Saturday, 24 June 2017

Trip to St Helens / Liverpool Airport 24-06-2017


























































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2500Earlestown BSSt Helens BS34Arriva NW&W
2979St Helens BSHunts Cross Station, (Stop B)89Arriva NW&W
4114Hunts Cross Station, (Stop B)Liverpool John Lennon Airport81AArriva NW&W
4825Liverpool John Lennon AirportLiverpool South Parkway86AArriva NW&W
4565Hunts Cross Station, (Stop B)Liverpool John Lennon Airport86AArriva NW&W
4462Liverpool John Lennon AirportHunts Cross station, Stop A81AArriva NW&W
2977Hunts Cross station, Stop ASt Helens BS89Arriva NW&W


Today we decided to re-visit St Helens. We had checked the weather for today and it was for mainly cloudy weather with the possibility of some rain. Matthew also found out that First Dart 41521 had moved from the Potteries fleet down to Essex. Matthew got up around around 10:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off onto the A5035 and we passed First Potteries 41493 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right onto Stanley Matthews Way and we ran past the Bet365 Stadium. We joined the Westbound A500 and then we went North up the A500 passing Spacebus P246 UCW. We ran up the A500 and as we travelled North we passed an unidentified Malbank Coaches coach. As we got onto the Northbound M6 traffic was a little slow until we passed a broken down vehicle that was blocking lane one. After that traffic was flowing well. As we went North we saw Ogdens BX62 BYC, Woodgrove Community Transport BU02 OTV & an unidentified Safeguard Coaches coach. At junction 21A we got onto the Westbound M62 and we ran to the next junction. Once off the M62 at Winwick we ran Northwards up the A49 into Newton before going West along the A572 into earlestown. We parked up in the free car park near to Market Street and we walked past the bus station to the pub where we had dinner. As we passed the bus station we saw required Arriva NW&W 2714 on a #20 service to St Helens.


Arriva NW&W 2714 in Earlestown bus station
We went into the pub and went to the toilet. When we sat down mum ordered the food and Matthew had a class of Coke. Matthew'd dinner arrived and it was a chicken burger and chips. After we had finished eating we said goodbye to mum and we went outside. As we got to the bus station we saw Arriva NW&W 2500 arrive on the #34 to St Helens.


Arriva NW&W 2500 in Earlestown bus station
We got on the bus and we purchased Arriva Day Saver tickets at £5.50 each before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto Tamworth Street. We ran out of town along Market Street and at the end we turned left onto the A572. We ran West for a few miles into Parr and we joined the A58 on the eastern edge of town. We ran into the centre of town along Corporation Street and we followed the one way system around onto Bickerstaffe Street where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2500 before it returned to Newton-le -Willows on the next #34A service.


Arriva NW&W 2500 in St Helens bus station
Once off the bus we decided to have a walk around to see what we could see in the bus station that we could catch. We walked onto Corporation Street to see what was on layover. By the time we got there most of the buses had departed. We saw Arriva NW&W 2973 on stand about to depart with the #329 to Warrington, complete with all-over Viola Beach tribute. We walked back into the bus station to try and walk across to the Liverpool bound stands but we noticed that the walkway that we want to cross on had been removed. On the way over to the other side we saw Arriva NW&W 4604 on a #10 to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4604 in St Helens bus station
We also saw Hatton's Travel dart EU04 BVD on a #12 town circular service.


