Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Trip to Knutsford / Northwich 31-01-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Later on Matthew was going to the Stoke City v Watford footbal match. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice. Outside the residential unit was Shelton care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw First Potteries 63176 on #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where we saw Z Carz PO55 URU. We continued along Christchurch Street and into the day centre. At the day centre In the morning Matthew went to JTF on foot. We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned left and walked past KFC and into JTF. Matthew went upstairs to the cafe and had toast and a drink of Coke. When we had finished we walked back to the day centre. We set off past KFC and onto City Road where we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 229 heading towards Longton.


Copeland's Tours MIB 229 in Fenton
We cut across the car park and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew went to the Chesterway in Northwich by Z Carz minibus CE02 LYX. We set off onto City Road onto Manor Street. At the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52. We ran up through Milton and we joined the A53 at Badderley Green. We ran up into Leek town centre and then we went onto the A523. We ran through Rushton Spencer and Bosley and into Macclesfield. We ran onto the A537 and through to Knutsford. We stopped for a short while and we continued to Northwich on Z Carz CE02 LYX. We went West along the A5033 and we joined the A556. We ran to the edge of Northwich and joined the A559 before we stopped at the pub. Matthew had a Cheese and bacon burger followed by a Chocolate Fudge Cake. Matthew then went to the toilet. We returned back to Fenton it was Z Carz CE02 LYX. Once we had finished eating we ran out of town Eastwards along the A559. We then ran down to Holmes Chapel and onto the A50. At Arclid we turned left onto the A534 and we ran into Congleton. We went ofrwards onto the A527 and we ran past Congleton railway station and into Biddulph. We went past the site of the new KFC and we ran down through Knypersley and Bridley Ford to Oxford. We turned left onto Oxford Road and we ran past Matthews old school into Smallthorne. We turned right onto Ford Green Road and left onto Norton Lane. We crossed over the A53 and we ran forwards into Milton before turning left onto A5009. We ran through Milton and Abbey Hulton and into Bucknall. We continued onto the A52 and at the roundabout we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran up to the top of the hill to the top and we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left again onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and watched buses. We saw First Potteries 63098 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63098 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw Z Carz PO55 URU going towards Hanley.


Z Carz PO55 URU in Fenton
After that we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
Also we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67155 in Fenton
A short time later we saw Intercity BP08 KJN going towards Stoke.


Intercity BP08 KJN in Fenton
Later on Matthew went out for tea. Transport for the trip it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We crossed over City Road onto Manor Street and we turned right onto William Street. We continued onto Fountain Street and we turned left onto Hitchman Street. We turned right onto Victoria Road and we ran up to the roundabout. We crossed over and we went to KFC. In KFC Matthew had a chicken fillet burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. When we had finished we returnmed to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto City Road and we turned left onto Glabadale Road. We turned right onto Gimson Street and we ran forwards onto Masterson Street. We turned right onto Watkin Street and we ran back to the residential until. When we got back we got ready for the football match. We walked onto Christchurch Street and we stopped at the Co-operative food and Matthew had a can of Pepsi. As we walked up Christchurch Street we saw it was ABC Supreme HN16 XNU. We set off along Chrsitchurch Street and we turned Masterson Street and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. At the end we turned left onto Whieldon Road. We ran forwards onto Grove Road and we turned right onto Blurton Road. At the roundabout we turned right onbto the A50 and then we came off and stopped near to the BET365 stadium. Ouside the statdium we saw First Potteries 32630 on a BS1 service. Matthew went intio the Q-rila stand and sat near to the tunnel. He also to the toilet. This was Matthew's second Stoke City football match. The first was the 0-1 loss to Newcastle United. The matched turned to be a 0-0 draw. Matthew has yet to see Stoke score a goal! When the match was over Matthew drank his can of Pepsi. We walked back up the path adjacent to the A50. Whilst going back we saw Stanton's of Stoke 5658 RU. We crossed over the A50 and we walked along the path to Grove Road. We walked down into Fenton and we cut across the park onto Smithpool Road. We crossed over the railway line and we turned right into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Trip to Congleton / Newcastle 30-01-2018
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. It was also Tuesday only bus service #47 to Fenton - Blurton - Stone by Stanton's of Stoke. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Outside the residential unit was Shelton care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Matthew chilled out in his room for a while whilst waiting to go out. We saw First Potteries 65040 on a #11 to Hanley. After spending a short while in his room, Matthew was going out for dinner. We went out and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and sat down. We set off onto Temple Street and We turned right onto Smithpool Road and then left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and forwards onto the A52 and under the railway line. We turned right onto the Northbound A500 and we ran up through Dtruria and Longport to talke. We came of the A500 onto the A34 and we ran Northwards up to Talke Pits. We cintinued onto the A5011 and forwards onto the A50. We ran past the Stanways Coaches depot and we turned right onto Church Lane. At the end we turned left onto the A34 and we ran to the edge of Congleton. We turned left onto Padgbury Lane and we stopped at the pub. Matthew had a chicken burger and fries with a glass of Coke. He also had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Padgbury lane and we joined the Southbound A34. We ran South for a few mile past Kidsgrove and Talke Pits and we followed the road to the left and down to Talke where we joined the Southbound A500. We ran South through Longport and Eruria and we came off the A500 at Stoke. We went along the A52 under the railway line and forwards onto City Road up into Fenton. We turned right into Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use his computer. We also watched buses out of the window and we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63172 in Fenton
For tea Matthew had a pasty followed by treacle tart and custard. Later on Matthew went out to Newcastle. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill towards Stoke. We ran over the A500 and we went around the one-way system. We ran up Hartshill Road and we continued down George Street into Newcastle. We ran along the A527 and we went North up the A34. Near to the KFC we turned left onto Robertson Avenue. We crossed forwards onto Douglas Road and forwards to the disco. We spent some time at the disco. Matthew went to the toilet and a glass of coke. After doing some dancing we returned to Fenton. We ran back to the A34 and we went South into Newcastle. We turned left onto the A527 and we ran up to the Jubilee Roundabout. We ran around the one-way system onto George Street and we ran into Hartshill. We ran down Hartshill Road into Stoke and we went around the one-way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and onto City Road before going under the railway line. We climbed the hill and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room and use his computer. Outside we saw Afford Rent-A-Car MK67 UEM parked up in there yards.


