Saturday, 25 March 2017

Trip to Hanley / Newcastle 25-03-2017












































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67156Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
65033Hanley BSNewcastle BS101First Potteries
159Newcastle BSHanley BS9First Potteries
67153Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries
LB11 LVVFentonHanley ParkCharterCity Cabs
LB11 LVVHanley ParkFentonCharterCity Cabs


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Today Matthew was going out on a local trip from the residential unit. We set off onto City Road and we walked down to the bus stop to wait for a bus to Hanley. Whilst at the bus stop we saw First Potteries Solo 53122 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 53122 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw the approaching.. As it got closer we saw that it was dud First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
We got on the bus and booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we joined the A52 and ran under the railway line. After crossing over the A500 we ran into Stoke town centre along Church Street. We followed the one-way system around onto Elenora Street and right onto Copeland Street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we ran under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. After stopping briefly outside the railway station we turned right onto College Road and we ran up the hill through Shelton. We continued onto Cleveland Road and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we continued along Bethesda Street before turning right onto John Street. We ran up the hill into the bus station and onto stand. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. In the bus station we saw required D&G Bus 146 on a #16 to Leek.


D&G 146 in Hanley bus station
A few minutes later we spotted First Potteries 65033 on a #101 to Stafford, which we decided to do. We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto John Street. At the bottom of the hill we turned right onto Bethesda Street before turning left onto Broad Street. We saw Arriva Midlands 3692 on a #164 to Hanley. We continued onto Snow Hill and at the roundabout we turned right onto Shelton New Road. We ran down the hill and over the canal and railway line and we climbed up the hill into Hartshill. After crossing the traffic lights on Victoria Street we continued to the edge of Newcastle. At the roundabout we ran onto george street and we ran down the hill into Newcastle and onto the one-way system. After crossing the Jubilee roundabout we turned left onto Barracks Road and we turned right into the bus station. We got up and got off the bus and in the bus station we saw D&G Bus 115 on a #73 to Park Site.


D&G 115 in Newcastle bus station
On Stubbs Street we saw First Potteries 66303 which appeared to have broken down and was receiving attention from a bus fitter.


First Potteries 66303 in Newcastle bus station
A few minutes later we saw it was D&G 159 on a 'Nines' service to Biddulph.


D&G 159 in Newcastle bus station
We decided to do this bus so we got on it and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto Barracks Road. We ran down to the A34 and we headed South to the hospital where we turned left. We saw City Centre Central minibus SD10 BMZ. We ran through the hospital grounds and out the other side onto Hilton Road. At the roundabout we went left onto Newcastle lane and we ran up the hill into the centre of Penkhull. We turned left onto St Thomas Place and forwards onto Princes Street. We past the old school on the left which is now a new soft play area and the old North Staffs Royal Infirmary. At the end of the road we turned right onto the A52 and we ran down into Stoke. We passed through Church Street and we crossed over the A500. after running under the railway line we followed the A52 around to the left running parallel to the railway line. We then turned left onto to station Road. After stopping briefly outside the railway station we turned right onto College Road and we ran up the hill through Shelton. We continued onto Cleveland Road and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we continued along Bethesda Street before turning right onto John Street. We ran up the hill into the bus station and onto stand. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we saw The Travellers Choice National Express liveried coach PO62 LMK on a #333 service to Bournemouth.


The Travellers Choice PO62 LMK in Hanley bus station
Matthew then went for dinner at McDonalds. We set off on foot onto Lichfield Street and at the top we turned right onto Old Hall Street. We turned left onto parliament Row and we went into McDonalds Matthew used the toilet and then had a burger meal with fries and a cup of Coke. After we had finished eating we walked back to the bus station. We set off onto Parliament Row and we turned right onto Old Hall Street. We turned left onto Lichfield Street by Blackburn House and we walked down to the bus station. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67153 on the #23 to Blurton. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto john Street. At the bottom of the hill we turned left onto Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road. We continued to the end of Bethedsa Street and we turned right onto Regent Road. We ran forwards onto College Road and we ran down the hill through Shelton. We turned left onto Station Road and we stopped briefly outside the railway station. At the end of station road we turned right onto Glebe Street. We ran onto the one-way system and we followed it onto Church Street. After crossing over the A500 we ran under the railway line onto City Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. When we got to Albert Square we got up and got off the bus. We then walked back to the residential unit. Once inside matthe went up to his room and chilled on on his computer as well as watching buses out of the wind. We saw First Potteries 32647 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 32647 in Fenton
We also saw Magnum taxi minibus SF54 LPP on the road opposite.


Magnum SF54 LPP in Fenton
later on Matthew had sausages and chips for tea followed by cake. After tea Matthew went out. We took a City Cabs minibus LB11 LVV to Hanley Park. we set off down City Road and at the bottom of the hill we turned right onto the A52. We continued past the station and we turned left onto Cauldon Road. We turned right onto Boughey Road and we stopped on The Avenue where we got off out of City Cabs minibus LB11 LVV. Matthew then walked around Hanley Park for a while. We walk northwards through the park and into the North West corner to the sensory play area. After spending a while there we walkd back to the South East corner of the park. We returned back to Fenton in a City Cabs minibus LB11 LVV. We set off along The Avenue and otno Boughey Road. We turned left onto Cualdon Road and we ran down to the A52 where we turned right. We continued along the A52 past the railway station and onto City Road. We ran u the hill and to the residential unit. We went back inside and then Matthew had a bath and got ready for bad. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

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