Hatton's Travel EU04 BVD in St Helens bus station
We saw required Arriva NW&W 2979 on a #89 to Liverpool Airport so we decided to do it. We raced over to the stand and we got on the bus. We flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off out of the bus station and onto Bickerstaffe Street. We ran forwards onto Cotham Street and we turned left onto Ormskirk Road. We followed the road around onto Bridge Street and we stopped at the the bottom of the hill to pick up more passengers. We joined the A58 and we ran out of town as far as Grange park and we turned left into the estate. As we ran up the hill the bus seem to struggle a little with only a few people on board. We ran onto Scholes Lane and we went past the Portico Rugby Club. We turned left onto portico Lane and we crossed over the railway line by Eccleston Park railway station. At the end of the lane we turned left at the roundabout onto the B5201. We came out on the A57 opposite to Whiston hospital and we ran into Prescot. We ran onto the High Street and we turned left into Prescot bus station. We set off out of the bus station and onto Sewell Street. We ran past Tesco and the retail park and past the business park. We turned right onto Carr Lane and at the end we turned left onto Huyton Lane. We crossed over the M57 and we ran into Huyton. We turned left into Lathhom Road running past the shops and police station. We ran around McDonalds and we entered the bus station. We set off out of the bus station and onto Lathom Road. We turned left onto the B5199 and we ran Westwards out of town. At the next roundabout we went left onto the B5080. After around 1/2 milw we turned right onto Wheat Hill Road. We crossed under the M62 and we ran forwards onto Naylor's Road. At the end we turned right onto Childwall Valley Road and then left into Hedgefield Road. We went past Belle Vale shopping centre as well as a small bus interchnage and we continued down onto The B5171. We ran through a small village called Gateacre and then up a steep hill to Gateacre Brow. At the top of the hill we turned left into Acrefiled Road and we ran into the village of Woolton. We were now deep into new territory and almost all the buses we passed were unfamiliar. We went across a crossroad onto Speke Road and we followed it down into Hunts Cross where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 2979 as it carried on towards the airport.


Arriva NW&W 2979 in Hunts Cross
We had a few minutes before the next #81A to the airport so we decided to visit the shops. Matthew indicated that he wanted the toilet so we went past the Co-operative Food store and went around the corner. We spotted a Shell petrol station and fortunately it had a toilet. Matthew went to the toilet and then afterwards we brought a can of Coke and a couple of Chocolate bars. We walked back to the bus stop and a few minutes later we saw a double decker bus approaching. As it got closer we saw that it was required Arriva NW&W 4114 on a #81A to Liverpool Airport.


Arriva NW&W 4114 in Hunts Cross
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Mathew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 4114.


Inside Arriva NW&W 4114
We set off along Speke Road and we crossed over the A562 onto Woodend Avenue. We continued South for around 1/2 mile and then we stopped at the traffic lights to cross over the A561. Whilst there we saw Critchley's minibus RJ02 AYM turn into the road in front of us. As we continued down Western Avenue we passed Arriva minibus YD64 JVK coming the other way. At the end of the road we turned left onto hale Road before we entered the airport grounds. Once we stopped we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we had a look around and we took a few bus pictures. We saw required Arriva NW&W 4574 about to work a #86A to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4574 in Liverpool Airport
We walked to the west end of the area to have a look at the yellow submarine before we returned to the front of the airport to decide what bus to catch next. We saw required Arriva NW&W 2534 on a #82A to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 2534 in Liverpool Airport
We also saw required Arriva NW&W 4829, which came into the airport on a #80A and then went out of service.


Arriva NW&W 4829 in Liverpool Airport
After looking at the bus maps in the bus stops and consulting timetables, we decided to catch a bus up towards Liverpool South Parkway. The next bus in that direction was going to be a #86A. A few minutes later required Arriva NW&W 4825 pulled up on stand.


Arriva NW&W 4825 in Liverpool Airport
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva day saver ticket to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 4825.


Inside Arriva NW&W 4825
We set off out of the airport and we ran onto Speke Hall Avenue. We followed the road to the end and we turned left onto the A561. We ran Westwards for around a mile before we turned right onto Hoorocks Avenue. At the next traffic lights the road veered to the right and then we went into the entrance to the Liverpool South Parkway bus station. Once in the bus station we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 4825 before it carried on towards Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4825 in Liverpool South Parkway
Once off the bus Matthew wanted to go to the toilet. We saw a toilet that was out of order so we went into the travel shop which you had to walk through a shop to get in... Whilst I was asking where we could take Matthew to the toilet he decided to do some shopping! After getting the information an paying for Matthews pop an chocolate we went around the corner towards the Northern Line to use the silver tardis style toilet. We got back to the bus station just in time to see required Arriva NW&W 4809 departing back to Liverpool Airport.


