Friday, 15 October 2021

Trip to Brierley / Bradford 15-10-2021









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69476Bierley, Lynsey GdnsBradford Interchange620First West Yorkshire
37710Bradford InterchangeDudley Hill, Sticker Lane618First West Yorkshire


Today was the first bay of the weekend away to Bradford. Matthew was in his residential unit and later on we were travullong up to Bradford. Matthew got up around 09:00 and had crumpets and orange for breakfast. He chilled out in his room until dinnertime. He went sdownstairs and set off onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Smithpool Rpad and we picked up dinner. We set off onto Smithpool Road and we turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. matthew went upstairs and ate his dinner. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy washed down a can of Dr Pepper. Matthew chilled out in his room until 14:00 when we cam to pick him up. 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. We came off the A500 at Wolstanton and we stopped at Asda for diesel. Once we had finished we re-joined the Northbound A500 and we headed North. We had heard that the M6 was shut near to junction 16 so we decided to come off onto the A527. It looked like both the A500 and the A50 were going to busy so We crossed over the top of Tunstall past the new Costa Coffee and we headed down the hill towards Fegg Hayes. We continued through Brindley Ford and we turned left onto Brown Lees Road. We turned right onto Brook Street and we continued forwards onto Tower Hill Road. We continued onto Congleton Road and we turned left into Mow Cop. We ran through Mount Pleasant and over the railway and we turned right onto Station Road. We continued onto the A34 and we turned right into Brownlow Heath. We joined the Northbound A536 and we turned left onto the A54. We ran through Holmesd Chapel before joining the Northbound M6. As we travlled Northwards up the M6 we saw white minibus GX17 VPA.


First West Yorkshire 63288 in Bradford Interchange


First West Yorkshire 37752 in Bradford Interchange


First West Yorkshire 37710 in Bradford Interchange


First West Yorkshire 37710 in Dudley Hill

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Trip to Newcastle / Longton 14-10-2021
















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63118Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
65028Newcastle BSHanley BS101First Potteries
63111Hanley BSLongton, Market Street6First Potteries
63103Longton, stop CFenton, adj Travers Court11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went downstairs and we and we cut through onto City Road to wait a bus to Newcastle. At the Afford garage we saw Afford rent-a-car DL21 NVF parked up.


Afford rent-a-car DL21 NVF in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 63118 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63118 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 saw ECO Travel PE07 YNJ. 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 we got off the bus. We walked out of the bus station onto Castle Walk and we visited Poundland. Matthew brought a can of Coke. We continued along Castle Walk. We turned left onto Ironmarket and we stopped at the bank at the end. We turned left onto High Street 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 turned left into Hassell Street. We returned to the bus station and we waited for a bus to Hanley. After a short while we saw First Potteries 65028 on a #101 to Hanley.


First Potteries 65028 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat 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 joined the one-way system and we ran onto the A52. We continued up to the top of George Street and we veered left onto the B5045. We went through the traffic light onto Shelton New Road. We crossed over the A500 and we ran up to Snow Hill. We ran up Broad Street and we turned right onto the anti-clockwise ring road. We turned left onto Bethesda Street and right onto John Street. We climbed the hill and up into the bus station. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew visited the toilet. We waited for the bus to Longton and a short time later we saw First Potteries 63111 on a #6 to Park Hall.


First Potteries 63111 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Longton 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. 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 and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we crossed Market Street and walked up Transport Lane and crossed over The Strand and to the bus stop. We waited for a bus back towards Fenton. A few minutes later we saw silver minibus CU10 CCA.


CU10 CCA in Longton
We continued down to the Strand and we turned left by Hylands and past the shops to Tesco.


DL19 UKV in Longton
A Tesco and Matthew used the toilet. After we had used the facilities we walked past the bus station and we walked through onto The Strand. We walked up to the bus stop and we waited for a bus towards Fenton. A short time later we saw D&G Bus 111 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 111 in Longton
A short time later we saw First Potteries 63114 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63114 in Longton
A few minutes later a bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63103 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63103 in Newcastle
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down The Strand and we ran under the railway line onto King Street. We ran through Foley into Fenton and forwards onto City Road. As we approached the flat we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window. We saw grey minibus DU21 VVA going towards Heron Cross. For tea Matthew had a chilken fajitas and chips followed by cake. Later on we went downstairs and out onto Temple Street. We went in a car to Bentilee. We set off onto along Temple Street and onto Christchurch Street. We turned right up Baker Street and left onto Glebdale Road. We turned right onto City Road and at the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and and we went forwards on Lichfield Street. At Hanley joined the anti-clockwise ring road and we turned right onto Bucknall New Road. We crossed over the traffic lights and forwards onto the A52. We veered right and we joined the A5272. We ran to the other end of Bentilee and we turned left onto Beverley Drive. We turned right onto Cowley Way and left onto Waverton Road. We stopped in the estate and we stopped at a house. Matthew went to a themed party. After the party Matthew returned to Fenton by car We set off onto Waverton Street and we turned onto Cowley Way. We turned left onto Beverley Drive and left onto the A5272. We turned left onto the A5272 and at Adderley Green we turned right onto Anchor Road. We ran up the hill and down the other side and into Longton town centre. We joined the one way system and due to the road been closed eastbound from Market Street to Commercial Street we turned right into Chadwick Street. We turned right into Normacot Road and we crossed the roundabout onto The Strand. We ran under the railway line and forwards onto King Street. We ran through Foley into Fenton and forwards onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs and to his room to chill out. He watched television and used his computer. Later on he had a bath. After his bath he had some toast for supper. He chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Trip to Hanley / Newcastle 13-10-2021
















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67151Fenton, adj Royal OakHanley BS23First Potteries
67151Hanley BSFenton, opp Albert Square23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus later. 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 67156 on a #23 to Hanley. We went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street. In the distance we saw Temple Street church minibus RX18 GZW. We carried on along Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We waited for a bus towards Hanley. After a short wait we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 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 we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 279. We 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. In the bus station we saw First Potteries 67159 on a #3 to Crewe. Once off the bus we walked up Lichfield Street and onto Stafford Street. We saw Direct Cars S4 YDK. We continued along Stafford Street and we turned left onto Trinity Street. Matthew went to the optician and had his eyes tested. Once we had finished we came back out onto Trinity Street. We walked back up right onto Stafford Street. We saw First Potteries 63113 on a #6A to Biddulph.


First Potteries 63113 in Hanley
We turned left onto Piccadilly and we turned left onto Cheapside. We walked through Albion Street and we turned right onto Pall Mall and we walked up to the doctor. We walked up Pall Mall and back on to Albion Street. We turned left onto Tontine Street. We continued through the square onto Parliament Row. Once we had finished eating we walked onto Old Hall Street. We walked up Albion Street and we turned right onto Pall Mall and we walked up to the doctor. We walked up Pall Mall and back on to Albion Street. We turned onto Stafford Street and we went to Specsavers. Matthew brought some of eye tests. When we had finished we came out onto Stafford Street and turned left onto Trinity Street. Matthew returned to the optician to finish having his eyes tested. Once we had finished We walked up Trinity Street and turned right onto Stafford Street. We continued onto Lichfield Street and to the bus station. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A short time later we saw First Potteries 69168 on a #3 to Crewe. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67151 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down. We set off onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we ran down onto Regent Road and forwards onto Cleveland Road. We ran down though Shelton along College Road and we ran down to the railway station. We turned right onto Glebe Street and under the railway line an we ran around the one-way system in Stoke and stopped by Stoke Minster. We turned left onto Church Street and we crossed the A500 and we ran under the railway line. After climbing up the hill into Fenton we turned right into Christchurch Street where we got up and got off the bus. We walked back to 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. For dinnr Matthew had beans on toast followed a couple of slices of chocolate cake. Matthew also had a can of Coke. In the afternoon Matthew went downstairs and we got in a car. We set off onto Temple Street and right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto City Road and we headed down the road into Stoke and we went under the railway line. We crossed over the A500 and we joined the Northbound carriageway. We ran to the next junction and we turned left onto Copeland Street. We turned right onto Liverpool Road and right onto Geen Street. We turned right onto Church Street and we ran up the hill into Hartshill. We continued into Newcastle along George Street. We walked out of the bus station and onto the A52. We walked around to the Covid testing site and afterwards onto Ironmarket. We stopped at the pub and had a drink of Coke. Once we had finished at the pub we walked along Ironmarket and right onto Castle Walk. We walked onto Hassell Street. We got a Lucky Seven taxi back to Fenton. We set off onto Stubbs Street and we turned left onto Barracks Road. At the roundabout we turned left onto the A53. We ran around the one-way system and we turned left onto the A52. At the end of George Street we veered left onto Shelton New Road and we ran towards Shelton. We crossed over the A500 and we turned right onto the Southbound carriageway. We came off the A500 near to Hyde Park corner and we turned left onto City Road. We ran under the railway line and up the hill into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road, left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs to Matthew's room to chill out on his computer and watch buses out of the window. For tea Matthew had burger and chips followed by a Vienetta. Later on Matthew went out. We went downstairs and we got in a car. We set off down We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Baker Street and left onto Glebedale Road. At the end 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. We ran to Limekiln light and we turned right to follow the A52. We ran into Bucknall and we turned left onto Newhouse Road. We ran to the end and we stopped at the college. Matthew went to the toilet and returned to Fenton by car. We set off onto Newhouse Road and we turned right onto the A52. We followed the the A52 to the left and we headed up to Joiners Square. We crossed over the roundabout and we headed towards Stoke. We passed near to the railway station and we ran along side the railway line. We turned left onto City Road and we headed up into Fenton. 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. 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

