Friday, 31 August 2018

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 31-08-2018









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63176Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was returning to Blurton for the weekend. He was also going to visit Grandma and going to the pub for tea. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go we saw First Potteries 32648 on a #11 to Newcastle. In the morning Matthew did some baking. He made chocolate cake. For dinner Matthew had a McDonalds burger & fries washed down with a cup of Coke. In the afternoon Matthew walked to the pub. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right into Christchurch Street. We stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. He had a glass of Coke and he chilled out in the pub all afternoon. When we had finished we set off along Christchurch Street where we saw First Potteries 67153 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67153 in Fenton
We turned left into Temple Street and Matthew went upstairs to the residential unit to wait for me to come and pick him up. I arrived around 14:30 and we got ready to go back to Blurton. Once we were ready we went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We got in the car and we drove onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street and into Heron Cross where we saw First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Hanley. We went through the traffic lights and forwards onto Blurton Road. We saw Lightning Travel MX54 VVF at the lightning House. We continued through Blurton and we turned right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 15:10. When we got home Matthew had toast and a small bottle 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 we waited for the bus to Newcastle we saw First Potteries 67660 on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67660 in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw a bus come around the corner. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 63176 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63176 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035. We went over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill passing First Potteries 67154 on a #21 to Trentham. into Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road and we ran down Church Lane We continued down onto the A34 and First Potteries 67636 on the final #22 turn. We crossed under the A500 and we into Trent Vale and we saw Stoke City Academy BL66 YRN heading towards Trentham. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we continued forwards on Hilton Road and we turned into the hospital. Due to a diversion we turned sharp left and went past the A&E department. We ran down the hill towards the A34 and we saw First Potteries 32648 on a #25 to Hanley and ABC Supreme HV18 GVR. We continued past the Clinical Education Centre. We turned right onto the A34. A couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 63176 as it carried onto Newcastle.


First Potteries 63176 in Newcastle
We crossed over the A34 and we walked up the hill to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. When it was time to go we went to the pub in the car. We set off just after 17:40 and we ran down Victoria Street. We turned left onto the A34 and we saw ABC Supreme ST56 MUE coming out of the hospital. We continued southwards into Trent Vale. We carried on down the A34 and we went into the pub car park. We saw Destinations Courtesy Travel YE17 AHA park up briefly before continuing on it's journey.


Destinations Courtesy Travel YE17 AHA in Trent Vale
Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included D&G 110 running empty towards the depot and E-zec patient transport OU18 CEO going Southwards and First Potteries 63096 on a #101 to Hanley. Once we had finished eating we set off to uncle Dave's to pick him up. We ran down the A34 and we joined the A500 at Hanford. We went North up the A500 to Sideway following white minicoach YN56 DYV and we went Eastwards along the A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross. 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. We continued into Blurton along Blurton Road. 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. Later on we dropped mum off on her night out. We set off onto the A5035 and we ran though Blurton to Dresden. We turned right onto the B5038 and right onto Lightwood Road. We veered left onto Gravelly Bank and we crossed over the A520 onto Grange Road. We turned left onto the B5029 and left onto Whitestone Road. We turned left onto Lysander Road and we turned right to pick up mum's friend. We continued back onto Lysander Road and we turned left onto the A50. We ran up to Sideway and we got onto the Southbound A500. At Hanford we turned left onto the A34 and left onto Church Lane. We turned right onto Wilson Road and we dropped off mum and her friend. We rejoined Wilson Road and we turned right onto Mayne Street. We turned left onto the A34 and we ran into Trentham. We turned left onto the A5035 and we crossed over the railway line into Blurton. We got home around 21:15. We then chilled out on the sofa doing e-mails and writing the until bedtime around 01:00... Mark

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Trip to Hanley / Longton Park 29-08-2018
