Arriva NW&W 4809 in Liverpool South Parkway
Seeing as we had around 15 minutes for the next bus back we had a bit of a wander round. At the North end of the bus station we saw required Stagecoach Merseyside 10570 on a #86 to Hanover Street.


Stagecoach Merseyside 10570 in Liverpool South Parkway
we walked back into the bus station and we sat down to wait for the next bus.Whilst waiting we saw required Arriva NW&W 4477 which had followed us down from the airport on a #500 to Liverpool.


Arriva NW&W 4477 in Liverpool South Parkway
Whilst we sat down Matthew ate a chocolate bar. A cat wandered pat us and no-one seem to bat an eyelid. We can only assume that the cat is resident in the bus station... A few minutes later the bus appeared an it was required Arriva NW&W 4565 on a #86A to Liverpool Airport.


Arriva NW&W 4565 in Liverpool South Parkway
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva day saver ticket to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 4565.


Inside Arriva NW&W 4565
The bus set off out of the interchange and onto the B5171. We ran forwards onto Woolton Road and forwards again onto Church Road. We turned left onto the A561 and we ran back Eastwards towards the airport. We turned right onto Speke Hall Avenue and we ran down the road before turning left onto Dunlop Road. We ran forwards onto Hale Road and then we turned right to enter into the airport. Once we got back into the airport we saw Arriva NW&W 4462 which was on layover and about to work a #81A to Bootle.


Arriva NW&W 4462 in Liverpool Airport
We knew that the #81A was due to depart any minute. Across the way we spotted Roy McCarthy coach YX65 ZKM parked up so we went over to get a picture.


Roy McCarthy YX65 ZKM in Liverpool Airport
Whilst we were getting the picture of the coach, Arriva NW&W 4462 pulled on stand so we quickly crossed over the road and got on the bus. We flashed the Arriva day saver ticket to the driver before we went upstairs. The rear of the top deck was empty so Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 4462.


Inside Arriva NW&W 4462
We set off out of the airport past the yellow submarine and we turned right onto Speke Hall Avenue. We turned right onto Dunlop Road and then left onto Western Avenue. At the light we saw and unidentified Pulhams coach go past going Eastwards along the A561. We travelled North across the A561 onto Woodend Avenue and we saw an unidentified York Sightseeing Tours open topped double decker in a compound to the East. We crossed over the A562 and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of Arriva NW&W 4462 before it carried on North to Bootle.


Arriva NW&W 4462 in Hunts Cross
We waited at the bus stop for the next #89 which we knew would be required Arriva NW&W 2977 as we had seen it at the airport. Whilst we waited for the bus we shared a Bounty between the 3 of us and we also saw required Arriva NW&W 4571 on a #81 to Bootle. A few minutes later we saw a Pulsar II approaching and as it got closer we saw that it was required Arriva NW&W 2977 as expected.


Arriva NW&W 2977 in Hunts Cross
We got on the bus and we flashed the Arriva Day Saver ticket to the driver for the final time today. It was almost 17:30 and we knew we had a 59 minute journey time from this stop according to the information board opposite to us. We ran North up Speke Road into Woolton and we continued forwards the B5171. We followed the road to the right onto Gateacre Brow and we ran down the hill towards Belle Vale. We called at the Belle vale bus station and we turned right onto Childwall Valley Road. We turned left onto Naylor's Road and we ran north under the M62 and forwards onto Wheat Hill Road. at the end we turned left onto the B5080 and we ran North West up to the Crofters Arms. At the roundabout we turned right onto the B5199 before turning right into Huyton Bus station. We sat outside for a brief moment near to the bingo hall before continuing onto the stand. After loading up we ran north up Lathom Road and onto Huyton Lane. We crossed under the M57 and we turned right onto Carr Lane. We ran into Prescot from the South and into the bus station. The bus set off out of town along the A57 down to the hospital where we turned left into Delph Lane. We Zigged and zagged through the street to the South of the A58 and then we joined the A58 at the same junction where saw an unidentified Watkins Coaches coach at the Parkview Hotel. We continued along the A58 and we passed through the town before circling around the bus station on Corporation Street so that we could enter the bus station from the East end. When we got onto corporation Street we let the bus empty and Matthew took a picture inside Arriva NW&W 2977.