Monday, 11 October 2021

Trip to Stoke / Basford 11-10-2021
















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WX55 OHHFentonStokeCharterZ Carz
WX55 OHHStokeFentonCharterZ Carz


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to out for tea later and going to the disco. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street. In the distance we saw Temple Street church minibus RX18 GZW. We carried on along Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We stopped at the Co-op and Matthew had a bottle of Coke. and we waited for a taxi. We saw transport for the trip was Z Carz minibus WX55 OHH. We got on the bus and we set off along Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Baker Street and left onto Glebedale Road. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill towards Stoke. At the bottom we overtook First Potteries 69163 on the #11 to Newcastle. We ran under the railway line and we crossed the A500. We ran forwards onto Church Street and we ran around We turned left onto Lonsdale Street and into centre. We got up and got off and went into centre. In the yard Shelton Care Group BL69 RFE. In the morning Matthew went into the sensory and spent time using a computer. For dinner he had sausage chips and gravy from the chips shop. After dinner we went to the pub. Today we went in a Intercity taxi. We set off onto Lonsdale Street. We continued onto Campbell Road and we crossed over the A500. As the weather was quite bad and I didn't know how traffic was flowing on the motorway, we decided to go down the A34 route. At Hanford roundabout we turned left onto the A34 and we ran through Trentham and past Trentham Gardens. We continued through Titensor and through Darlaston. We ran to the West of Stone town centre. After going around the one-way system and onto Stafford Road we turned right onto the one way system and onto Crown Street and we entered the car park and parked up. After we had parked the car up we walked onto Crown Street and up around the one-way system onto Granville Square. and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting included First Potteries 65041 on a #101 to Stafford. We returned to the day centre in an Intercity taxi. We got in the taxi and we set off onto Granville Square. We veered left onto the Northbound A520. We headed up this winding dark road surrounded by trees and we burst out into open countryside for the run up to Rough Close. At Rough Close we took the A5005 through Lightwood and into Longton. We crossed the A50 and we saw The Traveller Choice 7 HXP going Eastwards. At Sideway we joined the Northbound A500 where we saw Bennetts Travel AXZ 9470. We got onto down towards Stoke and onto the A500. We went around the one-way system. We turned left onto Lonsdale Street. After a quick stop we continued back to residential. It was Z Carz WX55 OHH. We got on the bus and we set off along Lonsdale Street. We continued onto Campbell Road and we crossed over the A500 and past the Dunelm. We we wheeled around over the Northbound A500. At Sideway we turned right onto the A50. We came off the A50 by the BET365 Stadium and we ran Southwards down Stanley Matthews Way. We turned left onto the A5035 and we turned left onto Magdalen Road. We turned right onto Finstock Avenue and left onto Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left onto Church Road where we saw First Potteries 63118 on a #22 to Newcastle. and left again onto Blurton Road. We went through the traffic lights onto Heron Street. We carried on forwards onto Station Bridge Road. and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Masterson Street and we turned right onto Watkin Street. We continued onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit Around 15:00. We got up and got off the bus and went to the residential we saw Temple Street Church RX18 GZW parked up. We went upstairs to his room and use his computer and watched buses out of the window and we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 992. We went downstairs and we set off onto Temple Street. In the distance we saw Temple Street church minibus RX18 GZW.


Temple Street Church RX18 GZW in Fenton
We carried on along Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left into Baker Street. At the sports centre we saw blue minibus VE69 XNZ.


VE69 XNZ in Fenton
Also seen was blue minibus DG52 CXP parked up.


