Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Trip to Fenton / Wrexham 22-11-2017
















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CE02 LYXWrexhamFentonCharterZ Carz


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. we saw First Potteries 67643 on a #11 to Newcastle. Around 09:00 we did Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and sat down. We ran onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre. Matthew walked to Aldi to do his weekly shopping. The walked along Christchurch Street and across City Road and onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street We set off of foot onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. After crossing over the road we turned right into Manor Street. At the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. Part way down Victoria Road we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 246.


Copeland's Tours MIB 246 in Fenton
We then went out for dinner in Wrexham in a Z Carz minibus. We saw it was Z Carz CE02 LYX. We got on the bus and sat down and we set off along Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square. and we went straight across onto Lichfield Street. We ran anti-clockwise Waterloo Road A53 we turned right onto the Northbound A500. We ran North for a few miles, under the M6 and South of Crewe to the edge of Nantwich. We went around the North end of Nantwich on the by-pas and we went right around the other side of town before getting onto the Westbound A534. We ran West we quite a few miles. We crossed over the A49 at Ridley and then we crossed the A41 at Broxton. On the Eastern edge of town we went North up the A5156 and we ran a couple of miles up to the A483 where we turned left onto the Southbound carriageway. We ran into the town centre and we stopped at the pub. For dinner Matthew had a chicken breast burger and fries followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream washed down with a glass of coke. Matthew then went to the toilet. Whilst in the pub we saw Arriva NW&W 1004 on a #1 to Chester. When it was time to go home we returned on Z Carz CE02 LYX. We set off onto the A541 and we ran around the one way system before continuing out of town along Mold Road up the A483. We went North for a short while before we turned right onto the A5156. At the end of the road we turned right onto the Eastbound A534. We ran eastwards for 20 or so miles, crossing over the A41 and A49. we went around Nantwich on the A51 by-pas and we joined the Eastbound A500. We skirted the Southern edge of Crewe and crossed under the M6 before continuing the last 8 miles or so down to Stoke. We came off the A500 onto City Road and we saw First Potteries 37160 on a #25 to Keele. We continued up City Road under the railway line up to Smithpool Road and we turned right. We turned left onto Temple Street and we went back to the residential unit. Matthew went back up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. We saw First Potteries 67650 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67650 in Fenton


Jayjay's Travel PO58 XFX in Fenton


E-Zec patient transport YJ16 GHD in Fenton
For tea Matthew had burger and bean followed by a cheesecake. After tea Matthew went out for a walk to the pub.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Trip to Stone / Stoke 21-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out later to the pub for a drink. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 32648 on a #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we saw it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX to Stone.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We got on bus and we set off Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right 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 we ran down to the A34. At Trentham Gardens we turned left and we headed down the A34 to Stone. We ran South for around 5 miles past the town and then we turned right into the industrial estate and up to the unit. At Flip Out Matthew went to the toilet and then went on the trampolines. After a strenuous session Matthew returned to Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the journey back to Fenton. We left the industrial estate and we ran down to the A34 we saw ABC Supreme KX13 DZL. We went North for 5 miles and then we turned right onto the A5035. We ran over the railway line into Blurton and we turned left onto Church Road. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton up to Heron Cross. We went forwards onto Heron Street and and we followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road. We went onto Glebedale Road and to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had pizza and chips followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew walked we turned We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned right onto Masterson Street. we turned left onto Smithpool Road we saw Stanton's of Stoke SFZ 7846 on the Grove Road shuttle service. we turned left onto Crawford Street. we turned left onto Clifton Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street After a brief stop at the day centre, When it was time to go we set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and onto Temple Street and to the residential unit.


