Friday, 12 May 2017

Trip to Joiners Square / Newcastle 12-05-2017


DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
67631Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries

Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going to Blurton later. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw First Potteries 67152 on a #23 to Hanley. Around 09:00 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 on the computer. For dinner Matthew had ham sandwiches followed by toffee cheesecake. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub in Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we went straight onto Lichfield Street and to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and had glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included. We then returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Palmerston Street and we turned right onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and at the top of Victoria Road we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road. Whist waiting me we saw D&G 114 on 'The Orange One' to Meir

D&G 114 in Fenton
I turned up and Matthew got ready to go home. We got into the car and we ran onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed this around onto Heron Street. We ran through heron Cross and over the A50 and we saw Lightning Travel W2 DLT. We continued along Blurton Road and we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive we got home around 15:00. Whilst we waited to go out Matthew had a glass of orangeade. Today we went to catch the 15:56 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. On the way we saw silver minibus EF65 YYS.

EF65 YYS in Blurton
I had seen bus earlier and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67631. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67603 in Blurton
A few minutes later, as expected and on time we saw First Potteries 67631 turned the corner.

First Potteries 67631 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 ran over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill and we entered Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road and we passed First Potteries 67604 on the final #22 turn to Longton. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34 and we saw First Potteries 67154 on the #21A to Trentham Gardens. We then headed into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road and . We continued onto Hilton Road and we. We turned left into the hospital and we saw ABC Supreme minibus ST56 MUP. 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 67631 as it carried on towards the bus station.

First Potteries 67631 in Newcastle
We started to cross over the A34 and we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GEU going towards Newcastle town centre.

E-zec patient transport YJ16 GEU in Newcastle
Once we had crossed over the A34 we continued 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 17:30. We set off onto Victoria Street and we turned left onto Harrison Street. We turned left onto Occupation Street and we saw white minibus YK08 PVA. We turned right onto Parkstone Avenue and right again onto The Avenue. At the end of The Avenue we turned left onto the A34. We ran down into Trent Vale and we saw MT Travel minibus HK58 ECV . We stopped at the pub and we went inside. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 32639/63098 on a #101 to Stafford & First Potteries 37160 on a #22 to Longton. When it was time to go we got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we got onto the Northbound A500 we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHV. We went Eastwards along the A50 We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and dropped down into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave where we saw white minibus CN55 AYU. Once we had picked him up we returned to Heron Cross and we crossed the A50. We ran along Blurton Road and right onto Church Road. We turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:40. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we composed a few e-mails and sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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