Saturday, 23 June 2018

Trip to Newcastle / Biddulph 23-06-2018
















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67655Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrentham, adj Man-in-Space22First Potteries
42552Trentham, adj Man-in-SpaceStoke-upon-Trent, adj stop R21AFirst Potteries
67636Stoke-upon-Trent, adj stop QNewcastle BS25First Potteries
67651Newcastle BSStoke, adj stop A11First Potteries
67151Stoke-upon-Trent, adj stop QHanley BS23AFirst Potteries
67601Hanley BSTunstall, adj stop B7AFirst Potteries
67658Tunstall, adj stop BHanley BS3First Potteries
67637Hanley BSBiddulph BS7AFirst Potteries
67603Biddulph BSHanley BS7AFirst Potteries
67665Hanley BSNewcastle BS4First Potteries




First Potteries 67655 in Blurton


First Potteries 67655 in Trentham


First Potteries 42552 in Trentham


Inside First Potteries 42552


First Potteries 42552 in Stoke


First Potteries 67636 in Stoke


D&G 140 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 32639 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 67651 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 67651 in Stoke


First Potteries 67151 in Stoke


D&G 110 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 63171 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 65041 in Hanley bus station


D&G 39 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67601 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67601 in Tunstall


First Potteries 67658 in Tunstall


First Potteries 67637 in Hanley bus station


Inside First Potteries 67637


First Potteries 67637 in Biddulph bus station


D&G 157 in Biddulph bus station


First Potteries 67603 in Biddulph bus station


First Potteries 67665 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67665 in Newcastle bus station


D&G 149 in Newcastle bus station


Z Carz OV05 WSW in Longton

Friday, 22 June 2018

Trip to Joiners Square / Newcastle 22-06-2018









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DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareLongtonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXLongtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
63098Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also 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. Whilst we waited for time to go out Matthew watched buses from his window we saw First Potteries 65040 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 65040 in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We carried on along Christchurch Street and we saw YMCA MD10 XHB on Gimson Street.


YMCA MD10 XHB in Fenton
We continued to the day centre. In the morning Matthew did some baking. He made a cake. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill towards Stoke and we turned right onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. There must have been an issue as we did a u turn at the roundabout and ran back up Victoria Road. We turned right onto the private road on which the baths are situated and at the end we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and back to the day centre. After a brief stop we continued 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 crossed over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and to the pub. Matthew went ot the toilet and had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 32649 oon a #6 to Hanley & Copeland's Tours MIB 614. Matthew listened to the Jukebox with tracks by Steps. When it was time to home Matthew climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Palmerston Street and we turned right onto the A52 we saw ABC Supreme EN14 CHF. At Limekiln lights we followed the A52 right in Bucknall and then right onto the A5272. We ran through Bentilee and into Adderley Green. We turned right onto Anchor Road and we ran towards Longton. We turned right onto Upper Cross Street. We turned left oonto Caroline Street and we ran under the railway line. We crossed over Market Street onto Transport Lane and we stopped. We walked to th e shopping centre and we visited Greggs and bought a can of Coke. Once we had finished shopping we returned to Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the journey back to Fenton. We set off along Transport Lane and we turned right onto The Strand. We ran under the railway line onto King Street and we ran through Foley into Fenton. We continued onto City Road and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to wait. Matthew has a new bottle to drink orange sqaush from. Matthew chill out in his room whilst he waited for me to come and pick him up. I turned up around 14:30 and we got ready to go to Blurton. Whilst getting ready we saw Global Travel YKZ 9965 going towards Longton. Once we were ready we went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We got in the car and we drove onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street and into Heron Cross. We went through the traffic lights and forwards onto Blurton Road. As we travelled through Blurton we passed First Potteries 67655 on a #22 to Longton. We continued through Blurton and we turned right onto Church Street and right onto Beaconsfield Drive. By OSSMA we saw Stanton's of Stoke SO57 OKE. We got home around 15:00. When we got home Matthew had ttoast and a small bottle of dandelion & burdock. Today we were catching the 15:56 to Newcastle as we were going to the pub via Grandma's House. We set off around 15:45 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. whilst we waited for the bus we saw Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY parked up.


Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63100 on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 63100 in Blurton
A minute or so later and running on time, we saw First Potteries 63098 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63098 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035. We went over the railway line into Trentham and we saw Allendale PO59 GHA going Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill into Hanford. As we turned right into Wilson Road we saw Lucky Seven SF08 BUE coming the other way. We ran down Church Lane where we passed First Potteries 67153 on #21A to the Trentham Hotel. We continued down onto the A34 and as we joined the A34 we saw Carvers OU18 ZSX going Northwards. We crossed under the A500 and we saw Newcastle School HX66 AUR. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we saw First Potteries 67655 on the final #22 turn. We continued forwards on Hilton Road and we caught up with ABC Supreme HV18 FHK going towards the hospital. As we travelled through the hospital we saw Abbey Taxis V500 ABY. We turned right onto the A34 and a couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Behind us we saw D&G 158 on a #9 to Newcastle and E-zec patient transport OU18 CEK going towards Newcastle town centre.


E-zec patient transport OU18 CEK in Newcastle
We crossed over the A34 and we walked up the hill to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. Around 18:00 we set off onto Victoria Street. We turned left onto the A34. We continued down the A34 and we ran down into Trent Vale and we saw E-zec patient transport YN15 FEO. We carried on down the A34 and we went into the pub. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included ABC Supreme KX13 DZL going Northwards and First Potteries 65728 on a #101 to Hanley and First Potteries 65041 on a #101 to Stafford. Once we had finished eating we set off back to Blurton. We ran down the A34 and we joined the A500 at Hanford. We went North up the A500 to Sideway and we went Eastwards along the A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran up to Heron Street and we crossed over the A50. We continued into Blurton along Blurton Road. We turned right onto Church Road and we turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:15. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we composed a few e-mails and sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa doing e-mails and writing the until bedtime around 01:00... Mark

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Trip to Abbey Hulton / Alsagers Bank 21-06-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonAbbey HultonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXAbbey HultonFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up 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 63176 on a #11 to Newcastle. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went to the Hub. We set off onto Christchurh Street and into The Hub. Matthew went to the toilet and did arts and crafts. Later on he returned to the day centre. We set off onto Christchurch Street and up to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had a cheese oatcake followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon Matthew went trampolining in Abbey Hulton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52 and we ran Northwards towards Bucknall. We continued forwards onto the A5009 and we ran into Abbey Hulton. We turned right onto Abbots Road and we stopped at the sports centre. At the sports centre we saw Stoke-on-Trent city council's new welfare buses LK17 DXD. Matthew used the toilets before having a session on the trampoline and getting his level 2 certificate. we saw Shelton Care Group PE67 XEV. When it was time to go back we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the return journey. We set off onto Abbots Road and left onto Leek Road. We continued through Limekiln Bank junction and forwards to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill. We turned right onto Manor Street and right onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street past the new building under construction and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to and chilled out in his room. He also watched buses out of the window.


Harry Shaw NH05 CDH in Fenton


J30 CVV in Fenton


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GGZ in Fenton


Leons 211 in Fenton


First Potteries 63171 in Fenton


First Potteries 67653 in Fenton


Z Carz YJ62 RCO in Fenton
For tea Matthew had chicken & rice.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Trip to Hanley / Crewe 20-03-2018
















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67642Fenton, Christchurch StreetHanley BS6First Potteries
41495Hanley BSCrewe BS3First Potteries
67649Crewe BSHanley BS3First Potteries
63175Hanley BSFenton, adj Travers Court11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. before Matthew went to the day centre he watched buses out of the window. Across the road we saw First Potteries 63175 on a #11 to Hanley. we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went out on the bus. We set off on foot onto Glebedale Road and we walked around the corner onto City Road. We walked up to the bus stop near to Philpott's and we waited for a bus towards Longton. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 67642 on a #11 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We carried on along City Road and we continued forwards onto King Street. We ran through Foley and we under the railway line into Longton town centre. We ran up Market Street and we turned left onto Anchor Road. We ran up the hill to the top and ran down to the roundabout in Adderley Green. At the roundabout at the East end of Bentilee we turned right onto Beverley Drive and then left onto Dawlish Drive. We ran to the end and we turned left onto Beverley Drive. At the end we turned right onto Dividy Road and we ran down the hill to Bucknall. We turned left onto the A52 and we ran to limekiln lights and we went across onto Bucknall New Road. We climbed the hill up to Hanley and we joined the clockwise ring road. We ran around to Lichfield Street and we turned right to pull up outside the stop adjacent to the bus station. We got up and got off the bus. We walked down to the stand for the Crewe bus and we waited for the next one. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 41495 on a #3 to Crewe. We got on the bus bus and we booked to Alsager 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 and we continued North onto the A50. We ran through Goldenhill and down the bank into Kidsgrove. We saw First Potteries 65735 on a #3 to Hanley. We ran under the railway line into Cheshire and we crossed over the A34. We continued into Church Lawton and then into Alsager. We cotinued Westwards along the B5077 under the M6 and into Radway Green. We followed the road to the right up Slaughter hill and we continued straigh up into Haslington. We turned left onto Crewe Road and we re-joined the B5077 towards Crewe Green. We crossed over the roundabout onto the Westbound A534 and we ran towards Crewe railway station. We pas the railway station and we continued for around 1/2 mile before turning right into Edlestone Road. We ran into town crossing over the railway line and forwards onto Chester Bridge. We followed the road around onto Delamere Street and we turned right into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked to the pub. We went to the pub on the corner of the street. Matthew went to the toilet and had a glass of Coke. For dinner Matthew a had a burger and fries followed by a warm chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. After we had finished we walked back through the bus station we saw Arriva NW&W 2931 on layover. We waited for the bus back to Hanley. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67649. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down. off out of the bus station onto Delamere Street and we followed the road around onto Chester Bridge. We ran forwards 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 joind 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 A50 into Cobridge. We ran down the hill to the edge of Hanley and we went around the ring road to Town Road and we ran into Hanley. We ran down Quadrant Road and forwards onto Stafford Street. We ran across the shared space past the town hall and onto Bagnall Street. We ran forwards into the bus station. A few minutes later the bus turned up and it was First Potteries 63175 on a #11 to Newcastle. We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton we sat down. We set off up 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. 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 then we got up and got off the bus. We walked down City Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out for a while and use his computer.