D&G 111 in Fenton


PE67 XEV in Fenton


Intercity SC08 KVD in Fenton


First Potteries 41496 in Fenton


Autocabs WJ12 GNY in Fenton


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
Later on Matthew went to Stoke on the bus. We set off on foot onto City Road and we walked down to the stop by Travers Court. The bus appear and it was First Potteries 67158 on a #23 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Stoke before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off down City Road and we ran forwards onto the A52 were we saw First Potteries 63097 on #11 to Hanley. We ran under the railway line and we went over the A500. We ran into Stoke along Church Street and we got up and got off the bus. We then walked down the road to The Wheatsheaf. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included Roseville BP08 KJN, Premier Travel NX11 CAA & First Potteries 63174 on a #25 to Hanley.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Trip to Chester / Basford 20-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. Across the road we saw First Potteries 67159 on a #23 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we saw it was Z Carz DG10 VMJ to Chester. We got on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and then left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and forwards onto the A52 and under the railway line. We turned right onto the Northbound A500 We ran North up to the M6 and we continued North as far as junction 20. At Junction 20 we went Westwards along the M56 At junction 15 we went Southwards down the M53 and forwards onto the A56. We then ran into the North end of Chester and we went on the clockwise ring road. We joined the Eastbound A51 and we went up Tarvin Road and around the one way system before going eastwards along the A5115. we stopped for dinner at The Peacock. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had a burger and chips followed by chocolate fudge cake. Highlights of the bus sightings included Stagecoach Merseyside 47517. When it was time to return we got back on board Z Carz DG10 VMJ. We set of along the A5115 and forwards onto the A51. We ran Westwards to the ring road and then we went anti-clockwise around to the A56. We ran North up to the M53 and we went North one junction to the M56. We got onto the Eastbound M56 as far as the A556 and then we went down to the A50. We travelled South through Knutsford. We continued to Holmes Chapel and down into Kidsgrove. We carried on South towards Tunstall and we turned left onto the A527. In Fegg Hayes we turned right onto Oxford Street and we ran through Chell Heath past Matthew's old school. In Smallthorne we turned right onto Ford Green Road and at the roundabouts we turned left onto the A5272. We followed the road through Sneyd Green and Northwood and down to Bucknall. We turned right onto the A52 and at Joiners Square roundabout we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the top of the hill we turned right onto City Road and we ran down the hill to Smithpool Road. We turned left and left again onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit.


Jayjay's Travel PO58 XFX in Fenton


Autocabs SA57 GOJ in Fenton


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXC in Fenton


Intercity PO55 KUD in Fenton


First Potteries 67602 in Fenton


First Potteries 67651 in Fenton


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Trip to Hanley / Trentham 18-11-2017
















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X599 WDYFentonTrenthamCharterZ Carz
X599 WDYTrenthamFentonCharterZ Carz


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had cheese and oatcakes for breakfast washed down with orange juice. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Stanton's of Stoke EGZ 2534 on the Grove Road shuttle service.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
When it was time to go we set off onto Temple Street and walked through onto City Road. We saw First Potteries 63177 on a #11 to Newcastle. On the way to the bus stop we saw Afford Rent-A-Car minibus MK67 UEJ outside their yard.


Afford Rent-a-car MK67 UEJ in Fenton


First Potteries 67158 in Fenton


D&G 111 in Fenton


First Potteries 67153 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 63171 in Hanley


First Potteries 32650 in Fenton


D&G 44 in Fenton

Friday, 17 November 2017

Trip to Longton / Newcastle 17-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Pajames day if taking part please bring a £1 in. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. we saw First Potteries 67156 on a on a #23 to Hanley. We set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went We continued to Christchurch Street and we saw Stanton's of Stoke EGZ 2534 on the Grove Road shuttle service. We Walked down Masterson Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. After picking some chips up from the chip shop we walked back up Temple Street onto Christchurch Street and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had Sausage Chips and gravy followed by cake and custard. In the afternoon Matthew walked to the pub. We set off onto Christchurch Street we saw Stanton's of Stoke EGZ 2534 on the Grove Road shuttle. We went into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. we walked back along Christchurch Street and to the day centre. When it was time to go back to the residential unit we set off onto Christchurch Street we saw Z Carz LV59 DZC up. and we turned left onto Temple Street. Matthew went to the room and we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63101 in Fenton


