Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Trip to Hanley / Tunstall 19-03-2019
















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63098Fenton, Victoria PlaceHanley, stop J1‎6AFirst Potteries
43877Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place6First Potteries
67159Fenton, adj Royal OakHanley BS23First Potteries
65732Hanley BSTunstall, Furlong Road3AFirst 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 First Potteries 67651 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67651 in Fenton


D&G 119 in Fenton


First Potteries 67643 in Fenton


SA04 EVL in Fenton
Around 09:00 we went downstairs and out of the unit.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning we were going to Hartshill on the bus, so we set off on foot to the bus stop. We set off along Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. As we walked up the road we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 615 going towards Stoke. When we got to the bus stop we waited for a First Potteries bus. A few minutes later we First Potteries 63096 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63096 in Fenton


First Potteries 63179 in Fenton
Victoria Road and we waited at the bus stop for a bus to Hanley. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63098 on a #6A to Hanley.


First Potteries 63098 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down. We set off down Victoria Road and 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.


First Potteries 43877 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67159 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. 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 turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street before we turned right onto John Street where we got up and got off the bus.


First Potteries 65732 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus bus and we booked to Tunstall before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the bus station and onto John Street. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and we went straight across onto Marsh Street. We turned right up onto trinity Street and then left onto Stafford Street. After picking up more passenger outside of Debenhams we followed the road around to the left and then back onto marsh Street. At the roundabout we went straight on onto Waterloo Road and we ran up the hill into Cobridge. We continued into Buslem and through the traffic lights onto Scotia Road. We went past the old Burslem PMT garage and we followed the road around to the left onto Williamson Street. At the corner we turned right onto Tunstall High Street

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Trip to Wrexham / Ruabon 16-03-2019









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692Wrexham BSCaia Park, Arenig Road7Arriva NW&W
2147Caia Park, Coed AbonWrexham BS8Arriva NW&W
SN15 ETFWrexham BSRaubon, Railway StationT3Lloyds Coaches
3787Raubon, Station RoadWrexham BS2CArriva Midlands
MV66 KJFWrexham BSRaubon, Railway StationT3Lloyds Coaches
SN15 ETERaubon, Railway StationWrexham BST3Lloyds Coaches


Today we decided to re-visit Wrexham. Matthew and mum had been talking as far back as Monday and Matthew had decided that he was going to Wrexham for this coming today trip. Research consisted of downloading a few timetables and the Arriva Wrexham Day Saver Map Area pdf. We also checked the weather which was for rain all afternoon. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. mum got home around 10:30 and it was the first time Matthew had seen the new car. After getting ready we set off just before 12:00 onto the A5035. We turned right onto Stanley Matthews Way. We turned left onto the Westbound A50 and at Sideway roundabout we turned right onto the Northbound A500. As we travelled Northwards we saw Stanton's of Stoke 5658 RU, Together Travel GO54 BCL & Bullocks YN17 ONU. We went under the M6 and we travelled to the South of Crewe towards Nantwich. We decided to eat on the way so mum found a truckstop in Crewe. We turned left onto the B5071 and we turned right onto Crewe Road and over the A500. At the end of Crewe Road we turned left onto Jack Mills Way. We ran to the end of the B5071 and we waited at the lights. Whilst we waited we saw Arriva NW&W 4701 on a #6 to Leighton. We turned right onto the A534 and we ran past the railway station. We turned right onto the A532 and we turned right into the truckstop. We parked up and we went inside. Matthew wanted the toilet so was walked across the way to the toilet block. Mum had ordered the food whilst we were over there Matthew had a breakfast washed down with a can of Coke. Once we had finished we continued towards Wrexham. We set off onto the Southbound A532. We turned right onto David Whitby Way and we joined the Westbound A500. We continued for a further 3 miles or so and we turned right onto the Nantwich bypass, we ran around the North side of Nantwich before joining the Westbound A534. We travelled west for around 4 miles and we crossed over the A49. We crossed over the A41 at Croxton and we continued to the eastern edge of Wrexham. We joined the Northbound A5156 and we turned left onto the Southbound A483. At junction 5 we headed into the town and past the football club. We crossed over the railway line by Wrexham General railway station and we veered left onto the A5152. At the roundabout we turned right onto Rhosddu Road and left into King Street. There were no space on King Street so we turned left onto Lord Street and left onto Trinity Street. There we no spaces there too. so we looped back around to King Street and we squeezed on the end of the row. We got out of the car and we said goodbye to mum, who drove off to a nearby supermarket. We had a look around to see what we might catch. On the King Street stops of the bus station we saw Arriva NW&W 664 on a #11 to Minera.