Afford Rent-A-Car MK67 UEM in Fenton
Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Monday, 29 January 2018

Trip to Hanley / Basford 29-01-2018
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. It was also the first day of D&G bus operating the 130 Macclesfield Alderley Edge Wilmslow Handforth Dean service in between the Arriva buses. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. Across the road we saw Britannia Travel S100 KKE.


Britannia Travel S100 KKE in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew went to Hanley on the bus. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road. We walked down to the bus stop outside the flats to Wait for a bus to Hanley. The bus appeared and it was dud First Potteries 41496 on a #23 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down City Road and we joined the A52 to go under the railway line and over the A500. We continued onto Church Street and into the centre of Stoke. After a brief stop we continued around the one-way system onto Elenora Steet and right onto Copeland street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we went under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. We went past the railway station ans we turned right onto College Road. After running the hill through Shelton we continued onto Cleveland Road and forwards onto Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street before we turned right onto John Street where we got up. Once we got off the bus we went inside the bus station to wait for the next #23 to Stoke. Whilst we waited we decided to walk into town to visit Wright's Pies We set off on foot onto Tontine Street and we walked up to the square where the pie shop was situated. From the shop Matthew had a Manchester Tart. We walked back along Tontine Street down through Hanley to the Brewers Fayre pub. Matthew had a burger and fries followed by by a lemon meringue pie. Matthew had a drink of Coke and then went to the toilet. We walked back up to Stafford Street and we went back to the bus station and we waited at the stops outside the bus station for the next bus back to Fenton. A short while later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67638 on a #6 to Weston Coyney. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off up Lichfield Street and turned right into Birch Terrace. We turned left onto Charles Street and then right onto Old Hall Street. We joined the clockwise ring road and we ran around to the A50. We ran down Lichfield Street to Joiners Square and we ran across the roundabout onto Victoria Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked back to the day centre. We crossed over the road and we walked down City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. In the afternoon Matthew went swimming. We set off on past the Co-operative Food store onto City Road and we walked down to the private road on which the swimming baths is situated. On the way down the road we saw Anytime Airport minibus PE11 RWY. We continued to the baths. We stopped at the coffee shop and Matthew had a coke. Matthew went to the toilet and then got changed and had a session in the swimming baths. When Matthew had finished we went outside we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 516.


Copeland's Tours MIB 516 in Fenton in Fenton
We had an Intercity taxi back to the residential unit. We set off along the private road and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street. Matthew went up to his room and chilled out on his computer and watched buses out of the window. Matthew also ate the Manchester Tart that he brough from Hanley earlier in the day. Matthew was going out for tea so he waited in the toom for us to come and pick him up. We saw First Potteries 67638 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67638 in Fenton
A short while later we saw silver minibus KS57 HYL going towards Hanley.


KS57 HYL in Fenton
After that we saw Northwood Day Centre BX54 OWP going towards Stoke.


Northwood Day Centre BX54 OWP in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67157 in Fenton
Across the road we saw Jayjays Travel YM61 PUA going towards Heron Cross.


Jayjays Travel YM61 PUA in Fenton
Finally we saw red minibus DS61 HFM going towards Stoke.


