Saturday, 25 June 2022

Trip to Bury / Manchester 25-06-2022









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3209Bury InterchangeRadcliffe BS98Go North West
1012Radcliffe BSBury Interchange513Vision Travel
3227Bury InterchangeCheetham Hill, 135Go North West
3221Cheetham Hill, Manchester, (Stop NU)135Go North West
3206Manchester ShudehillLower Broughton, Mocha Shopping Centre93Go North West
3254Lower Broughton, Great Clowes StreetPrestwich, Red Lion98Go North West
6101Prestwich, Longfield Centre (Stop D)Bury Interchange98Go North West


Today we decided to re-visit Bury. We have not visited since Transdev took over Rosso, or since First Manchester sold the Bolton depot to Rotala Diamond NW. Research for the trip consisted of where to park and where to eat, as well as checking the weather, which was forecast for warm weather, sunny intervals and occasional showers. Matthew got up around 10:00 and had toast for breakfasr. We had to wait in for a parel so we left Blurton around 12:20 which was a little later than usual. We set off onto Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left onto Church Road and at the mini roundabout we veered left onto Blurton Road. We ran into Heron Cross and we crossed over the A50. At the traffic light we turned left onto Grove Road. We ran forwards onto Whieldon Road and we stopped to pick up uncle Dave. Once uncle Dave was onboard we ran down onto the Northbound A500. As we travelled Northwards we saw


Transdev Rosso 739 in Bury interchange


Rotala Diamond 40790 in Bury interchange


Go North West 3209 in Bury interchange


Go North West 3226 in Bury interchange


Go North West 3209 in Radcliffe bus station


Vision Travel 1012 in Radcliffe bus station


Go North West 3227 in Bury interchange


Transdev Rosso 617 in Bury interchange


Go North West 3227 in Cheetham Hill


First Manchester 37434 in Cheetham Hill


Go North West 3221 in Cheetham Hill


Megabus 54604 in Manchester Shudehill


Go North West 3258 in Manchester Shudehill


Go North West 3064 in Manchester Shudehill


Go North West 3206 in Manchester Shudehill


Go North West 3206 in Lower Broughton


Go North West 3254 in Lower Broughton


Go North West 3254 in Prestwich


Beat The Street IL 312 ME in Prestwich


Westfield NU64 UET in Prestwich


Go North West 6101 in Prestwich


Rotala Diamond 40757 in Bury interchange

Friday, 24 June 2022

Trip to Hanley / Newcastle 24-06-2022
















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67154Fenton, adj Royal OakHanley BS23First Potteries
63111Hanley BSHanley, The Plough4First Potteries
67155Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries
111Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS1D&G Bus
67172Newcastle BSHanley BS22First Potteries


Today Matthew was heading to Blurton for the weekend, He was also going out on the bus. Matthew got up around 09:00 and had toast and juice for breakfast. He chilled out in his room and watched buses out of the windown until it was time to go out. Whilst we waited to go out we saw First Potteries 69155 on a #11 to Hanley. When it was time to go out we went downstairs and onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street. We waited for the bus to Hanley. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67154 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 and 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. Once off the bus we saw D&G Bus 24 on a #64 to Market Drayton. We waited for a bus towards Festival Park. A short tiime later First Potteries 63111 on a #4 to Audley.