Meadows DX65 DMF in Fenton


D&G 134 in Fenton


MU51 ZXX in Fenton
After tea Matthew went for a walk to Aldi to get some shopping. 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 we went down the hill to Aldi. Matthew brought his shopping and then we got a lucky Seven taxi back to the residential unit. We set off onto Victoria Road and we crossed over the roundabout Lichfield Street. We got onto the anti-clockwise ring road and we saw Stanton's of stoke minibus PSU 988 parked up at Hinde Street. We ran around to Etruria Road and we turned left and headed under the A53 onto Festival Way. After running around the loop of festival Way and Forge Lane we re-joined the A53 and we saw ABC Supreme SJ13 WYD. We ran over the A500 into Basford and we dropped down into Newcastle and went around the one-way system. We went down Barracks Road past the bus station and we joined onto the A519. We ran South for around a mile an we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and had a glass of Coke. Once they had done we returned to the day centre on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto the A519 and we ran North to Newcastle. We ran past the bus station and we joined the Eastbound A53 through Basford and into Etruria. We turned left onto Forge lane and we ran around to Festival Way where we saw Z Carz minibus LV59 DZC at Waterworld. We ran back under the A53 onto Etruria Road. We joined the ring road and we ran around to Lichfield Street. At Joiners square we went across the A52 onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill. We turned right onto Manor Street and right onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left again onto Temple Street. Back at the residential unit Matthew put his shopping away in the kitchen and then chilled out in his room. later on he had a bath and then had toast and orange juice for supper. Matthew went to bed around 23:00... Mark.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Trip to Tabley / Newcastle 19-06-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonTableyCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXTableyFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up 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 63097 on a #11 to Newcastle. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew visited the Royal Cheshire County Show on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road. We came off the A500 onto City Road and we saw First Potteries 32649 on a #25 to Keele. We continued up City Road under the railway line up to Smithpool Road and we turned right. We turned left onto Temple Street and we went back to the residential unit. Matthew went back up to his room to use his computer and watch buses.


Lucky Seven SF07 DKJ in Fenton


E-zec patient transport YJ66 JMO in Fenton


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton


Christchurch Primary DU56 DNN in Fenton


Lucky Seven PK08 GGE in Fenton
Matthew went to Grandma's. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Chrsitchurch Street. We turned left onto City Road and we ran down to the A52. We went under the railway line and over the A500 into Stoke. We went around the one-way system and up Hartshill Road and into Harshill. We turned left onto the Avenue and we ran to the end where we turned right onto the A34. We turned off the A34 and we stopped at Grandma's house. Matthew went on the computer and had a can of Irn Bru. For tea Matthew had shepherds pie followed by treacle tart and custard. Staff came to pick Matthew up in the car and Matthew said goodbye to Grandma and we set off onto Occupation Street. We turned onto the A34 and we ran past Newcastle. Near to the KFC we turned left onto Robertson Avenue. We crossed forwards onto Douglas Road and forwards to the disco. We spent some time at the disco. Matthew went to the toilet and a glass of coke. After doing some dancing we returned to Fenton. We ran back to the A34 and we went South into Newcastle. We turned left onto the A527 and we ran up to the Jubilee Roundabout. We ran around the one-way system onto George Street and we ran into Hartshill. We ran down Hartshill Road into Stoke and we went around the one-way system onto Church Street. We crossed over the A500 and onto City Road before going under the railway line. We climbed the hill and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Later on Matthew chilled out in his room. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark