Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 07-06-2016


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67641Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going to visit grandma, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00. He got dressed and had toast and orangeade 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 the bus set off onto the A5035. We turned left and ran through Dresden and up to Longton. We crossed the A50 and we turned into Chadwick Street and passed the Gladstone Pottery Museum. We crossed Uttoxeter Road on Bridgewood Street and went to the end before turning left on Forrister Street. At the ens we turned right onto Anchor Road. We ran up the hill and we saw First Potteries 41496 at the back of the depot. At the roundabout we turned left and we ran down to Bentilee. We picked up another service user and we saw Meadows minibus DN65 XZK. We got back onto Dividy Road and we ran into Bucknall and onto the A52. We followed the road around to the left and we saw Stanton's of Stoke HRZ 7193. At joiners Square we went left onto Victoria Road. At the top of Victoria Road we turned sharp right onto City Road and then onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the morning Matthew spent time using the computer. Fir dinner Matthew had cheese oatcake followed by chocolate cake. In the afternoon Matthew was going swimming. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we went across onto Temple Street. We cut in between the Old Royal Oak pub and Jack Ashley Court onto City Road and we walked down over the old railway line to Leek and right into the private Road on which the baths are. Matthew went to the toilet and after getting changed he went swimming. After we came out of the baths we saw Copelands Tours Van Hool bodied coach MIB 246.

Copelands Tours MIB 246 in Fenton
As we set off on foot along the private road we saw Copelands Tours Bova coach MIB 615.

Copelands Tours MIB 615 in Fenton
We continued on to City Road and we walked up the hill before we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and at the end we turned right on Christchurch Street and too our destination. When it was time to go home we got on board Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned right onto Station Bridge Road, We followed the road around onto Heron Street and we went through the traffic lights and over the A50 on Blurton Road. We went through Blurton and we followed the road around to the right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we saw white minibus NX03 BFP and another unidentified white Volkswagen minibus. 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 16:56 to Newcastle. We were late setting off and it appeared we had missed the bus. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. Going other other way we saw First Potteries 67641 going towards Longton. We had to wait for nearly 30 minutes for the next bus, which was the 17:31 departure. When in appeared it was as expected it was dud First Potteries 67641.

First Potteries 67641 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off on the A5035 and we turned right towards Trentham. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and we passed First Potteries 67602 on a #22 to Longton. We tuned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 53208 on a #21 the Trentham Hotel. We climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left onto Church Lane and we ran down to the bottom of the hill. We queued to join the A34 and we saw Mikro coach FJ07 TKF. We joined the A34 and we went under the A500 into Trent Vale. We turned right in Harpfields Road and we continued over the roundabout onto Hilton Road. We turned into the City General hospital and we saw ABC Supreme E331 UYC on a staff shuttle. We also passed First Potteries 37159 which was on a #25 to Hanley. We turned right onto the A34 and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67641 as it continued to Newcastle.

First Potteries 67641 in Newcastle
We walked back down the road to the crossing and we saw D&G 157 on a 'Nines' service to Newcastle.

D&G 157 in Newcastle
We crossed the road and we walked up to Grandma's house here we met up with mum. Matthew spent a short while on the computer and had a can of Irn Bru. Thirty minutes later it was time for us to go and do the evening's chores. We said goodbye to Grandma and we drove down to the A34. We turned right onto Barracks Road and we saw First Potteries 65038 in the new fuscia livery and with #101 branding, and new to D&G 163 on a #73. We crossed the Jubilee roundabout onto the A53 and we saw First Potteries 67637 on a #37 turning into Albert Street. We ran down to Etruria and we turned right onto the A500. We ran fast up to Longtport and we turned right onto the A527. We stopped briefly in Longport and we continued up Newcastle Street into Burslem. We crossed through town and we went up the hill to Smallthorne. We did a few drops in Smallthorne and we saw First Potteries 53155 running out of service. After doing some stuff in Smallthorne we returned to Lonport via Burslem and Trubshaw Cross. We got on the A500 and we ran down to Etruria where we went East on the A53 to Festival Park. We turned right onto Etruria Road and we turned right again onto the Hanley ring road. We turned right at Lichfield Street and we ran down to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout on to Victoria Road and we ran up the hill to MacDonalds where we picked up Matthew's tea. We rejoined Victoria Road and we ran up to the A50 link Road. We did the link road to the A50 and we came off the A50 at Heron Cross. We ran through Blurton along Blurton Road and we went home via Church Road and Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:30. Matthew ate his tea which consisted of a Chicken nugget meal and a plain cheeseburger, as washed down with a cup of Coke. Matthew chilled out, and later had a chip sandwich. He chilled out watching television and on his computer and went to bed around 00:00... Mark

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