester
30960Oldham BSMiles Platting, adj Varley St83First Manchester
30936Miles Platting, opp Varley StChadderton Precinct (Stop B)181First Manchester
37468Chadderton Precinct (Stop A)Middleton BS59FirstManchester
30947Middleton BSMills Hill Station (Stop B)59First Manchester
30946Mills Hill Station (Stop A)Cheetham Hill, Woodlands Rd59First Manchester
37470Cheetham Hill, Waterloo RoadMiddleton BS59First Manchester


Today we decided to re-visit Middleton. We had checked the weather and it was for mainly dry cloudy weather with the chance of an odd shower, but warm for the time of the year around 18'. We gave Matthew a choice of destinations from the Midlands and North West and from the list Matthew chose Middleton. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off around 11:30 onto the A5035 and we turned right onto Stanley Matthews Way. We joined the Westbound A50 and then turned right onto the A500. We came off the A500 at Shelton and we ran up to Etruria to fill up with LPG. After we had filled up we returned to the A500 along the A53. We continued Northwards for a few miles and we joined the Northbound M6. Seen on the M6 as we travelled Northwards were ABC Supreme FY52 NSV, National Holidays NH63 EYH & Galloway YJ14 CDX.


Galloway YJ14 CDX on the M6
We came off the M6 at junction 19 and we ran Eastwards along the A556 to the M56. This was the first time that I had used this road since it had been re-built and I have to say it was a big improvement over the old road. We continued onto the M56 and then forwardsonto the anti-clockwise M56 and we passed Stockport & Hyde before coming off the M60 at the A576. We ran the last couple of miles into Middleton along the A756 and we parked i the small car park by MacDonalds. Once we had parked went into the shopping centre stopping at the toilets. We went around to the bus station and we had dinner at the food van on to pavement opposite to the bus station. Matthew had a sausage and egg barm with some fries, washed down with a can of Coke. Whilst we ate we saw First Manchester 30957 and 30962 on #59's between Manchester and Oldham. When we had finished we said goodbye to mum and as we walked up to the bus station we saw required First Manchester 30945 on a #59 to Oldham.


First Manchester 30945 in Middleton bus station
We got on the bus and we book System One bus only tickets at £5.60 each before we went upstairs and sat down.


Rosso 219 in Oldham bus station


First Manchester 42941 in Oldham bus station


First Manchester 30964 in Oldham bus station


First Manchester 30960 in Oldham bus station


Rothwells RIB 4404 in Miles Platting


First Manchester 30936 in Miles Platting


First Manchester 30936 in Chadderton


First Manchester 37468 in Chadderton


First Manchester 30947 in Middleton bus station


Inside First Manchester 30947


First Manchester 30947 in Mills Hill


First Manchester 30946 in Mills Hill


Inside First Manchester 30946


First Manchester 30946 in Cheetham Hill


First Manchester 37470 in Cheetham Hill


Inside First Manchester 37470


First Manchester 30955 in Middleton bus station


First Manchester 37470 in Middleton bus station


First Manchester 37290 in Middleton bus station


First Manchester 39208 in Middleton bus station


Diamond cars SD17 OAH in Middleton

Friday, 13 October 2017

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 13-10-2017
















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67601Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Grandma'a house, Blurton and to the pub later. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst we waited for time to go out Matthew watched buses from his window, We saw Z Carz PO55 URU going towards Heron Cross. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to the local Co-operative food to fetch some food. We set off onto Christchurch Street and into the shop. Matthew brought eggs and a can of Coke. We then walked back onto Christchurch Street and along Baker Street to Glebedale Road and to the doctors. After seeing the doctor Matthew went to the chemist to pick up his prescription. Matthew walked back onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. Matthew then did some baking and made cupcakes. For dinner sausage chips and gravy. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. When it was time to return to the day Centre we set off onto Christchurch Street and back to the day centre. We then picked up the cakes and we returned to the residential unit. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned right onto Temple Street. Matthew went up to his room to wait for me to arrive. In the meantime he decorated with icing and sprinkles. I turned up to pick Matthew up and we got ready to go to Blurton for the weekend. Whilst we got ready we saw D&G Bus 44 on a #1 to Park Site. Once we were ready we went downstairs to go back to Blurton. We set off onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We continued onto Heron Street and through the traffic lights onto Blurton Road. We ran through Blurton along Blurton Road and we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got back to the house around 15:00. When we got home Matthew had toast and a drink of Irn Bru. Today we were catching the 15:56 to Newcastle as we were going to the pub via Grandma's House. We set off around 15:45 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road we saw E-zec patient transport minibus YJ16 GHV. We waited at the bus stop and a few minutes later dud First Potteries 67601 came around the corner on the #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67601 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we saw First Potteries 67640 on a #22 to Longton. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we passed Z Carz minibus HK57 LGW and First Potteries 67154 on a #21A to the Trentham Hotel. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we entered Hanford where we saw blue minibus RJ14 HWO. We turned right into Wilson Road and left into Church Lane and we saw white minibus BU07 KGV before we joined the A34. We also saw First Potteries 41500 on the final #22 to Longton and Aimee's KE05 MMF going towards the A500. As we headed into Trent Vale we saw First Potteries 37146 on a #101 to Stafford, Newcastle School HX66 AUR & ABC Supreme KX14 EBZ. We turned right into Harpfields Road we turned left into the hospital and we saw ABC Supreme minibus ST56 MUE. We turned right onto the A34 and a couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67601 as it continued towards Newcastle.


First Potteries 67601 in Newcastle
Once the bus had gone we crossed over the A34 and we saw First Potteries 32649 on a #25 to Hanley.


First Potteries 32649 in Newcastle
We continued up the hill to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. We said goodbye to Grandma around 17:45. We set off onto Occupation Street and we saw white minibus YK08 PVA. We turned left onto the A34. We ran down into Trent Vale. We stopped at the pub and we went inside. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included ABC Supreme HM16 XPS going Southwards & First Potteries 37159 on a #22 to Longton and MT Travel HK58 ECV. When it was time to go we got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we joined the Northbound A500. At Sideway we turned right onto the Eastbound A50. As we travelled towards Heron Cross we saw an unidentified Alfa coach going Eastwards. We came of the A50 at Heron Cross. We dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we returned to Heron Cross. We turned right onto Blurton Road and we crossed over the A50. We ran through Blurton and we saw Cakeface minibus C3 KEX. We ran up the up the hill and we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:15. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we composed a few e-mails and sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Trip to Fenton / Hanley 11-10-2017
















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67157Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley, adj stop J1‎23First Potteries
63177Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place11First Potteries
DY08 FFXFentonParkhouseCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXParkhouseFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonFenton,CharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonHanleyCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXHanleyFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service as well as going to a party down stairs to welcome a new resident. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw First Potteries 67158 on a #23 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Hanley on the bus. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road. We walked down to the bus stop outside the flats to Wait for a bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw D&G Bus 31 on a #1 to park Site.


D&G 31 in Fenton
A few minutes later a bus to Hanley appeared and it was First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67157 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off down City Road and we joined the A52 to go under the railway line and over the A500. We continued onto Church Street and into the centre of Stoke. After a brief stop we continued around the one-way system onto Elenora Steet and right onto Copeland street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we went under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. We went past the railway station ans we turned right onto College Road. After running the hill through Shelton we continued onto Cleveland Road and forwards onto Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street before we turned right onto John Street where we got up and got off the bus. We walked along Bagnall Street and past the town hall and across onto Tontine Street. We walked up to Parliament Row and we went to Poundland. Matthew brought some cakes and then we went back out onto Parliament Row. We walked back down Tontine Street onto Lichfield Street and we saw First Potteries 67151 on display outside the bus station.


First Potteries 67151 in Hanley bus station
We also saw First Potteries 63175 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 63175 in Hanley bus station
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63177 on #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63177 in Hanley bus station
We decided to do this bus so we got on the bus and we booked to Fenton we sat down. We set off up Lichfield Street and we turned right onto Birch Terrace. We followed the road around onto Charles Street and we turned right onto Old Hall Street. We crossed over the ring road onto Bucknall New Road. We ran down the hill through Limekiln lights and we turned right onto Dividy Road. We turned left onto Beverley Drive and right onto Dawlish Drive. We ran through the estate and back onto the A5272. We ran up to Adderley Green. At the roundabout we turned right onto Anchor Road and we went up the hill and down the other side. We turned right onto Amison Street and we ran through Meir Heath and out the other side onto Weston Coyney Road. We crossed over the Derby to Stoke railway line and we turned right onto Sutherland Road. We ran past the police station and we turned left onto Anchor Road. We ran around the one way system onto Commerce Street and right onto The Strand. After a brief stop we ran down the Strand and under the railway line onto King Street. We continued down through Fenton and forwards onto City Road. We went past KFC and then we got up and got off the bus. Once we got off the bus we walked back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had a sausage roll followed by a Bakewell tart. In the afternoon Matthew went for a ride on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX up to the reliance bus works. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we ran down City Road to the A52. We ran parallel to the railway line and we went forwards onto Station Road. At the end we turned right onto Stoke Road and up the hill into Shelton. We stopped at the college and then we continued along Shelton new Road into Hartshill and forwards into Newcastle. We ran around the one-way system onto the Jubilee roundabout and we turned right onto the A527. We ran North up to Wolstanton marsh and we turned left onto the B5369. We ran through Dimsdale up to Chesterton wher we joined the Northbound A34. We ran up to the industrial estate and we turned right and ran to the end of the road where the works is situated. Once we got to the end we saw the buses parked up in and around the yard. Outside the yards was West Yorkshire Metro 1070.


West Yorkshire Metro 1070 in Parkhouse
Inside the yard were various buses including a green Bristol VR and a Wadham Stringer bodied Dennis Dart.


Wadham Stringer in Parkhouse
We then returned back to the day centre on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off over the A34 and we continued onto Crackley Bank. We ran down through Chesterton High Street and down London Road. We rejoined the A34 and we ran South past the old First Potteries garage. We turned left onto Ryecroft and we ran onto the A53. We ran through Basford and over the A500 and into Etruria. We came off the A53 at Festival Park and we turned right onto Etruria Road. We joined the anti-clockwise ring road around to Lichfield Street. We ran down to Joiners Square and we went over the roundabout onto Victoria Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right onto City Road. We turned left onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. When it was time to go we returned to the residential unit on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We turned right and Christchurch and left onto City Road. we turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and us his computer. later on Matthew went out for tea to on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Baker Street and left into Glebedale Road. We returned right onto City Road and then we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and crossed the roundabout onto Lichfield Street. We ran up the hill towards Hanley before we joined the clockwise ring Road. We ran around to the end and we stopped at the Beefeater. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For tea Matthew had a beefburger and fries followed by lemon meringue pie. When we had finished eating we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran around the anti-clockwise raing road and we came off at Broad Street. We ran down Snow Hill into Shelton and we turned right into Avenue Road. We turned right onto College Road and we ran down to the end. We turned left onto Station Road and at the end we continued straight onto the A52. We turned left onto City Road and we ran up the hill into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew we up to chill out in his room watching television and using his computer. He also ate a slice of chocolate roll. Later on Matthew had a bath. He had toast for supper before going to bed around 23:00... Mark.