First Potteries 63111 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Festival Park before we sat down. The bus set off onto John Street and we ran down the hill before we turned right onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over Broad Street and we continued onto Marsh Street. At the lights we turned left onto Etruria Road past former Sainsbury's supermarket. Just before we got to the A53 we got up and got off the bus. We crossed under the A53 and we headed over to Festival Park to the bowling alley. We played a few games of bowling and afterwards we went to McDonald for Dinner. We set off along Marina Way and we we crossed over the road onto Ridgehouse Drive. Once we reached McDonalds Matthew had a cheeseburger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards we got in a a car and we set off along Ridgehouse Drive. We turned right onto Pavillion Drive and we headed up the hill towards the A53. We joined the Eastbound A53 and we turned right onto Edgeware Street. We continued onto Windermere Street and followed the road around onto Mulgrave Street. We joined the Westbound A53 and past the site of the new Lidl and we headed down towards Etruria. We turned left onto Etruria Road and we turned right onto the anticlockwide ring road. We ran around to Lichfield Street and we were driopped off at the bus station. We waited for a bus towards Hanley. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67155 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. 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 left onto Station Road and we ran part the railway station before going right onto Glebe Street. After a brief stop we continued forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the road around onto Church Street. We crossed the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we turned right onto Christchurch Street and we ran past the Co-op. We got up and got off the bus in the square. We set off on foot along Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and Matthew chilled out in his room until I arrived. Matthew had a slice of cheesecake whilst he waited. I turned up just after 15:00 and Matthew came downstairs to meet me. We cut through onto City Road and we walked to the bus stop outside the flat. We noticed that the new houses opposite the bus stop are starting to be occupied. We waited for a bus towards Newcastle. A short time later we saw First Potteries 69155 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 69155 in Fenton
No one put their hand out (including myself) and the bus went straight past. We waited for the next bus to Newcastle. A short time later we saw D&G Bus 111 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G Bus 111 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. We continued along Church Street onto Hartshill Road and into the centre of Hartshill. We turned left into the Avenue and left again onto Hilton Road before turning right into the City General Hospital. As we travelled through the hospital we saw City Centre Central NK65 AWP and ABC Supreme HV22 HKM. Once through the hospital we turned right onto the A34 and we ran into Newcastle. We crossed the roundabout and we ran up Barracks Road and into the bus station from the South end. Once we got to the bus station we got up and got off the bus. Once we got off the bus we walked down to the bottom of the bus station. We saw D&G Bus 57 on a #85 to Nantwich.


D&G Bus 57 in Newcastle bus station
On the main road we saw Leon's 240 heading Northwards along Barracks Road. We headed into the middle of the bus station to wait for something towards the hospital. A short time later we saw a bus approaching and it was First Potteries 67172 on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67172 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to the hospital before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Barracks Road. We ran Southwards onto the A34 and we got up and got off the bus by the Cherry Tree. We got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67172 as it continued towards Longton.


First Potteries 67172 in Newcastle
Once off the bus we headed up the hill towards Grandma's. At Grandma's Matthew had toast and a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. around 18:00 we set off from Grandma's and headed to the pub. and we ran down Victoria Street. We turned left onto the A34. We continued southwards into Trent Vale past the site of a new Greggs. We continued through 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 ice cream. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 65041 on a #101 to Hanley and ABC Supreme YA67 VBB going Northwards. Once we had finished eating we set off We carried on along the A34 through Hanford and into Trentham. We turned left onto the A5035. 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 sent a couple of e-mails. We chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

Thursday, 23 June 2022

Trip to Hanley / Burslem 23-06-2022
















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67153Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
67153Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus. 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 Copeland's Tours MIB 992. Later on we went downstairs and we set off onto City Road. We walked down to the bus stop outside the flats. We waited for a bus to Hanley. A short time later we saw a bus turn 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 booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down City Road and we joined the A52 and ran under the railway line. After crossing over the A500 we ran into Stoke town centre along Church Street. We followed the one-way system around onto Elenora Street and right onto Copeland Street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we ran under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. After stopping briefly outside the railway station we turned right onto College Road and we ran up the hill through Shelton. We continued onto Cleveland Road and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we continued along Bethesda Street before turning right onto John Street. We ran up the hill into the bus station and onto stand. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. In the bus station we saw First Potteries 67175 on a #7 to Kidsgrove. We left the bus station and we walked up Lichfield Street and we saw Aimee's KX05 KGN. We continued along Tontine Street. We continued through the square onto Parliament Row and we walked up McDonalds and we had dinner. Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. Once We walked along Parliament Row and we continued into the Intu Potteries shopping centre. We went through the shopping centre. We had a walk around the shops and afterwards we walked through Tontine Square. We stopped at the ice cream van and Matthew had an ice cream. We continued onto Parliament Row and we walked onto Old Hall Street. We walked up Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus back towards Fenton. A short time later we saw First Potteries 44514 on a #7A to Biddulph. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67153 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67153 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. We turned right onto Avenue Road and left onto Stoke Road. We ran down the hill and we turned left onto Station Road and past 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 residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. We went downstairs and we went to Burslem by Lucky Seven taxi. We got in the taxi and we set off onto Temple Street where we saw Temple Street Church RX18 GZW. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we turned right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and we ran up the hill to Hanley. We ran around the ring road and we got onto Waterloo Road. We ran through Cobridge. We continued up to Burslem and forwards onto Scotia Road and we stopped at the leisure centre. At the leisure centre Matthew went swimming. After a swimming session Matthew returned to Fenton in a Lucky Seven taxi. We got in the taxi and it ran along Scotia Road into Burslem. We ran forwards onto Waterloo Road and into Cobridge. We ran into Hanley and we went around town on the ring road. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill into Fenton. We turned sharp right onto City Road and left into Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit and we went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window we saw First Potteries 67152 on a #23 to Hanley. For tea Matthew had a chilken fajitas and chips followed by cake. Later on Matthew went to the college. We went downstairs and we went in a Lucky Seven taxi. We got in the taxi and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill towards Stoke and we saw A2B Airports S17 DKL. We joined the A52 and we ran alongside the railway line. We passed near to the railway station and we turned right onto College Road. We stopped at Stoke-on-Trent College and we got out of the taxi. We visited the college to look at courses. Afterwards Matthew visited the toilet. When we had finished we returned to Fenton in a Lucky Seven taxi. We got in the taxi and we set off onto College Road. We ran down the hill and we turned left onto Station Road. We continued onto the A52 and we ran alongside the railway line before turning left onto City Road. We ran up the hill to Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street andn we returned tom the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs and chilled out in his room. He watched television and used his computer. later on he had a bath. For supper Matthew had some toast. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Trip to Hanley / Newcastle 22-06-2022
















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67154Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
67178Hanley BSFenton, Sixth Form College6First Potteries
113Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS1AD&G Bus
63175Newcastle BSHanley, Sainsbury's superstore4First Potteries
67158Hanley BSFenton, adj Travers Court11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus. 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 67159 on a #23 to Hanley. Later on Matthew was going out. We went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We set off onto 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. Once Matthew had finished shopping we returned to the residential unit in Autocabs taxi. We set off up Victoria Road and we turned right onto the private road up the the and we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 797 outside the baths. We came out of the other side and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room to chill out. He used his computer and watched buses out of the window. Later on we went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and we saw Afford rent-a-car LV70 UBX outside there yard. We waited for a bus to Hanley. A short time later we saw a bus turn around the corner. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67154 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67154 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 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 due to roadworks we ran to the end of Station Road and turned right. We ran up Stoke Road and we turned right onto Avenue Road. At the roundabout we turned left 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 bus station where we saw First Potteries 67177 on a #21 to Trentham. We got up and got off and we walked up Lichfield Street. We continued onto Tontine Street and onto Parliament Row. We stopped at Boots. We brought some more shopping and we continued down towards the bottom of Tontine Street. We continued forwards onto Tontine Square and we sat down on a bench and Matthew had his chicken sandwich and a bottle of Coke. We set off onto Trinity Street and we went forwards onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for a bus towards Fenton. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67178 on a #6 to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 67178 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto 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. Near to Subway we got up and got off the bus. We walked up Victoria Road and right onto the private road up the the and we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 783 outside the baths. We came out of the other side and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room to chill out. He used his computer and watched buses out of the window and we saw First Potteries 67176 on a #11 to Newcastle. Later on we went out on the bus to Newcastle. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road. We walked down to the bus stop outside the flats. A few minutes later we saw the bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was D&G Bus 113 on a #1A to Wood Lane.


D&G Bus 113 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. We continued along Church Street onto Hartshill Road and into the centre of Hartshill. We turned left into the Avenue and left again onto Hilton Road before turning right into the City General Hospital. As we travelled through the hospital we saw Travel Express FG14 RCX and ABC Supreme HV22 HKK. Once through the hospital we turned right onto the A34 and we ran into Newcastle. We crossed the roundabout and we ran up Barracks Road and into the bus station from the South end. Once we got to the bus station we got up and got off the bus. We waited for a bus towards Biddulph. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67172 on a #72 to Westbury Park. A short time later our bus appeared. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 63175 on a #4 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63175 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down near to the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto Barracks Road. We crossed the Jubilee Roundabout and onto the A53. We ran into Basford and over the A500. We ran down into Etruria and over the A500. We continued along the A53 and we turned left onto Forge Lane. We ran out along the Lane and we crossed over the canal before we returned back into Etruria along festival Way. We crossed under the A53 onto Etruria Road. We got up and got off the bus by the Cherry Tree. Once off the bus we headed up the hill towards Tesco. Once we had finished in Tesco we cut through onto Broad Street and we walked down to Warner Street. We walked between the 2 Smithfield Building onto Bethesda Street and we walked up Albion Street past the town hall and onto Old Hall Street. We turned left onto Tontine Street. We walked through Tontine Square and onto Parliament Row. We stopped at Poundland and Matthew brought a bottle of Coke. We walked along Parliament Row and we continued into the Intu Potteries shopping centre. We went through the shopping centre. Afterwards we came back down and went to Primark. We came out of the shopping centre and we walked back along Tontine Square towards TK Maxx. We cam out of the bottom of TK Maxx onto Tontine Square and we came out on Tontine Street ans forwards onto Lichfield Street. We continued into the bus station. We saw First Potteries 44515 on a #7 to Kidsgrove. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67158 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67158 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We turned left onto the ring road and left onto Lichfield Street and we turned right onto Birch Terrace. We followed the road around onto Charles Street and we turned right onto Old Hall Street. We crossed over the ring road onto Bucknall New Road. We ran down the hill through Limekiln lights. As we travelled up we saw D&G Bus 781 on a #16 to Hanley. We turned right onto Dividy Road and we saw . We turned left onto Beverley Drive and right onto Dawlish Drive. We ran through the estate and back onto the A5272. We ran up to Adderley Green. At the roundabout we turned right onto Anchor Road. system onto Commerce Street and right onto The Strand. After a brief stop we ran down the Strand and under the railway line onto King Street. We continued down through Fenton and forwards onto City Road. We went past KFC and we got up and got off at the Travers Court bus stop outside the block of flats. Once off the bus we walked onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. For tea Matthew had ham sandwich followed by a jam filled sponge. Later on we went downstairs and we went in a Lucky Seven taxi. We got in the taxi and we set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto City Road and we ran up onto King Street we passed the site of the new Burger King being built. We turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Eastbound A50 and we ran through Longton. We continued along the A50 through Blythe Bridge and Draycott. We turned right onto Cresswell Lane and to our destination. In the Sports Centre Matthew played football with his peers. After Matthew had finished we returned to Fenton on in a intercity taxi. We walked out of the entrance and we got in the taxi we set off along Cresswell Lane. We turned left onto the A50 and and Blythe Bridge. We ran down to Heron Cross and we came off the A50. We ran along Heron Street and forwards onto Station Bridge Road. We ran forwards onto Glebedale Road. once we got back we returned to the residential unit. We walked onto Christchurch Street and down Temple Street and back 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.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 21-06-2022
















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67159Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
63034Newcastle BSHanley BS4First Potteries
65028Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus. 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 dentist and we saw Roseville Copeland's Tours MIB 992. Matthwe went into the living room and we saw Temple Street Church RX18 GZW. We went downstairs and we and we cut through onto City Road to wait a bus to Hanley. At the Afford garage we saw Afford rent-a-car HK22 WCC parked up.


