Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 22-11-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
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 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 got on the bus and sat down and the bus set off onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we picked up another service user. We returned along New Inn Lane and onto the A5035 into Trentham we saw City Centre Central BK58 DZZ. 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 spent time on the computer. For Dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes. In the afternoon Matthew went for a walk around Fenton. We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we walked own the hill. We then turned right into Fenton Park. After going around the park we returned onto Victoria Road. We stopped at Wright's Pies and Matthew had a Manchester tart before we walked up the hill to the top. We turned right onto City Road and we turned left onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. When it was time to go we go on board Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. 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. At the end we went right 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 a can of Coke 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 later running bang on time 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 joined the Westbound A5035 and we saw first Potteries 67636 on a #22 to Longton. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane and we climbed the bill into Hanford following First Potteries 67156 which was on a #21A to Hanley. We turned right into Wilson Road passing First Potteries 67151 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we saw required First Potteries 67152 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We turned right Harpfields Road and we ram forwards onto Hilton Road. We turned into the City General hospital and we saw First Potteries 67639 on the final #22 to Longton and First Potteries 32630 on a #25 to Hanley and ABC Supreme Y368 TGE. 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
When we got off the bus we spotted a minibus at the side of the road ahead of us. Closer inspection revealed that it was Sherratt's Wood minibus VA07 ZTB.

Sherratt's Wood VA07 ZTB in Newcastle
We walked back to the crossing and we crossed over half of the A34. Whilst on the island in the middle we we saw First Potteries 37158 on a #25 service to Keele.

First Potteries 37158 in Newcastle
We finished crossing 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 18:45 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 we saw D&G 137 on a #73 to Newcastle. We joined the Eastbound A53 and After crossing the A500 we ran through Etruria and up through Cobridge and and into Smallthorne via Sneyd Hill. 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 where we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #98 to Newcastle. We ran around Saturn Road, Mars Street and Jupiter Street. We stopped for a short while and we saw D&G 119 & First Potteries 32634 both running out of service. We ran back up to Smallthorne Roundabout and we turned left onto High Lane and we caught up First Potteries 63172 on a #8 to Hanley. We made a stop onto Northam Road and we returned to the A5272 via Chorlton Street and Birches Head Road. In Townsend we saw bakers Coaches YN06 RWE. We ran into Hanley and onto the ring road. We turned left onto Lichfield Street. At Joiners Square crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road. We stopped at McDonalds to pick up food for Matthew. We continued up Victoria Road onto the A50 link road. 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 where we caught up First Potteries 67153 on a #23A to Newstead. We got home around 19:45. When we got back Matthew ate his McDonalds, 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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