DS61 HFM in Fenton
We turned up to pick Matthew up and after a short time getting ready we went down to the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill onto the A52. We ran down the hill under the railway line and over the A500 into Stoke town centre where we saw First Potteries 32647 on a #25 to Hanley. We ran around the one-way system and we ran up Hartshill Road through Hartshill. We continued along the A52 to the edge of town. We turned right into Albert Street and at the traffic light we turned right onto A53. A short time later we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then we found mum who had saved us a table. I ordered the food and Matthew had a glass of Coke whilst we waited. The food arrived and Matthew had a burger and fries. He also helped us eating the some of our chicken new yorkers. Whilst we ate we saw First Potteries 67653 on a #4 to Audley, Newcastle School DX17 RKN & E-zec patient transport YN15 FJY. For dessert Matthew had ice cream as they had ran out of chocolate fudge cake! After we had finished eating we left the pub and went to the car. We turned left onto the A53 and ran through Basford down to Etruria. We turned left onto the A500. We came of the A500 in stoke and we turned left onto City Road. An we ran up the hill into Fenton. We turned right into Smithpool Road. We turned left Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went up to Matthew's room and we wrote some of the Blog. Matthew also drank a can of Irn Bru. After doing a couple of entries I left and Matthew chilled out in his room watching television and using his computer. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Trip to Congleton / Crewe 27-01-2017
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, using his computer and watching buses out of the window. We saw First Potteries 67601 on a #11 to Hanley. Outside we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw Afford rent-a-car HN16 CMZ going towards Hanley.


Afford rent-a-car HN16 CMZ in Fenton
After a short while we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67603 in Fenton
Matthew then went to Aldi to do some shopping on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We crossed City Road onto Manor Street and we ran to the end where we turned left onto Victoria Road. In the shop Matthew picked up his weekly shopping and then went out for tea on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We ran down Victoria Road to Joiners sqaure and we turned right onto the A52. At Limekiln light we turned left onto the A5272 and we followed the road to the right through Northwood. We carried on to Birches Head and we continued along the A5272 into Sneyd Green and Smallthorne. We continued to the end of the road and then we turned right onto the A527. We did this road through Knypersley and Biddulph and forwards into Congleton town centre. we stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. For dinner Matthew had a Fried buttermilk chicken burger with fries followed by cheesecake. When it was time to go back we set off Westwards out of town and onto the A34. We turned around and went back into town and we joined the Southbound A527. We travelled back down the road around Biddulph and through Brindley Ford. We ran up the hill to Chell and we turned left onto High Lane. We ran into through Smallthorne and we ran through Sneyd Green and Birches Head. We followed the road to the left down the hill through Northwood and onto Limekiln Bank. We joined the A52 and we ran to Joiners square where we turned left onto Victoria Road. we ran through the private road on which the swimming baths are situated and we saw Endeavour EK59 CKN. At the end we turned left onto City Road and right into Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and we returned to the residential unit. Later on we went out in a car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We crossed over City Road onto Manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. We crossed over the roundabout at Joiners Square onto Lichfield Street. We ran up the hill and we turned right onto the ring-road. We ran around the ring-road and at the roundabout we turned right onto Waterloo Road. We ran up the hill into Cobridge. We continued into Burslem and through the traffic lights onto Scotia Road. We went past the old Burslem PMT garage and we followed the road around to the left onto Williamson Street. At the corner we turned right onto Tunstall High Street and we continued North onto the A50. We ran through Goldenhill and down the bank into Kidsgrove. We ran under the railway line into Cheshire and we crossed over the A34. We continued into Church Lawton and then into Alsager. We continued Westwards along the B5077 and ran to the edge of Crewe. We continued along Weston Road and we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Matthew had a cheeseburger and fries followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When it was time to go home Matthew returned to Fenton by car. We ran along Weston Road onto the B5077 and forwards onto the A50. we ran through Church Lawton and we crossed over the A34 and under the railway line before we ran into Kidsgrove. We ran up the hill into Goldenhill and then forwards into Tunstall. We ran down the A5271 and we followed the road to the right onto Williamson Street. We continued around the corner onto Brownhills Road and down to Trubshaw Cross. We turned right onto Station Street through Longtport and we joined the Southbound A500. We ran through Etruria to Stoke and we came off the A500 onto the A52. We ran under the railway line and forwards onto City Road into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Friday, 26 January 2018

Trip to Festival Park / Hanley 26-01-2018
















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Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going bowling today. 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 67638 on a #11 to Hanley. Outside we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
When it was time to go out Matthew walked to the day centre. We set off onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew went bowling in Festival Park. it was decided that Matthew was travelling up on the bus. We set off on foot onto Glebedale Road we saw Stoke-on-Trent city council welfare bus LK17 DVV. and we turned right onto City Road. After crossing over we walked around the corner onto Victoria Place. Whilst at the stop we saw Harry Shaw coach YN15 EKV.


Harry Shaw YN15 EKV in Fenton
We had to go back to the day centre so we walked down City Road and onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. We set off on foot onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. After crossing over we walked around the corner onto Victoria Place. Whilst at the stop we saw First Potteries 63177 on a #6A to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down. We set off down Victoria Road and we crossed over the A52 at Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street and we crossed over the ring road. We then got up and got off the bus at the stop outside the bus station. Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 63177 before it returned on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 63177 in Hanley
We went inside the bus station to wait for the next #4/4A to Festival park. Whilst we waited we saw Shaw Hadwin (National Express) BX65 WCM on a #333 to Bournemouth and First Potteries 32648 on a #25 to Keele. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67636 on a #4A to Talke Pits.