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67153Fenton, adj Royal OakHanley BS23First Potteries
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42554Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
67156Hanley BSFenton, Smithpool Road23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out to Hanley and Longton Park. 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 63176 on a #11 to Hanley. At 09:00 we set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Hanley on the bus. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we stopped at the Post office. After we had picked up a Copeland's Tours brochure we went out onto Christchurch Street. The bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67153 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67153 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road. down under the railway line and into Stoke. After a brief stop we continued around the one-way system onto Elenora Street 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. We turned right onto John Street and we entered the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. In the bus station we saw Stanton's of Stoke 4051 VT on a #61 to Bradeley. We set off up Lichfield Street and we turned right onto Old Hall Street. We went forwards onto Parliament Row and we turned left onto Tontine Square and we stopped at Harley's. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards he had a glass of Coke. Once we had finished we walked up towards the shopping centre and we stopped at Greggs. Matthew brought a sausage roll. We walked along Tontine Street and back onto Lichfield Street and to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. We saw First Potteries 67602 on a #12A to Longton.


First Potteries 67602 in Hanley
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67635 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67635 in Hanley
Eventually our bus turned up. It was First Potteries 67650 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 67650 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. One off the bus we set off on foot onto City Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room. for dinner Matthew had a sausage roll followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon Matthew went to Longton park. We went downstairs and we saw that transport for the trip was Z Carz LG09 WPE. We got on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street and into Heron Cross. We went through the traffic lights and forwards onto Blurton Road. We crossed over the A50 and we ran through Blurton. We turned left onto Drubbery Lane and we ran to the end. We crossed over the A5035 onto Queens Park Avenue where we parked up. Matthew went into the park and used the play equipment. We saw the pavillion cafe which is to refurbished and opened up. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Z carz LG09 WPE. We ran along Queens Park Avenue and forwards onto Cocknage Road. We ran through to the A520 and we crossed over onto the B5029. We turned left onto Whitestone Road and then right onto Lysander Road. We ran down towards the A50 and we got onto the Westbound carriageway. We ran through Meir Tunnel and Longton and we came off the A50 at Heron Cross. We turned right onto Blurton Road and we ran through Heron Cross lights onto Heron Street. We followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Masterson Street and right onto Watkin Street. We ran onto Temple street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs ti his room to chill out and use his computer. We saw D&G Bus 112 on a #1 to park Site.


D&G 112 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 63098 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63098 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw grey minibus EJ12 HHM going towards Hanley.


EJ12 HHM in Fenton
After Matthew went for a walk to Aldi to get some shopping. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and we crossed over and onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and and we stopped at Aldi to pickup Matthew's weekly shop. Once Matthew had finished shopping we returned to the residential unit in Autocabs minibus PO61 JXD. We set off up Victoria Road and we turned onto Manor Street. We turned right onto City Road and left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street past the new building under construction and back to the residential unit. Matthew went back to the room and went on his computer. for tea Matthew had sausage chips and gravy and a bottle of Coke. Later on we went to Hanley on the bus. We went downstairs ans we set off on foot onto City Road. We walked past the Afford garage and in the garage we saw Afford Rent-A-Car BL67 YED parked up.


Afford Rent-A-Car BL67 YED in Fenton
We continued down to the bus stop outside the flats and we waited for a First Potteries bus to Hanley. A few minutes later the bus cam around the corner. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 42554. We got on the bus and booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we joined the A52 and ran under the railway line. After crossing over the A500 we ran into Stoke town centre along Church Street. We followed the one-way system around onto Elenora Street and right onto Copeland Street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we ran under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. After stopping briefly outside the railway station we turned right onto College Road and we ran up the hill through Shelton. We continued onto Cleveland Road and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we continued along Bethesda Street before turning right onto John Street. We ran up the hill into the bus station and onto stand. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 42554 as it reversed off stand.


First Potteries 42554 in Hanley bus station
We set off onto Tontine Street and onto Tontine Square. We went down to Stafford Street and we stopped at the dessert shop. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had a glass of Coke and a red velvet cheesecake. We walked down Trinity Street onto Etruria Road. By the casino we saw Roseville DN13 TMU parked up.