Inside Arriva NW&W 2977
Also on layover on Corporations Street was required Arriva NW&W 2984.


Arriva NW&W 2984 St Helens bus station
We walked along the street to the church where mum had parked the car. Mum was waiting with Greggs sausage rolls and a can of Irn Bru for Matthew. We ran out of town onto the A58 passing Arriva NW&W 2705 on a #20 to St Helens. At the next junction we turned right onto the A572 and we ran out of town. We continued out of town along the A572 and to the North of Earlstown. We turned right onto the A49 and we ran through newton-le-Willows and down to Winwick. We ran fast along the Eastbound section of the A49 across to the M6 at junction 22. Once on the M6 we ran South towards junction 16. Travelling back down the M6 we passed an unidentified Holmeswood tri-axle coach and an unidentified Bullocks coach. We came off the motorway onto the A500 and we ran Southwards to Sideway. We then went Eastwards on the A50 to Longton. We crossed over the A50 to check out what was parked up at Z Carz this evening. In the front row we saw Z Carz LDV minibus CN57 HWA.


Z Carz CN57 HWA in Longton


Z Carz YS09 LWV in Longton


Z Carz MJ03 DPU in Longton


Z Carz LG09 JVX in Longton


Z Carz PE10 MJK in Longton


Z Carz LV52 TZY in Longton


Z Carz LV59 DZC in Longton

Friday, 23 June 2017

Trip to Tunstall / Newcastle 23-06-2017









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DY08 FFXFentonTunstallCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXTunstallFestival ParkCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFestival ParkFentonCharterShelton Care Group
67649Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going to Blurton later and also to Newcastle to visit Grandma. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew went out on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We ran up to the roundabout and we did a u-turn and went back down City Road. We ran down the hill to the A52 and we turned right towards the railway station. We went forwards onto Station Road and we turned right onto College Road and we saw Intercity AK08 FOA. We ran up the hill through Shelton and forwards onto Cleveland Road. We continued onto Regent Road and we turned left onto Lichfield Street. We joined the anti-clockwise ring road and we ran around to Town Road. We crossed over the ring road and we ran out of town and onto the A5272 towards Sneyd Green where we saw City Cabs ND58 EDJ. We ran over Smallthorne roundabout onto High Lane and we turned left onto Greenbank Road. We ran down the hill and we stopped at Tunstall park. Matthew went to the toilet and then went to the cafe and Matthew had a can of Coke. After a stop we got back on Shelton care Group DY08 FFX to go to Festival Park. We set off onto Queens Avenue and we ran up towards Tunstall. We turned followed the A5271 left at the junction and we ran down to Scotia Road. We ran through Burslem and into Cobridge and at the lights we turned left onto the A53. We ran down to the roundabout and we turned right onto Festival Way. We stopped at the bowling alley and and we had a game of bowling. We then returned to Fenton on Shelton care Group DY08 FFX. We crossed under the A53 and we ran forwards onto Etruria Road. We turned right onto the anti-clockwise ran road and we ran around to Lichfield Street. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square and at the roundabout we went forwards onto Victoria Road. We ran up the hill and we stopped at Subway to pick up some food. We then continued up Victoria Road and we turned right onto Manor Street. We turned right onto William Street and left onto Hitchman Street. We then re-joined Victoria Road and we ran forwards onto City Road and forwards onto King Street. We stopped at the Angel Chip shop to pick up some more food. Once we had picked up the food we ran along Park Street and onto Warrington Street. We turned left onto Wileman Street and then we re-joined Victoria Road. We turned sharp right at he roundabout onto City Road and left onto Glededale Road and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub. We set off onto Christchurch Street and to the pub. Matthew used the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. When we had finished in the pub we walked back along Christchurch Street and to the day centre. When it was time to go back to the residential unit we set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned left onto Temple Street. Matthew went back up to his room to wait for me to arrive to pick him up. When I turned up we put a few things that he needed in his bag. We set off in the car onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we crossed over the railway line. We ran forwards Heron Street and we went through Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we veered right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield drive and we got back to Blurton around 15:15. When we got home Matthew had toast and a drink of dandelion & burdock. We had planned to go to Grandma's on the 15:56 which I had seen earlier and was booked to be First Potteries 67649. Just before 16:00 we set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. Whilst we waited for our bus we saw First Potteries 67633 was on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67633 in Blurton
We also saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHV going towards the A5035.