First Potteries 67636 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Festival Park before we sat down. The bus set off onto John Street and we ran down the hill before we turned right onto Bethesda Street. We turned left onto Broad Street and then we joined the clockwise ring road. We ran around to Etruria Road and then we turned left onto Etruria Road. We went under the A53 and we went forwards onto Festival Way. We crossed the next roundabout and then we got up and got off the bus. We walked across to the bowling alley and then Matthew had a few games of bowling. We then walked back onto Festival Way to catch a bus back to Hanley. A few minutes later we saw the bus approaching and we could see by the large number on the front it was First Potteries 66964.


First Potteries 66964 in Festival Park
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down. We set off along Festival Way and under the A53. We went forwards onto Etruria Road and we ran u the hill into Hanley. We crossed over Marsh Street and we ran forwards onto Trinity Street. At the top of the hill we turned right onto Stafford Street where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we went to the pub. We set off along Bagnall Street and we continued onto Cheapside. We turned right onto Piccadilly and we crossed over Stafford Street and we walked up to the pub. In the pub Matthew had a glass of Coke and went to the toilet. Whenwe had finished we walked around the corner onto Tontine Street and we crossed over Old Hall Street onto Lichfield Street. We walked to the stops outside the bus station to catch a bus back to Fenton. We looked up and we saw it was First Potteries 63175 on a #6 to Coalville.


First Potteries 63175 in Hanley
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off up Lichfield Street and we turned right into Birch Terrace. We followed the road around to the left onto Charles Street. At the top we turned right onto Old Hall Street before turning right onto the ring road. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill into Fenton. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We walked down Victoria Road to the chip shop to pick up dinner. We walked back to the day centre. We went down William Street and forwards onto Fiountain Street. WE crossed over Ckty Road onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy followed by a Manchester Tart. In the afternoon Matthew went to the local pub. We set off onto Christchurch Street. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. When it was time to go Matthew walked back onto Christchurch Street and and to the day service. We walked along Christchurch Street and back to the day centre. We then returned to the residential unit. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street. Matthew went upstairs his computer and watching buses out of the window we saw Afford Rent-a-car PO17 ZXT. Matthew went shopping in The Range. We walked onto Temple Street and onto City Road. In the shop matthew went into the cafe and had some toast and a can of Coke. After he had finished eating we walked out onto City Road We then walked up the hill and we turned right into Temple Street and back tpo the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses out of the window. For tea Matthew had fish and chips followed by a Bakewell Tart. Later on Matthew went out in a Intercity taxi. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed the road forwards onto Heron Street. At the light we went straight onto Blurton Road and at the roundabout we turned right onto thr Westbound A50. We ran down to Sideway and we turned right onto the Northbound A500. We came off the A500 in Stoke ansd we turned right onto the A52. We followed the road under the railway line and then left owards the railway station. We continued up to Joiners Square and t the roundabout we turned left onto Lichfield Street. We ran into Hanley and we stopped near to the Victoria Hall. Matthew went to see the circus show. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke before going into the hall to watch the show. When it had finished Matthew returned to Fenton in a taxi. We set off down Lichfield street and across the ring road. We ran forwards onto Lichfield Street and down to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we went straight onto Victora Road and up the hill into Fenton. We turned right onto City Road and left onto Smithpool Road. SWe turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Trip to Hanley / Benitlee 24-01-2018
















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Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going to visit uncle Dave later on. The council have brought a new council house on Langland Drive. 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 37157 on a #11 to Newcastle. Outside we saw Shelton care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
When it was time to go out we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre In the morning Matthew went out on the bus. We set off on City Road and then walked up to the bus stop outside the Marmaris takeaway. A few minutes later a bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63097 on a #11 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. City Road and we went forwards onto King Street. We ran through Foley and we under the railway line into Longton town centre. We stopped outside the old job centre as the #11 no longer calls in the Interchange. We ran up Market Street and we turned left onto Anchor Road. We ran up the hill to the top and ran down to the roundabout in Adderley Green. At the roundabout at the East end of Bentilee we turned right onto Beverley Drive and then left onto Dawlish Drive. We ran to the end and we turned left onto Beverley Drive. At the end we turned right onto Dividy Road and we ran down the hill to Bucknall. We turned left onto the A52 and we ran to limekiln lights and we went across onto Bucknall New Road. We climbed the hill up to Hanley and we joined the clockwise ring road. We ran around to Lichfield Street and we turned right to pull up outside the stop adjacent to the bus station. We got up and got off the bus and we walked up Lichfield Street. We turned right onto Old Hall Street and right onto Charles Street. We went to Iceland to do some shopping. Matthew went shopping brought a toffee cheesecake. We walked onto Birch Terrace and as we walked back we saw Stoke-on-Trent city council welfare bus LK17 DXB.


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXB in Hanley
We continued down Birch Terrace we turned right onto Lichfield Street and we crossed over the road onto Tontine street. For dinner Matthew went to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had a chicken breast burger and fries followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. We set off down Tontine Street and onto Lichfield Street. back at the bus station we saw Stanton's of Stoke VK61 BVG on a #61 to Bradeley Village. Matthew went to the toilet and then they waited for a bus back to Fenton. When the bus appeared it was First Potteries 67155 on a #23A to Newstead.


