Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Trip to Longton / Smallthorne 04-07-2018


YJ62 LSXFentonLongtonCharterZ Carz
63173Longton, stop CFenton, Victoria Place11First Potteries

Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Longton later on. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 41502 on a on a #23 to Hanley. We set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where we saw First Potteries 42554 on a #23 to Hanley. We continued along Christchurch Street. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. In the morning Matthew went to Longton. Transport for the trip was Z Carz YJ62 LSX. We got on the bus and we set off onto Christchurch Street and left onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street. We went through the traffic lights and we turned left onto the A50. We ran through Longton. We turned left onto Baths Road. Matthew went to Tesco Extra and Matthew went shopping. We walked back to the Interchange. we walked onto The Strand. the Precnt and around the corner to Poundland. We went in and Matthew brought some dandelion and Burdock. We went into the Bennett Precinct and we stop at The Plaice to Eat for dinner. Matthew had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. We went into the Bennett Precinct and onto Transport Lane. Market Street The Strand A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63173 on a #11 to Newcastle. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down The Strand and we ran under the railway line onto King Street. We ran through Foley into Fenton and forwards onto City Road. As we approached the flat we got up and got off the bus. We walked by to the residential unit and Matthew went up to his room to chill out. We saw D&G Bus 116 on a #1 to Park Site.

D&G 116 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 116 going towards Stoke.

Copeland's Tours MIB 116 in Fenton
After a short while we saw D&G Bus 119 on a #1 to Meir.

D&G 119 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 63097 on a #11 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63097 in Fenton
Later on we went out to Smallthorne in a car. 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. At Joiners square we went forwards onto Lichfield Street. We ran anti-clockwise aroubf the ring road and we turned left onto Town Road. After crossing over the ring road we We travelled through Sneyd Green and over Smallthorne roundabouts to Chell. At the roundabout we turned right and we ran down the A527 In Fegg Hayes we turned right onto Oxford Street and we ran through Chell Heath past the site of Matthew's old school which has now been demolished. In Smallthorne we turned right onto Ford Green Road. We stopped at Joe's house and Matthew had chicken & chips followed by a Bakewell tart and custard. We turned onto Ford Green Road and at the roundabouts we turned left onto the A5272. We followed the road through Sneyd Green and Northwood and down to Bucknall. We turned right onto the A52 and at Joiners Square roundabout we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the top of the hill we turned right onto City Road and we ran down the hill to Smithpool Road. We turned left and left again onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room and chilled 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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