Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Trip to Hanley / Newcastle 14-08-2018
















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63176Fenton, Victoria PlaceHanley BS6AFirst Potteries
65035Hanley BSTrentham Gardens (opp)101First Potteries
65033Trentham Gardens, adj Poachers Cottage PHNewcastle BS101First Potteries
63100Newcastle BSFenton, Smithpool Road11First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw First Potteries 42554 on a #23 to Hanley. we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX parked outside.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went on the computer. For dinner Matthew had a ham sandwich followed by Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon Matthew went to Hanley on the bus. We set off on foot onto City Road. We crossed over City Road and we walked up to Victoria Place to wait for a bus to Hanley. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63176 on a #6A to Hanley.


First Potteries 63176 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before we sat down. We set off down Victoria Road and we crossed over the A52 at Joiners Square. We ran up Lichfield Street and we crossed over the ring road. We got up and got off the bus at the stop outside the bus station. Whilst we waited we saw Edwards Coaches National Express liveried coach BX16 CJE on a #528 service to Haverfordwest and First Potteries 67651 on a #4 to Audley. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 65035 on a #101 to Stafford.


First Potteries 65035 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Trentham Gardens. The bus was empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 65035 before sitting down towards the back of the bus.


Inside First Potteries 65035
We set off through the bus station where we saw dud Arriva Midlands 2960 on a #164 to Market Drayton. and onto John Street. We turned right onto Bethesda Street and left onto Broad Street. We ran down the hill and over the ring road onto Snow Hill Before we turned right onto Shelton New Road and headed up towards Newcastle. We went over the crossroads and at the roundabout we went straight across onto George Street. We headed down the hill and onto Barracks Road before entering Newcastle bus station. After a short wait at the bus station we carried on Southwards down the A34 past the hospital and through Trent Vale we saw First Potteries 67636 on a #22 to Newcastle. We crossed under the A500 into Hanford and we continued South into Trentham and past Trentham Gardens


First Potteries 65033 in Trentham Gardens
Trentham. We continued North through Hanford and Trent Vale and we past the City General hospital before going into Newcastle. We turned right onto Barracks Road and we entered the bus station from the South end. We got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we waited for the next bus back Fenton. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67155 on a #99 to Chell Heath.


First Potteries 65039 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 63100 in Newcastle bus station
We booked to Fenton and as the rear of the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 63100 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 63100
the bus waiting to depart, we saw required Arriva Midlands 3697 on a #164 to Hanley. We set off onto Barracks Road and we ran up to the Jubilee roundabout. We ran onto the A53 and around the one-way system onto the A52. We ran up George Street into Hartshill and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. After a brief stop we continued along Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We crossed over City Road and we saw First Potteries 67648 on a #11 to Newcastle. Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out. Matthew went to JTF on foot. We set off onto Christchurch Street right onto City Road. At the roundabout we turned right and walked past KFC and into JTF. Matthew went upstairs to the cafe and had toast and a drink of Coke. When we had finished we walked back to the residential. We set off past KFC and onto City Road before turning left into Christchurch Street and onto Temple Street. Later on Matthew went to Grandma's. Matthew went downstairs and out of the residential unit. We went to Grandma's in a car. 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. God knows what your teeth are like! You are forever eating chocolate, cake and drinking Coke. Eat some proper food for a change. 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

Monday, 13 August 2018

Trip to Keighley / Talke 13-08-2018
















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HV17 KVOFentonKeighleyCharterABC Supreme
HV17 KVOKeighleyFentonCharterABC Supreme


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 41502 on a #23 to Newstead. Around 09:00 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 to Keighley on ABC Supreme HV17 KVO. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We ran under the railway line and then we turned right onto the Northbound A52. We ran North up to the M6


Jayjay's Travel PY07 NHT in Fenton


D&G 115 in Fenton


Afford Rent-A-Car MK67 UEP in Fenton


First Potteries 63171 in Fenton


D&G 119 in Fenton


D&G 111 in Fenton


Intercity SF58 NTC in Fenton

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Trip to Longton / Trentham Gardens 11-08-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
44Fenton, adj Travers CourtStoke, adj stop Q1D&G
63176Stoke, adj stop MFenton, Christchurch Street11First Potteries
DY08 FFXFentonTrentham GardensCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXTrentham GardensFentonCharterShelton Care Group


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out on the bus later. 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.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Chrsitchurch Street. We turned right onto Station Bridge Road ans we followed the road around onto Heron Street. We went over the traffice lights onto Blurton Road and at the roundabout we joined the Eastbound A50. Strand. We crossed over the road and went into Lidl. Matthew did his food shopping Westbound A50. We ran through Longton and we came off the A50 at Heron Cross. We turned right onto Blurton Road and we went through the traffic lights onto Heron Street. We followed the road around onto Station Bridge Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned left onto Masterson Street and right onto Watkin Street. We turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit.


Scraggs 6626 VT in Fenton


D&G 44 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. We got off


First Potteries 67155 in Stoke


First Potteries 63176 in Stoke
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. At the top of the hill we got up and got off the bus. We crossed over City Road and onto Christchurch Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and watch buses out of the window.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Trip to Shrewsbury / Kidsgrove 10-08-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonShrewsburyCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXShrewsburyFentonCharterShelton Care Group
HV18 GVUFentonKidsgroveCharterABC Supreme
HV18 GVUKidsgroveFentonCharterABC Supreme


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Shrewsbury Flower Show. 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. Across the road we saw First Potteries 63174 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63174 in Fenton
we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued along Christchurch Street and into the day centre. In the morning Matthew went out on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set of onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill under the railway line and then we got onto the southbound A500. We did the A500 right to the end and then we turned left onto the A519. We ran for a couple of hundred yards and then we turned right onto the A5182 by the Eddie Stobart depot. We ran Westwards along the the road until the end until we joined the Southbound A53. we ran through Whitmore andbaldwin's gate and then we joined the A51 by The swan with Two Necks. A couple of hundred yards later we turned left onto the A53 again. We ran through Loggerhead and then we went around the North side of Market Drayton. We crossed the A41 at Tern Hill. We were now out in open countryside and we ran along the fast newer sections of the road to Shawbury. Once we passed through the village we ran to the edge of Shrewsbury


Afford Rent-a-car MK67 UES in Fenton


Lucky Seven SJ57 AVZ in Fenton


Britannia Travel S100 KKE in Fenton


Lucky Seven BV63 XRR in Fenton
We went out for tea. Transport for the trip it was ABC Supreme HV18 GVU. We got on and we set off onto Temple Street. We turned left onto Chrustchurch Street and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill and we joined the A52 and ran under the railway line. We turned right onto the Northbound A500 and we ran up to the A34. We turned right at the roundabout onto the A34 and we ran up to Talke. At the traffic light we followed the A34 to the right and we ran into Kidsgrove. We turned right onto the B5371 and right onto Clough Hall Road. We stoped at the pub and Matthew went to the toilet. He also had a glass of Coke. For tea Matthew had a beefburger and fries followed by a lemon meringue pie. When it was time to go back we returned to Fenton on ABC Supreme HV18 GVU. We set off onto Clough Hall road and we turned left onto the B5371. At the end we turned left onto the A34 and we ran upn to Talke. At the traffic light we followed the A34 to the left and we ran down to the A500. WE joined the Southbound A500 and we ran through Longport and Etruria. We came off the A500 at Stoke and we turned left onto the A52. We ran under the railway line and we went forwards onto City Road and into Fenton. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room and chilled out on his computer. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Trip to Newcastle / Hanley 09-08-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonBurslem ParkCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXBurslem ParkFentonCharterShelton Care Group
63171Fenton, adj Travers CourtNewcastle BS11First Potteries
63101Newcastle BSHanley BS11First Potteries
63177Hanley BSFenton, Victoria Place6First Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice. Whilst waiting for the time to go to the day centre, we saw D&G Bus 115 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 115 in Fenton
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 spent time on the computer and did communication studies. For dinner Matthew had a cheese oatcake followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternoon


CP55 in Fenton


D&G 53 in Fenton


Z Carz YJ62 LSX in Fenton


Afford Rent-a-car MK67 UEP in Fenton


First Potteries 63178 in Fenton


First Potteries 63101 in Fenton


Northwood Day Centre SN59 CVZ in Fenton


First Potteries 67157 in Fenton


First Potteries 67603 in Fenton


First Potteries 67159 in Fenton


First Potteries 63171 in Fenton


First Potteries 63101 in Newcastle bus station
We booked to Hanley and as the rear of the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 63171 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 63101
We set off onto Barracks Road and we ran up to the Jubilee roundabout. We ran onto the A53 and around the one-way system onto the A52. We ran up George Street into Hartshill and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. After a brief stop we continued along Church Street out of Stoke and over the A500. We ran under the railway line and we continued onto City Road. and we went forwards onto King Street. We ran through Foley and we under the railway line into Longton town centre. We stopped outside the old job centre as the #11 no longer calls in the Interchange. 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.


First Potteries 63177 in Hanley
We booked to Fenton and as the rear of the bus was empty Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 63177 before we sat down.


Inside First Potteries 63177
We set off up Lichfield Street and we turned right into Birch Terrace. We followed the road around to the left onto Charles Street. At the top we turned right onto Old Hall Street before turning right onto the ring road. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We crossed the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill into Fenton. 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. We turned left onto Christchurch Street and we turned right onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs and back to his room. Matthew used his computer

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Trip to Longton / Fegg Hayes 08-08-2018
















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67632Fenton, Victoria PlaceLongton, Market Street11First Potteries
63171Longton, stop CFenton, Victoria Place6AFirst Potteries
SH57 NHUFentonFegg HayesCharterLucky Seven
SH57 NHUFegg HayesFentonCharterLucky Seven


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going out to Longton 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. Across the road we saw First Potteries 67657 on a #11 to Hanley. we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
We turned lfte onto Christchurch Street and we crossed over and headed towards Victoria Place. On the way we saw D&G 111 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 111 in Fenton
A short distance up the road we saw First Potteries 67640 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67640 in Fenton
We waited at the bus stop near to Pilpots for a bus towards Longton. A few minutes later we saw a bus approaching. As it got closer we saw it was First Potteries 67632 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67632 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Longton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We carried on along City Road and we continued forwards onto King Street we saw dud First Potteries 37159 on a #6A to Hanley. We passed through Foley We ran forwards into Longton.. We went under the railway line into Longton town centre. The bus stopped on King Street and we got up and got off the bus. Once of the bus we walked across the road onto The Strand. We turned right by Hylands and we walked through to Tesco. Matthew did some shopping and walked back onto The Strand. We stopped at Café Delight. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. We crossed over the Strand and we walked into the Bennett Precinct. Matthew went to Cash Converters. Afterwards we walked back on the Strand and we crossed over to the bus stop. We waited for a bus back to Fenton. A few minutes later a bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63171 on a #6A to Hanley.


First Potteries 63171 in Longton
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. We turned right into Victoria Road and we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked back to the residential unit. We set off along City Road and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Temple street and back to the residential unit. Later on we went to Fegg Hayes. We walked around the corner onto City Road We went to Fegg Hayes in taxi. We saw that it was Lucky Seven minibus SH57 NHU. We got on and we set off along Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we continued onto Heron Street. We went through the traffic lights onto Blurton Road and we turned right at the roundabout onto the Westbound A50. At Sideway we turned right onto the Northbound A500. We came off the A500 at Etruria and we went Eastwards along the A53. We continued through Cobridge and we veered left onto Sandbach Road. At small thorne roundabouts we went left onto High Lane. We continued to the end at at the roundabout we turned right onto the A527. We ran down the hill to the bottom into Fegg Hayes. Matthew had a burger and fries followed by by a lemon meringue pie. Matthew had a drink of Coke and then went to the toilet. When we had finished e returned to Fenton in Lucky Seven minibus SH57 NHU. We set off onto Chell Heath Road and we ran into Smallthorne. We ran up Ford Green Road and we turned left onto the A5272. We ran through Sneyd Green to the edge of Hanley and we went around the ring road clockwise. WE came of the ring road aonto Lichfield Street and we ran down to Joiners Square. We crossed over the roundabout onto Victoria Road and we turned right onto Manor Street. We turned right onto City Road and left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room and use the computer. We also watched buses out of the window. We saw We saw D&G Bus 114 on a #1 to Meir.


D&G 114 in Fenton
After a few minutes we saw an unidentified silver minibus BG04 ??? going towards Hanley.


BG04 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 67151 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67151 in Fenton
After a short while we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63172 in Fenton
Also seen was First Potteries 67653 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67653 in Fenton
A short time later we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX heading to the residential unit.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
Across the road we saw Lucky Seven RJ17 YMT going towards Stoke.


Lucky Seven RJ17 YMT in Fenton
Also seen was D&G 119 on a #1A to Wood lane.


D&G 119 in Fenton
When it was time to go to uncle Dave's we set off onto Temple Street and at the end we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We went across the spare ground onto Willowdale Avenue and onto Whieldon Road and into uncle Dave's. Matthew had some cheesecake and a can of orange Tango. For tea Matthew had chicken potatoes and carrots. Later on he had another slice of cheesecake and a few digestive biscuits and custard creams. Uncle Dave now has a biscuit tin. Matthew chilled out in uncle Dave's house using his computer and watching television. Uncle Dave also did his DJ set. A couple of hours later staff came to escort Matthew back home. We set off onto Whieldon Road and we turned onto Willowdale Avenue. We crossed the spare ground and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Temple Street past the new building under construction, which is now getting near to completion. We continued back to the residential unit. Matthew went back to the room and went on his computer. Later on Matthew had a bath and then had toast for supper. He then chilled out in his room until bedtime around 23:00... Mark.