Arriva NW&W 664 in Wrexham bus station
We went into the bus station and we took a few pictures on the Trinity Street side of the bus station. On one of the layover bays we saw Townlynx W603 CWX waiting to work a #28 to Mold.


Townlynx W603 CWX in Wrexham bus station
Also in the layover bays was Lloyds Coaches C22 BUS.


Lloyds Coaches C22 BUS in Wrexham bus station
A few minutes later we saw Arriva Midlands 3790 on a the #2 to Oswestry.


Arriva Midlands 3790 in Wrexham bus station
Matthew spotted a Arriva Solo coming on stand and he decided to do this. It was Arriva NW&W 692 on a #7 to Caia Park.


Arriva NW&W 692 in Wrexham bus station
We got on the bus and we booked Wrexham Day Saver tickets at £4.50 each before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and we turned right onto Lord Street. We turned left onto Trinity Street and left onto Rhosddu Road. At the roundabout we turned right onto A5152. We turned right onto the A5152 and we headed back into the town centre on Chester Road. We continued forwards onto Chester Street. We turned left onto Holt Street and at the roundabout we continued Eastwards along Stryt Holt. We passed the retail park and we headed out of town. We turned right onto Hill Crest and right onto Trevenna Way. We followed the road around 2 bends and we turned right onto Moorlands Avenue. We turned right onto garner Road and left onto Wynnstay Avenue. We turned left onto Deva Way and clockwise around the loop at the end. We turned left onto Hullah Lane. We turned right onto Fenwick Drive and right onto Sutton Drive. We turned right onto Cefn Road and we passed the schools which appears to be being rebuilt. We travelled down Cefn Road for a short while and we turned right back onto Hullah Lane. We turned left onto Sycamore Road and we veered right onto Eaton Drive. We ran around the roundabout and turned sharp left onto Churchill Drive. We turned right onto Conway Drive and left onto Ceiriog Road. We ran forwards onto Vyrnwy Way and left onto Arenig Road where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took an other picture of Arriva NW&W 692 as it continued towards Wrexham.


Arriva NW&W 692 in Caia
We checked the timetable for the #8 and there was one due in 10 minutes. We could see there was a main road around the corner so we suspected there might be a bus stop with a shelter. We walked to the corner and we did spot a another stop with a shelter. The rain was coming sideways and the shelter was open on 3 sides. We found the shelter was better on the road side of the structure! A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was required Arriva NW&W 2147 on a #8 to Wrexham.


Arriva NW&W 2147 in Caia
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Wrexham Day Saver ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off up Cefn Road and we turned left into Arenig Road. We turned right onto Vyrnwy Way and forwards onto Ceiriog Road. We turned left onto Conway Drive and left into Churchill Drive. At the roundabout we turned sharp right onto Eaton Drive and left onto Sycamore Road. We turned right onto Hullah lane and we re-joined Cefn Road. After a short run we turned left onto Sutton Drive and left onto Fenwick Drive. We re-joined Hullah lane and we turned left onto Deva Way. We turned right onto Wynnstay Avenue and right onto Garner Road. We carried on winding through the estate, left onto Moorland Avenue and left onto trevenna Way. We rounded the 2 bends and left onto Hill Crest. We turned left onto Stryt Holt and we headed into town. We ran forwards onto Holt Street and we turned right onto Chester Street. As we ran North we saw Wrexham Police Station with it's concrete tower built in a brutalist style. We ran forwards onto Chester Road and we turned left onto the A5152. We turned left onto Rhosddu Road and left into King Street. We went around the corner into Lord Street and the bus set down at the set down stand by the old Fat Cats Cafe. Once off the bus we walked into the bus station. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards we took a few bus pictures. We spotted Tanat Valley 271 which was on layover in between runs on what we think was the T12 to Newtown.


