Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Trip to Tunstall / Newcastle 20-12-2016


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67601Magdalen 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 toast 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 we set off onto the A5035. We continued up through Dresden into Longton and we crossed over the A50. We ran past the Gladstone Pottery Museum on Chadwick Street and we crossed over Uttoxeter Road and onto Bridgewood Street. Due to the road ahead being closed we turned left onto Sutherland Road an we went past the Police Station. We turned right onto Anchor Road and we ran up the hill and down the other side into Adderley Green. At the roundabout we turned left onto the A5272 and into Bentilee. After picking up another service user we ran along the A5272 and into Bucknall and onto the A52. We followed the road around to the left and we ran to Joiners Square and we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran to the top of the hill and we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the morning Matthew went on the computer. For dinner Matthew had fish fingers & chips followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew watched a DVD and then went for a run out in the minibus. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we went forwards onto Station Bridge Road. We continued onto Heron Street before we got on the Eastbound A50. We ran up to Blythe bridge roundabout before turning around and coming back to Meir Heath. We turned right onto Caverswall Lane and through Cookshill to Weston Coyney and onto the Northbound A520. We ran up to Winterfield Lane and then we went cross country all the way up to the A52 at Ash Bank. We turned left and we ran down the hill through Bucknall and over the traffic lights and up the hill to Hanley. We turned right onto the ring road and we ran around to the end before turning right onto Waterloo Road. We ran up through Cobridge to Burslem and we continued onto Scotia Road and we tan up to Tunstall. We turned left onto Williamson Street and then right onto High Street. We parked up in the square and then we visited the Wrights Pie shop where they purchased dome stuff for the end of term party on Friday. When we had finished we got back into Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the trip back to Fenton. We set off back down the high Street and back into Burslem via Williamson Street and Scotia Road. We crossed through the lights and onto Waterloo Road and we ran through Cobridge and onto the Hanley ring road. We ran around to Lichfield Street and down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we crossed over onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill and turned right passing Fenton manor sport complex. We turned left onto City Road and we ran up to Glebedale Road and turned right to our destination. After a short stop Matthew transferred onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We turned right onto the A52 and we followed the road to the right towards Bucknall. We turned right onto the A5272 and into Bentilee. We stopped to drop off another service user and we saw Stanton's of Stoke HRZ 7193. We continued along the A5272 to Adderley Green and we turned right onto Anchor Road. We ran down the hill to Longton. We ran around the one way system and we crossed over the A50 on the A5035. We ran through Dresden into Blurton and we saw silver minibus EU16 EYJ parked up at The Gables. Matthew got back home around 15:00. Once in the house Matthew had toast and orange juice 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 hadn't seen bus earlier so we didn't know what bus to expect. A few minutes later running bang on time we saw dud First Potteries 67601 turned the corner.

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 joined the Westbound A5035 and we saw First Potteries 67634 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 hill into Hanford were we saw We turned right into Wilson Road passing First Potteries 67151 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned left Church Lane. We joined the A34 and we crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned right Harpfields Road and we ran forwards onto Hilton Road where we passed First Potteries 67637 on the final #22 turn. We turned into the City General hospital and we saw ABC Supreme NM08 WKT and First Potteries 66845 on a #25 to Hanley. 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 67601 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67601 in Newcastle
Once off the bus we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GFA followed by D&G 157 on a 'Nines' to Clayton.

D&G 157 in Newcastle
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 down to the A34. We went past Newcastle bus station and we went around the Jubilee roundabout. We joined the Eastbound A53 and After crossing the A500. We ran through Etruria and up through Cobridge and into Smallthorne via Sneyd Hill. We crossed the roundabouts and we ran down Ford Green Road. We turned left onto Chell Heath Road and stopped just off Duddell Road to drop somethinf off. We then rejoined Chell Heath Road and we turned right onto Ford Green Road. We ran around Saturn Road, Mars Street and Jupiter Street and we stopped again. Whilst stopped we saw D&G 157 & 159 both on the 'Nines' service. We ran back up to Smallthorne Roundabout and we turned left onto High Lane. 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. 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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