Saturday, 26 September 2020

Trip to Sheton / Leek 26-09-2020
















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67151Fenton, adj Travers CourtShelton, Cauldon College23First Potteries
118Bucknall, Finney GardensLeek BS16D&G Bus
125Leek BSMacclesfield BS109D&G Bus
4404Macclesfield BSCongleton BS38Arriva NW&W
4402Congleton BSMacclesfield BS38Arriva NW&W
2934Macclesfield BSBollington, High Street10Arriva NW&W
2934Bollington, High StreetMacclesfield BS10Arriva NW&W


Today Matthew was in the residential unit 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 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 Afford Rent-A-Car MK67 UEP.


Afford Rent-A-Car MK67 UEP in Fenton
Also seen was white minibus SE17 going towards Hanley.


SE17 in Fenton
For a late dinnnr we had a sausage sandwich. Later on we went downstairs and we set off onto City Road and we saw Afford rent-a-car KV19 NUK outside there yard.


Afford rent-a-car KV19 NUK in Fenton
We stood at the bus stop outside the flats and we waited for a bus to Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 63097 on a #22 to Newcastle. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we flashed the First Network ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down City Road and we joined the A52 to go under the railway line and over the A500. We continued onto Church Street and into the centre of Stoke. After a brief stop we continued around the one-way system onto Elenora Street and right onto Copeland street. We turned left onto Glebe Street and we went under the railway line before turning left onto Station Road. We went past the railway station ans we turned right onto College Road. We got on the bus and we brought a day ticket before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off Bucknall New Road. We ran down the hill and at the bottom we joined the A52. We ran through Bucknall and up Ash Bank. We travelled through Warrington and up the Cellerhead where we turned left onto the A520. We ran through Wetley Roacks and Cheddleton and we climbed the hill into Leek town centre. We turned right outta Compton and then right again into the bus station. When we got off the Once we had finished eating we returned to the bus station. We saw D&G Bus 125 on the #109 to Macclesfield. We got on the bus and we brought a day ticket before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto the A523 and we turned left and went through the town centre. We continued down the valet past Sainsbury's and we climbed out of Leek towards Rudyard lake. We continued into Ruston Spencer before We crossed over the A54 at Bosley and we continued North into Macclesfield. In town we continued onto the A536 and we turned left onto Sunderland Street. We turned left onto Queen Victoria and we entered the bus station. We got up and got off the bus. In the bus station we saw Arriva NW&W 703. A few minutes later the bus to Congleton arrive. It was Arriva NW&W 4404. We got on and we brought Arriva Day Saver tickets before we went upstairs and sat down. The bus set off out of the bus station and we ran through town onto the A536. We ran out of town through Warren in Rode Heath. We ran to the edge of town and we turned left onto the A54. We entered the bus station and we got up and got off the bus. We went upstairs and Matthew returned to his room to chill out. 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.

Thursday, 24 September 2020

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 24-09-2020
















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63114Fenton, Victoria PlaceNewcastle BS11First Potteries
65004Newcastle BSHanley BS4AFirst Potteries
63177Hanley BSNewcastle BS25First Potteries
67699Newcastle BSHanley BS4AFirst Potteries
63099Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Party. 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 #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67159 in Fenton
Later on we went downstairs and we set off on foot to the bus stop. We walked onto Temple Street and and we crossed over Christchurch Street. We went through the alleyway onto the car park and we crossed over City Road. we saw First Potteries 63178 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63178 in Fenton
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 63114 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63114 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.


First Potteries 63114 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 65004 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 saw First Potteries 63177 on a #25 to Keele.


First Potteries 63177 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before we sat down. We set off out of the bus station onto john Street and left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we ran down through Shelton along Regent Road and College Road. We passed the railway station and we continued forwards onto the A52. We followed the road to the right under the railway line. We crossed over the A500. entering 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. Once through the hospital. As we travelled through the hospital we saw ABC Coaches KX13 DZL and First Potteries 63097 on a #22 to Longton. 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.


First Potteries 67159 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 67653 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 67699 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 63099 on a #11 to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 63099 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. At the roundabout we turned right onto Anchor Road. Due to a road closure the bus was diverted in Longton. We turned left onto Market Street and we ran forwards onto Uttoxeter Road and we turned right into Chadwick Street. We turned right onto Normacot Road and we crossed over the roundabout 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 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. we went downstairs. We went upstairs and Matthew returned to his room to chill out. 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.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Trip to Hanley / Stafford 22-09-2020
















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32632Fenton, Victoria PlaceHanley BS6First Potteries
67662Hanley BSNorton, opp Robin Hood8First Potteries
63101Norton, opp Robin HoodNewcastle BS98First Potteries
63097Newcastle BSFenton25First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus up to Norton. A new-look Wetherspoon pub has reopened after floods forced it to close for nearly a year in Stafford. 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 grey minibus ???? DRC.


DRC in Fenton
Another vehicle seen was First Potteries 63174 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63174 in Fenton
Later on 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 Stanton's of Stoke NXJ 321.


Stanton's of Stoke NXJ 321 in Fenton
We continued along Christchurch Street. We onto City Road we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Hanley. At the top we crossed over Victoria Road to wait for the bus at the bus stop. A few minutes later the bus turned up and it was dud First Potteries 32632 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 32632 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we went upstairs sat down. We set off down Victoria Road 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 turned right onto Bethesda Street and right onto John Street and into the bus station.


D&G 38 in Hanley
A short time later we saw First Potteries 67662 on a #8 to Ball Green.


First Potteries 67662 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Norton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the bus station and onto Bethesda Street. We went onto Marsh Street before turning back into Hanley on Trinity Street. We turned onto Stafford Street and we picked up more passengers before heading out of town along Quadrant Road. We headed through Townsend an onto Chell Street. We went through Sneyd Green and we turned left at Smallthorne Roundabouts onto Ford Green Road. We continued Ford Green Road and up into Norton. At the top of Norton we got up and got off the bus.


Stanton's of Stoke 8701 VT in Norton
We waited for a bus back towards Newcastle. A short time later we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #98 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63101 in Norton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before we sat down. We set off onto Ford Green Road. We ran to the bottom of the hill and ran up through Smallthorne to the roundabout we turned left onto Moorland Road and we ran down to Burslem. We continued through Burslem to Longport and over the A500 and up Porthill Bank. We turned left at the roundabout and we ran through Wolstanton and May Bank into Newcastle. We crossed the Jubilee roundabout and we ran down Barracks Road and into Newcastle. We crossed the roundabout onto Barracks Road and we entered the bus station. We saw First Potteries 63097 on a #25 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63097 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of the bus station onto barracks Road and we ran down onto the Southbound A34. We turned left into the hospital and we ran through the grounds and onto Hilton Road. We continued onto Albany Road and we turned right onto The Avenue. At the end of the road we turned right onto the A52 and we ran through Hartshill and down the hill into Stoke town centre. We went forwards onto Church Street and the bus topped in the town centre. After a brief stop we continued over the A500 and we got up and got off the bus just before the railway bridge. We walked up City Road and we cut across onto Temple Street and into the residential unit. we went upstairs to his room and use his computer and watched buses out of the window. 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.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Trip to Newcastle / Longton Park 21-09-2020
















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63101Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
67155Newcastle BSHanley BS25First Potteries
32633Hanley BSMeir Broadway6AFirst Potteries
BG64 YGJNormacotLongton ParkCharterIntercity
BG64 YGJLongton ParkBlurtonCharterIntercity


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus later on. it was also the day Matthew saw the coucil are going to spend £8.7 million road improvement projects to go ahead to help bust traffic jams. 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 67152 on a #23 to Hanley. Later on we went out on the bus. We went downstairs and We walked onto Temple Street and left onto Christchurch Street. We stopped at the Co-op and Matthew had a bottle of Coke. We turned left onto City Road where we saw First Potteries 63101 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 took a picture of First Potteries 63101 before it worked a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63101 in Newcastle bus station
In Newcastle, we decided to catch a bus to Hanley. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #25 to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. When it was time to go the bus 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 Lidice way. When we got to the bus station we got up and got off the bus where Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67155 before it worked a #25 to Keele.


First Potteries 67155 in Hanley bus station
We set off out of the bus station. We walked up Lichfield Street and we turned left on Stafford Street. We stood near the corner of Trinity Street where work is being done on the former Bridgefords estate agents building. We saw D&G Bus 39 on a #8B from Endon to Hanley.


D&G 39 in Hanley
Another vehicle seen was First Potteries 65004 on a #8 from Ball Green to Hanley


First Potteries 65004 in Hanley
Also seen was First Potteries 63098 on a #3A from Talke to Hanley.


First Potteries 63098 in Hanley
We headed back along Stafford Street and we turned right onto Lichfield Street. We headed back into the bus station and we waited for a bus towards Meir. A short time later we saw First Potteries 32633 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 32633 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Meir. As the lower saloon of the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 32633.


Inside First Potteries 32633
We went upstairs and the top deck was empty too, so Matthew took another picture inside First Potteries 32633.


Inside First Potteries 32633
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. We continued onto City Road and forwards onto King street. We ran through Foley and under the railway line into Longton town centre. The bus stopped on Market Street and then we continued onto Uttoxeter Road. We ran through Normacot and then we joined the A50. We ran fast up to Meir and then we came off the A50 onto Broadway. Once off the bus we set off on foot towards Longton Park. We saw white minibus WA07 CZM parked up in a side street in Normacot.


WA07 CZM in Normacot
We saw First Potteries 63171 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63171 in Blurton
We went upostairs and Matthew chilled out in his room and watched buses out of the window. We saw Copeland's Tour MIB 278 heading towards Stoke.


Copeland's Tours MIB 278 in Fenton

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Trip to Newcastle / Derby 19-09-2020
















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112Fenton, Smithpool RoadNewcastle BS1BD&G Bus
63171Newcastle BSBall Green, Wilding Road98First Potteries
63171Ball Green, Wilding RoadNewcastle BS98First Potteries
65731Newcastle BSHanley BS4First Potteries
63101Hanley BSBlythe Bridge, Old Bill's Garage6AFirst Potteries
65004Upper Tean, Post OfficeUttoxeter BSKFFirst Potteries
736Uttoxeter BSDerby BSSwiftTrent Barton
147Derby BSLoughborough, Lemyngton StreetSkylinkKinchbus


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus later on. There is also a new fish and chip shop to open in Leeds from award-winning restaurant team. 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 West Midlands Ambulance Service DL67 CRZ.


WMAS DL67 CRZ in Fenton
Matthew returned to his room and we saw First Potteries 63100 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63100 in Fenton
Later on 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. We set off onto Christchurch street and we turned left onto City Road. We waited for a bus towards Hanley. A short time later we saw First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw the bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was D&G Bus 111 on a #1B to Park Site.


D&G 112 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we brought a day ticket before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We 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. 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.


First Potteries 63171 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and place the First Potteries Newtwork Day tickets under the scanner 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 and headed through Wolstanton. We turned right onto Porthill Bank and we we went down the hill and over the A500. We crawled into Longport past the site of the new petrol station and up the hill to Burslem. There was an unidentified Johnstons coach parked up on Newport Road. The road were still busy as we went up Moorland Road. We went over Smallthorne Roundabouts and down Ford Green Road. We continued Ford Green Road and up into Norton. We carried on along onto Ford Green Road. We ran to the bottom of the hill and ran up through Smallthorne to the roundabout we turned left onto Moorland Road and we ran down to Burslem. We continued through Burslem to Longport and over the A500 and up Porthill Bank. We turned left at the roundabout and we ran through Wolstanton and May Bank into Newcastle. We crossed the Jubilee roundabout and we ran down Barracks Road and into Newcastle. We crossed the roundabout onto Barracks Road and we entered the bus station. We saw First Potteries 65731 on a #4 to Hanley.


First Potteries 65731 in Newcastle bus station
We got on the bus and place the First Potteries Newtwork Day tickets under the scanner 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 roundabout onto the A53 and we ran up and over into Etruria. We crossed the A500 and and we headed up to Festival Park. We left the A53 onto Forge Lane passing the site of the new pub being contructed. We came back towards the A53 along Festival Way. We crossed under the A53 and we ran up Etruria Road and into Hanley. We continued onto trinity Street before turning right into Stafford Street. Past the town hall and Radio Stoke. We entered the bus station off Bagnall Street. Once off the bus Matthew went to the toilet. A short time later we saw First Potteries 63101 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.


First Potteries 63101 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and place the First Potteries Newtwork Day tickets under the scanner before we sat 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. We continued onto City Road and forwards onto King street we saw D&G Bus 115. We ran through Foley and under the railway line into Longton town centre. The bus stopped on Market Street and then we continued onto Uttoxeter Road. We ran through Normacot and then we joined the A50. We ran fast up to Meir and then we came off the A50 onto Broadway. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A520 and we headed up the hill to Rough Close and we turned left onto Grindley Lane. We turned left onto Whitestone Road and then left onto Lysander Road. We ran around the Meir Park and we crossed over the A50 onto the A521. We ran into Blythe Bridge and we crossed over the railway line. We continued into the town centre and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we set off on foot towards Tean. Once in Tean we waited for a Kingfisher towards Uttoxetter. The bus appeared and it was First Potteries 65004 on a Kingfisher service to Uttoxeter. We got on the bus and we put the First Network Day ticket under the scanner before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of tean and we ran Eastwards along the A522 through Checkley We crossed over the A50 and we ran the last mile or so into town past the biscuit factory. In the centre of town we followed the A522 to the left and we turned into the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once in Uttoxeter we waited for a Swift service to Derby. A short time kater Trent Barton 736 appeared on a Swift service to Derby. We got on the bus and we booked our tickets before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off out of town and past the bakery before forking right and crossing the A50 by MacDonalds. We headed out of town towards Rocester and we turned into town. due to roadworks there was a section of the route that was now one way. I wondered if this would have a bearing on the return service and it did. A lady tried to get on the bus trying to go to Uttoxeter and she had to wait for the other service to come the same way down the road. We came out of the other side of Rocester and then we headed into Denstone. We got back to the residential unit and Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out. Matthew used his computer and watched music videos on the television. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Friday, 18 September 2020

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 18-09-2020
















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67664FentonNewcastle BS11First Potteries
65034Newcastle BSHanley BS101First Potteries
67156Hanley BSFenton, Tirley Street23First Potteries
67664Fenton, Smithpool RoadNewcastle BS11First Potteries
44514Newcastle BSNewcastle, Adj Cherry Tree22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus later on. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw City Centre Central DT15 GVR.


City Centre Central DT15 GVR in Fenton
For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. room to chill out and watch buses out of the window we saw Voyager Travel YT64 FMF. Later on we went downstairs and we set off Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. and across City Road. We waited at the bus stop for a bus to Newcastle. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67664 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67664 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 had a walk around Newcastle. We waited for a bus towards Hanley. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 37159 on a #4 to Hanley.


First Potteries 65034 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


VN06 GMF in Hanley


First Potteries 67156 in Hanley bus station
When it was time to go out we went downstairs and we cur through onto City Road and we walked down to the stop outside the flats. We waited for a bus to Newcastle. Whilst we waited we saw Afford Rent-a-car YM19 ZHX. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Newstead. A few minutes later we saw the bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67664 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. We waited for a bus towards the hospital. A short time later we saw First Potteries 44514 on a #22 to Longton. We got on the bus and we booked to the Hospital before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station onto Barracks Road. We ran Southwards onto the A34. We got up and got off the bus by the Cherry Tree. 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. He also had a slice of chocolate log. When it was time to go we said goodbye to Grandma and we got in the car. We set off just after 18:00 and we ran down Occupation Street. We turned left onto the A34. We continued southwards into 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 65729 on a #22 to Longton, E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHU and First Potteries 65034 on a #101 to Stafford. Once we had finished eating we set off to uncle Dave's to pick him up. We ran down the A34 and we joined the Northbound A500. At Sideway we turned right onto the A50 heading Eastwards. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross. We dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran up to Heron Cross and we into Blurton along Blurton Road. We turned right onto Church Road and right onto Beaconsfield Drive and We got home. We finished off the Blog and then we went back to the residential unit in the car. We set off through Blurton onto Finstock Avenue and we turned left onto Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left onto Church Road 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. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room. He watched television and used 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, 15 September 2020

Trip to Hanley / Newcastle 15-09-2020
















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65028Stoke, railway stationHanley BS25First Potteries
63111Hanley BSNewcastle BS25First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out on the bus later on. 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. Whilst waiting to go out we saw First Potteries 67648 on a #11 to Newcastle. We went downstairs and We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street where we saw Z Carz SJ61 OPK.


Z Carz SJ61 OPK in Fenton
The walked along Christchurch Street and across City Road and onto Manor Street where we saw City Centre Central RK11 ZKM.


City Centre Central RK11 ZKM in Fenton
Manor Street and we stopped at the green space on the corner of William Street. we stopped at the playground and For dinner Matthew had sausage sandwich a can of Shandy. We continued along Manor Street onto City Road and we walked down the hill over the railway line to Leekbrook Junction. We turned right onto the private road on which the baths are situated. Matthew went swimming and then we waited for a taxi to go back to the residential. The taxi turned up and it was Intercity taxi. We ran up the private road and we turned left onto City Road. and back to the residential unit. We went upstairs and Matthew went to his room to chill out on his computer.


T320 HBK in Fenton


First Potteries 65028 in Stoke
We got on the bus and booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off down 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 32081 on a #32 to Uttoxeter. We left the bus station and we walked up LIchfield Street. A short time later we saw First Potteries 63111 on a #25 to Keele. We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle before we sat down. We set off out of the bus station onto john Street and left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we ran down through Shelton along Regent Road and College Road. We passed the railway station and we continued forwards onto the A52. We followed the road to the right under the railway line. We crossed over the A500. entering 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. Once through the hospital. As we travelled 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.