Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 11-10-2016


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67640Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going to Grandma's, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00. He got dressed and had a crumpets 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 got on the bus and sat down and the bus set off onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway line and into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn lane and right again into Pacific Drive. After we picked up another service user we headed back onto New Inn Lane and then onto the A5035. We turned left at Church Road and then we went Forwards onto Blurton Road through Blurton 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. In the morning Matthew went into the sensory and spent time using a computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes. In the afternoon Matthew went swimming at the local Sports complex on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill over the railway line and we turned right onto the private road on which the sport complex is situated. When we got there Matthew went to the toilet and got changed for swimming. After a swimming session we came out and saw Copeland's Tours MIB 118.

Copelands Tours MIB 118 in Fenton
We then got on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the trip back to the day centre. We ran along the private road and we turned left onto City Road. we turned right at Smithpool Road and then left onto Temple Street. At the end of Temple Street we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. We then returned home on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we continued onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street and we went through to Heron Cross. We travelled through Blurton along Blurton Road and we went forwards onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and left onto Finstock Avenue. We turned right onto Magdalen Road and left onto the A5035. We crossed the railway into Trentham and then right into New Inn Lane. After dropping of a service user we got back onto the A5035 and we ran into Blurton. We got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and dandelion & burdock whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. I had seen bus earlier and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67640. A few minutes we saw dud First Potteries 67640 turned the corner as expected.

First Potteries 67640 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We were then passed by First Potteries 67604 on a #22 to longton. We joined the Westbound A5035 we passed Free Spirits MV05 YMM & Z Carz HK57 LGW. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we passed Lucky Seven MH03 NAS. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we briefly caught up with first Potteries 42554 which was on a #21A to Hanley. climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road and we passed dud First Potteries 41498 on a #21 to The Trentham Hotel. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34 wre we saw First Potteries 65033 on a #101 to Hanley and E-Zec patient transport YJ16 GHN. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we passed First Potteries 41540 on a #21A to Trentham gardens. We turned right along the diversion along Keelings Drive and we rejoined harpfields Road at the roundabout. Further up towards the hospital we saw First Potteries 67638 the final #22 turn going towards Longton. We turned into the City General hospital and we saw ABC Supreme NM07 OMC and SB56 SKV and First Potteries 32630 on the #25 to Hanley in the new colours. We rejoined the A34 and we travelled North about 1/2 mile and we got up and got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67640 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67640 in Newcastle
Once we got off the bus we crossed over the A34 and we then walked back towards Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. We said goodbye to Grandma around 18:15 and we ran along Occupation Street and Victoria Road. We turned right onto West Street and left onto Marsh Parade. We turned left onto the A52 and into Newcastle. We went around the Jubilee roundabout and onto the A53. After crossing the A500 we ran through Etruria and up through Cobridge and and into Smallthorne via Sneyd Hill where we saw D&G Enviro200 34 in the DAF yard. We crossed the roundabouts and we ran down Ford Green Road. We turned left onto Fell Street and right onto Coseley Street. After a brief stop at the bottom end of Smallthorne and we turned right onto Chell Heath Road. We turned right onto Ford Green Road. We ran around Saturn Road, Mars Street and Jupiter Street. We stopped for a short while and We ran back up to Smallthorne Roundabout and we turned left onto High Lane. In Sneyd Green we passed First Potteries 53059 on a #7A to Biddulph & 42893 on a #8A to Endon. We ran through Townsend into Hanley and onto the ring road. As we passed Old Hall Street we saw 32081 on a #11A to Meir. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road. We stopped at Asda to pick up a parcel and we continued up to MacDonalds to pick up food for Matthew. Whilst in the queue we saw First Potteris 63099 on a #6 to hanley. We continued up Victoria Road and as we turned onto the A50 link road we saw First Potteries 53207on a #11 to Newcastle. We ran up to the A50 and we went West to Heron Cross. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton. We turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:45. When we got back Matthew ate his MacDonalds, which was a cheeseburger, fries and chicken nuggets washed down with a Coke. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 23:30... Mark

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