Roseville DN13 TMU in Hanley
We continued down Etruria Road and we walked around the ring road in an anti-clockwise direction all the way to the bus station. We then waited for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67156 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton. As the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67156 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 67156
We set off out of the bus station 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 right onto Glebe Street and under the railway line an we ran around the one-way system in Stoke and stopped by Stoke Minster. We turned left onto Church Street and we crossed the A500 and we ran under the railway line. After climbing up the hill into Fenton we turned right into Smithpool Road where we got up and got off the bus. We walked back up Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out. He 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, 28 August 2018

Trip to Talke / Newcastle 28-08-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonNewcastleCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXNewcastleFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going to visit his uncle Dave later on to take him his birthday presents. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw D&G Bus 149 on a E1 to Alton Towers.


D&G 149 in Fenton
We set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. and into the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew we on the computer. For dinner Matthew had a jacket potato with tuna followed by a Bakewell tart. in the afternoon Matthew went in an Intercity taxi to Talke Freeport. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill to the railway line and we turned right onto the A52. We ran parallel to the railway line and we continued onto Station road past the railway station. At the end we turned right onto Stoke Road and we ran up the hill through Shelton. We continue through Snow Hill and up onto Broad Street. We followed the one way system around to the left onto Marsh Street and we then we forwards onto Waterloo Road. We continued through Cobridge into Burslem and up to to Tunstall. We turned left onto Williamson Street. We turned right onto the High Street and we continued North up the A50 through Goldenhill and into Kidsgrove. We turned left onto First Avenue and we ran West to Talke. We then went South down the A34 to Talke Street. We went forwards onto Oak Tree Lane and to the Freeport. After parking up we went to Thornton's. When we had finished at Freeport we returned back to the day centre in a Intercity taxi. We ran South down to the A34 and we went North up to Talke Pits. We turned right onto First Avenue and we ran into Kidsgrove, where we turned right onto Liverpool Road. We ran down through Goldenhill to Tunstall and along A5271 before re-joining the A50. We went past the old PMT Burslem garage and we ran up the hill into Burslem town centre. We continued towards Hanley along Waterloo Road through Cobridge. We joined the ring road and we ran around clockwise to Lichfield Street. We ran down through Joiners Square and forwards onto Victoria Road. At the top we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street past the new building under construction and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to and chilled out in his room. He also watched buses out of the window. we saw Afford Rent-a-Car BL67 YFM parked up in their garage.


Afford Rent-a-Car BL67 YFM in Fenton
Once we were ready we went downstairs. We set off along Temple Street and we saw Temple Street Methodist Church minibus DN03 WKK parked up in their yard.


Temple Street Methodist Church DN03 WKK in Fenton
Further down the road we saw Triumphant Christ Church minibus NK08 LVC in their yard.


Triumphant Christ Church NK08 LVC in Fenton
We crossed over Smithpool Road onto Eddison Street and we turned right onto Napier Street. We turned left onto City Road and as we walked towards Stoke we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67155 in Fenton
We stopped at The Range. In the shop Matthew went into the cafe. He had a bottle 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 to 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. We went downstairs to do and visit uncle Dave. Transport for the journey was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Smithpool Road and we turned right onto Whieldon Road. We got up and got off the bus and went to the house Matthew chilled out and listened uncle Dave's DJ set. A short time later staff appeared when it was time return to the residential unit. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off up Wheildon Road and we turned and we ran down to 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 on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. 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. When Matthew got back he went up to his room. He 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, 27 August 2018