Afford rent-a-car HK22 WCC in Fenton
We stood at the bus stop outside the flats and we waited for a bus to Newcastle. Whilst we waited we saw Travel Express GJ65 AKV.


Travel Express GJ65 AKV in Fenton
A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67159 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67159 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 set off onto Castle walk and we past the former Poundland. We continued down Castle Walk and up onto Ironmarket past the old RBS bank which has now The Bank Space. We turned left onto High Street past the old Santander bank which has now closed. We visited a cash machine and we withdrew some money and we stopped at McDonalds. Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. Once we had finished we walked down High Street and we visited Poundland. Matthew brought a can of Coke. We continued along High Street. We walked onto Hassell Street and we turned left onto Castle Walk. Matthew called into the Peacocks and brought a hat and a sweat shorts. We headed up Castle Walk. We continued onwards to the bus station and we saw First Potteries 65732 on a #22 to Longton. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63034 on a #4 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63034 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down near to the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto Barracks Road and we saw Paul's of Stoke SP07 HHD. We crossed the Jubilee Roundabout and onto the A53. We ran into Basford and over the A500. We ran down into Etruria and over the A500. We continued along the A53 and we turned left onto Forge Lane. We ran out along the Lane and we crossed over the canal before we returned back into Etruria along festival Way. We crossed under the A53 onto Etruria Road. We ran up the hill into Hanley and we ran forwards onto Trinity Street. We turned right onto Stafford Street and after a short wait we continued past the town hall onto Bagnall Street and into the bus station. We then got up and got off the bus. Matthew went to the toilet. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A short time later we saw First Potteries 65028 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63028 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton we sat down. We set off up set off onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We turned left onto the ring road and left onto Lichfield Street and we turned right onto Birch Terrace. We followed the road around onto Charles Street and we turned right onto Old Hall Street. We crossed over the ring road onto Bucknall New Road. We ran down the hill through Limekiln lights and we turned right onto Dividy Road. We turned left onto Beverley Drive and right onto Dawlish Drive. We ran through the estate and back onto the A5272. We ran up to Adderley Green and we saw First Potteries 33569 parked in the garage. At the roundabout we turned right onto Anchor Road. We turned left onto Market Street and right onto Commerce Street past the former Co-op Bank. We went arounf the roundabout and turned right onto The Strand. After a brief stop we ran down the Strand and under the railway line onto King Street. We continued down through Fenton and forwards onto City Road. We went past KFC and we got up and got off. We walked down City Road. onto Glebedale Road and we walked along Baker Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street. We returned onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. When Matthew got back we went upstairs and went up to his room to chill out and use the computer. Matthew also watched buses out of the window. We saw Travel Express SM65 DMY going towards Stoke. For tea Matthew had pie and Chips followed by cheesecake. We went downstairs and we got in car. We set off along Temple Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto City Road and we ran up onto King Street we passed the site of the new Burger King being built. We turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Eastbound A50. AS the route into Longton was busy we continued up to Normacot. We turned left onto Uttoxeter Road and right onto Meir Hay Road. We turned left onto Sutherland Road and we followed the road around to the right onto Weston Coyney Road. We stopped at the respite unit and Matthew went in to see one of his friends. Matthew returned to the car and we set off onto Weston Coyney Road. We turned right onto the A520 and we ran into the centre of Meir. At the roundabout we turned right and joined the Westbound A50. We ran down a couple of junction to Longton and we came off onto the high level A50. We ran down to Heron Cross and we came of the A50 and onto the link road. We ran up to City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. When we got there we saw Temple Street Church RX18 GZW parked up. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room to his room to chill out on his computer and watch buses out of the window. Matthew spent time in his room watching television and using his computer. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Monday, 20 June 2022

Trip to Hanley / Festival Park 20-06-2022
















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67151Fenton, Royal OakHanley BS23First Potteries
32649Hanley BSNewcastle BS101First Potteries
32639Newcastle BSHanley BS25First Potteries
67153Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus. 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 Temple Street church minibus RX18 GZW.


Temple Street church RX18 GZW in Fenton
Later on we went out on the bus to Hanley. We went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street. We waited for a bus towards Hanley. After a short wait we saw blue minibus SF20 HHL. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67151 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. 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 and turned right. We ran up Stoke Road and we turned right onto Avenue Road. At the roundabout we turned left 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. Once in the bus station we saw First Potteries 63113 on a #3 to Crewe. we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew got a picture of First Potteries 67151.


First Potteries 67151 in Hanley bus station
Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards we saw First Potteries 67172 on a #7A to Biddulph. As we walked through the bus station we saw First Potteries 32649 on the #101 to Stafford.


First Potteries 32649 in Hanley bus station
We got on and we booked to Newcastle before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off through the bus station and onto John Street. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and left onto Broad Street. We ran down the hill and over the ring road onto Snow Hill Before we turned right onto Shelton New Road. We ran down through Etruria an up into Hartshill before joining the A52. We ran into Newcastle down George Street. We joined the one way system and we turned left on the roundabout onto Barracks Road. We got to the bus station and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we set off onto Hassell Street and we turned left onto High Street and we sat on a bench to eat the sausage roll and drink the can of Irn Bru. When we had finished we walked back along Hassell Street. We returned to the bus station and we waited for a bus to Hanley. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67147 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67147 in Newcastle bus station
A short time later we saw First Potteries 32633 on a #25 to Keele.


First Potteries 32633 in Newcastle bus station
I'll be with you just after I'm not working, so won't be late. A short time later we saw First Potteries 65031 on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 65031 in Newcastle bus station
We walked down to the bottom end of the bus station and we saw First Potteries 63118 on a #4 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63118 in Newcastle bus station
A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 32639 on a #25 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we went upstairs and down towards. We set off out of the bus station and onto Barracks Road. We turned left at the roundabout onto the A34 and we ran South as far as the hospital where we turned left. We came out of the hospital and turned left onto Hilton Road. We ran into Hartshill and we turned right onto the A52. We ran down the hill into Stoke town centre and along Church Street. After a brief stop we continued along the A52, over the A500 and under the railway line. We followed the A52 to the left and we ran alongside the railway and onto Station Road. We passed the railway station and we turned right onto College Road. We ran up the hill through Shelton and we followed the road to the right onto Cleveland Road and Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road, continuing onto Bethesda Street. We turned right onto John Street and we ran up the hill into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 32639 on a #25 to Keele.


First Potteries 32639 in Hanley bus station
Matthew went to the toilet. As we left the bus station we saw First Potteries 65028 on a #7A to Biddulph. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67153 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67153 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. On the way back we saw Shelton Care Group YP70 JYJ. 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 and watch buses out of the window. He came downstairs and we got into the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Wheildon Road and we picked up uncle Dave. We continued down Wheildon Road and we joined the Northbound A500 and nwe joined the Northbound side. We ran up to Etruria and we turned right on to the East bound A53 onto Forge Lane. We stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. We found mum at the table and we sat down whilst mum ordered the food. We ordered a carvery and we went to collect them. Matthew also had a couple of pigs in blankets. He washed his food down with a glass of Coke. For after Matthew had a huge slice of chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished eating we returned to the car and we set off onto Forge Lane. We went under the A53 and we joined the Westbound side of the A53. We turned left onto the Soutbound A500 and we ran through Shelton and Stoke. We came off the A500 and we turned left onto City Road. We ran up the hill into Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road, We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his roon to watch TV. He had a can of Cherry Coke. He watched television and used his computer. Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.