Monday, 11 June 2018

Trip to Apedale / Newcastle 11-06-2018
















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EN63 KWRFentonNewcastleCharterABC Supreme
EN63 KWRNewcastleFentonCharterABC Supreme


Today Matthew was in Blurton and he was going to his day service. Later on he was returning to the residential unit. Matthew got up around 09:30 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off through Blurton along Beaconsfield Drive and left onto Church Road. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton to Heron Cross. We crossed over the A50 and we turned left and dropped down into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave. We ran down to the A500 and we turned left onto Church Street. We went around the one-way system. We ran up the hill into Hartshill passing First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Hanley. We continued down to the edge of Newcastle. We continued down to the jubilee roundabout and we turned right into Ryecroft. We turned right onto the Northbound A34 and we stopped at Sainsbury's for petrol. Once we had filled up we carried on Northwards up the A34 to Chesterton. We turned left onto Wolstanton Road and at the next roundabout we turned left onto Loomer Road. We ran to the end of Loomer Road and into Apedale Country park. We parked up near to the visitors centre and as it was uncle Dave's first visit we took him down to the Apedale Valley Light Railway. After we had seen the trains we went into the heritage centre for dinner. After Matthew had been to the toilet, he had a full English breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. Once we had finished we retuned to the car and set off back towards Blurton. As we passed the car park we spotted a Copeland's coach so we went into the car park so Matthew could get a picture. It was Copeland's Tours MIB 986.


Copeland's Tours MIB 986 in Apedale
We set off out of the park and onto Loomer Road. We diverted onto Turner Crescent to have a look at the E-zec depot. We re-joined Loomer Road and we turned sharp right onto Wolstanton Road. We ran forwards onto the southbound A34. We ran through Milehouse to Newcastle and we trnd left onto Ryecroft. At the Jubilee roundabout we turned right onto barracks Road and we ran past the bus station. We turned left onto the Southbound A34 and we ran down to the Avenue where we turned left. We ran up to Hartshill and we turned right onto Hartshill Road. We ran down to Stoke we veered left onto Liverpool Road. We turned right onto Elenora Street and right onto Copeland Street. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one-way system forwards onto Church Street. We joined the Southbound A500 and at Sideway we turned left onto the A50. We came of the A50 at Heron Cross. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we veered right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive we saw First Potteries 63100 on a #22 to Newcastle. A few minutes later we also saw Stanton's of Stoke ASZ 2120 go past the end of the street. We got back to Blurton around 14:00. When we got home Matthew had a can of Cherry Coke and chilled out on his computer until it was time to go to the residential unit. We set off onto Finstock Avenue and onto Beaconsfield Drive passing First Potteries 67633 on the #22 on to Newcastle. We continued along Beaconsfield Drive and we turned left onto Church Road and left again onto Blurton Road. We went through the traffic lights onto Heron Steeet. We carried on forwards onto Station Bridge Road. and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Masterson Street and we turned right onto Watkin Street. We continued onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Outside we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked nearby.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We went upstairs to Matthew's room and we drop off his shopping and batteries. Outside we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHN going towards Stoke.


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHN in Fenton
We said goodbye to Matthew and he spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 41495 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 41495 in Fenton
Also seen was D&G Bus 116 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 116 in Fenton
Afterwards we saw Lucky Seven DE61 RUO going towards Hanley.


Lucky Seven DE61 RUO in Fenton
For tea Matthew had tuna and pasta bake followed by a cake. Later on we went to Newcastle and it was ABC Supreme EN63 KWR. 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 ran through the traffic lights onto Blurton Road and we turned right onto the Westbound A50. We ran down to sideway Roundabout and we turned right onto the Northbound A500. We came off the A500 onto the one-way system in Stoke Church Street and we ran around the onto Hartshill Road. We ran through Hartshill and into Newcastle onto George Street. We ran around the one-way system onto the Jubilee Roundabout and onto Ironmarket. Once off the bus we went to the pub across the road. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. After drinking his drink we returned to Fenton on ABC Supreme EN63 KWR. We set off across Jubilee Roundabout onto the one-way system. We turned right onto barracks Road and we went South down the A34. We went past Grandma's house and we continued We turned left onto Victoria Street and we ran up top the A52. We travelled towards Hartshill and we veered left onto Shelton New Road. We ran down to the A500 and we got onto the Southbound carriageway. We came off the A500. We turned left onto City Road and we ran under the railway line into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and then left onto Temple street and back to the residential unit. Matthew returned to his room to chill out 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.

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