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Trip to Abbey Hulton / Hanley 16-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out trampolining. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 67604 on a #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we did Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We got on the bus and sat down. We ran onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre. In the morning Matthew had communication skills and used the computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes followed by toffee cheesecake. In the afternoon Matthew went to his trampoline class. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. onto Albert Square and we turned left into Gimson Street, We turned left onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road Victoria Road and we ran up to the top of the hill. We turned sharp right onto City Road and left onto Glebedale Road At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road. and we ran down the hill to Joiner Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52. We ran North to Bucknall and we went straight on at the lights onto the A5009. We ran under the old railway line to Leek and into Abbey Hulton. We turned right onto Abbots Road and we ran up to the sports centre. Outside the sports centre we saw silver minibus EU16 ENV.


EU16 ENV in Abbey Hulton
Matthew had a session on the trampoline and then he went to the toilet before having a drink of Coke. When it was time to return to Fenton we got aboard When it was time to go back we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the return journey. We set off onto Abbots Road and left onto Leek Road. We continued through Limekiln Bank junction and forwards to Joiners Square. Lichfield Street onto Regent Road we stopped for a short while and we continued onto College Road and down through Shelton. We turned left onto Station Road and we ran forwards onto the Westbound A52. We followed the railway line and we turned left onto City Road. We stopped outside the old Newtown pub and we crossed over the road and walked up Temple Street back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use his computer. We also watched buses out of the window. We saw First Potteries 63171 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63171 in Fenton


Intercity PO55 KUD in Fenton


Stanton's of Stoke KY12 YGC in Fenton
For tea Matthew had sausage and mash followed by a Bakewell Tart. Regent Road Cleveland Road. We ran down though Shelton along College Road we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #21A to Hanley and we ran down to the railway station we saw First Potteries 32630 on a #25 to Hanley. We turned right onto Glebe Street and under the railway line an we ran around the one-way system in Stoke We came off the A500 onto City Road We continued up City Road under the railway line. and up the hill and we turned into Glebedale Road right onto Baker Street. We then crossed Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road We turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and into the residential unit.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Trip to Fenton / Manchester Airport 15-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. we saw First Potteries 67632 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67632 in Fenton
Around 09:00 we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street we saw First Potteries 67158 on a #23 to Newstead. and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew went to Manchester Airport it was Lucky Seven RX60 CVO. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We ran under the railway line and then we turned right onto the Northbound A500. We ran North up to the M6


First Potteries 63101 in Fenton


B42 DUB in Fenton

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Trip to Northwood / Longton 14-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out later to the pub for a drink. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw Z Carz PO55 URU.


Z Carz PO55 URU in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street and into the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went out on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and We turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill onto the A52. We turned right towards the railway station and we ran past the station and university up to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned left onto Lichfield Street and we ran up the hill towards Hanley. We ran anti-clockwise around the ring road and we left town along Town Road. We joined the A5272 and we ran into Northwood. We stopped at Wright's Pies and we picked up some shopping. We brought some Manchester tarts for later on. We then returned to the day centre on Shelton care Group DY08 FFX. We ran down the A5272 and we went down the hill past Northwood Stadium and onto Bucknall New Road. At Bucknall light we turned right onto the A52 and we ran Westwards through Joiners Square and into Stoke. We followed the road to the left by the railway station and we ran parallel to the railway line before turning left onto City Road. We ran up the hill We we turned right into Glebedale Road before going to the day centre. Once we got back to the day centre Matthew had dinner. For dinner Matthew had toast and sausages followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon Matthew went to JTF on the bus. We set off on foot onto City Road and we saw Elcock Reisen 1389 NT.


Elcock Reisen 1389 NT in Fenton
At the roundabout we turned right and walked past KFC and into JTF. Matthew went upstairs to the cafe and had toast and a drink of Coke. When we had finished we walked back to the residential. We set off past KFC and onto City Road before turning left into Christchurch Street and onto Temple Street. Back at the house Mathew had some toast and then chilled out in his room on his computer. We saw First Potteries 67635 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67635 in Fenton
We also saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
Later on we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67603 in Fenton
Later on Matthew went tea out to Longton it was Stanton's of Stoke RUI 2486. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned right onto City Road. We ran up onto King Street past an old pub which has now been reopened as something else. and into Longton under the railway bridge. We turned right into baths Road and we did a u-turn over the A50 and into the retail park. We stopped at Pets at Home to pick up food for the rabbit. Afterwards we went to the Pepper Mill for a drink. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For tea Matthew had a burger and fries followed by a red velvet cheesecake. Afterwards we returned to Fenton in Stanton's of Stoke RUI 2486. We ran onto baths Road and we did a u-turn on the roundabout outside Tesco. We ran onto the A50 and we ran West along the A50 to Heron Cross. We joined the A50 link Road and we ran up to City Road. We turned left into Smithpool Road and left again into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We then went by car to the disco. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We went straight on onto manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52 and we ran North to Bucknall. We went straight cross onto the A5009 and we ran up through Abbey Hulton. We turned left onto Birches Head Road and we stopped at the disco. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. After a session on the dance floor Matthew returned home in a car. We set off onto Birches Head Road and we turned right onto the A5009. We ran through Abbey Hulton and into Bucknall. We ran forwards onto the A52 and at joiners Square we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right into Manor Street. We turned right onto City Road and then left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Later on Matthew had a bath and then toast and orange juice for supper.He chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Trip to Fenton / Hanley 13-11-2017
















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Today Matthew was in Blurton and he was going to his day service. Later on he was returning to the residential unit. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. we set off through Blurton along Beaconsfield Drive and we saw Stanton's of Stoke KN61 EYG. We turned right onto Church Road and right again onto Blurton Road and we stopped at the Blurton Road. We carried on up to Heron Cross and we joined the Westbound A50. Near to the roundabout at Sideway. We went North up the A500 to Shelton and we passed Travel de Courcey MD17. We went along Shelton New Road We turned left onto Etruscan Street and we stopped at the food van for breakfast. Matthew had a sausage and cheese sandwich and a bacon and cheese sandwich followed by a can of Coke. Once we had finished eating we went back down Etruscan Road onto Shelton New Road. We joined the Southbound A500 and we ran through Stoke. As we went towards Sideway we passed ABC Supreme KX14 EBZ. We left the A500 at Sideway as we took the Eastbound A50 We came off the A50 by the BET365 Stadium and we ran Southwards down Stanley Matthews Way. We turned left onto the A5035 and we got home around 10:00. Once we had picked something up we ran through Blurton along Beaconsfield Drive We turned left onto Church Road and left again onto Blurton Road and we stopped at the Blurton Road. We went through the traffic lights onto Heron Steeet. We carried on forwards onto Station Bridge Road we saw First Potteries 67151 On the #23A to Newstead. and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Masterson Street and we turned right onto Watkin Street. We continued onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. Matthew dropped of his things and then said goodbye to mum. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. Across the road we saw First Potteries 63171 on a #11 to Hanley. we set off on foot to the day centre. A few minutes later we saw Stanton's of Stoke EGZ 2534 on the shuttle bus to Grove Road. We walked onto Temple Street and onto Christchurch Street. In the morning We walked Christchurch Street and we turned right onto Temple Street onto City Road where onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road. In Aldi Matthew picked up his weekly shop. On the way back up Victoria Road we saw First Potteries 63171 on a #6 to Hanley. We turned right onto Manor Street and walked to the end. Having crossed over City Road we headed back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had beans on toast followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew went to JTF. We set off onto City Road and we saw Stanton's of Stoke SL52 CWV. We walked up to the roundabout where we turned left and into the shop. In the shop Matthew brought some Coke. we walked back onto City Road and left onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. When it was time to go back to the residential unit we set off on foot onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and then went back to the the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use his computer. We saw First Potteries 63175 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63175 in Fenton
For tea Matthew had pasta and tuna followed by a a slice of toffee cheesecake. We went to Hanley and transport was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We got on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We went straight on onto Manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street and we crossed over the ring road. Lichfield Street and we turned right into Birch Terrace. We followed the road around to the left onto Charles Street. There was no-where to park so we went around again. We turned left onto Old Hall Street and left onto Lichfield Street and we turned left into Birch Terrace. We followed the road around to the left onto Charles Street. where we parked up. Lichfield Street and we turned right into Birch Terrace. We followed the road around to the left onto Charles Street. As we couldn't find anywhere to park we went to Regent Road. We went along Parliament Row and left into Parliament Square Parliament Square. We turned left into Tontine Street and we continued onto Albion Street. We ran past the town hall onto Bagnall Street and we turned right onto John Street. We turned left onto Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Lower Bethesda Street. We turned left Regent Road and left onto Eastwood Place. We then turned left onto Jasper Street and left back onto Lower Bethesda Street. We turned onto Regent Road and we finally found a parking space and we got off the bus. One we got off the bus we walked across the ring road we saw Phil Smiths Travel KP64 SVZ and up Lichfield Street to bus station. We went over to the Winter Wonderland and Matthew had a can of Coke. from the Flame Grilled food kiosk.


Flame Grilled in Hanley
Matthew then went on some of the rides. Afterward we walked past the old bus statio and we turned right onto Charles Street. We turned right onto Birch Terrace and we walked over the ring road and onto Lower Bethesda Street. We walked onto Regent road and back to the bus that was waiting to take us back to Fenton. It was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran along Regent Road and forwards onto Cleveland Road. We ran down though Shelton along College Road and we ran down to the railway station. We turned right onto Glebe Street we saw Z Carz minibus YJ62 RCO. and under the railway line an we ran around the one-way system in Stoke We came off the A500 onto City Road We continued up City Road under the railway line. and up the hill and we turned into Glebedale Road right onto Baker Street. We then crossed Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road We turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. When Matthew got back he went up to his room. He used his computer and watched music videos on the Television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Trip to Ellesmere Port / Chester 11-11-2017









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Today we decided to re-visit Ellesmere Port and Chester. It would be the first time that we had visited Chester since the bus station moved down to the new site on Gorse Stacks. We had checked the weather for today and it was for cool cloudy weather. We gave Matthew a list of places in the North-West and Midlands and from the list he chose Chester and Ellesmrere Port. Matthew got up just after 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off through Blurton around 11:45 and we saw Adams Morey minibus HD17 DDU parked outside the Lambourne.


Adams Morey HD17 DDU in Blurton
We continued up onto Kearsley Way and we turned left onto Beaconsfield Drive. At the end of the road we turned left onto Church Street and past the site of the former Florence Colliery line railway bridge. We turned left at the roundabout onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton. t Heron Cross we got onto the WEstbound A50 to Sideway. At the next roundabout we turned right and joined the Northbound A500. As we travelled North up to the M6 we saw Hollinsheads DH11 HOL & Malbank OU14 SVA. At junction 15 we got onto the Northbound M6. Traffic was relatively quiet today, perhaps because there was no Premier League football being played today. As we travelled North we saw an undentified ABC Coach Hire coach, Hollinshead J10 BUS, and unidentified Ffoshelig coach, an unidentified Kingsley Travel coach and an unidentified Festival travel coach. At junction 20 we got onto the Westbound M56. Traveling towards the M53 we saw Easycoach 217 and an unidentified Longmynd Travel coach. We got onto the North M53 and we came of after 2 junctions onto the A5032. We ran trough Ellesmere Port and we turned left into Civic Way, passing Stagecoach Merseyside 19571 on the X8 to Chester. We turned left onto Wellington Road. We parked up near to the market and we went into the building. This time we tried a different tactic to get a table in the market food hall. Mum and uncle Dave found a table whilst I took Matthew to the toilet. When we got back to the food court mum and uncle Dave had found a table. Mum went to order the food and we guarded the chair. Matthew had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. When we had finished eating we said goodbye to mum and we walked past the shops up to the bus station. As we walked up we remembered that last time we came in February we realised that Arriva NW&W had pulled out of the quality bus partnership on the #1/2 services. That means we we would be doing Stagecoach buses and therefore buying a Stagecoach ticket. We walked around the corner to see Stagecoach Merseyside 27260 on a #2 to Liverpool. We started to walk up towards the Chester bus stop and we saw required Stagecoach Merseyside 19572 on a X8 to Chester.


Stagecoach Merseyside 19572 in Ellesmere Port bus station
We got on the bus and we booked Merseyside Dayrider Plus tickets at £4 each before we went upstairs and sat down. The bus set off out of the bus station onto Wellington Road and we turned left onto Stanney Lane and we ran past The Grace Arms, which was a pub we used to eat at back when we first started to visit Ellesmere Port. We continued down the road for around 1/2 mile and then we turned left into the Coliseum Retail Park. We continued into the adjacent Cheshire Oaks designer outlet and we saw Attain YN14 PLZ, Grayways YR10 HOL, Worleys FC04 LDA, an unidentified Woodcocks coach and an unidentified Slacks coach. We got onto the A5117 and we ran Westwards to the A41. We ran South and where we would normally turn right we went straight on towards Chester Zoo. We turned into the zoo and we saw Maxfield Coaches MXI 3319. We came back out of the Zoo and continued South down the A41. We travelled along the northern by-pass and then we turned right onto the A56 for the run into town. We turned into Station Road and we saw Helms 121 and 128 outside the station on City Rail Link Shuttle services. We turned right onto City Road and we saw Stagecoach Merseyside 47326 on a X1 to Ruthin, Arriva NW&W 1004 on a #1 to Wrexham and 2648 on a X4 to Mold.


Arriva NW&W 2648 in Chester
At the end of City Road we went around The Bars and onto Forgate Street where we saw Arriva NW&W 4216 parked up between services. We continued onto St Oswald's Way and we ran past the end of Frodsham Street before going into the new bus station straight off St Oswald's way. Once we pulled up on a stand we got up and got off the bus. The new bus station was light and airy if a little basic. We went to use the toilets and we were disapointed that the disabled toilets don't use the stand RADAR key so I had to escort Matthew to the Gents. Once we had used the facilities we walked onto the Gorse stacks road side and where the bus stops used to be the bus station had been left open on that side to add to the number of stands in the bus station. On the Gorse Stacks side we saw Stagecoach Merseyside 47712 on a #5 to Huntington.


Stagecoach Merseyside 47712 in Chester bus station
We also saw Arriva NW&W 3142 on a #3 to Mold.


Arriva NW&W 3142 in Chester bus station
As there was nothing else Stagecoach around that we wanted to catch we decided to do a #1 or #1A to Blacon. A few minutes later we saw required Stagecoach Merseyside 21257 on a #1A Blacon circular service.


Stagecoach Merseyside 21257 in Chester bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the Stagecoach Merseyside Dayrider Plus to the driver before we saw down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Gorse Stacks and we ran onto George Street. At the end we turned right onto Northgate Street and we crossed over the ring road onto the A5116. We veered left on the one-way system and we ran forwards onto the A540. We ran past Chester University and we hit traffic as we got to the edge of town. Coming the other way we saw white minibus D5 DJJ. At the roundabout after seeing a near miss between two cars we turned left onto Blacon Avenue. We travelled Westwards for around a mile and when we got to the shops we got up to get off the bus. We turned left onto Saughall Road where we got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Stagecoach Merseyside 21257 as it carried on back towards Chester.


Stagecoach Merseyside 21257 in Blacon


Stagecoach Merseyside 21258 in Blacon
We got on it and we flashed the Stagecoach Merseyside Dayrider Plus tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Blacon Avenue and we had a long run af around 2/3 of a mile down to a roundabout. This part of the run was peppered with quite severe speed bumps which was doing us and the bus no good at all! We crossed the roundabout onto the A540 and we had another run of around 1/2 mile up to Liverpool Road. We ran around the one-way system and passed the Stagecoach bus depot and into town along Northgate. Delamere Street George Street onto Gorse Stacks bus station


Stagecoach Merseyside 34812 in Chester bus station
We got on and we flashed the Stagecoach Merseyside Dayrider Plus tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Gorse Stacks and turned right into Frodsham Street. We turned left into Foregate Street and then right onto Love Street. As we went down Pepper Street Lower Bridge Street Old Dee Bridge Handbridge Overleigh Road A483 we saw Voel FJ08 FYL Hough Green Cliveden Road Circular Drive Green Lane, Saltney Boundary Lane Victoria Road High Street Sandy Lane we got up to get off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Stagecoach Merseyside 34812 as it carried on back towards Chester.


Stagecoach Merseyside 34812 in Saltney


Arriva NW&W 4487 in Saltney


Stagecoach Merseyside 27776 in Saltney
We got on it and we flashed the Stagecoach Merseyside Dayrider Plus tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Sandy Lane Boundary Lane Green Lane Circular Drive Cliveden Road Hough Green Overleigh Road Handbridge Lower Bridge Street Grosvenor Street we saw National Holidays NH10 RSH / NH15 GDH Nicholas Street St Martin's Way we saw National Holidays NH16 FEH. Roundabout Delamere Street George Street onto Gorse Stacks bus station we got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Stagecoach Merseyside 27776 as it carried on back towards Saltney.


Stagecoach Merseyside 27776 in Chester bus station


Avon 108 in Chester bus station


Selwyns FJ13 DZZ in Chester bus station


Stagecoach Merseyside 10831 in Chester bus station


Inside Stagecoach Merseyside 10831
Whilst we waited for departure time we saw required Arriva NW&W 3143 on a #1 to Blacon. We set off out of the bus station onto Gorse Stacks A56. We ran North through Hoole We crossed the A41 We ran South and where we would normally turn right we went straight on towards Chester Zoo


Stagecoach Merseyside 27256 in Chester Zoo
We got on the bus and we flashed the Stagecoach Merseyside Dayrider Plus tickets to the driver for the last time before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off up the Chester Zoo We ran South and where we would normally turn right A41 we went straight on Heath Road Wealstone Lane Liverpool Road Delamere Street


Stagecoach Merseyside 27256 in Chester
Delamere Street Upper Northgate Street Hunter Street We walked back up to the bus station and we met up with mum. There was a large crowd waiting by the bike racks. We went to the toilet in the car park and then we went back to the car and Matthew had a Greggs sausage roll and a can of Fanta orange. We set off out of the car park and onto the clockwise ring road and we passed the sight of the new bus station on Gorse Stacks which should be completed in 2017. We went up the We ran up the A56 through Hoole. A41 got onto the Northbound M53. At the next junction we got onto the eastbound M56. It was now properly dark as we ran through the Cheshire countryside. We overtook LDV minibus AE06 NSU somewhere South of Runcorn. Near to Warrington we joined the Southbound M6. As we traveled Southwards we saw Carvers RIL 9162. At junction 16 we joined the Southbound A500. As we traveled South we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 279. At Sideway we turned left onto the A50 and we came off at Longton to see what was parked At Lucky Seven We turned left onto Willow Row to see what was in the compound this evening. In the compound was Z Carz Iveco minibus YJ53 WPD.


Z Carz YJ53 WPD in Longton
we saw new Lucky Seven Mercedes minibus.


Lucky Seven in Longton
We returned onto the A50 and We ran Westwards and we came off at Heron Cross. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton before turning right onto Church Road we saw Lucky Seven LT63 CXN. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 19:00. For a late tea we had bangers and mash with carrots followed by a jam filled shortbread biscuit. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we did some more of the Blog and out our bus pictures online. Matthew went to bed around 01:00... Mark.