Trip to Scarborough / Talke 27-08-2018
















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Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Scarborough. He was also going to out for tea later. 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. we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Scarborough. We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We set off on foot onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We waited for the coach to appear. When the coach came it was Stanways Coaches coach EGZ 1850. We got on the coach and we sat down. We set off onto Glebdale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill onto the A52. We crossed over the A500 and we got onto the Northbound A500. We ran North up the the motorway and we joined the Northbound M6. We ran Northwards to junction 21A and we got onto the Eastbound M62. After passing around North manchester on the M60 we continued along the M62. We stopped at the Birch services and Matthew went to the toilet. We continued along the M62 to the South end of Leeds and we joined the Northbound M1. We ran to the end and we joined the Northbound A1(M). We ran Northwards for a junction and we joined the Eastbound A64. We ran around the South side of York and around Malton. We continued through Seamer and into Scarborough. We ran into town and we parked at the Williams Street coach park. We got off the coach and we walked across Castle Road onto Aberdeen Walk. We went into the shopping centre Matthew went to KFC. He went to the toilet and we ordered the food. Matthew had a chicken burger and fries washed down with a cup of Pepsi. When we had finished eating we went down onto Falconers Road and we saw EYMS 509 on a #165 Park and ride service. We walked down Vernon Road and onto the seafront. We saw EYMS 380 on a #8 to Throxenby. We stopped at the Olympia and Matthew went to the toilet. Matthew had a go on the penny falls machines. He played a game of pool. We walked back down the seafront. We walked back up Vernon FRoad and towards the coach park and the return journey was on Stanways Coaches EGZ 1850. We got on the coach and we ran down to the A64. We ran out of town through Seamer and around the Malton by-pass. We ran to the South of York and we joined the A1(M). We ran Southwards for a junction and we joined the Southbound M1. Near to the Southern side of Leeds we joined the Westbound M62. We stopped at Birch service and Matthew went to the toilet. We continued westwards along the M62 and we rounded the North side of Manchester on the M60. We continued onto the Westbound M62 and we joined the Southbound M6. We came off the M6 at junction 16 and we joined the Southbound A500. We travelled South through Longport and Etruria and we cam off the A500 at Stoke. We turned left onto the A52 and we ran forwards up City Road into Fenton. We stooped on Christchurch Street and we got off the coach. Matthew returned to the residential unit. We turned left onto Temple Street. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room. Matthew chilled out on his computer and watched buses out of the window whilst he waited for me to pick him up. We saw First Potteries 63173 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63173 in Fenton
Also see was Afford rent-a car HN16 CMY going towards Hanley.


Afford rent-a car HN16 CMY in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw white minibus NV07 ??? going towards Longton.


NV07 in Fenton
A few minutes later I turned up with uncle Dave. We went downstairs and we got into the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road and we saw Afford rent-a-car YT18 GYJ at the garage. We ran down the hill and under the railway line into Stoke. We crossed over the A500 and we went around the one-way system. We ran up the hill into Hartshill and we continued to the edge of Newcastle. We ran forwards onto the One-way systen and we turned right onto Ryecroft. We turned right onto the A34 and we saw First Potteries 67661 at the depot. We ran North up the A34 through Crackley and over the A500 into Talke. At the junction we followed the A34 to the right and we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards he had a glass of Coke. For tea Matthew had a carvery. After having a re-fill of Coke, Matthew had choclate fudge cake and custard for afters. When we had finished we returned to Fenton in the car. We set off down the A34 and we followed it to the left. We ran through Talke and over the A500 into Crackley. We continued down through Bradwell and Cross Heath and into Newcastle. As we passed the depot where we saw First Potteries 67637 parked up at the garage. We turned left onto Ryecroft and at the roundabout we turned right onto Barracks Road. We saw D&G Bus 35 on a #25 to Crewe. We continued onto the Southbound A34 and we turned left onto The Avenue. Travelling up towards Hartshill. At the end we turned right onto Hartshill Road. We ran down to Stoke and onto the one way system. We turned right onto Elenora Street and we followed the road around onto Copeland Street. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 onto City Road and we went under the railway line. We ran up the hill into Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left into 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, 25 August 2018

