Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Trip to Fenton / Congleton 08-03-2016


DY08 FFXBentileeFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBentileeCharterShelton Care Group
YJ53 WPDBentileeCongletonCharterZ Carz
YJ53 WPDCongletonBentileeCharterZ Carz

Today Matthew was in respite and he was also going to his day service and I was going up to Cumbria to ride on trains. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. Whilst Matthew was waiting for his own bus, he took a few pictures of the other buses coming to collect other service users. We saw Allendale minibus PN07 BHJ.

Allendale PN07 BHJ in Bentilee
Shortly after that we saw Z Carz minibus X599 WDY.

Z Carz X599 WDY in Bentilee
A few minutes after that we saw Stanton's of Stoke minibus CN09 CJE.

Stantons of Stoke CN09 CJE in Bentilee
Eventually Matthews transport for the trip to the day service appeared, Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Bentilee
Behind Matthews bus was Jayjays Travel PO58 XFX going to Abbey Hulton.

Jayjays Travel PO58 XFX in Bentilee
On the way down to the bus Matthew had a look at the new kitchen which is being done downstairs. We got on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX and the bus set off onto Dividy Road. We headed up to Adderley Green and we turned right onto Anchor Road. We turned right into Heathcote Street and we wound our way down to King Street and we stopped on March Road before continued down King Street into Fenton. We went forwards onto City Road, turning left onto Smithpool Road, after turning left into Temple Street we turned right into Christchurch Street and to our destination. After spent the morning in the sensory room and using the computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes followed by a slice Battenberg cake. In the afternoon we went to Fenton to go swimming. We set off on on foot across the car park by the Co-operative Food onto City Road. We walked down the hill and we turned right onto the private road to the swimming baths. On the way to the baths we saw Staffordian Travel white coach Y194 AWP.

Staffordian Travel Y194 AWP in Fenton
Matthew went to the cafe and had a glass of Coke and then went swimming for a while. After getting out of the baths and getting changed Matthew set off back to the day service. Outside the baths was Copeland's Tours MIB 236.

Copeland Tours MIB 236 in Fenton
We walked back up the private road and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street. At the top of Temple Street we turned left onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. Aftwe a quick stop to use the toilet it was time to get back on the transport to respite. It was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX again.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We got on the bus and the bus set off onto Glebedale Road. We turned right onto City Road and right again onto the A50 Link Road. We took aht A50 to Heron Cross A and we turned left onto Blurton Road, We ran through Blurton and forwards onto Church Road. At the end of Church Road we turned right onto the A5035. We headed over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right onto New Inn Lane. After dropping of a service user we got back onto the New Inn Lane and back onto the A5035. We traveled through Hem Heath and Dresden and we up into Longton. After crossing the A50 we went around the one way system in Longton down the Strand and right onto Market Street. We turned left onbto Anchor Road and we climbed the hill into Adderley Green. At the big roundabout we turned left and we ran into Bentilee along Dividy Road and to our destination. Once back in the unit We saw another bus arrive... It was Scraggs minibus 1655 VT.

Scraggs 1655 VT in Bentilee
After spending a short while in his room, Matthew was going out for tea. We went out and it was Z Carz Iveco minibus YJ53 WPD. We got on the bus and sat down. The bus set off onto Dividy Road and down to Bucknall. We continued to Limekiln Bank before turning right and running through Northwood to Townsend and onto High Lane. We went North through Smallthorne and up to Turnhurst. We turned right onto the A527 and we ran up through Fegg Hayes and Brindley Ford We went around the outskirts of Biddulph and we continued up to Congleton. We joined the A34 and we went West to the roundabout before taking the A534 out of town. We turned left down Padgbury Lane and we went to the Heath farm Fayre & Square pub. When in the pub Matthew used the disabled toilet and then had an All Day Breakfast and a glass of Coke. For afters Matthew had a chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. When it was time to go we got back aboard Z Carz YJ53 WPD. We set off back onto Padgbury Lane and right onto the A534 Sandbach Road. At the roundabout we joined the A34 and we ran up to the junction near Tesco Before going left onto the A54. We went forwards onto the A527 and we left Congleton through Hightown and past Congleton railway station. We ran back down through Gillow Heath and around Biddulph before going South through Knypersley and Brindley Ford. At Turnhurst we went left onto the A5272 High Lane. We ran through Smallthorne and we saw First Potteries 41493 on a #7A. We went through Sneyd Green to townsend and we turned left and down through Northwood to Limekiln Bank. At the light we went straight across before turning left onto Dividy Road and to our destination. back at respite Matthew watch television The Division in the living room before having a bath and getting ready for bed. for supper Matthew had some toast. later that night he chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

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