First Potteries 67155 in Hanley bus station
Whilst we waited for the bus to be readied for service we saw First Potteries 37158 on an #25 to Keele. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton. As the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67155 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 67155
As we waited to depart we saw First Potteries 67635 on an #7A to Biddulph. We set off onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we ran down onto Regent Road and forwards onto Cleveland Road. We ran down though Shelton along College Road and we ran down to the railway station. We turned left onto Station Road and we ran part the railway station before going right onto Glebe Street. After a brief stop we continued forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the road around onto Church Street. We crossed the A500 and we ran under the railway line. After climbing up the hill we turned right onto Smithpool Road where we got up and got off the bus. We then walked up Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre, In the afternoon Matthew went to Bentilee on Lucky seven VX63 WYK. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Westbound Heron Cross and onto the Westbound A50 We came off the A50 onto Stanley Matthews Way At the end we turned right onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line to Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we dropped a service user off before returning back onto the A5035. We ran back through Blurton and Dresden and over the A50. We joined Chadwick Street and we went past the Gladstone Pottery Museum. We crossed over Uttoxeter road and onto Bridgewood street. We turned left onto Forrister and then right onto Anchor Road. We ran to the top of the hill and into Adderley Green. In the back of the First garage we saw First Potteries 53207. We turned left onto the A5272. We turned right onto Beverley Drive and left onto Dawlish Drive where we stopped. After a stop we returned to Fenton on Lucky Seven VX63 WYK. We set of along Dawlish Drive and we turned right onto Beverley Drive. We turned left onto the A5272 and we ran past the Firstbus depot. We turned right onto Anchor Road and we ran up the hill and down into Longton. We turned left onto Market Street and we ran around Longton on the one-way and we turned right onto Commerce Street. We turned right onto the Strand and we ran forwards onto King Street. We ran trough Foley and forward into Fenton. We ran onto City Road and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out before going to uncle Dave's. Whilst we waited we saw Harry Shaw YR16 BLJ going towards Stoke.


Harry Shaw YR16 BLJ in Fenton
Afterwards we saw D&G 44 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 44 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw Harry Shaw YN15 EKT going towards Stoke.


Harry Shaw YN15 EKT in Fenton
A short while later we saw Lucky Seven PN63 EVW going towards Stoke.


Lucky Seven PN63 EVW in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw D&G Bus 115 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 115 in Fenton
And we also saw unidentified minibus YX55 VBE going towards Stoke.


YX55 VBE in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63097 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63097 in Fenton
We also saw Harry Shaw YN15 EKX going towards Stoke.


Harry Shaw YN15 EKX in Fenton
This was followed by Harry Shaw YN15 ELW going towards Stoke.


Harry Shaw YN15 ELW in Fenton
Finally we saw white minibus HJ08 WJZ going towards Stoke.


HJ08 WJZ in Fenton
Later on Matthew went to uncle Dave's in a car. We set off along Temple Street and left onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Wheildon Road and to uncle Dave's house. For tea Matthew had chicken potatoes and carrots. Later on he had a drink of Dandelion & Burdock and a few digestive biscuits and custard creams. Uncle Dave now has a biscuit tin. Matthew chilled out in uncle Dave's house using his computer and watching television. Uncle Dave also did his DJ set. A couple of hours later staff came to escort Matthew back home. We set off onto Whieldon Road and we turned onto Willowdale Avenue. We crossed the spare ground and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went back to the room and went on his computer. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Trip to Hanley / Congleton 23-01-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonYMCA HanleyCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXYMCA HanleyFentonCharterShelton Care Group
WX07 DGEFentonCongletonCharterStanton's of Stoke
WX07 DGECongletonFentonCharterStanton's of Stoke


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out for tea later. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
We went to the day centre on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We got on the bus and sat down. We ran onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre. In the morning Matthew had communication skills and used the computer. For dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes followed by toffee cheesecake. In the afternoon Matthew went to the YMCA on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. we set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. At the roundabout we went sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we went straight across onto Lichfield Street. We turned left onto Regent Road and we ran through onto Cleveland Road. We continued onto College Road and then we turned right onto Wellesley Street. At Snow Hill we went across the roundabout onto Shelton New Road. Wee stopped briefly at the other day centre and we continued onto to the YMCVA. We turned left onto Cemetery Road and then left onto Stoke Road. At the roundabout we went straight onto Snow Hill and we turned right onto Richmond Terrace. We turned left onto Wellesley Street onto College Road. We continued onto Cleveland Road. We turned right onto Harding Road and to our destination. In the YMCA Matthew played football with his peers. After Matthew had finished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Harding Road and we ran forwards onto The Parkway. We continued onto Ridgeway Road and then we turned left onto Mawson Grove. We turned right onto the A52 and we ran towards the railway station passing Roseville WG10 DFV outside. We followed the A52 alongside the railway line and we turned left onto City Road. We ran up the hill into Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use his computer. He also watched buses out of the window. We saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
After that we saw Magnum PN59 BEO going towards Stoke.