Tanat Valley 271 in Wrexham bus station
We spotted that the T3 was due off at 15:15 and it was one of the free weekend bus service. We had a short while to wait so Matthew ate a Milky way and drank a can of Irn Bru. Just before 15:15 Lloyds Coaches double decker SN15 ETF pulled on stand to work the next Barmouth bound service.


Lloyds Coaches SN15 ETF in Wrexham bus station
We got on the bus and we were waived on board as the service is currently free at weekends. We went upstairs and sat down somewhere in the middle of the bus. The bus set off out of the bus station along Trinity Street and we turned left onto Rhosddu Road. We turned left onto King Street and left onto Lord Street. We turned right onto Trinity Street and we turned right onto Regent Street. At the main junction we turned left onto the Southbound A5152 and we crossed over the railway line at Wrexham Central. We turned right into Watery Road and we ran over a level crossing and past the hospital. At the next bid roundabout we turned right onto Rhyd Broughton Lane passing PTS Coaches T30 CCH in a hotel car park. We ran forwards onto Berse Road and we turned left and joined the Southbound A483. We ran fast down the A483 to junction 3 and we joined the Southbound B5605. We ran through Johnstown and into Ruabon from the North. Just after the main crossroads we turned right into Station Road and we ran around the turning circle to the bus stop. We got up and got off the bus. Matthew took a picture of Lloyds Coaches SN15 ETF as it continued towards Barmouth.


Lloyds Coaches SN15 ETF in Ruabon
Once off the bus we inspected the timetable. There wasn't a Northbound T3 or #5 for at least 15 minutes, so we decided to walk onto the main road to wait for a #2 or #2C. Whilst waiting for the bus we saw Arriva NW&W 1011 on a #5 to Llangollen and Arriva Midlands 3756 on a #2C to Oswestry. A few minutes later we saw another bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was required Arriva Midlands 3787.


Arriva Midlands 3787 in Ruabon
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Wrexham Day Saver ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the car. We set off Northwards up the B5605 and through Johnstown and under the A483. We continued forwards onto the A5152 and we ran through Felin Puleston into Wrexham. At the edge of town we followed the A5152 to the left and we past Wrexham General railway station. We turned left onto the A541 and right onto Regents Street. We turned left onto King Street and right onto Lord Street where to bus topped to unload. Once off the bus we visited the shop. Matthew brought a can of Coke and a couple of chocolate bars. We then had a look at the bus on the Trinity Street side of the bus station. We gave Matthew a choice of going to Lavister on a #1 or doing another T3 to Ruabon. We saw required Arriva NW&W 1007 on a #1 to Chester.


Arriva NW&W 1007 in Wrexham bus station
Also on Layover was Lloyds Coaches MV66 KJF about to work the next T3 to Barmouth.


Lloyds Coaches MV66 KJF in Wrexham bus station
Another vehicle on layover was Arriva NW&W 1012 on the #41A to the Wrexham industrial estate.


Arriva NW&W 1012 in Wrexham bus station
Matthew decided he wanted to do the Lloyds Coaches single decker on the T3 to Barmouth. We waited for the bus to come onto stand and then we boarded the bus. It was another free service and we were waived onto the bus before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the bus station along Trinity Street and we turned left onto Rhosddu Road. We turned left onto King Street and left onto Lord Street. We turned right onto Trinity Street and we turned right onto Regent Street. As we waited at the lights we saw Arriva NW&W 4486 arrive on a X51 from Rhyl. At the main junction we turned left onto the Southbound A5152 and we crossed over the railway line at Wrexham Central. We turned right into Watery Road and we ran over a level crossing and past the hospital. At the next bid roundabout we turned right onto Rhyd Broughton Lane passing PTS Coaches T30 CCH in a hotel car park. We ran forwards onto Berse Road and we turned left and joined the Southbound A483. We ran fast down the A483 to junction 3 and we joined the Southbound B5605. We ran through Johnstown and into Ruabon from the North. Just after the main crossroads we turned right into Station Road and we ran around the turning circle to the bus stop. We got up and got off the bus. Matthew took a picture of Lloyds Coaches MV66 KJF as it continued towards Barmouth.


Lloyds Coaches MV66 KJF in Ruabon
We had already seen that there was a Northbound T3 due soon, so this time we decided to wait for the bus bye the station. Whilst we waited we saw Arriva NW&W 1003 on a #5 to Llangollen. A few minutes we saw the bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was Lloyds Coaches SN15 ETE on the T3 to Wrexham.


Lloyds Coaches SN15 ETE in Ruabon
We got on the bus and we were waived on the bus again, another free weekend service for the final time today. We went upstairs and we sat down. We set off Northwards up the B5605 and through Johnstown and up to the A483. We joined the Northbound A483 and we ran fast up to junction 5. We turned right onto Mold Road and right onto Berse Road. We turned left onto Rhyd Broughton Lane and left onto Coesnewydd Road. We ran forwards onto Watery Road and left onto A5152. We turned onto the A541 and right onto Regent Street. We turned left onto King Street and right onto Lord Street where the bus unloaded. We got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked along Trinity Street to take a few more bus pictures whilst we waited for mum to come and pick us up. We saw Valentines Travel J66 VTS on layover in between runs on the TL1 service to Borras.


Valentines Travel J66 VTS in Wrexham bus station
Also seen was Arriva NW&W 660 on a #33 to Llay.


Arriva NW&W 660 in Wrexham bus station
Mum was coming to pick us up, but the sat-nav was playing up and had sent mum somewhere else. I called her up to help her get back into town. In the mean while Matthew decided he wanted the toilet and we went back into the bus station to use the facilities. We headed back onto King Street to wait for mum to arrive and we saw Arriva NW&W 661 on a #3 to Afonietha.


Arriva NW&W 661 in Wrexham bus station
We nipped back into the bus station for shelter and we saw Arriva NW&W 4488 on layover presumably between runs on the X51 to Rhyl.


Arriva NW&W 4488 in Wrexham bus station
We walked back out onto King Street and mum came to pick us up. Today Matthew just had a can of Irn Bru. We set off along King Street and we turned left onto Lord Street. We turned left onto Trinity Street and left onto Rhosddu Road. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A5152 around the outside of town. I accidentally turned into Asda but after I turned around I continued along the A5152 before turning left onto the A534. We ran out of town through Rhosnesni and we joined the main A534 and ran Eastwards out of town. We ran up to Nantwich crossing the A41 and A49. It was now raining quite heavily and the roads were covered in surface water. We joined the A51 Nantwich by-pass and we ran around the North side of town. We turned right onto barony Road and we ran into town. We turned right into Beam Street and we passed the bus station and turned left onto Market Street. We turned the car around and we parked up near to the chip shop. As we were running a bit late we had chips for tea. Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. Once we had finished eating we ran up Market Street. At the bus station we saw Arriva NW&W 2933 on a #84 to Chester, branded for the #130 Manchester to Macclesfield service. We turned right onto Beam Street and we turned right onto the B5074. We followed the B5074 to the left and we ran up to the A500. We joined the Eastbound A500 and we ran fast into Staffordshire. We passed to the South of Crewe and under the M6. As we headed towards Stoke we caught up with Lucky Seven P400 CSH. We ran through Longport and Etruria and through Stoke. At Sideway we joined the Eastbound A50. We cam off the A50 at Longton so we could check out what was at Z Carz this evening. The spare ground was empty and we turned left into Willow Row. In the enclosure was Z Carz Ford minibus HK57 LGW.


Z Carz HK57 LGW in Longton
Also in the enclosure was Z Carz Mercedes minibus SFZ 7846.


Z Carz SFZ 7846 in Longton
Another vehicle seen was Z Carz Mercedes minibus CE02 LYX.