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GHV in Blurton
A few minutes later our bus appeared and it was dud First Potteries 67649 as expected.


First Potteries 67649 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We passed First Potteries 67153 on a #21 to Trentham Gardens. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we ran up the hill. We entered Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left into Church Lane and we joined the A34 and we saw white minibus BJ12 XTR. As we crossed under the A500 we saw Schapers Kiepenkerl Reisen coach ST WS 549 coming off the A500. We then headed into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road we continued onto Hilton Road and we saw D&G 109 on a 'Nines' service to Biddulph. We turned left into the hospital and we saw ABC Supreme minibus ST56 MUE & First Potteries 32649 on a #25 to Hanley. We turned right onto the A34 passing First Potteries 65036 on a #101 to Stafford, and a couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Once we had crossed over the A34 we went up the hill where we saw white minibus YK08 PVA. We continued up continued up to Grandma's house. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. We said goodbye to Grandma around 17:30. We set off onto Victoria Street and we turned left onto the A34. We ran down into Trent Vale. We stopped at the pub and we went inside. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65037 on a #101 to Stafford, First Potteries 67604 on the final #22 turn towards Newcastle and white minibus DK66 AMU. When it was time to go we got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we got onto the Northbound A500. At Sideway we got onto the Eastbound A50. We came of the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we returned to Heron Cross and we crossed the A50. We ran along Blurton Road and right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:10. 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 until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Trip to Fenton / Brampton 20-06-2017
















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LL09 SSVFentonBramptonCharterCity Cabs
YX61 VVOBramptonFentonCharterCity Cabs


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. He was also going to the disco later. around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go out we saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23 to Hanley. 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 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 to Brampton Park in a City Cabs minibus LL09 SSV. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left into City Road. We ran down the hill under the the railway line and we joined the Northbound A500. We ran up to Shelton and we came off onto Shelton New Road and we ran though Hartshill up to Newcastle. We ran down into the centre down George Street and at the roundabout we turned right onto the A527. We ran up to the Brampton and we turned right into the car park. At the park Matthew went to the play area. When we had finished we walked back to the car park and we were picked up by City Cabs YX61 VVO. We set off onto the Southbound A527 and we ran into Newcastle. After going sharp right on the roundabout we went around the one way system and onto the A52 and into Hartshill. We went forwards onto Shelton New Road and through the crossroads and down the hill. we joined the Southbound A500 and we ran through the centre of Stoke coming off at the City Road exit. We ran up City Road and under the railway line and we climbed the hill before turning right into Glebedale Road and back to the day centre. For dinner Matthew had a cheese oatcake followed by a Bakewell tart. In the afternoon Matthew went swimming. We set off on foot onto City Road and we walked down the hill. We crossed over the old railway line to Leek and we turned right into the private road on which the baths are situated. Matthew had a session in the swimming pool and then set off back to the day centre. Half way along the road back to City Road we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 268 going towards the swimming baths.