DG52 CXP in Fenton
We continued onto Glebedale Road and we went to the doctors. We returned to the residential unit along Baker Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window we saw D&G Bus 114 on a #1 to Park Site.


D&G 114 in Fenton
Matthew got his face mask and bag and got ready to go. We came around 16:30 and Matthew came downstairs and got in the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road. We saw First Potteries 69172 on a #11 to Hanley. and we headed down the road into Stoke. We ran under the railway line and we crossed the A500. We ran forwards onto Church Street and we ran around Stoke town centre on the one-way system. We turned left onto Lonsdale Street and we turned right onto Flemming Road. We turned right onto Campbell Place and we ran forwards onto Church Street. We ran forwards onto Hartshill Road and we went up the hill through Hartshill and we saw D&G Bus 107 on a #9 to Biddulph. We continued to the edge of Newcastle. We turned right into Albert Street and we turned right onto the A53. We stopped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. Matthew had a burger and chips followed by a chocolate fudge cake and ice cream, washed down with a glass of Coke. Highlight's of the bus sightings include City Centre Central PE12 KFP going towards Etruria and First Potteries 63096 on a #4 to Hanley. We returned to the car and we travelled back to Fenton. We turned right onto the A53 and we ran around the one-way system. We turned left onto Barracks Road and we ran past the bus station where we saw Arriva Midlands 2983 on a #164 to Market Drayton. We continued down the A34 and we turned left Newcastle Lane. We turned left onto Hilton Street and right on to 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 onto City Road and we went under the railway line. We ran up the hill into Fenton and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room and use his computer and watch buses out of the window. Matthew also drank a bottle of Irn Bru. 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

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Trip to Longton / Hanley 09-10-2021
















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67157Fenton, adj Travers CourtHanley BS23First Potteries
63098Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place6AFirst Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus and going out foe tea. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the Longton he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw Temple Street Church RX18 GZW.


Temple Street Church RX18 GZW in Fenton
Matthew chilled out in his room before going out. We saw First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67157 in Fenton
Later on we went to Longton by car. We went downstairs and got into the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed the road around onto Heron Street. We went over the traffic lights onto Blurton Road and at the roundabout we joined the Eastbound A50. We came off the A50 at Longton and we ran along the high level road to the other end of town. We turned sharp left onto The Strand. We turned off the Strand and we parked up. Once we went to the cafe on the corner. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards. Matthew had sausage chips and gravy washed down with a can of Coke. We Walked up to The Strand and we got in the car and we set off onto The Strand and we went under the railway line onto King Street. We ran through We ran through Foley into Fenton and forwards onto City Road past the new petrol station. We turned right into Victoria Road. We continued down the hill and we crossed over the A52 at Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street past the site of the new housing development. We turned left onto the ring road. We ran around to Etruria Road and we turned left and headed under the A53 and we headed up to Etruria. We headed towards Basford and over the A500 where we saw Unicorn Travel R1 UTW. We turned right onto the B5369 and we went into Wolstanton. We stopped at the green space on the corner of A527. we stopped at the playground . Matthew walked to the toilet highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 69160 on a #98 to Ball Green. Once we had finished eating we continued around the lake and back to the car. Once we had finished we got back into the car and we set off onto the B5369. We ran through to the A53 and we turtned right. We turned left onto Victoria Street and we ran into Hartshill. We joined Hartshill Road and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. We went around the one-way system onto Elenora Street and we followed it around onto Copeland Street. We got onto to Glebe street towards the railway station and we turned right onto Lytton Street and we ran to the end before turning left onto City Road. We ran under the railway line and up the hill into Fenton. 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. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road. We walked down to the bus stop outside the flats. on the way we saw Afford rent-a-car DL21 NMZ parked up in there depot.


Afford rent-a-car DL21 NMZ in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67157 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 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. We entered the bus station and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we set off up Lichfield Street. We turned right onto Birch Terrace and we visited Iceland. When we had finished shopping we walked onto Old Hall Street past the site of the old bus station which has now been almost completely demolished. We turned the corner onto Parliament Row and we stopped at McDonalds and Matthew had chicken nuggets and fries and a cup of Coke. We walked back along parliament Row and we stopped at Poundland. We continued along Parliament Row and we stopped Boots and afterwards we went into Tontine Street onto Lichfield Street and back to the bus station. We waited for the next bus back to Fenton. A short time later we saw First Potteries 63098 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 63098 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 saw preservation was former PMT SSS825. We ran up the hill into Fenton. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. One off the bus we set off on foot onto City Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and we returned to the residential unit. Matthew went upstiars to his room to chill out. Matthew watched some 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.

