Saturday, 30 March 2019

Trip to Warrington / Penketh 30-03-2019









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56Warrington InterchangePenketh, Red Lion32Network Warrington
74Penketh, Greystone RoadWarrington Interchange14Network Warrington
84Warrington InterchangeOrford, Winwick Road College21Network Warrington
94Orford, Winwick Road CollegeWarrington Interchange21Network Warrington
72Warrington InterchangeWinwick, B&Q(Adj)19Network Warrington
69Winwick, B&Q(Opp)Warrington Interchange19Network Warrington
55Warrington InterchangePenketh, Greystone Park (opp)32Network Warrington


Today we decided to re-visit Warrington. We wanted somewhere fairly close and and somewhere that we had been to for a while. We gave Matthew a list of places from the North West to visit and from the list he chose Warrington. Research for the trip consisted of downloading the Network Warrington map onto the phone. Matthew got up around 10:30 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off just after 12:00 onto the A5035 and we turned right onto Stanley Matthews Way. We followed D&G Bus 25 which was on a #14 to Hanley and as we passed the BET365 stadium car park we saw an unidentified Atlantic coach. We joined the Westbound A50 and we ran down to Sideway. We turned right ay the roundabout and we went North up the A500. As we travelled Northwards up the A500 we saw Roseville BV60 BAA, City Centre Central YJ13 EKR & Edwards NX BX16 CHN #528 to Haverfordwest. The A500 was quite bus as far as Longport and afterwards it eased off a little. We ran into Cheshire and we joined the Northbound M6 at junction 16. As we went up the M6 we saw 2 x unidentified Burland coaches, Voel OU17 OTV, Leons 233 & white minibus BG55 SMO. We came off the M6 at junction 20 and we headed Northwards up the A50. We ran Northwards through Grappenhall and Latchford and we ran into Warrington. After crossing over the Mersey we turned left into Bridgefoot. We turned right into Winmarleigh Street and at the end we turned right into Sankey Street. We turned left into Leigh Street and we missed the entrance of the car park so we went around again. We turned left onto the A57, left onto Crosfield Street and back onto Sankey Street. Once we got back to the Golden Square shopping centre car park we parked up and afterwards walked through the shopping centre past the site of a new bowling alley due to open any time soon. We carried on through the shopping centre into Old Market Place. We through into the pedestrianised centre of the town and we saw Howard's Travel SJA 382K which was working the B52 service to the Omega industrial park. We carried on to the cafe where we had planned to eat, the Hideaway Cafe. Matthew used the toilet whilst mum ordered his food. Matthew had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. When we had finished we said goodbye to mum and we set off onto Buttermarket and we turned left onto Scotland Road. We continued onto Winwick Street and we decided to do a lap of the bus station and take a few pictures. We saw Network Warrington 194 on layover.


Network Warrington 194 in Warrington Interchange
Also seen was Network Warrington 92 on layover in between running on the #20/21 circular services.


Network Warrington 92 in Warrington Interchange
At the West end of the bus station we saw Network Warrington 88 on a #20 to Orford.


Network Warrington 88 in Warrington Interchange
We walked into the bus station and we had a look around to see what we could catch. Almost immediately we saw Network Warrington 56 which was on a #32 Penketh circular service.


Network Warrington 56 in Warrington Interchange
We got on the bus and we booked Network Warrington Day tickets at £5.95 each before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and we went under the bus station before turning left onto Leigh Street. We turned right onto Sankey Street and we ran forwards onto Liverpool Road. We crossed over the railway line and at the roundabout we turned left onto Old Liverpool Road. We ran for around 1/2 mile through Sankey Bridges and we turned left onto the A562. We ran for around 1/2 mile into Penketh and we turned right into Greystone Road. As we travelled North we passed Network Warrington on a #14 to Warrington. We turned left onto Meeting Lane and at the end we turned left into Stocks Lane. We turned right onto Farnworth Road and at the roundabout we continued Westwards along the A562. The bus had emptied out in front of us so Matthew took a picture inside Network Warrington 56.


