Saturday, 15 June 2019

Trip to Newcastle / Crewe 15-06-2019
















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63100Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
47519Newcastle BSFenton, Smithpool Road11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. 280 Preston to Skipton. 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 Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Later on we went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and we saw silver minibus EY18 DDJ parked on the corner of Elsing Street.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63100 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63100 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. Once off the bus we walked along Hassell Street


Holmeswood DX12 SET in Newcastle


First Potteries 47519 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 and we ran onto Barracks Road. We turned right at Jubilee roundabout onto the A53 and we ran around the one-way system onto the A52. We ran up George Street and into Hartshill. We ran through the village and down the hill into Stoke town centre. After a brief stop in Church Street we continued into Fenton up the A52, over the A500 and under the railway line. We ran up City Road and near to the top we got up and got off the bus. We crossed the road and we walked onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and Matthew chilled out in his room. 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.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Trip to Chester Zoo / Birches Head 14-04-2019
















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DY08 FFXFentonChester ZooCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXChester ZooFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonFenton, Best StreetCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFenton, Best StreetBirches HeadCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXBirches HeadBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw First Potteries 67651 on a #11 to Newcastle. Around 09:00 we went downstairs and out of the unit. We set off We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto 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 set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout and we went forwards onto Lichfield Street. when we got to Hanley we turned left onto the clockwise ring road. We ran to the end and we joined Etruria Road. At festival Park we joined the Westbound A53. We ran up to Etruria and we turned right onto the Northbound A500. We ran out of Staffordshire into Cheshire and we ran under the M6. We continued to the South of Crewe and to the Eastern edge of Nantwich. We joined the Nantwich bypass and we ran around the Northern side of town. We continued Westwards along the A51 to Tarven and we joined the Westbound A54. At the edge of Chester we crossed the A55 and then joined the Northbound A41. We continued Northwards for a few miles until we reached Chester Zoo. We parked up and we entered the zoo. Matthew went to the toilet and then spent some time walking around the zoo. We stopped for dinner and Matthew had egg sandwiches washed down with a can of Coke. We spent some more time going around the zoo until it was time to return to Fenton. Transport for the trip was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on the bus and we set off onto the Southbound A41. We joined the Eastbound A54 and crossed over the A55. WE ran Eastwards for a few miles up to Tarvin before joining the Eastbound A51. We continued towards Nantwich and we went arounf it on the on the A51 by-pass and we joined the Eastbound A500. We skirted the Southern edge of Crewe and crossed under the M6 before continuing the last 8 miles or so down to Stoke. We came off the A500 onto City Road and we saw First Potteries 32630 on a #25 to Keele. We continued up City Road under the railway line up to Smithpool Road and we turned right. We turned left onto Temple Street. We went upstairs and Matthew chilled out in his room. He used his computer and watched buses out of the window. We saw D&G Bus 115 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 115 in Fenton


First Potteries 63179 in Fenton


EA07 LMW in Fenton
For tea Matthew had chips and beans followed by a Bakewell Tart. Matthew then went to his room to get ready to go out. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67631 on a #11 to Hanley. We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Trip to Bentilee / Hanley 13-06-2019
















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43875Fenton, Victoria PlaceBentilee, Twigg Street11First Potteries
43875Bentilee, Twigg StreetHanley BS11First Potteries
32632Hanley BSFenton, Alfred Street6First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. 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 Jayjays Travel PO58 XFX.


Jayjays Travel PO58 XFX in Fenton


D&G 112 in Fenton
Later on we went downstairs and we set off on foot to the bus stop. We walked onto Temple Street and and we crossed over Christchurch Street. We went through the alleyway onto the car park and we crossed over City Road. We walked up to the bus stop near to Philpott's and we waited for a bus towards Longton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 43875 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 43875 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Longton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We carried on along City Road and we continued 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 turned right onto Bethesda Road and right onto John Street and into the bus station where we saw Park's of Hamilton LSK 835 on a #548 to Birmingham. We got up and got off the bus and we set off onto Lichfield Street. Stafford Street. We continued forwards onto Bryan Street and we went to Cineworld. Matthew had a cup of Coke. He went to the toilet and afterwards he saw Bumble at the cinema. When he had finished we set off back down Bryan Street onto Stafford Street we saw First Potteries 67665 on a #3 to Crewe. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A short while later we saw First Potteries 32632 on a #6 to Coalville.