Z Carz CE02 LYX in Longton
Afterwards we saw withdrawn Z Carz YE52 UZX. 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 19:00. As we had already had chips we didn't eat when we got home. We did an e-mail and we wrote some of the Blog. Matthew went to bed around 00:00.... Mark.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Trip to Longton Park / Newcastle 15-03-2019









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142Fenton, adj Travers CourtStoke, Stop Q1AD&G Bus
37158Stoke, Stop QNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH25First 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 onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning we went to Longton Park. Transport for the trip was in a Lucky Seven taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Eastbound A50. We came off the A50 at Longton and we ran along the high level road to the next roundabout and onto the A5035. We ran down to Dresden and we turned into Queens Park Road were we parked up. At the parked Matthew used the toilet before undertaking the 1 mile walk. We visited the new cafe. After we had finished they got back in Lucky Seven taxi. We went down to the A5035 and we headed up towards Longton we saw First Potteries 63098 on a #22 to Newcastle. We joined the A50 and we ran down to Heron Cross. We cam off and went along the Link Road up to City Road. We turned left and left again onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. For dinner had a buffet for Red Nose Day. He had a pizza made of Ciabatta and ham and a sausage roll followed by gingerbread men. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub on foot. We set off onto Christchurch Street and into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Matthew chilled out the pub for a while. He returned to the residential unit on foot. We set off along Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out and use his computer and wait for me to pick him up. I arrived just after 14:30 and we got ready to go out. Whilst we got ready we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 293 heading towards Stoke. We set off around 15:00 and went downstairs and we cut through onto City Road. On the way to the bus stop we saw Afford rent-a-car MK19 MMJ at their garage. We continued to the bus stop and we waited for a bus towards Stoke. Whilst we waited we saw Southgate & Finchley SJ15 PVD heading towards Longton. A few minutes later we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 797 heading towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 797 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw a stoke bound bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was D&G Bus 142 on a #1A to Wood Lane.


D&G 142 in Fenton
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 where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we waited for the next bus towards the hospital. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 37157 on a #25 to Keele.


First Potteries 37157 in Stoke
The bus must have been running a little late as it departed before we had time to get to it. A cross the road we saw First Potteries 32650 on a #25 to Hanley.


First Potteries 32650 in Stoke
There was a few minutes to wait for the next #25. Whilst we waited we saw D&G Bus 39 on a #2 to Birches Head.


D&G 39 in Stoke
A few minutes later we saw 2 buses approaching. First Potteries 63173 was on a #11 to Newcastle in front of First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Keele.


First Potteries 37158 in Stoke
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before we went upstairs and sat down. We set off along Church Street and off up the hill along Hartshill Road. We passed the Noah's Ark pub and Just after the pub we turned left by the Co-operative Food store and we headed to the hospital. As we travelled through the hospital we saw First Potteries 32634 on a #25 to Hanley, E-zec patient transport MK18 XRW & ABC Supreme HN18 VHM. We bounced our way through the hospital grounds over the severe speed bumps and we joined the North bound A34. A couple of stops up the road we got up and got off the bus. On the way up to Grandma's house we saw D&G Bus 41 on a #2 to Newcastle.


D&G 41 in Newcastle
We walked down the A34 towards the crossing. As we went to cross the road we saw white minibus RL02 ZDG going towards Newcastle.


RL02 ZDG in Newcastle
We walked up the hill to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had toast and a can of Irn Bru and one of the red velvet cupcakes he had made earlier and used her computer. When it was time to go we went to the pub in the car via uncle Dave's house. We set off just after 17:30 and we set off onto Victoria Street. We turned left onto the A34. As we approached the hospital we saw First Potteries 47520 on a #22 to Longton. and we turned left onto The Avenue. At the end we turned right onto Hartshill Road. We ran down to Stoke and onto the one way system. We turned right onto Elenora Street and we followed the road around onto Copeland Street. We ran forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the one way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and we turned right onto the A500 and we veered left into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave. We set off back down towards Stoke and onto the A500. We went around the one-way system. We ran through Stoke and onto Church Street. We continued forwards onto Hartshill Road and we ran into Hartshill. We turned left into Princes Road and right into Queens Road. As we headed into Penkhull we saw ABC Supreme KX14 EBZ & HV18 FHH. At the end of Queens Road we turned right onto Newcastle Lane. We ran down to the roundabout and we turned left onto Harpfields Road. At the end of the road we turned left onto the A34 and we ran to the pub. We walked into the pub and sat down out our normal tables. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 37156 on a #101 to Hanley and First Potteries 65042 on a #101 to Stafford. Once we had finished eating we set off We carried on along the A34 through Hanford and into Trentham passing First Potteries 65037 on a #101 to hanley. We turned left onto the A5035 and we crossed over the railway line and into Blurton. We got back around 19:00. 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

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Trip to Hanley / Tunstall 14-03-2019
















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67153Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
67152Hanley BSFenton, Smithpool Road23First Potteries


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 for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 63175 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63175 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67154 in Fenton
When it was time to go out we went downstairs and we cur through onto City Road and we walked down to the stop outside the flats. We waited for a bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw Afford Rent-a-car ML19 EKF.


Afford Rent-a-car ML19 EKF in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw a bus come around the corner. 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 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 Street and right onto Copeland street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we went under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. We went past the railway station ans we turned right onto College Road. After running the hill through Shelton we continued onto Cleveland Road and forwards onto Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street. We turned right onto John Street and once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Lichfield Street and forwards onto Tontine Street. We stopped at Halifax and afterwards we went into the Intu Potteries shopping centre. We visited Boots on Parliament Row and we walked through Tontine Square to HSBC. Afterwards we walked back through the square to the Card Factory. Finally walk walked back along Tontine Street and forwards onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. In the bus station we saw recent arrival First Potteries 47520 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 47520 in Hanley bus station
Also seen was First Potteries 67663 on a #6 to Coalville.


First Potteries 67663 in Hanley bus station
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 and sat down towards the back of the bus. Whilst we waited for departure time we saw First Potteries 37158 on a #25 to Keele. 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 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. He used the computer and watched buses out of the window. Matthew went out for dinner. We went in a car to Tunstall. We went downstairs and got in the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Baker Street and left onto Glebedale Road. We turned right onto City Road and sharp left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and we went straight onto to Lichfield Street. We ran anti-clockwise around the ring road and we turned right onto Waterloo Road. We ran through Cobridge into Burslem and we continued forwards onto Scotia Road. We followed the road to the left onto Williamson Street and we turned right onto High Street. We parked up in the square and we walked around the corner to the Tunstall Cafe. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had Gammon, chips and egg washed down by a can of Coke. This was followed by a slice of toffee cheesecake. When we had finished we returned to the car and we returned to Fenton. We set of up High Street and we turned sharp right onto the by-pass. We ran past Asda and onto Scotia Road. We ran into Burslem and forwards onto Waterloo Road. We ran through Cobridge into Hanley and we ran Clockwise around the ring road. We turned left onto Lichfield street and we ran down to Joiners Square. We turned right onto the A52 and we ran near to the railway station and into Stoke. At the roundabout we turned left onto City Road and up the hill into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched buses out of the window. We saw Stanton's of Stoke PSU 989 going towards Stoke.


Stanton's of Stoke PSU 989 in Fenton
Out of the other window we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked up outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
For tea Matthew went out. We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We got in the car and we set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We went straight on onto Manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street and we turned left onto Regent Road. We walked back onto Lichfield Street and we crossed over the ring road. We continued up Lichfield Street onto Stafford Street and we went to Wilko's. Once we had finished in there we walked across the corner onto Old Hall Street to B&M. After doing a little more shopping there we crossed the road onto Tontine Street and we went to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards had a glass of Coke. For tea Matthew had a burger and chips followed by chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished we walked back to the bus station along Tontine Street and back to Lichfield Street. We returned to where the car was parked and we set off for Fenton. We set off along 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 We came off the A500 onto City Road We continued up City Road under the railway line. and up the hill and we turned into Glebedale Road right onto Baker Street. We then crossed Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road We turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. When Matthew got back we went upstairs and went up to his room. He used his computer and watched music videos on the Television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.