Inside Network Warrington 56
We continued along the A562 for around 300 yards and we turned left into Tannery Lane. We turned the corner and we ran forwards onto Station Road. After around 200 yards we turned right onto Chapel Road. We ran to the end before turning left onto the A562 where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Network Warrington 56 as it continued back towards Warrington.


Network Warrington 56 in Penketh
Once off the bus we walked over to the Co-operative food store opposite. It was quite a large Co-op store, probably the biggest we have been to in recent history. Matthew chose a can of Coke and some Angel Slices as well as a couple of chocolate bars, one of which was to give to mum for mothers day. Once we had finished shopping we walked back along the A562 Eastwards for around 1/4 of a mile back to the turning where the #16 and #14 emerge from. As we got to the stop we saw Arriva NW&W 2549 on a #110 to Warrington.


Arriva NW&W 2549 in Penketh
We stopped at the bus stop and we saw we had around 10 minutes to wait for the next #14. Whilst we waited Matthew ate one of the twin packs of Angel Slices. A few minutes later we saw the bus approaching along Greystone Road. As it got closer we saw that it was required Network Warrington 74. We go on the bus and we flashed the Network Warrington Day ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along the A562 and after around 1/2 mile we turned right into Liverpool Road. We through Sankey Bridges and forwards onto Liverpool Old Road. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A5061. We crossed over the railway line just North of Warrington Bank Quay railway station, and we ran forwards onto Sankey Street. We turned left onto Legh Street and we turned right under the shopping centre and through the tunnel into the interchange. Once we got off the bus Matthew visited the toilet. Once he had used the facilities we looked around for a bus to catch. We saw Network Warrington 84 on a #20 to Orford which we decided to do.


Network Warrington 84 in Warrington Interchange
We got on the bus and we flashed the Network Warrington Day ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off along the bus station and turned around to head back onto Winwick Street. We went under the railway line past Warrington Central station and we saw taxi minibus MEZ 5947 in front of us. At the roundabout we veered right onto Pinners Brow. We crossed over the A49 onto Orford Lane and we followed the road around a right hand bend. We turned left onto Orford Avenue and we followed the road to the right onto Norris Street. We turned left onto Hallifelds Road passing white minibus reg like Y326 RTO. We continued along Hallifields Road and turned right onto Smiths Drive. At the roundabout we turned left onto the A50 and right onto Poplars Avenue. We ran the entire length of the Avenue which is about a mile long and we followed the road around a left hand bend onto Cotswold Road. We stopped outside some shops before continuing Southwards. We decided to stay on the bus until we reached the A49. We ran forwards onto Sandy Lane and at the next roundabout we turned right onto Northway. At the end of Northwards we turned right onto the A50 and then left onto the A49. We got up and got off the bus. Whilst we waited for the next bus we saw Arriva NW&W 2691 on a #329 to St Helens. A few minutes later we saw our bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was required Network Warrington 94 on a #21 to Warrintgon.


Network Warrington 94 in Orford
We got on the bus and we flashed the Network Warrington Day ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off Southwards down the A49 continued where we turned left to Jubilee Way and we ran down to The Orford Centre. After passing the bus stop we returned to the A49. We turned left onto Pinners Brow and Left onto Winwick Street. We ran under the railway line and we turned right into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we spotted Halton Transport 84 on a #62 to Halebank.


Halton Transport 84 in Warrington Interchange
Matthew spotted a shop in the interchange selling ice cream so we went in and Matthew had a vanilla cone. Whilst he was eating his ice cream, we went outside to take a few bus pictures. We saw Selwyns National Express liveried coach FJ13 EBC on a #323 to Cardiff.


Selwyns FJ13 EBC in Warrington Interchange
Once he had finished eating his ice cream we went back into the interchange to look for another bus to catch. We spotted required Network Warrington 72 on a #19 to Leigh.


Network Warrington 72 in Warrington Interchange
We got on the bus and we flashed the Network Warrington Day ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off along the bus station and turned around to head back onto Winwick Street. We went under the railway line past Warrington Central station and we saw taxi minibus MEZ 5947 in front of us. At the roundabout we veered right onto Pinners Brow. We turned left onto the A49 and we headed Northwards. We travelled Northwards through Orford and we crossed over the M62 into Winwick where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Network Warrington 72 as it continued Northwards towards Leigh.


Network Warrington 72 in Winwick
Once off the bus we crossed over the A49 and we went to the stop opposite to wait for a Warrington bound bus. Whilst we waited Matthew had a Milky Way. Opposite we saw Alfa coach 72 heading Northwards. Just before our bus, we saw Arriva NW&W 2693 on a #329 to Warrington.


Arriva NW&W 2693 in Winwick
A few minutes alter we saw our bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was Network Warrington 69 on a #19 to Warrington.


Network Warrington 69 in Winwick
We got on the bus and we flashed the Network Warrington Day ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off Southwards down the A49 and we crossed over the M62. As we travelled South I asked Matthew if this was the last bus, to which he replied no. We travelled down the A49 through Orford and into the North end of Warrington. We followed the A49 to the left and we turned right into Pinners Row. We turned left into Winwick Street. We ran past the railway station under the railway line and we entered the Interchange. We saw Arriva NW&W 3025 arrive on a #7 to Liverpool. Once off the bus we decoded to go around the bus station and take a few more bus pictures. In one of the layover bays was Network Warrington 50.


Network Warrington 50 in Warrington Interchange
We decided to one more bus and we arranged for mum to come and pick us up from where we were dropped off. we saw required First Manchester 37380 on a #100 to Manchester.


First Manchester 37380 in Warrington Interchange
We walked back into the bus station and we looked for a bus we could catch. We had a look around to see what we could catch and we spotted required Network Warrington 55 on a #15 Great Sankey circular service.


Network Warrington 55 in Warrington Interchange
We got on the bus and we flashed the Network Warrington Day ticket to the driver for the final time today before we sat down towards the back of the bus. Whilst we waited for departure time we saw Howards Travel F17 HOW on the B52 to the Omega business park. We set off out bus station and through the tunnel under the shopping centre before turning left onto Leigh Street. We turned right onto Sankey Street and we ran forwards onto Liverpool Road. We crossed over the railway line and at the roundabout we saw Rowell of Prudhoe YG67 FZZ which was on hire to National Holidays.We turned left at the roundabout onto Old Liverpool Road. We ran for around 1/2 mile through Sankey Bridges and we turned left onto the A562. We ran for around 1/2 mile into Penketh and we turned right into Greystone Road where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew took another picture of Network Warrington 55 as it continued around the circle.


Network Warrington 55 in Penketh
Mum was following behind the bus and she picked us up. She arrived with Greggs sausage rolls and a bottle of Irn Bru for Matthew. We set of along Greystone Road and we turned right onto Meeting Lane. We ran forwards onto Heath Road where we saw Pete's Minibus EG16 XXA We followed the road to the end and we turned left onto the A562 and we ran Eastwards to the A57. At the big roundabout we ran forwards onto the A57 and we passed by the Interchange and Warrington Central station on the high level road. We turned right onto Mersey Street and we crossed over the river on the roundabout We ran South through Latchford and Grappenhall and we ran down the A50 to the M6. We joined the M6 at junction 20 and we ran Southwards.AS we travelled through Cheshire down the M6 we saw an unidentified M&H Coaches coach, an unidentified D&P Coaches coach, an unidentified Howard's Travel double decker, an unidentified Burland Travel coach an unidentified Moore's coach. We came off the M6 at junction 16 and we joined the Southbound A500. Seen on the A500 were Swanns of Chadderton like reg YN14 NRU, ABC Supreme KX08 UXE, Travel de Courcey (NX) MD43(#540), an unidentified MJ Travel minibus & Orion OR10 NTC. We ran through Etruria and Stoke and we came off the A500 at Sideway roundabout. As we ran Eastwards up the A50 we saw Roseville R17 NGO. We came off the A50 at Longton to see what was parked up at Z Carz this evening. The spare ground was empty so we turned left onto Willow Row to see what was in the compound. We saw Z Carz Vauxhall minibus DG10 VMO parked up.


Z Carz DG10 VMO in Longton
Also seen was withdrawn Z Carz Renault minibus YE52 UZX.


Z Carz YE52 UZX in Longton
Another bus further in the yard was Z Carz Peugeot minibus YJ12 SBY.


Z Carz YJ12 SBY in Longton
We turned around and got back onto the A50 and we went Westwards to Heron Cross. We turned left onto Blurton Road and we ran through Blurton. We ran forwards onto Church Street and we turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home just after 18:30. For a late tea we had bangers and mash with carrots followed by a jam filled shortbread biscuit. We did an e-mail and we wrote some of the Blog. Matthew went to bed around 00:00.... Mark.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Trip to Stoke / Newcastle 29-03-2019









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67155Fenton, adj Travers CourtStoke, Stop Q23First Potteries
67660Blurton. Magdalen RoadNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. he was going to see Grandma later on and going to the pub and returning to Blurton for a long weekend. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Around 09:00 we went downstairs and we set off on foot to the bus stop. We walked through onto City Road and we waited for a bus to stoke at the bus stop by the flats. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67155 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. We got off the bus and we walked around the corner onto Campbell Place. We stopped at the Card Factory and we brought a card. After we continued to Bargain Buys and we brought some more things. Once we had finished shopping we walked along Campbell Place onto London Road. We walked past Sainsbury's and we saw City Cabs minibus GN07 KXK. went into Iceland to do some shopping. Matthew did his weekly shop and we returned to Fenton in a Lucky Seven taxi. We set off along London Road and forwards onto Campbell place. We followed the one-way system to the left onto Church Street and we veered left onto Liverpool Road. We veered right onto Elanora street and we followed the road to the right onto Copeland Street. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one way-system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and we ran forwards onto City Road. We went under the railway line and we ran up City Road into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and we dropped the shopping off. After dropping off the shopping we went downstairs and we continued to the day centre. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub. We set off onto Christchurch Street and to the pub. Matthew used the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. When we had finished in the pub we walked back along Christchurch Street and to the day centre. When it was time to go back to the residential unit we set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street. We went upstairs and Mathew waited in his room for me to come and pick him up. Whilst waiting we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 279 going towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 279 in Fenton
I arrived tom pick Matthew up and we got ready to go to Blurton for the weekend. After getting ready we went downstairs and we got in the car. We set off in the car onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we crossed over the railway line. We ran forwards Heron Street and we went through Heron Cross and over the A50 we saw Lucky Seven SG65 WFB. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we veered right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got back to Blurton around 15:15. When we got home Matthew had toast and a drink of Coke. We had planned to go to Grandma's on the 15:56. We set off on foot just before the bus was due and we waited at the bus stop where we saw Caudwell Construction DV12 JVY stop briefly.


Caudwell Construction DV12 JVY in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67660 on a #22 to Longton. The bus we were waiting for seemed to disappear and we ended up waiting for over half an hour for the next bus, which the returning First Potteries 67660 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67660 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We passed First Potteries 63175 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill. We entered Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road were we saw First Potteries 63098 on the final #22 turn to Longton. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34. As we crossed under the A500 we saw Lucky Seven LK16 WFD. We headed into Trent Vale we caught up with First Potteries 67664 on a #101 to Hanley. We turned right into Harpfields Road we continued onto Hilton Road. We turned left into the hospital and we saw ABC Supreme minibus HV17 KVM, First Potteries 37160 on a #25 to Hanley and D&G Bus 160 on a #9 to Biddulph. We turned right onto the A34 passing First Potteries 65038 on a #101 to Stafford, and a couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. We set off along the A34 towards the crossing and we saw E-zec patient transpot YJ16 GGZ heading into Newcastle.


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GGZ in Newcastle
We walked up the hill to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and some toast and used her computer. When it was time to go we went to the pub in the car. We set off just after 18:00 and we ran down Victoria Street. We turned left onto the A34. We continued southwards into Trent Vale and we stopped at the pub. We walked into the pub and we sat down at our one our normal tables. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 65027 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 Northbound A500. At Sideway we turned right onto the A50 and 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 Cross. We crossed over the A50 and we ran into Blurton along Blurton Road, catching up with First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Newstead. We veered right onto Church Street and we turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got back to Blurton around 19:45. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted a few things out. We wrote the Blog and we sent a couple of e-mails. We chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Trip to Hanley / Clayton 27-03-2019
















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63172Fenton, Victoria PlaceHanley, stop J1‎6AFirst Potteries
67657Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place6First Potteries
DY08 FFXFentonFenton AldiCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFenton AldiFentonCharterShelton 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 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 41501 on a #11 to Newcastle.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to Hanley on the bus. We set off on foot onto City Road. We crossed over City Road and we walked up to Victoria Place to wait for a bus to Hanley. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63172 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down. We set off down Victoria Road and we saw First Potteries 41502 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. we crossed over the A52 at Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street instead of going to the bus stops outside the bus station, we turned left onto the ring road. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and right onto John Street. We got up and got off the bus. We walked down John Street and we Stanton's of Stoke 9975 VT on the #60 to Brown Edge. we crossed over Bethesda Street and went into the library. Matthew spent some time in the library using the computers. Once we had finished in the library we walked up John Street to the bus station. We waited for a bus to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67657 on a #6 to Coalville.


First Potteries 67657 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. Whilst we waited for departure time we saw First Potteries 67603 on a #12 to Longton. We set off out of the bus station onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We turned left onto the ring road and we turned right 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 onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. Later on we walked back to the residential unit. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs and chill out. Later on we went out to Clayton for dinner by car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill to the A52. We went under the railway line and we turned left onto the Southbound A500. We ran past Sideway to Hanford. We joined the Northbound A34 and we ran under the A500 into Trent Vale. After we passed Tesco we turned left onto Clayton Lane. We veered left to continue up Clayton Lane and we turned right onto the Northbound A519. Sat the next junction after the petrol station we turned left onto Seabridge Lane. We ran into the station for nearly a mile and we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and than we found a seat in the lounge before ordering the food. Matthew had a chicken and beef burger with chips washed down with a glass of Coke. For afters Matthew had a chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. After we had finished eating we got back into the car and we returned to Fenton in the car. We set off along Seabridge Lane and we turned left onto the Northbound A519. We ran into Newcastle and we went around the roundabout onto Barracks Road and past the bus station. We crossed the Jubilee Roundabout onto the A53 and we ran through Basford to Etruria. We got onto the Southbound A500 at Stoke. We turned left onto City Road and we went under the railway line and up into Fenton. We continued up City Road before turning right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and watch buses out of his window. We saw D&G 114 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 114 in Fenton
Also seen was silver minibus WU68 JUV heading towards Stoke.


WU68 JUV in Fenton
For tea had pizza and chips followed by cake. Later on Matthew was going out. We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we crossed over City Road onto Manor Street. We turned left onto Victoria Road. We turned left into Aldi and Matthew went into the shop to do some shoppping. When we had fnished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off out of the Aldi car park we saw Lucky Seven YC68 ZZH. We turned right onto Victoria Road and right into Manor Street. At the end 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 up to his room to chill out. Matthew watched television and used his computer. Later on Matthew had a bath and then toast and orange juice for supper.He chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Trip to Longton / Hanley 26-03-2019
















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WR11 VZJFentonLongtonCharterLucky Seven
WR11 VZJLongtonFentonCharterLucky Seven
67153Fenton, adj Royal OakHanley BS23First Potteries
PE07 YNJHanleyCentral Forest ParkCharterAutocabs
67154Hanley 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 the circus 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 Free Spirits YX56 DJD.


Free Spirits YX56 DJD in Fenton
Also seen was Stanton's of Stoke BF10 VCG going towards Stoke.


Stanton's of Stoke BF10 VCG in Fenton
Around 09:00 we went downstairs and out of the unit. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and we saw First Potteries 67152 on a #23 to Hanley. We continued along Christchurch Street and to the day centre where we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We had to go back to the residential unit. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs. We went downstairs and transport for the run to Longton was Lucky Seven WR11 VZJ. We got into the taxi and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We continued onto Heron Street and through the traffic lights onto Blurton Road. At the roundabout we turned left onto the A50 and we headed Eastwards to Longton. We came off at Longton and onto Baths Road. We turned right at the roundabout and into Tesco. Once out of the taxi we walked through onto The Strand and we went into the Bennett Precinct. We stopped at Poundland and Matthew brought a bottle of Coke. Once we had finished shopping we walked out the Bennett Precinct and onto The Strand. We walked through to Tesco and we got a taxi back to Fenton. It was Lucky Seven WR11 VZJ. We got in the taxi and we set off onto Baths Road. At the roundabout we turned right onto the Westbound A50. We came off at the next junction and we turned right onto Blurton Road. We ran through Heron Cross lights onto Heron Street and we continued onto Station Bridge Road. We ran forwards onto Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. For Dinner Matthew had cheese oatcakes. In the afternoon Matthew went for a walk around Fenton. we set off onto Christchurch Street and onto Masterson Street. We turned left onto Smithpool Road. We crossed over the railway line and past the houses before we went into the park. Matthew spent time on the swings before heading back. We went back along Smithpool Road and along the back street to Masterson Street and onto Christchurch Street. when it was time to return 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 and watch buses out of his window. We saw Lucky Seven BX62 FYP.


Lucky Seven BX62 FYP in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 67639 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67639 in Fenton
Later on we went out on the bus. We went downstairs and we walked out onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we waited for a bus to Hanley. We saw a bus approaching and as it got closer we saw 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 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 and 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. We got up and got off the bus and we set off onto Lichfield Street. We waited for a taxi and when it appeared it was Autocabs PE07 YNJ. We got on and we booked to Central Forest Park. We set off along on Stafford Street and we turned right onto Albion Street. We ran down Pall mall and onto Marsh Street. We turned right onto Trinity Street and we turned left onto Stafford Street. We ran forwards onto Quadrant Road and we crossed over the ring road onto Town Road. We ran into Birches Head and we continued forwards onto the A5272. We ran into Sneyd Green and and we stopped at Central Forest Park. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards headed into the circus. Matthew had a burger and chips washed down with a can of Coke. Matthew watched the circus and afterwards had his picture taken with a clown. When it was time to go we returned to Hanley in a Z Carz taxi. We set off along the A5272 and we ran through Sneyd Green to Birches Head. We crossed over the ring road and we ran forwards onto Quadrant Road. We continued onto Stafford Street and we ran to the far end. Once out of the taxi we walked around the corner onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. We saw First Potteries 67157 on a #21 to Trentham.


First Potteries 67157 in Hanley bus station
Also seen was First Potteries 63099 on a #6 to Meir.


First Potteries 63099 in Hanley bus station
A short time later we saw First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67154 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 the day centre. Later 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. 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.

Monday, 25 March 2019

Trip to Worcester / Bradwell 25-03-2019
















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MIB 279FentonWorcesterCharterCopeland's Tours
MIB 279WorcesterFentonCharterCopeland's Tours


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Worcester Woods Country Park. 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 D&G Bus 10 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 10 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 43877 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 43877 in Fenton
Another vehicle seen was white minibus GK17 KFP going towards Heron Cross.


GK17 KFP in Fenton
we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street where we saw Stanton's of Stoke minibus WX58 BXL. We walked to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning we went to Worcester on Copeland's Tours MIB 279. We got on the coach set off onto onto Christchurch Street. We ran forwards onto Station Bridge Road. At Heron Cross we joined the Westbound A50 and we ran down to Sideway we saw Derbyshire County Council welfare bus DK19 AOA. We turned left onto the Southbound A500 and we ran down to the motorway. We got onto the Southbound M6 and we ran through Staffordshire and into the West Midlands We came off the M6 at junction 8 and we joined the Southbound M5. We ran Southwards into Worcestershire and we came off the M5 at junction 6. We joined the Southbound A4440 abd when we got to the A44 turn we turned right and into the park. We got off the coach and Matthew went to the toilet. It features two nature reserves, a huge open field, busy countryside centre with cafe facilities and an adventure play area. For dinner Matthew had a cooked breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. Matthew explored the country park and went on the playground. When it was time to go we returned to Fenton on Copeland's Tours MIB 279. We got on the coach and we set off onto Wildwood Drive. We turned left onto the Northbound A4440 and we ran up the junction 6 on the M5. We travelled Northwards up the M5 through Worcestershire and into the West Midlands. At the end of the M5 we joined the Northbound M6. We ran North through the West Midlands and Stfaffordshire to junction 15 where we came off onto the A500. We travelled North up to Sideway and then we joined the Eastbound A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we turned left 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. Matthew went upstairs to use his computer and chill out in his room and wait for me to come and pick him up. Whilst there we saw First Potteries 47519 on a #11 Newcastle. A short while later we turned up to take Matthew out for tea. Mum wasn't feeling very well so it was me and uncle Dave that took Matthew out for tea tonight. We went downstairs and we got in the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto City Road and we headed down the road into Stoke. We ran under the railway line and we crossed the A500. We ran forwards onto Church Street and we ran around Stoke town centre on the one-way system. We turned left onto Lonsdale Street and we turned right onto Flemming Road. We turned right onto Campbell Place and we ran forwards onto Church Street. We ran forwards onto Hartshill Road and we went up the hill through Hartshill. We ran forwards onto George Street and we ran down the hill onto the one-way system. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A527. We ran through May Bank. We continued into Wolstanton and at the top of Porthill Bank. We ran forwards into Bradwell and we stopped at the pub where we saw blue minibus SF68 HSY. We stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. For tea Matthew had hunters chicken and fries washed down with a glass of Coke. For dessert Matthew had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Whilst we ate we saw D&G 102 on a #94 to Newcastle. When it was time to go we returned to the car for the trip back to Fenton. We set off onto Bradwell Lane and we crossed over the roundabout and ran through Wolstanton. We ran along the A527 through May Bank. We continued along the A527 and into Newcastle. We turned left onto Ryecroft and right onto Barracks Road. We ran past the bus station and onto the A34. We turned left at the Avenue and we ran up to 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 bottle 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, 23 March 2019

Trip to Hanley / Crewe 23-03-2019
















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67157Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
67152Hanley BSFenton, Smithpool Road23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going to Hanley on the bus 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 Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Later on we set off on foot to the bus stop on Cityy Road. We went downstairs and we cut through onto City Road and walked to the bus stop outside the flats. We waited for a bus towards hanley. A few minutes later we saw a bus turn the corner. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down 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 and we turned right onto College Road. After running the hill through Shelton we continued onto Cleveland Road and forwards onto Regent Road we saw Taxico TXI 7007. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street we saw Harry Shaw YN15 ELV. We turned right onto John Street. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67157 before it returned to Newstead on a #23.


First Potteries 67157 in Hanley bus station
we set off up Lichfield Street and across onto Tontine Street and we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew had For dinner Matthew had a Chicken burger and fries followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. Once we had finished eating we went up Tontine Street and forwards onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. In the bus station we saw First Potteries 65706 on a #3 to Crewe. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67152 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67152 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 67152 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 67152
We set off out of the bus station onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street we saw Harry Shaw YR17 CYL. 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. We went upstairs and Matthew chilled out in his room on his computer. Later on Matthew went out. We went downstairs and we got in a car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill into Stoke. We joined the A52 and we went under the railway line and over the A500 before joining the Northbound A500. We ran through Etruria and Longport and under the A34. We continued near to Audley and under the M6. We continued Westwards to the South of Crewe and we turned right onto David Whitby Way. We turned left onto Weston Road and we crossed over the A34 onto the A532. At the next roundabout we turned left and over the railway line. We stopped at the Grand Junction retail park and we went to KFC. Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards he a had a chicken burger and fries with some chicken popcorn washed down with a cup of Coke. When we had finished we returned to Fenton by car. We set off onto the A532 and at the roundabout we followed the road to the right. At the next roundabout we went straight across onto Weston Road continuing Southwards. We turned right onto David Whitby Way and we turned left onto the A500. We ran fast though Cheshire and we went under the M6 and continued into Staffordshire. We went under the A34 and through Longport and Etruria and we came off the A500 at Stoke. We turned left onto the A52 and we went under the railway line. We continued up the hill into Fenton up City Road and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out. 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.