Magnum PN59 BEO in Fenton
When it was time to go out we saw that it was Stanton's of Stoke WX07 DGE. We got on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and then left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and forwards onto the A52 and under the railway line. We turned right onto the Northbound A500 and we ran up through Etruria and Longport to Talke. We came of the A500 onto the A34 and we ran Northwards up to Talke Pits. We continued onto the A5011 and forwards onto the A50. We ran past the Stanways Coaches depot and we turned right onto Church Lane. At the end we turned left onto the A34 and we ran to the edge of Congleton. We turned left onto Padgbury Lane and we stopped at the pub. Matthew had a chicken burger and fries with a glass of Coke. He also had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Stanton's of Stoke WX07 DGE. We set off onto Padgbury lane and we joined the Southbound A34. We ran South for a few mile past Kidsgrove and Talke Pits and we followed the road to the left and down to Talke where we joined the Southbound A500. We ran South through Longport and Eruria and we came off the A500 at Stoke. We went along the A52 under the railway line and forwards onto City Road up into Fenton. We turned right into Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use his computer. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Trip to St Helens / Old Swan 20-01-2018




















































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2981Earlestown BSSt Helens BS34Arriva NW&W
2962St Helens BSEccleston, Broadway37Arriva NW&W
2939Eccleston, Bleak Hill RoadSt Helens BS38Arriva NW&W
4614St Helens BSOld Swan, Belfast Road10AArriva NW&W
4690Old Swan, Chilcott RoadHunts Cross station, Stop F81Arriva NW&W
4608Hunts Cross station, Stop ASt Helens BS89Arriva NW&W


Today we decided to re-visit St Helens. We checked the weather for today and it was for cold snowy weather clearing up in the afternoon. The weather seemed to be better in the North West. We gave Matthew a list of destinations from the North Midlands and North West and from the list Matthew chose St Helens. Matthew got up around 10:00 and got ready to go out. We set off around 11:30 and we realised that we had forgotten to give Matthew his toast and orange juice. We ran onto the A5035 and we turned right onto Stanley Matthew Way. We passed D&G Bus 33 on a #14 to Stafford. Outside the BET365 stadium we passed Linburg coach IIG 7842. We joined the Westbound A50 which we did down to Sideway and then we joined the Northbound A500. We ran up to Wolstanton and then we came off to get petrol at Asda. After topping up with petrol we re-joined the Northbound A500. AS we headed up towards the motorway we saw Stanton's of Stoke 5658 RU. We joined the Northbound M6 at junction 16 and today the road was relative clear. It was probably the poor weather that was keeping many from venturing out. As we travelled Northwards we saw an unidentified City Circle coach, red minibus reg like PN60 TWN, an unidentified JAK Travel coach, 7 unidentified Stott's coaches (presumably on the way to the BET365 with Huddersfield fans) and unidentified Redline coach. We came off the M6 onto the Westbound M62 and we ran to the next junction. We came off the M62 and we went Northwards up the A49 to Newton-le-Willows. We stopped the the railway station to buy Saveaway tickets and then we continued into Earlestown. At the mini roundabout we turned left onto the A572 and we ran for a couple of miles before we turned shap left onto Market Street. At the roundabout we turned right onto Tamworth Street and we went past the bus station on Lord Street. We turned right onto Leigh Street and after turning the car around we parked outside The Nine Arches pub. We went into the pub and Matthew used the toilets. Once we had been to the facilities mum went to the bar to order the food. Matthew had a chicken fillet on a bap with fries washed down with a glass of Coke. He also helped to eat 1/2 of my chicken burger. Once we had finished eating we said goodbye to mum. We went outside to the bus station and we saw required Arriva NW&W 2900 on a #34 to Leigh.


Arriva NW&W 2900 in Earlestown bus station
As there wasn't a st helens bound bus we returned briefly to the car to drop something off and pick up a pack of tissues. We went into the bus station to wait for the next bus to St Helens. Whilst we waited we saw dud Arriva NW&W 2972 on a #34A to Acorn Street. A few minutes later we saw required Arriva NW&W 2981 on a #34 to St Helens.


Arriva NW&W 2981 in Earlestown bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the Saveaway Day tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto St John Street. We went through the housing estate to the West of the bus station before coming out on the A572. We ran West and into to St Helens through Parr and past the community fire station. Just outside of town we joined the A58. We turned right onto Corporation Street and we ran over the railway line by St Helens Central before entering the bus station along Bickerstaffe Street. Once we got off the bus Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2981 before it returned to Acorn Street on a #34A service.


Arriva NW&W 2981 in St Helens bus station
Once we let the bus go we had a look around to see what we could catch next. It was raining lightly and we wanted to catch another bus quickly to get out of the weather. As we went to loo at was was going of the middle stands we saw Halton Transport 10 departing on a #17 to Widnes.


Halton Transport 10 in St Helens bus station
On the middle stands we saw dud Arriva NW&W 4603 on a #89 to Liverpool Airport and dud Arriva NW&W 4612 on a #10A to LIverpool. As we were considering catching one of these buses Matthew spotted required Arriva NW&W 2962 on a #37 to Eccleston.


Arriva NW&W 2962 in St Helens bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the Saveaway Day tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station along Bickerstaffe Street and forwards onto Cotham Street. We turned right onto Baldwin Street and we stopped to pick up more passengers. We crossed over The Landings and we continued onto Duke Street. We continued out of town for around 1/4 of a mile and we joined the westbound A570. As we travelled towards Dentons Green the road split into two creating a small one-way system. At the top end of the one-way system we turned left into Kiln Lane. As we turned the corner we saw Arriva NW&W 2493 on a #38 to St Helens. We ran for around 1/2 mile and we turned left onto Millbrook Lane into the centre of the village. We crossed over Broadway onto Springfield Lane and we turned right onto Walmesley Road. At the end of the road it seemed like a good place to get up and get off the bus. The bus was now empty so Matthew to a picture inside Arriva NW&W 2962.


Inside Arriva NW&W 2962
We got off the bus and Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2962 before it returned to St Helens on the #37 service.


Arriva NW&W 2962 in Eccleston
I had checked the time table so I knew the next #37 wasn't for nearly 30 minutes. We went into the one stop shop and Matthew had a can of Coke as well as a couple of chocolate bars and some Digestives biscuits. Once we had finished shopping we went outside and we tried to work out if the #38 service was in walking distance so we could get back into town a little quicker. Using nextbuses.mobi we were able to work out the #38 passed around the corner of Bleak Hill Road and Kiln Lane. Using the map we set off onto Broadway and we turned right onto Gunning Avenue. At the end we crossed over and we got a little disoriented. We stood at the wrong stop and the timetable said the next bus was a #37. A quick check of the map and we needed to be on the stop around the corner on Kiln Lane. We also saw Arriva NW&W 2493 going to other way around the corner towards Rainford. A few minutes later the bus came around the corner and it was required Arriva NW&W 2939 on a #38 to St Helens.


Arriva NW&W 2939 in Eccleston
We got on the bus and we flashed the Saveaway Day tickets to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Kiln Lane and we ran to the end where we turned right onto the A570. We ran around the one-way system before the two carriageways joined up further South. As we ran towards town we passed a single decker on the following #37 service to Eccleston. We continued onto Duke Street and we crossed over The Landings onto Baldwin Street. We turned left onto Cotham Street and we ran forwards onto Bickerstaffe Street. As we ran towards the bus station we passed pink Arriva NW&W 4438 on a #10 to Liverpool. we turned onto Corporation Street and we ran past the buses on layover where we saw Arriva NW&W 3014 on a #31 to Parr Stocks. We turned right onto hall Street and we turned right into the middle stands of the bus station. We got off the bus and we had a look a round to see what we could catch. On Bickerstaffe Street was Halton Transport 14 on a #17 to Widnes.


Halton Transport 14 in St Helens bus station
We also saw required Arriva NW&W 2580 on a #329 to Warrington. In the middle stands we saw required Arriva NW&W 4614 on a #10A to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4614 in St Helens bus station
We decided to do the double decker so we got on the bus and we flashed the Saveaway Day tickets to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 4614.


Inside Arriva NW&W 4614
The bus set off out of the bus station through town following Hatton's Dart N60 RFL. We went past the new Nando's and Cinema. We joined the A58 and we ran Westwards. We followed a black minibus with reg like YY63 KYT going out of town. before we turned off the main road to head towards Thatto Heath down Lugsmore Lane. We continued South through Nutgrove and over the railway line at Rainhill. Here we joined the A57 for the run towards Prescot. We passed Whiston hospital and we went around the town to the North. We decided to go further East on the service that we had ever done before in order to explore a new section of Merseyside. We ran forwards onto the A58 and we crossed over the M57. We continued a further mile or so into Page Moss. We travelled along the dual carriageway for a further mile or so and we entered the Dovecot area and we continued for another mile past Alder Hay hospital and into the bustling region of old Swan by the out ring road. We crossed the ring road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 4614 as it continued towards Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4614 in Old Swan
As we hadn't research this area I had quickly looked up where we could intersect with other bus service that we were familiar with. A quick look on the map revealed that we could go onto the ring road and catch either a #81 or #81A down towards Hunts Cross. We walked back to the ring road and then we preceded to cross over which was quite a mammoth task. As we crossed over we saw Avon Buses 354 come off the ring road and go eastwards along the A57 towards Page Moss. Eventually we crossed over the road and we saw a Southbound #81A. We ran down the road to try and catch it but we were able to get to the bus stop quick enough which was around 200 yards down the road! We checked the bus stop and there was another Hunts Cross bound bus due in just over 10 minutes. Whilst we waited for that bus we saw Avon Buses 354 return Southwards on a #204 to Dingle Mount.


Avon Buses 354 in Old Swan
Around 5 minutes later as expected we saw another bus approaching from across the other side of the A57. As it got closer we saw that it was required Arriva NW&W 4690 on a #81 to Speke Morrisons.


Arriva NW&W 4690 in Old Swan
We got on the bus and we flashed the Saveaway Day tickets to the driver before we went upstairs. The bus set of down the ring road and we ran southwards towards Broadgreen. instead of continuing along over the fly over the bus diverts down onto the roundabout below where we saw Arriva NW&W 4661 on a #68 to Aigburth Vale. We rejoined the A5058 and we ran South into Childwall. At Childwall Fiveways we ran onto Childwall Prior Road. We ran forwards onto Childwall Park Avenue and at the roundabout we went left onto Woolton Road. We ran forwards for another 1/2 mile and then we came back into familiar teritory as we passed Gateacre Brow where the #89 turns towards Belle Vale. We continued along the road into Woolton and we ran forwards for a further mile into Hunts Cross. I was hoping the the bus would stopped near the the railway station but the bus turned right onto the A562 and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 4690 as it carried on towards Speke Morrisons.


Arriva NW&W 4690 in Hunts Cross
Once of the bus we crossed over Woodend Avenue and the the A562 and we saw village taxi minibus MJ65 VUB. We went to the shell petrol station and Matthew used the toilet. Once Matthew came out after around 10 minutes we brought a can of Coke and a Bounty. Once we had finished in the garage we walked across to the main road and we crossed over Speke Road. Wewaited at the bus stop for a #89 back to St Helens. We didn't have to wait long before we saw an #89 service approaching in the distance. As it came closer we saw that it was required Arriva NW&W 4608 on a #89 to St Helens.


Arriva NW&W 4608 in Hunts Cross
We got on the bus and we flashed the Saveaway day tickets to the driver for the final time before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 4608.


Inside Arriva NW&W 4608
We ran North up Speke Road into Woolton and we continued forwards the B5171. We followed the road to the right onto Gateacre Brow and we ran down the hill towards Belle Vale. We called at the Belle vale bus station where we saw EU08 FHD on a #3 to Huyton. We left the bus station and we turned right onto Childwall Valley Road. We turned left onto Naylor's Road and we ran north under the M62 and forwards onto Wheat Hill Road. At the end we turned left onto the B5080 and we ran North West up to the Crofters Arms. At the roundabout we turned right onto the B5199 before turning right into Huyton Bus station. We sat outside for a brief moment near to the bingo hall before continuing onto the stand. After loading up we ran north up Lathom Road and onto Huyton Lane. We crossed under the M57 and we turned right onto Carr Lane. We ran into Prescot from the South and into the bus station. The bus set off out of town along the A57 down to the hospital where we turned left into Delph Lane. We Zigged and zagged through the street to the South of the A58 and then we joined the A58. We continued along the A58 and we passed through the town before circling around the bus station on Corporation Street so that we could enter the bus station from the East end. When we got onto corporation Street we straight through onto Hall Street and into the bus station and we got up and got off the bus. We walked back onto hall Street and we turned left onto Corporation Street up to the line of buses on layover. We saw required Stagecoach Merseyside 27714 in between runs on the #10A to Liverpool.


Stagecoach Merseyside 27714 in St Helens bus station
We also saw required Arriva NW&W 4596 about to work a #10A back to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4596 in St Helens bus station
We walked along Corporation Street and we met up with mum. Once we got in the car Matthew had a small sausage roll from the Pound Bakery and a bottle of irn Bru. Mum wasn't able to get the usual sausage rolls from Greggs as they had run out. The small Pound Bakery sausage roll came with a carton of juice and a cake for a £1. We set off along Corporation Street and we joined the Eastbound A58. On the edge of town we turned right onto the A572 we continued through Parr and out of the Western edge of St Helens and we ran into Earlestown. We continued to the North of the town centre and we turned right onto the A49. Just South of Newton village before newton-le-Willows railway station we passed Network Warrington 104 on a #22 to Vulcan. We continued Southwards to Winwick and we turned left onto the dual carriageway. We had a sligh issue in the back seat so we stopped at a lay-by to sort this out. Uncle Dave though some rubbish in the bin in the layby and whilst we were there we saw BSS coaches C17 BSS go past. Once we had sorted the problem out we continued along the A49 to the M6. We got onto the South M6 and we ran down to junction 16. As we travelled South we saw an unidentified NPC Coaches coach. We came off the M6 onto the Southbound A500 and we ran down to Sideway. We went Eastwards along the A50 as far as Longton and then we came off it. We went over to Z Carz to see what was parked up there this evening. There was nothing on the spare ground but we saw Lucky Seven minibus PE61 HHL parked in their yard. We turned left into Willow Row. The only thing visible in the compound this evening was Z Carz Citroen minibus LV59 DZC.


Z Carz LV59 DZC in Longton
We returned onto the A50 and we ran up the Heron Cross. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton and forwards onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got back home around 19:30. When we got back we downloaded photos off camera, wrote e-mails and worked on the Blog. For a late tea we had bangers and mash with carrots followed by a few Cornflake cakes. Later on we chilled out and watched television. I took uncle Dave home and Matthew chilled out on the sofa. later on Matthew went to bed around 00:30... Mark.