Friday, 2 February 2018

Trip to Festival Park / Newcastle 02-02-2018


DY08 FFXFentonFestival ParkCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFestival ParkVivian Road, FentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXVivian Road, FentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
67655Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries

Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going to see Grandma later on and going to the pub and returning to Blurton for the weekend. It was also the day we found out the Central Buses has been aquired by Rotala. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. whilst waiting to go out we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX outside.

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 onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre In the morning Matthew went bowling in Festival Park. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DYO8 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed over the roundabout onto LIchfield Street and we ran up the hil into Hanley. We turned left onto the clockwise ring road and we stopped briefly at Tesco before continuing to the end of the ring road. We turned left onto Etruria Road and we ran down the hill under the A53 onto Festival Park. We turned left onto Marina Drive and we stopped at the car park. Matthew went bowling and went to the toilet. After a game of bowling we returned to Fento to pick up dinner on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Marina Waya nd we turned right at the roundabout. We went under the A53 onto Etruria Road and then we joined the ant-clockwise ring road. We turned right onto Lichfield Street and we saw Shelton Care Group PE67 XFB. At Joiners Square we crossed over the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we saw silver minibus RJ06 DTZ by Toolstation. We ran up the hill into Fenton and at the top of the hill We ran onto City Road. We ran forwards onto King Street and we turned left to stop at the chip shop. Dinner was purchased and then we returned to the day centre on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off up Vivian Road and we turned right onto Brogan Street. We turned right onto St Matthew Street and right onto Fenpark Road. At the the end we turned right onto King Street and we ran down to the roundabout. We ran forwards onto City Road and we turned left onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew sausage chips and gravy that they had just picked up from the chip shop. In the afternoon Matthew walked to the pub. We set off on to Christchurch Street and into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. When it was time to go matthew set off on foot back to the residential unit to meet up with me. we set of along Christchurch Street and I drive past hime as headed to meet him. we turned left onto Temple Street and I was outside as he turned the corner. I was already waiting to take Matthew back to Blurton for the weekend when Matthew got back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to get his pictures on his camera to take back to Blurton and got a small bag of belongings ready to go back. Just before 15:00 we set off back to Blurton in a car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we continued onto Heron Street. We went through the traffic lights and we crossed over the A50. We continued through Blurton along Blurton Road we saw First Potteries 67633 on a #22 going towards Longton. We turned right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive past the new build house and we got home around 15:15. When we got home Matthew had toast and a small can of Coke. Today we were catching the 15:56 to Newcastle as we were going to the pub via Grandma's House. We set off around 15:45 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. Whilst at the bus stop we saw unmarked white minibus HK16 XZN heading into Blurton.

Unmarked HK16 XZN in Blurton
A short while later we saw Newstead Primary minibus MJ61 XFS also heading into Blurton.

Newstead Primary MJ61 XFS in Blurton
The bus was late due to roadworks. Going the other way we saw First Potteries 67632 on the #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67632 in Blurton
We also saw Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY going towards Trentham.

Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY in Blurton
A while later the bus appeared from around the corner and it was recent arrival in the area First Potteries 67655 on a #22 to Newcastle.

First Potteries 67655 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we saw Stanton's of Stoke GX60 RHV going towards Longton. W. we went over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane. Due to roadworks in Hanford instead of turning left into Wilson Road we ran down Mayne Street down to the A34. We headed into Trent Vale and when we stopped at the bus stop we were passed by South Staffs College HJ58 KZA. We also saw Leons 227 going Southwards. We turned right into Harpfields Road and forwards on Hilton Road. As we travelled through the hospital we saw E-zec patient transport YN15 FJY, ABC Supreme HN16 XNU & First Potteries 32647 on a #25 to Hanley. We turned right onto the A34 and we saw MT Travel SD58 OKF going the other way. A couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67655 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67655 in Newcastle
As we started to go towards Grandma's we saw a coach in the distance. As it got closer we saw that it was Stanton's of Stoke Bova bodied coach 784 RBF going towards Newcastle.

Stanton's of Stoke 784 RBF in Newcastle
We crossed over A34 and we saw First Potteries 32649 on a #25 to Keele. headed up the hill to Grandma's House. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. We set off onto Victoria Street and we saw white minibus YK08 PVA. We turned left onto the A34. As we past the hospital we saw First Potteries 65037 on a #101 to Hanley. We continued down the A34 and we ran down into Trent Vale. We stopped at the pub and after had had said goodbye to grandad and meet up with uncle Dave we went inside. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included ABC Supreme KX08 UXO going Southwards as well as D&G 158 running out of service. We also saw First Potteries 32648 on a #101 to Stafford. Once we had finished eating we set off to pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we joined the Northbound A500. We came off the A500 and we turned right onto the A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran up to Heron Street and we crossed over the A50 and we continued into Blurton along Blurton Road where we saw Lucky Seven SF62 GZN. We turned right onto Church Road and we turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:30. 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 doing e-mails and writing the until bedtime around 01:00... Mark

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