First Potteries 32632 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 65705 on a #3 to Crewe. 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 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. we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 278. 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
For tea Matthew had lasagna followed by a Bakewell Tart. Matthew returned to his room to chill out. 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

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Trip to Hanley / Meir 12-06-2019
















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63174Fenton, Victoria PlaceFenton6First Potteries
32630Hanley BSMeir, Late Shop6First Potteries
32630Meir, Late ShopHanley BS6First Potteries
37159Hanley BSKidsgrove, Queen Street7First Potteries
32650Kidsgrove, Town HallHanley, stop S33AFirst Potteries
32633FentonFenton, Victoria Place6AFirst Potteries
DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. 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 63097 on a #11 to Newcastle. we went downstairs and out of the unit. 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 63174 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63174 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 32633 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 First Potteries 67603 on a #18 to Leek. 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 Meir. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 32630 on a #6 to Coalville.


First Potteries 32630 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Meir. As the lower saloon of the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 32630.


Inside First Potteries 32630
We went upstairs and the top deck was empty too, so Matthew took another picture inside First Potteries 32630.


Inside First Potteries 32630
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. City Road and we continued forwards onto King Street. We passed through Foley. We ran forwards into Longton and under the railway line into Longton town centre. The bus stopped on Market Street. We got on the bus and we booked to Florence before we sat down. We ran back down to the A520 and we headed through Meir and we turned right into Waterhead Road. We ran through to Upper Belgrave Road onto Lightwood Road and into Longton. We crossed over the A50 and we ran down The Strand. After a brief stop we ran down under the railway bridge onto King Street. We ran down through Fenton and forwards onto City Road. Victoria Road. 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 and into the bus station. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew used the toilet. We set off out of the bus station and we ran down John Street. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and we crossed Broad street onto Marsh Street. We turned right onto Trinity Street and we stopped on Stafford Street to to pick up more passengers before we left town along Quadrant Road. We crossed over the ring road and we headed out of town towards Sneyd Green along Town Road. We continued to Smallthorne roundabouts and we continued forwards onto High Lane. At the end of High Lane the end we turned left onto the A527. We turned right onto Turnhurst Road and we ran up to Packmoor. We continues into Newchapel and onto the High Street. We turned left onto Pennyfields Roads and at the roundabout we went onto Newchapel Road. We ran through the estate via Galleys bank and we ran into Kidsgrove and the bus terminated on King Street where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we crossed Heathcote Street onto market Street and we went into Home Bargains to buy bottle of Coke. We walked back down Market Street and into the chip shop and Matthew went into the toilet. We walked back onto Market Street. We walked down Heathcote Street and we turned right onto L:iverpool Road and up to the bus stop. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 65732 on a #3 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along the A50. We ran up the hill into Goldenhill and then forwards into Tunstall. We ran down the High Street and we saw First Potteries 65706 on a #3 to Talke Pits. We continued down the High Street an we turned left onto Williamson Street. At the roundabout we turned right onto Scotia Road and past the the old bus garage before running up the hill into Burslem Town centre. We ran through the light onto Waterloo Road and up the hill into Cobridge. We ran down the hill towards Hanley and then up into town along Hope Street and Stafford Street


D&G 111 in Fenton


First Potteries 67158 in Fenton


DY67 MXH in Fenton


First Potteries 67634 in Fenton
We went downstairs and got in the car and set off onto Temple Street and we Stanton's of Stoke NXJ 321. 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. For tea Matthew had chicken, potatoes and carrots followed a couple of slices of chocolate cake. Matthew also had a can of orange Fanta and some digestive biscuits. 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. we ran forwards onto Station Bridge Road. and we turned Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We turned left onto Temple Street past the new building under construction, which is now getting near to completion and back to the residential unit. Matthew went back upstairs 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.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Trip to Joiners Square / Hanley 11-06-2019
















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67154Fenton, adj Royal OakHanley BS23Shelton Care Group
67654Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place6Shelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. 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 63175 on a #11 to Hanley. Around 09:00 we went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street. In the distance we saw Temple Street Methodist Church DN03 WKK.


Temple Street Methodist Church DN03 WKK 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 blue minibus DE02 WKT.


DC65 HZD in Fenton
At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
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.