Friday, 8 October 2021

Trip to Newcastle / Biddulph 08-10-2021
















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49Newcastle BSBiddulph, South View94D&G Bus
63098Biddulph BSHanley BS7AFirst Potteries
63176Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place6First Potteries
67155Fenton, Royal OakHanley, stop J123First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going out on the bus later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw white minibus SV59 ZRT. Later on we went to Newcastle in the car. We went downstairs to the car and we set off onto Temple Street where we saw Temple Street Church RX18 GZW. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and under the railway line into Stoke. We crossed over the A500. We went around the one-way system. We ran up the hill into Hartshill where we saw Intercity HX17 OSU. At the roundabout we ran forwards onto George Street and into Newcastle where we saw First Potteries 69148 on a #11 to Hanley. We ran forwards onto Ryecroft and we turned left onto the Southbound A34. We turned inti Hassell Street and we parked up in the Roebuck Centre car park. We walked through the Roebuck Centre and onto High Street. Matthew went for dinner in a chip shop. We set off along Hassell Street. We sat on a bench in Ironmarket. We turned left down High Street. Matthew had sausage chips and gravy washed down with a can of Coke. Once we had finished eating we returned to the bus station along Castle Walk. At the bus station we saw Arriva Midlands 2980 on a #64 to Market Drayton. Matthew went to the toilet and then returned into the bus station. Whilst we waited for the bus to Biddulph we saw First Potteries 69154 on a #22 to Longton. We waited for the next bus to Biddulph it was D&G Bus 49 on a #94 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto Barracks Road. We crossed the Jubilee roundabout onto the A527. We turned left onto Wulstan Drive and we turned right onto the Hempstalls Lane. We continued onto Hoon Avenue and forwards again onto Hassam Parade. We turned left onto the B5369 and right onto Oldcastle Avenue. We turned left onto Hanbridge Avenue and we turned left onto Bradwell Lane. We turned right onto Bursley Way and at the roundabout we went forwards onto Arnold Grove. We turned left onto Bradwell Lane and we went past the Potters Wheel pub. We continued left to the roundabout and we ran down Porthill Bank and crossed over the A500. As we crossed over the A500. We ran forwards onto the A5271 and we veered left onto Brownhills Road. We went to the top of the hill and we ran forwards onto Tunstall High Street and we turned right onto Furlong Road. We ran up to the A527 and we ran through Turnhurst and down the hill towards Fegg Hayes. We ran up the hill into Brindley Ford and we continued up to Knypersley. We turned right into Park Lane left into Woodlands Street. We turned right onto Church Close and we turned left onto Church Road. We continued onto Princess Street and we turned left onto Well Street. We turned right onto Biddulph High Street we got up and got off the bus. We walked a few paces down the High Street to the Biddulph Kebab & Pizza shop where we brought some fries. We walked back to the bus station around the corner to the bus station and we saw required D&G Bus 157 on the #9 to Hanley. A short while later we saw another First Bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 63098 on a #7A to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off onto the High Street and we turned left at the roundabout onto St John's Road. We ran around the estate and we crossed over the A527 at Knypersley. We ran through Brown Lees and we rejoined the A527 by the industrial estate. We ran down through Brindley Ford and to Fegg Hayes. We ran up the hill to Chell and we turned left onto High Lane. We ran back through Smallthorne & Sneyd Green into Hanley. When we got back to the bus station we waited for a bus back to Fenton. A short time later we saw First Potteries 63176 on a #6 to Coalville. 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 set off on foot up Victoria Road and we went sharp right onto 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. Later on we went out on the bus. We went downstairs and we walked out onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we waited for a bus to Hanley. We saw a a bus approaching and as it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67155 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Christchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road. down under the railway line and into Stoke. After a brief stop we continued around the one-way system onto Elenora Steet and right onto Copeland street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we went under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. We went past the railway station and we turned right onto College Road. After running the hill through Shelton we continued onto Cleveland Road and forwards onto Regent Road. We turned left onto Lower Bethesda Street and we crossed over the ring road onto Bethesda Street. We turned right onto John Street and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 67155 before it continued into the bus station.


First Potteries 67155 in Hanley
We walked along Bagnall Street and Cheapside and we turned right onto Piccadilly. We turned left onto Stafford Street. We continued forwards onto Bryan Street and we went to Cineworld. Matthew had a hot dog and Coke. He went to the toilet and afterwards he saw No Time To Die at the cinema. When he had finished we set off back down Bryan Street onto Stafford Street we saw Autocabs DX57 LMK.


Autocabs DX57 LMK in Hanley
We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we saw Intercity BFZ 2692.


Intercity BFZ 2692 in Hanley
we returned to the residential unit in a Lucky Seven taxi. We set off onto Lichfield Street and into joiners Square. We crossed over the roundabout We turned right onto the A52 and we ran towards Stoke. By the railway station we veered left along the A52 and we ran parallel to the railway line. We turned left onto City Road and 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 and chill out. Matthew went up to his room to use his computer and watch buses. He also ate the a toffee Crisp. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 06-10-2021
















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69170Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
65003Newcastle BSHanley BS4AFirst Potteries
67151Hanley BSFenton, Albert Square23First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to Newcastle later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley. We went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and we crossed over and onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and and we stopped at Aldi to pickup Matthew's weekly shop. Once Matthew had finished shopping we returned to the Burslem in Autocabs taxi. We set off up Victoria Road and we ran down the hill. We crossed over the roundabout at Joiners Square onto Lichfield street and we ran up the hill towards Hanley. We went around the ring-road and we got onto the A50. We ran through Burslem past the site of the old data company which is going to be a new Lidl supermarket. and around the back of Tunstall High Street past the police station. We re-joined the High Street and ran through Sandyford. We ran through Goldenhill and down the hill into Kidsgrove. We went under the railway line and into Cheshire and we crossed over the A34 onto the B5077. We continued into Alsager and we ran forwards into Radway Green. We continued up Slaughter hill and we ran up to Haslington before running towards Crewe along the A534. We ran inti the town and past the railway station before turning right into Edleston Road. We ran into the centre of Crewe and we followed the road around onto Delamere Street. We walked past the bus station and we saw Arriva NW&W 3161 on a #38 to Macclesfield. We sat down in the chip restaurant and we order our food. Matthew went to the toilet and the food arrived. He had Chips beans and sausage with 2 round of bread and butter washed down with a cup of Coke. After we had finished eating headed back to the bus station. After we had finished we walked back through the bus station and we saw Arriva NW&W 2492 on a #84 to Chester. When we had finished we returned We got in the car and we set off onto Edleston Road and we turned left onto the A534. We ran past the railway station and we continued up towards Haslington. We turned right onto Slaughter Hill and we ran back through Radway Green and into Alsager. We continued over the A34 and into Staffordshire and we ran under the railway line into Kidsgrove. We ran up the hill into Goldenhill and we continued into Sandyford. We joined Tunstall High Street and then we ran around the town centre and joined Scotia Road near to Asda. We ran up into Burslem and we continued along the A5o into Cobridge. We ran down the hill to the edge of Hanley and we went around the ring road to Lichfield Street. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and we turned right onto the A52. We ran forwards past the railway station and we veered left towards Fenton. We turned left onto City Road and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and we returned to the residential unit. Mathew went upstairs to his room to chill out and watch buses before going out later on. He also 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 WM70 DHN outside there yard.


Afford rent-a-car WM70 DHN in Fenton
On the way to the bus stop we saw Afford Rent-A-Car minibus DL21 NSV outside their yard.


Afford Rent-A-Car DL21 NSV in Fenton
We continued down City Road and we stood at the bus stop outside the flats. We waited for a First bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw D&G Bus 114 on a #1A to Wood Lane.


D&G 114 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 69170 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. Once off the bus Matthew got a picture of First Potteries 69170 before it returned towards Hanley on a #11 service.


First Potteries 69170 in Newcastle bus station
We set off on foot up Castle Walk and we visited Home Bargains. Matthew brought a can of Lucozade. We walked up Castle Walk and we turned right into Ironmarket and we turned left onto Castle Walk and we stopped at the Pound Bakery. Matthew brought a sausage roll before continuing along Castle Walk. We stopped at the benches at the end to eat the sausage rolls followed by a jam filled shortbread biscuit and drink the can of Lucozade. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards continued waiting for the bus. A short time later we saw First Potteries 65003 on a #4A to Hanley.


First Potteries 65003 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus 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 ran into Hanley and into the bus station. Once in the bus station Matthew went to the toilet. We waited for a bus to Fenton and a short time later we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67151 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. Later on Matthew had a bath and had toast for supper. Matthew went on his computer until bedtime around 23:00... Mark