Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 05-07-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67601Magdalen 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 a giant crumpet and orange juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and we went over the railway line and into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we picked up another service user before. We rejoined the A5035 and we ran over the railway into Blurton before turning left into Church Road. We ran down through Blurton along Blurton Road and we saw Fiat/Mellor demonstrator SF65 AUA. We crossed the A50 and we went straight onto Heron Street and over the railway line into Fenton. We headed straight onto Glebedale Road and reached our destination. In the morning Matthew spent his time on the computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes. In the afternoon Matthew went swimming. We set off on past the Co-operative Food store onto City Road and we walked down to the private road on which the swimming baths is situated. On the way down the road we saw Anytime Airport minibus PE11 RWY.

Anytime Airport PE11 RWY in Fenton
Matthew went swimming and then had a drink of Coke. We returned to the day centre in a Intercity taxi. We ran along the private road and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Glebedale Road and to the day centre. When it was time to go home Matthew climbed aboard 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. At the end we turned right onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we dropped off another service user before we returned onto New Inn Lane. We returned along the A5035 over the railway line into Blurton. Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and orangeade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. I had seen the turned earlier and it was booked to be First Potteries 67601. We set off to the bus stop all the way over on Magdalen Road. When we got to the bus stop we saw First Potteries 67636 on a #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67636 in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw the bus come around the corner and it was dud First Potteries 67601 as expected.

First Potteries 67601 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we headed over the railway line into Trentham where we passed Free Spirits minibus MV05 YMM. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 41520 on the #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We ran down the hill onto the A34 and we saw South Staffordshire College minibus HJ58 KZA. We went under the A500 ans we passed First Potteries 41540 on a #21A to Trentham gardens. As we went through Trent Vale we passed Global Travel coach YKZ 9965. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we passed First Potteries 67638 on the final #22 turned to Longton. We turned into the hospital and we saw ABC Supreme E331 UYC & First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Hanley. We turned right onto the A34 and as we were getting up to get off the bus we saw Scraggs coach 1 HVT on the opposite side of the A34. We got off the bus and Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67601 as it carried on towards Newcastle bus station.

First Potteries 67601 in Newcastle
We set off on foot towards grandma and we saw D&G 158 on a 'Nines' service to Biddulph. Once at Grandma's Matthew used the toilet and the used the computer. He also had a drink of Irn Bru. Just after 18:00 we said goodbye and we set off back onto the A34. We entered Trent Vale and we saw First Potteries 65038 on a #101 to Hanley. We stopped at MacDonalds to pick up matgthew's tea and then we carried on along the A34 into Hanford and then into Trentham. As we joined the A5035 we saw First Potteries 41540 on a #21A to Hanley. We crossed over the railway line into Blurton and we got home around 18:45. Matthew then chilled out on his computer and watched telly until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

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