Shelton Care Group PE67 XEU in Joiners Square


Intercity SF58 NTC in Joiners Square


DK08 CPZ in Joiners Square


DA07 AON in Joiners Square


Shelton GU52 RNZ in Joiners Square


Intercity WJ12 NKX in Joiners Square
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. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. we saw ABC Supreme KX15 BJK. Before tea Matthew went out to do some shopping. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We picked a few things up at the Co-operative food and we turned left Temple Street We walked back to the residential unit. Near to the unit we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. For tea Matthew had a Lamb Mince Pasta Bake Cheese & Bacon with chips followed by cake. Later on we went to Hanley. We went downstairs and onto City Road. We waited for a bus to Hanley. After a short while we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Hanley. 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 where we saw Park's of Hamilton BV67 JYT on a #548 to Birmingham. We got up and got off the bus and we set off onto Lichfield Street. We continued onto Stafford Street and we went to The Little Dessert Shop. Matthew had a slice of rainbow cake with custard. When he had finished he walked back along Stafford Street and forwards onto Lichfield Street. Back at the bus station we waited for a bus back to Fenton. A short while later we saw it was First Potteries 67654 on a #6 to Meir. 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 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. Once off the bus we we walked around the corner and onto City Road. We walked back down and crossed over the road at the pelican Cross before cutting through to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room and chilled out on his computer. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Monday, 10 June 2019

Trip to Etruria / Newcastle 10-06-2019
















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67661Fenton, Duke StreetNewcastle BS11First Potteries
67631Newcastle BSFenton11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in Blurton and he was going to his day service. Later on he was returning to the residential unit. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. we set off through Blurton along Beaconsfield Drive. and right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Blurton Road and we stopped at the Blurton Road. We travelled up Heron Cross and we turned left into Grove Road. we saw D&G Bus 142 on the #40 Mount Pleasant circular.


M60 EYS in Fenton
We ran down into Stoke we saw First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Hanley. We cross over the A50 onto Foley Road and at the end we turned right onto Longton Hall Road. We ran down the hill into Blurton and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We ran up the hill and at the roundabout we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive we saw we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #22 to Longton. We set off through Blurton onto Beaconsfield Drive and we saw First Potteries 63100 on the #23 to Newstead. turned left onto Church Road. We ran forwards onto Blurton Road and we crossed over the A50. At the lights we turned left onto Grove Road. We ran down into Fenton and we dropped off uncle Dave. After opening his biscuits and putting them in the biscuit tin, and updating his calendar we set off onto Wheildon Road and left onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Temple Street and we parked up near to the residential unit. We saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked nearby.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton


WR62 SXV in Fenton


Autocabs SF58 EWL in Fenton


Afford Rent-A-Car CN68 JXL in Fenton


First Potteries 67631 in Fenton


First Potteries 67659 in Fenton
For tea Matthew has Spaghetti and macaroni. Later on we went to Newcastle on the bus. We went downstairs and we set off on foot to the bus stop. We walked onto City Road. A few minutes later we saw the bus come around the corner. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 63100 on a #11 to Newcastle. 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. First Potteries 67631. 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 got off the bus by the shops and we cross over City Road. We through the passage onto Christchurch Street and down temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out. 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, 8 June 2019

Trip to Worcester / Evesham 08-06-2019













































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69460Bromsgrove BSWorcester BS144AFirst Worcester
35158Worcester BSRed Hill, Sixth Form College44First Worcester
63391Red Hill, Red Hill topEvesham, High StreetX50First Worcester
MX15 AFUEvesham, High StreetEvesham, Coldicott Gardens540Aston's
63364Evesham, Church HillWorcester BSX50First Worcester


