Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Trip to Fenton / Shelton 13-01-2016


DV10 JCUBentileeTrenthamCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXTrenthamFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonSheltonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUSheltonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBentileeCharterShelton Care Group

Today Matthew was in respite and he was also going to his day Market Drayton. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. Before the bus came, he waited in his room. From his window we saw First Potteries 63098 on a #26 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63098 in Bentilee
When it was time we went down to the temporary entrance to see Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Bentilee
We got on to the bus and the bus set off onto Dividy Road. St Adderley Green we turned right onto Anchor Road an we ran down into Longton. We went around the one way system via Market Street and Commerce Street and we crossed the A50 onto the A5035. We ran through Dresden and Blurton and we crossed over the railway line and into Trentham. At New Inn Lane we turned right and we turned right again onto Pacific Drive. We stopped to pick up another service user and we got off the bus and got on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Trentham
The bus set off back onto New Inn Lane and we turned left onto The Lea. We then turned left again onto the A5035. We headed along into Blurton and we turned into church Road. We carried on into Blurton Road and across the A50. We went through Heron Cross and onto Heron Street. Having crossed the railway line we went forwards onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. Outside the day centre we saw ABC Supreme minibus YN55 KXO.

ABC Supreme YN55 KXO in Fenton
Matthew was going to his weekly cooking class and so we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we stoped at the petrol station to take on fuel. We then continued down to the bottom of Victoria Road. At Joiners Square we crossed over the roundabout and onto Lichfield Street and then turned left onto Regent Road. We went forward onto College Road and we turned right onto Wellesley Street. We then crossed the roundabout at Snow Hill and to our destination. For dinner Matthew cooked Sausages and mash. After dinner The climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the journey back to Fenton. The bus set off towards Snow Hill and we turned left. At College Road we turned right and went down to the bottom by the railway station. We turnef left onto Station Road and then left again onto the A52 where we saw Hollinshead Coaches RIL 1017. At Joiners Square we turned right onto Victoria Road. At the top of Victoria Road at Victoria Square we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the afternoon Matthew spent time playing on the Wii playing a bowling game. When it was time to go home we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and then right onto City Road. We went forwards onto King Street and then turned left onto Clarence Street. We wound through the back streets and we appeared on Anchor Road. At the top of Anchor Road we turned left onto Dividy Road and into Bentilee and to the respite centre. Matthew went upstairs to his room to wait for teatime. Whilst there we saw First Potteries 63175 on a #26 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63175 in Bentilee
The following #26 to Hanley was worked by First Potteries 63173.

First Potteries 63173 in Bentilee
Later on we saw the more unusual First Potteries 65706 working on a #26 to Hanley.

First Potteries 65706 in Bentilee
we also saw First Potteries 32634 on a #26. Dropping of some other service users was Stanton's of Stoke WX06 FEP. When it was time for tea we went out to Ash Bank in a car. We set off onto Dividy Road towards Adderley Green wher we saw First Potteries 63099. We carried on straight onto Park Hall Road and past Park Hall. At the A520 we turned left. We ran through Weston Coyney, Cellerhead Wetley Rocks Cheddleton and into Leek. We turned left outta Compton and onto the A53. We passed First Potteries 41502 on a #18 to Leek. We travelled back towards stoke on Trent through Longdon and Endon before coming off the A53 at Smallthorne, turning left onto High Lane. We ran down towards Townsend and we turned right at Birches Head onto Keelings Road. We then saw Intercity OU59 EFH parked up near to the Co-operative food. We went through Northwood and then we joined onto Limekiln Bank. At the junction we went straight onto the A52 and we carried on through Bucknall and up to Ashbank. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet. Matthew had a carvery with turkey and beef with potatoes and carrots and a Yorkshire pudding. For dessert Matthew had the west Country Chocolate Fudge Cake with ice cream. After tea Matthew got back in the car to go back to respite. We got back onto the A52 and traveled down to Bucknall. We turned left onto Dividy Road and up into Bentilee. Back at respite Matthew watch television and used his computer. Matthew had a bath and then went to bed around 23:00... Mark

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