Copelands Tours MIB 268 in Fenton
We carried on onto City Road and we turned left. We walked up past the bloke of flats and we cut across to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room an watch buses. We saw D&G Bus 111 on 'The Orange ONE' service to Meir.


D&G 111 in Fenton
For tea Matthew chips and beans followed by a slice of coconut cake. He then went back to his room to wait to out later. Whilst waiting we saw First Potteries 63179 on a #11 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63179 in Fenton
Matthew went on his computer for a while and then he went out to the disco in a car. We set off onto Temple Stret and we turned left onto Christchurch Street. We went straight on onto manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52 and we ran North to Bucknall. We went straight cross onto the A5009 and we ran up through Abbey Hulton. We turned left onto Birches Head Road and we stopped at the disco. On the way in we saw unidentified minibus silver Nissan EY66 VSM parked up.


EY66 VSM in Birches Head
Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. After a session on the dance floor Matthew returned home in a car. We set off onto Birches Head Road and we turned right onto the A5009. We ran through Abbey Hulton and into Bucknall. We ran forwards onto the A52 and at joiners Square we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right into Manor Street. We turned right onto City Road and then left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. When Matthew got back he went up to his room. He 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.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Trip to Blurton / Hanley 17-06-2017
















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67157Fenton, opp Albert SquareBlurton, Eastfield Close23First Potteries
67157Blurton, Eastfield CloseHanley BS23AFirst Potteries
67157Hanley BSFenton, Raglan Walk23AFirst Potteries


Today Matthew was in the residential unit and he was going to his day service. Matthew was also going out on the bus with Meg and Sophie. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Matthew chilled out in his room for a while whilst waiting to go out. We saw First Potteries 67156 on a #23 to Hanley.


First Potteries 67156 in Fenton
When it was time to go out we set off on foot onto Temple Street and we walked down to Smithpool Road. We saw First Potteries 67155 on a #23A to Newstead. At the end by The Regent we turned left onto Whieldon Road. We turned right onto Ainsworth Street and after a brief stop where Matthew used the toilet we set off back down Wheildon Road and right onto Smithpool Road. We turned right onto Temple Street and at the end we turned right onto Christchurch Street. We crossed the road and we stood at the stop by Albert Square to go towards Blurton. We waited a few minutes and then the bus appeared. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries 67157 on a #23 to Newstead.