Today we decided to re-visit Bromsgrove. We had heard that that rain would be quite bad today so I did some research into the weather. A front was moving in from the South, and would be clearing in the afternoon. Based on information from the BBC weather site, I decided that it would be best to go South or West. We gave Matthew a choice of destinations from the Midlands and to the West and from the list he chose Bromsgrove. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. After getting ready we set off around 11:30. We had to got to the post office to pick up a parcel so we ran down to the A5035. We turned left and we went through Dresden we saw preserved PMT 766 attending a local fun day. We turned right onto Belgrave Road and we ran up the the roundabout. We continued onto Upper Belgrave Road and we turned left onto Spring Road and we turned right onto Bengry Road. We parked near to the mail depot and mum picked up her parcel. Once we had finished we turned right onto Alexandra Road and right onto Meir Road. We turned right onto Upper Normacot Road and we ran down to the A50. We got onto the Westbound A50 and as we travelled towards Stoke we saw Caledonian Travel LSK 507 and preserved routmaster SVS 618. At Sideway we turned left onto the A500 and we ran Southwards towards the motorway. We joined the M6 at junction 15 and we ran Southwards through Staffordshire. Seen on the M6 were an unidentified Terry's coach, an unidentified AFJ Travel coach, and unidentifed Simpson's coach, grey minibus BD19 OWO, Travel de Courcey MD20, Newbury Travel X15 NEW, white minibus P512 CAY, silver minibus SF67 HFK, an unidentified purple and white tri-axle ambulance coach, blue minibus FJ14 DAU, Bouden BF68 ZGL, Leon's 238 & E-zec patient transport YJ64 JUA. At junction 8 we veered left onto the sliproad and we joined the Southbound M5. Due to the roadworks we were delayed slightly. Seen on the M5 were grey minibus BP19 TPY / KU06 XXP, silver minibus AX13 PEX, Johnson's YJ11 ANR, Alfa 74, an unidentified G Line Holiday's coach and and unidentified Den Caney coach. We came off the M5 at junction 4 and we joined the Southbound A38. We crossed the M42 and we ran to the edge of town. We turned right onto Birmingham Road and we ran the last mile or so into town. We joined the A448 and we turned right onto Recreation Road and we turned left into the car park. Once we had parked up we headed across the road to chip shop. On the way we stopped at the bus station toilets. In the bus station was First Worcester 69453 on a #144 to Worcester.


First Worcester 69453 in Bromsgrove bus station
As we headed up to the chip shop we saw Kev's of Bromsgrove KX64 AED on a #318 to Bromsgrove railway station.


Kev's KX64 AED in Bromsgrove bus station
We went into the Market Plaice and we met up with mum who had ordered the food and saved table. Matthew had sausage chips and gravy with a bap washed down with a can of Coke. When we had finished eating we went outside and we said goodbye to mum. We walked over the road into the bus station and we saw Rotala Diamond 30946 on a #43 to Redditch and First Worcester 69460 on a #144 to Worcester.


First Worcester 69460 in Bromsgrove bus station
We decided to catch the First bus to Worcester. We got on the bus and we brought Connecta County ticket at £8 each before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and we turned left onto the A448. We turned left onto Hanover Street and we continued onto Worcester Road. We continued South for a couple of miles and we joined the Southbound A38. passed Webbs of Wychbold. On the other side of the road at the lake opposite there was an open top Olympian parked up as a cafe and ice cream parlour. It was the former Regional Transport ope-top tour bus D251 FYM. We continued South and we passed through the village. Just South of Wychbold at the Holiday Inn Express we saw an unidentified white coach with a blue roof. We crossed under the M5 and we continued down the A38. We continued as far as the B4065 where we turned left. We crossed under the railway and we turned onto the Saltway. We turned left onto Saltway and we ran around the town centre before coming back in the other end along Ombersley Street East. At the stop in front of us was LMS Travel CX60 AED on a #20B town circular service. After a brief stop we continued onto Victoria Square and forwards onto St Andrews Road. We turned right onto Worcester Road and we ran Southwards down to the A38. We travelled through Copcut and Fernhill Heath and we ran into the North end of Worcester. We joined the A449 and as we travelled South we passed for Potteries bus First Worcester 42893 on a #36 to the Royal Hospital. We continued into the town centre and we went under the railway line. We turned right into Angel Street and we entered Worcester bus station for the first time. When we got to the bus station we let the bus empty and Matthew took a picture inside of First Worcester 69460 before we got off.


Inside First Worcester 69460
Once off the bus we had a look around the bus station. Across the way we saw LMS Travel Dart KP51 SXY on layover.


LMS Travel KP51 SXY in Worcester bus station
Also seen was First Worcester 66695 on a #32 to Baynhall.


First Worcester 66695 in Worcester bus station
Another vehicle seen was First Worcester 35158 on a #44 to Red Hill.


First Worcester 35158 in Worcester bus station
We got on the bus and we flashed the Connecta County ticket to the driver. The top deck of the bus was empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Worcester 35158 before we sat down.


