Monday, 16 July 2018

Trip to Alsager / Florence 16-07-2018






























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PO55 URUFentonAlsagerCharterZ Carz
PO55 URUAlsagerFentonCharterZ Carz


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. We were also going out for tea as Matthew today. Around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go out we saw First Potteries 63100 on a #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where we saw Meadows DK65 XSW.


Meadows DK65 XSW in Fenton
We continued to the day centre and we saw blue minibus DE02 WKT.


DE02 WKT in Fenton
At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
City Road onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left Victoria Road we saw First Potteries 32648 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street. We ran up the hill towards Hanley and we joined the clockwise ring road. We ran around to Etruria Road and we turned left. We ran over the roundabout under the A53 A500 onto the Northbound A34. We ran up to Talke Pits and followed the A34 to the right. We passed through the West end of Kidsgrove and we turned left onto the A50. We ran through Church Lawton and we joined the B5077 and we travelled Westwards into Alsager


First Potteries 67159 in Fenton


D&G 111 in Fenton


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXC in Fenton


Lucky Seven PO61 JXD in Fenton


KV06 SRZ in Fenton

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Trip to Newcastle / Stafford 14-07-2018









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67635Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
65041Newcastle BSStafford, Station Road Railway Station101First Potteries
65039Stafford BSNewcastle BS101First Potteries
63096Newcastle BSFenton, Christchurch Street11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus to Stafford. Eirias Park & Ride. 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 67602 on a #11 to Hanley. Also we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton


Afford Rent-A-Car HN16 CMV in Fenton
When it was time to go out we set off onto City Road and we saw Afford Rent-a-Car PO17 ZXD outside there yard.


Afford Rent-A-Car PO17 ZXD in Fenton
On Elsing Street we saw Afford Rent-a-Car MK67 UEM parked up by the garage.


Afford Rent-A-Car MK67 UEM in Fenton
We carried on down the road and we waited for a First Potteries bus to Newcastle. Whilst we waited we saw D&G Bus 122 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 122 in Fenton
A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67635 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67635 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 and into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. we saw First Potteries 63098 on a #25 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63098 in Newcastle bus station
A short while later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 65041 on a #101 to Stafford.


First Potteries 65041 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Stafford before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Barracks Road. We ran Southwards onto the A34 and we ran down through Trent Vale and into Hanford. We continued down through to Trentham and then we got onto the fast section of the A34. We ran through Tittensor to Darlaston and we continued down to the North end of Stone. We Veered left onto Newcastle Road and we ran into Stone town centre. After going around the one-way system and onto Stafford Road. We crossed over the A34 onto Eccleshall Road. We turned left onto Tilling Drive and we ran onto the industrial estate. We saw former Western Greyhound minibus WK53 EUT. We rejoined the A34 at the roundabout where the A51 goes Eastwards and we ran Southwards through the fast section on the A34 to the A513 roundabout. We ran the last couple of miles into town down the A34 onto Foregate Street and we turned right onto Chell Road where we got up and got off the bus. In Stafford we saw Arriva Midlands 2373


Arriva Midlands 2373 in Stafford


Arriva Midlands 2372 in Stafford bus station


Arriva Midlands 3783 in Stafford bus station


Arriva Midlands 3911 in Stafford bus station


Arriva Midlands 2371 in Stafford bus station


Arriva Midlands 2448 in Stafford bus station


First Potteries 65039 in Stafford bus station
bus station. We left the bus station onto the A34 and we ran Northwards to the edge of town. We continued up the fast section of the A34 to the edge of Stone and then we turned left onto the industrial estate. We ran around the estate and onto Tiling Drive. We turned right onto Eccleshall Road and we crossed the A34 onto Stafford Road. We turned left onto Crown Street and we stopped at the main stop in Stone. We ran North up Newcastle Road and we re-joined the Northbound A34. We ran Morth through Meaford and Tittensor and up into Trentham. We continued North through Hanford and Trent Vale and we past the City General hospital before going into Newcastle. We turned right onto Barracks Road and we entered the bus station from the South end. We got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we waited for the next bus back Fenton. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63096 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63096 in Newcastle bus station
We booked to Fenton and as the rear of the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 63096 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 63096
We set off 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 crossed over City Road and we walked across to Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out. For tea Matthew had pasta and tuna followed by a a slice of toffee cheesecake.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Trip to Hanley / Stoke 13-07-2018
















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63096Fenton, Smithpool RoadHanley BS11First Potteries
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
67638Fenton, Fenton ManorStoke, adj stop Q11First Potteries
119Stoke, adj stop MFenton, Christchurch Street1D&G


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst we waited for time to go out Matthew watched buses from his window, We saw Z Carz PO55 URU going towards Heron Cross.


Z Carz PO55 URU in Fenton
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 First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
We continued along Christchurch Street and into the day centre. we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
At the day centre. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy followed by a Manchester Tart. Christchurch Street and we stopped at the newsagents on the corner of Temple Street. Matthew brought a can of Coke. We walked onto Temple Street and we saw Roseville WG17 XRM parked up. We continued on Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew chilled out in his room using his computer and watching buses out of the window. When it was time to go out we set off onto City Road and we saw Afford Rent-a-Car EU67 VMZ outside there yard.


Afford Rent-a-Car EU67 VML in Fenton
We crossed over city Road and we went to the bus stop outside the shops. We decided to go to Hanley the long way around on a #11 service. We waited at the bus stop and a few minutes later the bus appeared. As it got closer we saw that it was dud First Potteries 63096. 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. A few minutes later we were picked up by a Intercity taxi. We ran down Lichfield street and across the ring road. We then rundown the hill to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 63175 on a #6 to Hanley. Matthew listened to music on the Jukebox with songs including Steps and B*witched. When it was time to go Home Matthew climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Palmerston Street and we turned right onto the A52. We continued along the A52 past the railway station We turned left onto City Road and right onto Smithpool Road we saw City Cabs YX61 VVO. We turned left onto Temple Street and we went to his room and chilled out. Matthew used his computer and watched buses out of the window. We went out to catch the bus. 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 EU67 VML outside their yard. Once we had finished we walked back out onto City Road and up to the next bus stop. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67638 on a #11 to Newcastle. We got on the bus and we booked to Stoke 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. We got off the bus.


Scraggs 8416 VT in Stoke


D&G 109 in Stoke


First Potteries 32650 in Stoke


D&G 114 in Stoke


D&G 119 in Stoke
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto 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 crossed over City Road and onto Christchurch Street and back to the residential unit.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Trip to Abbey Hulton / Birches Head 12-07-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonAbbey HultonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXAbbey HultonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBirches HeadCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXBirches HeadFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We saw First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Hanley. 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 onto Albert Square where we saw blue minibus DE02 WKT parked up outside the old Court building.


DE02 WKT in Fenton
the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to the Hub. We set off onto Christchurh Street and into The Hub. Matthew went to the toilet and did arts and crafts. Later on he returned to the day centre. We set off onto Christchurch Street and up to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had a cheese oatcake followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon Matthew went trampolining in Abbey Hulton on Shelton Care Group DY08 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. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52 and we ran Northwards towards Bucknall. We continued forwards onto the A5009 and we ran into Abbey Hulton. We turned right onto Abbots Road and we stopped at the sports centre. At the sports centre we saw


DF18 LYY in Abbey Hulton


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXC in Abbey Hulton
Matthew had a session on the trampoline and then he went to the toilet before having a drink of Coke. When we came out we saw Aurora Hanley School BM17 HKX. When it was time to return to Fenton we got aboard When it was time to go back we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the return journey. We set off onto Abbots Road and left onto Leek Road. We continued through Limekiln Bank junction and forwards to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill. We turned right onto Manor Street and 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.