Trip to Longton / Hanley 25-08-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonLongtonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXLongtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Longton and Hanley later and to the fair. 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. we saw First Potteries 67640 on a #11 to Hanley. whilst waiting we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 63097 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63097 in Fenton
We were going out to Longton. We went downstairs and out to Shelton Care Grou DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and sat down. 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 around onto Heron Street. We went over the traffic lights onto Blurton Road and at the roundabout we joined the Eastbound A50. We came off the A50 at Longton and we ran along the high level road to the other end of town. We turned sharp left onto The Strand. We turned off the Strand and we parked up bt Sports Direct. Once we got off the bus we went to the cafe on the corner. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards he had a can of Coke. For dinner he had a brunch. Whilst we ate we saw First Potteries 63175 on a #11 to Newcastle. Once Matthew had finished her dinner we walked back to the minibus Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we sat down. We set off onto The Strand and we went under the railway line onto King Street we saw First Potteries 67641 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. We ran through Foley into Fenton. City Road we saw First Potteries 32630 on a #6 to Weston Coyney and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and we returned to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses out of the window. Later on Matthew went to the fair. We set off onto Temple Street and we crossed over Christchurch Street and we went up the passage into the car park where the fair is situated. Matthew had a session in the giant sandpit making sand castles.


Beach in Fenton
Afterwards Matthew had a ride on the Waltzers. Whilst at the fair we saw First Potteries 63097 on a #11 to Hanley. Matthew used the toilet in the car park. When we had finished in the fair Matthew returned to the residential unit. We walked through the passage and we crossed over Christchurch Street. We walked onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses out of the window. For tea Matthew had chicken nuggets with chips followed by a Bakewell Tart. Later on Matthew went to Hanley in an intercity taxi. We set off out of 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 ran down the hill to Joiners Square and we crossed over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street. We crossed over the ring road and we stopped outside the bus station. Once out of the taxi we walked up Lichfield Street and we went forwards onto Tontine Street. We stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. He had a glass of coke and chilled out on the pub. When it was time to go we set off along Tontine Street. We went forwards onto Lichfield Street and we waited for a taxi back to Fenton. We returned to Fenton in an Intercity taxi. We set off down Lichfield Street and over the ring road. We ran down to Joiners Square and we turned right onto the A52. We ran past the end of the railway station and alongside the railway line. We turned left onto City Road and up into Fenton. We turned right into Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. After going upstairs 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, 24 August 2018

Trip to Normacot / Hanley 24-08-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonNormacotCharterShelton Care Group
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42553Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
67155Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out to Hanley later on. 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 67653 on a #11 to Newcastle. At 09:00 we set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the At the day centre In the morning Matthew went Children's centres in Normacot. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We contunued up past KFC and we turned right onto the A50 link road. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we travelled through Longton to Normacot where we came off the A50. We turned right and crossed over the A50 onto Upper Normacot Road and we turned right onto Chaplin Road. We turned right onto Buccluech Road and we stoipped at the children's centre. Matthew went to the toilet and went to the cafe and had a can of Coke. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Beccleuch Road and we turned left onto Chaplin Road. We turned left onto Upper Normacot Road and we joined the Westbound A50. We came of the A50 at Heron Cross and we ran through the lights onto Heron Street. We followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road and forwards Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon Matthew walked to the pub. We set off onto Christchurch Street and to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Matthew chilled out in the pub for a while until it was time to return to the day centre. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and chill out. He also watched buses out of the window. We saw D&G Bus 113 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 113 in Fenton
Also seen was Z Carz minibus YS09 LWV going towards Hanley.


Z Carz YS09 LWV in Fenton
Another bus seen was First Potteries 63174 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63174 in Fenton
Later on we went out. We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. Near to Temple Street we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX pasrked up.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
we set off onto Temple Street and walked through onto City Road. On the way to the bus stop we saw Afford Rent-A-Car minibus PO17 ZXH outside their yard.


Afford Rent-A-Car PO17 ZXH in Fenton
We continued down City Road and we stood at the bus stop outside the flats. We waited for a First bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw D&G Bus 119 on a #1A to Wood Lane.


D&G 119 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 65041 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 65041 in Fenton
Another D&G bus turned up. It was D&G Bus 115 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 115 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw a bus turn the corner out of Christchurch Street.As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 42553 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 42553 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along 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 and got off the bus. On layover was First Potteries 67661. Once out of the bus station we went forwards onto Stafford Street and we stopped at the dessert shop. Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards he had a drink of Coke and a slice of red velvet cheesecake. Once we had finished we walked back along Stafford Street and stopped at Greggs. Matthew had tea sausage roll. Once we had finished we continued along Stafford Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67155 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down. 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 right onto Glebe Street and under the railway line an we ran around the one-way system in Stoke and stopped by Stoke Minster. We turned left onto Church Street and we crossed the A500 and we ran under the railway line. After climbing up the hill into Fenton we turned right into Christchurch Street where we got up and got off the bus. We then walked back to on we returned to the residential unit. We set off onto Christchurch Street and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out on his computer and watch buses. 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.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Trip to Hanley / Stoke 23-08-2018
















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67156Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
63101Hanley BSFenton, Alfred Street6First Potteries
DY08 FFXFentonStokeCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXStokeFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Hanley on the bus. 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 67155 on a #23 to Newstead. we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where we saw First Potteries 67158 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 on the computer. For dinner Matthew had a cheese oatcakes followed by a Bakewell tart. In the afternoon Matthew went out to Hanley on the bus. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we crossed over City Road. As we passed the car hire place we saw Afford Rent-A-Car YR18 YTO. A few minutes later the bus turned up and it was First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
We got on the bus and booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we joined the A52 and ran under the railway line. After crossing over the A500 we ran into Stoke town centre along Church Street. We followed the one-way system around onto Elenora Street and right onto Copeland Street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we ran under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. After stopping briefly outside the railway station we turned right onto College Road and we ran up the hill through Shelton. We continued onto Cleveland Road and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we continued along Bethesda Street before turning right onto John Street. We ran up the hill into the bus station and onto stand. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. We continued onto Tontine Street and through Tontine Square and we stopped at Harleys. Matthew went to the toilet and had a glass of Coke. Once we had finished we walked down to Stafford Street and we stopped at Greggs. Once we had finished in the shop we continued along Stafford Street and we stopped at Wilkos. We did some shopping and the we crossed Old Hall Street and we went forwards onto Lichfield Street and we walked to the bus station. At the stop outside the bus station A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #6 to Weston Coyney. 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. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 63101 as it continued towards Coalville.


First Potteries 63101 in Fenton
Once off the bus we set off on foot on the road at the back of Victoria Road. We turned right onto George Street and left onto Millicent Street. We turned right onto Kent place and we walked down the passage onto William Street and onto Manor Street. We crossed over City Road and we went back to the residential unit. Matthew went to his room to chill out and use his computer. He also watched buses out of the window. We saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX out of the window.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Later on we went downstairs and we went out on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off along Temple Street. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto City Road. We ran forwards onto the A52 and we went under the railway line. We crossed over the A500 and we went around the one way system. We turned left onto Lonsdale Street and right onto Fleming Road. We turned right onto Campbell Place and we left onto Church Street where we stopped. We got up and got off the bus. We then walked down the road to The Wheatsheaf. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For tea Matthew had a burger and fries was followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 63098 on a #11 to Newcastle, ABC Supreme HV18 FHH & First Potteries 67154 on a #21 to Hanley. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off around the one way system. We turned right onto Liverpool Road and we veered right onto Elonora Street. We turned right onto Copeland Street and we ran forwards onto Glebe Street. We turned left onto Church Street and we crossed over the A500. We went under the railway line and up City Road into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out. Matthew spent time in his room watching television and using 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.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 22-08-2018
















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63177Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
63096Newcastle BSFenton, Christchurch Street11First Potteries
67156Fenton, Fenton ManorFenton, Adj Railway Bridge23AFirst Potteries


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going to visit uncle Dave later on. It was also the day Matthew found out about new First West of England "Bath" Optare Solo SR's. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. Across the road we saw First Potteries 63171 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63171 in Fenton
we set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road and we saw Afford Rent-a-Car EY67 HSE. We continued down to the bus stop and we waited for a bus to Newcastle. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 63177 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63177 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we ran down the hill over the old railway line to Leek and onto the A52. We ran under the railway line and over the A500 and straight into Stoke town centre along Church Street. After a brief stop in Stoke we continued along Church Street and forwards onto Hartshill Road. We ran up the hill and into Hartshill. We ran forwards onto George Street and we ran down the hill into Newcastle. We turned left at the roundabout onto Barracks Road we saw First Potteries 32627 on a #25 to Keele. and into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked along Hassell Street and we turned right onto High Street. We went to McDonalds and Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. When Matthew had finished eating we walked down High Street and we went under the subway to Morrison's. Matthew did some shopping and back under the subway onto High Street. We turned right onto Hassell Street and back to the bus station. We waited at the bus station for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63096 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63096 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Barracks Road and we ran up to the Jubilee roundabout. We ran onto the A53 and around the one-way system onto the A52. We ran up George Street into Hartshill and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. After a brief stop we continued along Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We then crossed over City Road. Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room and use his computer and watch buses out of the window. Matthew was going out for tea Later on Matthew went out to the pub in car Hanley. We set off onto Christchurch Street And we turned left onto Baker Street. we turned right onto City Road and then sharp left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and we ran across the roundabout onto Lichfield Street. We crossed over the ring rod and we turned right onto birch terrace. We continued onto Charles Street and we ran through Hanley onto Trinity street. We continued down onto Etruria Road and w stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had burger and fries followed by lemon meringue pie and a glass of Coke. We returned to Fenton. We walked up Etruria Road and forwards onto Trinity Street. We crossed through the town centre onto Old Hall Street and we walked down Charles Street to Birch Terrace car. we set off onto Charles Street. We turned right onto Old Hall Street and we turned 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. We turned right into manor street and right onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and watch buses. We saw D&G Bus 43 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 43 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw D&G Bus 121 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 121 in Fenton
After a while we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GFG going towards Longton.


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GFG in Fenton
Also seen was D&G Bus 44 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 44 in Fenton
After a while we saw D&G Bus 113 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 113 in Fenton
Later on we went to uncle Daves. When it was time to go we set off on foot onto Temple Street and we walked down to Smithpool Road. We walked down City Road and we crossed over the road to the bus stop. We waited for the next #23A so we could go to uncle Dave's. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67156 on a #23A to Newstead. We got on the bus and we booked to Mount Pleasant. The bus set off up City Road and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. When we got to the railway bridge over the line to Derby we got up and got off the bus. We then continued along Smithpool Road before turning right onto the path the leads onto Willowdale Avenue. We went onto Whieldon Road and we went to uncle Dave's house. For tea Matthew had chicken potatoes and carrots followed by a slice of toffee cheesecake. later on he had a drink of Orange Tango and a few digestive biscuits. Matthew chill out in uncle Dave's house using his computer and watching television. 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 left into City Road. We turned right onto the rod on which the baths are situated and we walked to the end. We turned left onto Victoria Road we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 279 going towards the BET365 stadium. We carried on down Victoria Road and we went to Aldi. After Matthew did some shopping we returned to the residential unit in an Autocabs taxi. We set off onto Victoria Road and we turned right onto Manor Street. We turned right onto City Road and left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room. He watched television and used his computer. later on he had a bath. For supper Matthew had some toast. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark