Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Trip to Apedale / Newcastle 24-01-2017


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonApedaleCharterShelton Care Group
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67635Magdalen 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 had also learned of a new Wetherspoons opening in Guisborough, due to open today. Matthew got up around 08:00. He got dressed and had a sausage sandwich and orange juice 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
Matthew's camera decide that it wasn't going to work properly, so we had 5 minutes where we tried to replace it with another only to find that wasn't working either! We Eventually fixed the original camera with the aid of a pair of pliers and then we got on the bus. We got on the bus and we set off onto the A5035 and we crossed over the railway line 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 Turned left onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. In the mrning matthew watcthed a DVD. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew went to Apedale. Transport for the journey was on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale road and then we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill onto the A52 and we went under the railway line before joining the Northbound A500 where we saw Stanways HSV 193. We came off the A500 onto Shelton New Road and we saw Stanways BIG 7013. We ran towards Newcastle and we turned right at the traffic lights onto Victoria Street. We turned right onto the A53 and then left onto Basford Park Road. We saw D&G 163 on a #17 to Hanley. At May Bank we went straight across onto Alexander Road. We ran through Dismsdale and we crossed over the A34 and towards Chesterton. At the next roundabout we went onto Loomer Road and we ran up to Apedale. Once we got off the bus we went to the cafe. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a can of Coke. when it was time to returned to the day centre we got back on board Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran back along Loomer Road and we crossed over the roundabout onto the B5369. We crossed the A34 and we ran through Dimsdale and May Bank. At the end we turned left onto the A53 and we joined the Southbound A500 at Etruria. We came off the A500 onto Wheildon Road and we ran up and under the railway line. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and then right onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. When it was time to go home we went on 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 traveled through Blurton along Blurton Road and we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHA at the petrol station. We went forwards onto Church Road and 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 took a picture of Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX before it returned to the day centre.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Blurton
Matthew had toast and a glass of 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. Matthew had seen the bus earlier in the day and it was First Potteries 67635. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67635 as expected.

First Potteries 67635 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we saw First Potteries 67637 before we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We passed white minibus YK08 PVA and we turned right into New Inn Lane. We ran up the hill following First Potteries 67155 on a #21A to Hanley and we entered Hanford. As we turned right into Wilson Road then we turned left into Church Lane. We joined the A34 and then we headed into Trent Vale before turning right into Harpfields Road. We continued onto Hilton Road and we turned left into the hospital where we saw First Potteries 67643 on the final #22 turn. We also saw First Potteries 32635 on a #25 to Hanley and ABC Supreme minibus NH57 HRO. We turned right onto the A34 and a couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67635 as it carried on towards the bus station.

First Potteries 67635 in Newcastle
As we walked along the A34 we saw A1 Embassy taxi minibus SC06 UYF going towards Newcastle.

A1 Embassy SC06 UYF 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 18:20. We set off onto Occupation Street and we turned left onto Victoria Road. We turned right onto West Street and left onto Marsh Parade. We joined the A52 and we ran up the hill to Hartshill. At the roundabout we went onto the B5405. As we travelled towards shelton we saw Arriva Midlands 3698 on a #164 to Market Drayton and First Potteries 67637 running out of service. We ran along Shelton New Road and we turned by the old Twyfords factory. We ran under the A53 before joining the Eastbound carriageway. We ran through Etruria and up through Cobridge and onto Sandbach Road. We ran into Smallthorne via Sneyd Hill. We crossed the roundabouts and we ran down Ford Green Road. We turned left onto Kinver Street and right onto Coseley Street where we dropped something off. we went forwards onto Duddell Road to drop something 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 First Potteries 42892 on the #8 to Ball Green. 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. As we ran down the hill we passed National Express liveried Travel de Courcey coach FJ13 EAM on a #325 service to Manchester. 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 23:00... Mark

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