Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 07-02-2017


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67636Magdalen 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 a bacon sandwich 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 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 Stanely Matthews Way and we saw Hollinshead coach WA08 GPZ near to the BET365 stadium. We turned right and we joined the Eastbound 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 morning Matthew went on the computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes followed by chocolate gateau. In the afternoon Matthew went swimming. We set off across the car park onto City Road and we crossed over the road at the crossing. We walked down the hill over the disused Cauldon branch and we turned right onto the private road on which the baths is situated. Matthew got changed and had a session in the baths before coming out again. Outside the baths we saw Robin Hood Coaches YJ09 FJX.

Robin Hood Coaches YJ09 FJX in Fenton
Outside the baths we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 516 on a school swimming run.

Copeland's Tours MIB 516 in Fenton
We also saw Bennetts coach Y58 THS.

Bennetts Y58 THS in Fenton
coming back from the baths we got an Intercity taxi. We set off along the private road and then we turned left onto City Road. We turned right into Glebedale Road and returned to the day centre. When it was time to go home we went on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. 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. 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 had toast and can of Vimto 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 67636. 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 67636 as expected.

First Potteries 67636 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 Class Travel RO62 LTU coming out of a side street. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we passed First Potteries 67635 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 67154 on a #21A to the Trentham Hotel. We ran up the hill and we entered Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road passing First Potteries 67157 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34 and we saw Lucky Seven S4 YDK. We then headed into Trent Vale passing E-zec patient transport YN15 FFD. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we continued onto Hilton Road where we saw First Potteries 67604 on the final #22 turn. We turned left into the hospital and we saw ABC Supreme S14 AMC and First Potteries 32647 on a #25 to Hanley. 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 67636 as it carried on towards the bus station.

First Potteries 67636 in Newcastle
We crossed over the A34 and we walked up the hill to 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 into Hartshill. We joined Shelton New Road and we turned left by Twyfords and we ran into Etruria. We went under the A53 before joining the eastbound carriageway. We climbed the hill 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 Fell 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 where we saw D&G 49 running empty. We turned right onto Ford Green Road and we ran up the hill. We ran around Saturn Road, Mars Street and Jupiter Street and we stopped again. We ran back up to Smallthorne Roundabout and we turned left onto High Lane. We had something to pick up in Northwood, so we turned left onto Northam Road. We ran forwards onto Chorlton Road. We turned right onto Birches Head Road and forwards onto Town Road. We got onto the clockwise ring road and we travelled round to Lichfield Street. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and we crossed over the roundabout onto Victoria Road. We stopped at McDonalds to pick up Matthews tea and then we continued along Victoria Road to the top. We turned right onto the A50 link road and then right onto the Westbound A50. 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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