Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Trip to Fenton / Congleton 15-02-2017


DY08 FFXBentileeFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonCongletonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUCongletonBentileeCharterShelton Care Group
LV10 OTMBentileeNewcastleCharterZ Carz
LV59 DZCNewcastleBentileeCharterZ Carz

Today Matthew was in respite and he was going to his day service and I was working at the railway. It was also Grandma's birthday. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Matthew then waited in his room until it was time for the bus to turn up. Whilst we waited we saw Allendale minibus NK02 KVF.

Allendale NK02 KVF in Bentilee
We also saw Stanton's of Stoke minibus RUI 2486.

Stanton's of Stoke RUI 2486 in Bentilee
A few minutes later Matthew's bus turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Bentilee
We set off onto the A5272 and we ran Eastwards to Adderley Green. We turned right at the roundabout and we ran down the hill into Longton. We went around the one-way system and we crossed over the A50 onto the A5035. We then ran through Dresden. We crossed over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into new Inn Lane and we picked up another service user before returning onto the A5035. We turned left into Stanley Matthews way. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we came off at Heron Cross. We went through the traffic lights to Heron Street. We followed the road onto Station Bridge Road and then onto Glebedale Road and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew walked to Aldi to get some food shopping. We set off onto City Road and we crossed over at the crossing and onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road. We walked over the old railway bridge and down to Aldi. At Aldi Matthew brought some shopping for the week. When we had finished we walked back up the hill and we turned right into Manor Street. We crossed over the road at the crossing and we walked over to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had pizza followed by a Bakewell tart. In the afternoon Matthew went out for a run on the minibus. transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and we got onto the A52. We went near to the railway station and at Joiners Square roundabout we turned left onto Lichfield Street. We went around the anti-clockwise ring road and then we got onto town Road and ran down to Birches Head and we saw First Potteries 41496 on a #7A to Hanley. We continued onto the A5272 and we ran through Sneyd Green and into Smallthorne. We crossed over the roundabout and we continued for a short while before we turned right onto Bluestone Avenue. We ran down the hill into Bradeley and we turned left onto Chell Heath Road. We ran part Matthew's old school and into Fegg Hayes. At the end of the road we turned right onto the A527. We ran through Brindley Ford and Knypersley and West of Biddulph on the bypass. We continued past Congleton railway station and into Congleton. We stopped at the Beartown Cock pub and Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards Matthew had a Coke. We then got back into the minibus for the trip back to Bentilee. We set off onto the A527 and we ran South past the railway station. We continued South around Biddulph and through Knyperley and Brindley Ford. At Fegg hayes we turned left onto Oxford Street and we ran forwards onto Chell Heath Road. We turned right onto Hayes Street and we ran up the hill before we turned left onto Bank Hall Road. We ran onto the A5272 and we went through Sneyd Green and into Birches Head. We continued onto Town Road and onto the clockwise ring road. We came off the ring Road at Botteslow Street and at the bottom we turned left onto the A52. We rn up to Limekiln lights and we followed the A52 around to the left. At Bucknall we turned right onto the A5272 and we ran up to bentilee and back to respite. When Matthew got back he went to his room for a short while to watch buses. We saw First Potteries 63177 on a #13 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63177 in Bentilee
For tea Matthew had chicken & rice. Matthew then went out on Z Carz LV10 OTM. We set off onto the A5272 and we ran into Bucknall. We joined the A52 and we ran to Limekiln Lights. We went straight across and up the hill into Hanley. We ran around the ring road to Etruria Road and we ran down to the A53. We travelled West through Etruria and over the A500 into Basford and forwards into Newcastle. We ran around the one way system and over the Jubilee Roundabout onto Barracks Road. We joined the Southbound A34 and then we ran up the hill to Grandma's House. Matthew wished grandma happy birthday. Afterwards Matthew returned to Benitlee on Z Carz minibus LV59 DZC. 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 into Newcastle and around the one-way system. We joined the A53 and we ran Eastwards through Basford and over the A500 into Etruria. We continued to Festival park and then we joined Etruria Road. We ran around the ring road to Bucknall New Road and then we ran down the hill and onto the A52. At Bucknall we turned right onto the A5272 and back to respite. Matthew then chilled out and watched some television. Later on he had a bath before having toast for supper. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark

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