Inside First Worcester 35158
The bus set off out of the bus station and we turned left onto All Saint's Road. We continued onto Deansway and past Worcester Cathedral. We continued onto London Road and we ran into Red Hill. At the roundabout we turned left onto Spetchley Road. We ran to the roundabout and afterwards we did a u-turn. The next stop was the end of the run, so we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew got another picture of First Worcester 35158 before it returned towards Great Malvern.


First Worcester 35158 in Red Hill
We walked along Spetchley Road back to the A44 where we were going to make a decision on what direction to go next. On the roundabout was a pub and Matthew decided to visit it. He went to the toilet and afterwards he had a small glass of Coke. When we had finished we went outside to meet up with uncle Dave. We walked to the nearest bus stop, but the stop was now out of use. Whilst there we saw Aston's coach YJ16 UTS heading Southwards down the A44.


Aston's YJ16 UTS in Red Hill
We decided to go on towards Evesham, so we went around the roundabout to the bus stop that was in use. There was only a few minutes to wait at this point. After a very brief wait we saw a bus approaching. As it was in all-over white I wasn't sure it was the right bus at first. As it got closer we saw it had X50 in the front window. It was required on loan bus First Worcester 63391 on the X50 to Evesham.


First Worcester 63391 in Red Hill
We got on the bus and we flashed the Connecta County ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We crossed over the roundabout and we carried on along the A44 Red Hill to Whittington. We crossed over the M5 and we headed in a South Easterly direction out of town. We carried on for a further 3 miles or so into the hamlet of Stoulton. At this point we asked if Matthew want to get off here to get the other bus back and he decided he wanted to go on to Evesham. We ran towards Pershore and we passed First Worcester 63363 going to other way on the X50. At the edge of Pershore we turned right onto Three Springs Road. We turned left onto Defford Road and we ran around the South side of town. We followed Defford Road to the left and back Northwards. We turned right Broad Street and we stopped in the main street in town. Opposite us was Aston's MX11 EGU on layover to work a #564 to Evesham. After a brief pause we turned right into Bridge Street. We continued through Endon and Wick and throught to Hampton. We turned ran forwards onto Waterside and left onto Bridge Street and Northwards into Evesham town centre. We followed the road to the right onto Mill Street and we turned right onto Chapel Street. We passed Rotala Diamond 30167 on layover in between runs on the #247 to Redditch. We turned left onto Swan Lane and left onto High Street. We got up and Matthew took a picture inside First Worcester 63391 before we got off the bus.


Inside First Worcester 63391
Once off the bus Matthew took another picture of First Worcester 63391 before it returned to Worcester on the X50.


First Worcester 63391 in Evesham
We visited a local papershop and Matthew had a can of Coke and a bottle of Fanta. He also brought a couple of chocolate bars. When we cam out of the shop we had a look around to see what we could catch. We realised there were only about 4 departures in the next hour, and nothing we could do and get back for the following X50! We had to turn down required Stagecoach Midlands 10729 which was on a X18 to Stratford-upon-Avon.


Stagecoach Midlands 10729 in Evesham
Matthew sat on the bench and ate a caramel Freddo and had a drink of Irn Bru. Whilst we waited for a suitable bus we saw required Henshaw's Solo NT55 JKJ, which was on a #553 to Honeybourne.


Henshaw's NT55 JKJ in Evesham
That bus wasn't due to depart until after 17:05. The only option left were to do a Rotala Diamond bus on the #247, an Aston's bus on the #540 for a few stops and finally First Worcester 63364 on the X50. Whilst we were waiting Matthew decided he wanted to go to the toilet. We went into pub and Matthew used the facilities upstairs. We came back down and Matthew had a small Coke. Once had finished the drink we went back outside and met up with uncle Dave. We saw Rotala Diamond 32307 arrive on the #247 to Redditch.


Rotala Diamond 32307 in Evesham
A few minutes later we saw required Aston's MX15 AFU on the #540 to Tewkesbury.


Aston's MX15 AFU in Evesham
Matthew decided he wanted to do this bus so we got on the bus and we flashed the Connecta County ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down the High Street and we ran forwards onto High Street. We continued onto Abbey Road and we crossed over the River Avon. We continued onto Cheltenham Road and we got up and got off the bus at the next stop. Once of the bus Matthew took another picture of Aston's MX15 AFU as it continued towards Tewkesbury.


Aston's MX15 AFU in Evesham
We watch the bus go Southwards and afterwards we walked back Northwards up Cheltenham Road to the crossroads. We turned left into Pershore Road and we walked to the next bus stop. We had a round 5 minutes to wait for the bus, which we had seen go past into town as we came over the crossroad. A few minutes later as expected the bus came over the bridge and turned right into Pershore Road. It was as expected required First Worcester 63364 on a X50 to Worcester.


First Worcester 63364 in Evesham
We got on the bus and we flashed the Connecta County day tickets to the driver for the final time today before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Pershore Road and we ran through Hampton and Endon. We crossed over the river Avon and we ran into the East on or Pershore. We stopped in the square and turned left onto Defford Road. We follow the road around the South side of town and we turned right into Three Springs Road. We turned left onto the A4084 and we ran out of town. We ran throught Drakes Broughton and we passed First Worcester 63391 on the X50 to Evesham. As we travelled towards Worcester we arranged with mum to come and pick us up from the town centre. We passed through Stoulton and we headed towards the town and we crossed over the M5. We headed up the A44 through Red Hill and into the city centre. Just before the cathedral we turned right onto the A38 and we went further into town. We followed the A38 to the left and at the next junction we went straight on and into Angel Street entering the bus station. We got up and got off the bus. We spotted First Worcester 64042 on a #35 to Blackpole.


First Worcester 64042 in Worcester bus station
We walked inside the shopping centre and Matthew used the toilet. We took a few pictures inside the bus station, and we headed outside towards the arrange pick up point. On the way we took a few more bus pictures. We saw First Worcester 47514 on a #38 to the Royal Hospital.


First Worcester 47514 in Worcester bus station
We continued to the corner of The Butts. Across the car park we saw Go Goodwins C1 ECB and M&S Coaches YN15 DYY. We waited at the corner of the road and we saw First Worcester 47513 on a #34 Warndon circular service.


First Worcester 47513 in Worcester
A few minutes later mum appeared in the car, we got in the car and there were sausage rolls and a bottle of Irn Bru waiting for Matthew. We set off along The Butts and we continued onto Shaw Street. We turned left onto The Foregate and we ran Northwards out of town. We forked left onto the A449 and we ran Northwards for a few miles. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A449 and we ran fast to the motorway. We joined the Northbound M5 and we ran through Worcestershire into the West Midlands. Travelling up the M5 we saw M5 an unidentified Davies Coaches coach in Frankley services, blue minibus BG58 AFE, Bouden BF61 HCX, red minibus AD56 JNK, Dunwood YN18 SUF and an unidentified white midicoach. We ran to the Northern end of the M5 and we joined the Northbound M6. Travelling up the M6 we saw Pheonix coaches YN06 NYN, King's Norton Coaches YN12 CSZ, Selwyn's (NX) BV67 JXS(#212) / BX16 CKA(540), an unidentified Robinson coach, an unidentified National Express liveried coach(#548), an unidentified A-Line coach, an unidentified Coach Tours & Travel coach and an unidentified Tour Rides coach. The matrix signs were diplaying that junction 15 of the M6 was closed, so e had ro come off the M6 at junction 14. We turned right onto the A34 link road and we ran to the North end of Stafford. We turned left onto the A34 and we ran North through Stone to Trentham. Seen on A34 were MT Travel BK14 GAO and an unidentified Scraggs(ex Johnson magic) coach. At Trentham we turned right onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Blurton. We continued trhough Dresden and up to the edge of Longton. We joined the high level A50 and we turned into Edensor Road to see what was parked up at Z carz this evening. The spare ground had no buses on it as usual these day, so we turned left into Willow Row. we saw Z Carz Puegeot minibus YJ62 LSX near to the gates.


Z Carz YJ62 LSX in Longton
Also seen was Z Carz Citroen minibus LV59 DZC, which appears to have some damage to it.


Z Carz LV59 DZC in Longton
We turned the car around and we returned onto the A50. We ran up the Heron Cross and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We saw Lightning Travel R6 DLT parked at the Lightning house. We carried on down the hill into Blurton and we saw Lucky Seven SH57 NHU parked up at the garage. We ran through Blurton before turning right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 19:30. For a late tea we had bangers and mash with carrots followed by a shortbread biscuit. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we did some more of the Blog. Matthew went to bed around 01:00... Mark.