First Potteries 63097 in Fenton


D&G 163 in Fenton
For tea Matthew had pizza and Chips followed by cheesecake. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Baker Street and left into Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52 and we ran up to Bucknall. At the lights we went straight on, forwards onto the A5009 and we ran through Abbey Hulton. We turned left onto Birches Head Road and we stopped at the disco. In the car park we saw Strathmore EU16 ENO. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Matthew danced until it was time to go home. The transport back to Fenton was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Birches Head Road and we turned right onto the A5009. We ran through Abbey Hulton and into Bucknall. We ran forwards onto the A52 and at joiners Square we turned left onto Victoria Road. We did this to the top and 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. Once we got back Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room and use his computer. 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, 11 July 2018

Trip to Bucknall / Belper 11-07-2018
















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HV18 GVRFentonBucknallCharterABC Supreme
HV18 GVRBucknallBelperCharterABC Supreme
HV18 GVRBelperFentonCharterABC Supreme


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going to visit his uncle Dave later on. 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. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Z Carz PO55 URU going towards Heron Cross.


Z Carz PO55 URU in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. into the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We ran onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road onto Manor Street and we headed onto Victoria Road. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down to Joiners Square. We turned right onto the A52 and we ran up to Bucknall to go to Farmfoods. Matthew did some shopping and the we continued on our journey on ABC Supreme HV18 GVR. At Bucknall we continued onto the A5009. We ran through Abeey Hulton and Milton and we joined the Northbound A53. We continued North through Endon. We ran through Longsdon and we ran into Leek. In the town centre we continued forwards onto the A53 and we ran out of town. We ran through Blackshaw Moor and then just after the Winking Man pub we turned right and ran to Longnor. We turned right onto the A515 and we ran South for a couple of miles. We then went Eastwards along the A5012 until we got to the A6. We then ran Southwards down the A6 until we got to Belper where we saw Little's B7 on a #142 to Alfreton. Matthew had dinner had the King Street fish and chip shop. He had sausage chips and gravy. We saw Trent Barton 685 on a #6.4 to Derby. When we had finished we set off Northwards up the A6 to Whatstandwell and we turned left onto the A5012. We travelled Eastwards for around 15 miles to Newhaven and we joined the Northbound A515. We ran Westwards from Hurlow through Longnor and we joined the Southbound A53 North of the Winking Man. We travelled south through through Blackshaw Moor and into Leek we ran South through Leek and continued along the A53. We ran through Longsdon and into Endon. We continued South Through Stockton Brook. We passed under the A5272 and past the site of a new building and down to Cobridge. At the lights we turned left onto Waterloo Road. We ran down to the ring Road and then we ran around Hanley before going onto Lichfield Street. We ran down to Joiners Square and we continued onto Victoria Road. We ran up to the top and we turned sharp right onto City Road. We ran down to Smithpool Road and we turned left. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. We saw Copeland's Tours MIB 783 going towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 783 in Fenton
Also seen was City Cabs YX61 VVO going towards Stoke.


City Cabs YX61 VVO in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
Also seen was D&G Bus on a #1 to park Site.


D&G 181 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 41498 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 41498 in Fenton
After a while we saw First Potteries 63096 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63096 in Fenton
Also seen was Copeland's Tours MIB 978 going towards Longton.


Copeland's Tours MIB 978 in Fenton
After a while we saw D&G Bus 114 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 114 in Fenton
Also seen was a silver 03 minibus going towards Longton.


03 in Fenton
After a while we saw Afford rent-a-car HN16 CMO going towards Hanley.


Afford rent-a-car HN16 CMO in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw Stanton's of Stoke HRZ 7193 Stanton's of Stoke HRZ 7193 going towards Heron Cross,.


Stanton's of Stoke HRZ 7193 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 63179 on a #11 to Newcastle


First Potteries 63179 in Fenton
When it was time to go to uncle Dave's we set off onto Temple Street and at the end we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We went across the spare ground onto Willowdale Avenue and onto Whieldon Road and into uncle Dave's. Matthew had some cheesecake and a can of orange Tango. For tea Matthew had chicken potatoes and carrots. Later on he had another slice of cheesecake 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 past the new building under construction, which is now getting near to completion. We continued back to the residential unit. When Matthew got back he had a party and watched the England vs Croatia match on the television. He also had party food. He ate sandwiches and drank a can of Coke. 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.