First Potteries 67157 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off along Christchurch Street through the road works and at the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road. We went forwards onto Heron Street and we went through the traffic lights at Heron Cross onto Blurton Road. After crossing over the A50 we continued along Blurton Road into Blurton and by Critclow's Corner we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfiled Drive and we ran through the estate and we saw First Potteries 67635 on a #22 to Longton. as far as the Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthew Academy where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked down Beaconsfield Drive and back home to see if we were in. We had gone out to get the car fixed so we weren't at the house. We walked back to the bus stop outside Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy and we saw First Potteries 67637 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67637 in Blurton
We walked back to the bus stop and we waited for a bus back towards Hanley. A few minutes later First Potteries 67157 returned on the #23A to Hanley. We got on the bus and we booked to Hanley before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We ran along Beaconsfield Drive and at the end we turned left onto Church Road. At the mini roundabout we veered left onto Blurton Road and we ran down the hill into the valley. After crossing Longton Brook we ran up the hill into Heron Cross. We crossed the A50 and at the traffic lights we turned left onto Grove Road. We ran onto Whieldon Road and we turned right onto Smithpool Road by The Regent pub. At the end of Smithpool Road we turned left onto City Road and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. We stopped briefly in Church Street and we ran around the one-way system onto Liverpool Road, Elenora Street and Copeland Street. We ran onto Glebe Street as it ran North and under the railway line. We turned left into Station Road and then right onto College Road. We ran up the hill through Shelton and we ran 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 ran up the hill into Hanley bus station. We then got up and got off the bus. In Hanley we saw First Potteries 67648 on a #7 to Kidsgrove. It was time to get back to Fenton so we decided to go straight back on First Potteries 67157. Once the bus was ready for service we got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we ran down onto Regent Road and forwards onto Cleveland Road. We ran down though Shelton along College Road and we ran down to the railway station. We turned left onto Station Road and we ran part the railway station before going right onto Glebe Street. After a brief stop we continued forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the road around onto Church Street. We crossed the A500 and we ran under the railway line. After climbing up the hill we turned right onto Smithpool Road where we got up and got off the bus. We then walked up Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Once back at the unit Matthew went upstairs to his room to chill out and use his computer. We then went outside into the garden. For dinner Matthew had ham sandwich followed by a Bakewell Tart. After dinner Matthew went out to the park. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned left onto Watkin Street. We walked to the end and then we walked down the backstreet adjacent to the railway line up to Smithpool Road. We crossed over the railway line and we walked down to the entrance of the park. In the park Matthew walked up to the playground. Once we had finished in the park we walked back along Smithpool Road to the shop on the corner of Edison Street. In the shop Matthew brought a bottle of Coke. Matthew then walked up Tempe Street back to the residential unit. Matthew then returned to his room. We saw First Potteries 63101 on a #11 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 63101 in Fenton
Matthew then drank his bottle of Coke. For tea this evening Matthew was going out to the pub in an Intercity taxi. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we crossed over the railway line. We ran forwards Heron Street and we went through Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton along Blurton Road and we veered right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive were we saw First Potteries 41495 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right onto Finstock Avenue and left onto Magdalen Road. At the end we turned right onto the A5035. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and at the end we turned right onto the A34. We ran up to the next junction and we turned left onto Whitmore Road. We ran up the hill and we turned right onto Northwood Lane. After crossing over the A500 we ran into Clayton and onto the Northbound A519. We ran towards Newcastle for a couple of junctions and then we turned left to the pub. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Foe tea Matthew had an all day breakfast followed by chocolate fudge cake followed by ice cream. After we had finished eat we returned to Fenton by an Intercity taxi. We set off Northwards up the A519 and we ran into Newcastle. We ran anti-clockwise around town past the bus station and then we got onto the A53. We ran through Basford into Etruria and we turned right onto the A500. We ran South to Stoke and we came off the A500 at the City Road junction. We ran up City Road under the railway line and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We then turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went to his room and chilled out for a while. 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, 15 June 2017

Trip to Abbey Hulton / Hanley 15-06-2017
















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DY08 FFXFentonAbbey HultonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXAbbey HultonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
63097Fenton, Sixth Form CollegeHanley BS6First Potteries
67154Hanley BSFenton, Raglan Walk23AFirst 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. 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 Z Carz minibus YJ53 WPD.


Z Carz YJ53 WPD in Fenton
Around 09:00 we set off on foot onto Temple Street ans we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. At the day centre we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew watched a DVD. For dinner Matthew had a ham sandwich 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 ran up to the sports centre. Matthew had a session on the trampoline and then returned back to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off Abbots Road and forwards onto the A5009. We ran North to Milton and we turned right onto Bagnall Road. We ran into Bagnall and we did a run around the country lanes over Wetley Moor before running into Bucknall along eaves Lane. We turned left onto Greasley Road. We joined the A52 and we ran up to Bucknall where the old Co-operative food store is being turned into an Asda. At joiners square we went straight along the A52 towards Stoke. By the railway station we veered left alongside the railway line and at the end we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and we turned left onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstairs to chill out in his room and watch buses. Whilst there we saw Meadows minibus DX65 DND.


Meadows DX65 DND in Fenton
For tea Matthew had chips and beans followed by a Bakewell Tart. Matthew then went out to catch a bus to Hanley. We set of on foot onto City Road and we crossed over onto Manor Street. At the end of the street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we walked down the hill to the bus stop. A few minutes later a bus appeared and it was First Potteries 63097 on a #6 to Hanley.


First Potteries 63097 in Fenton
We got on the bus and we booked the Hanley before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off down Victoria Road and towards Joiners Square. At the roundabout we went forwards onto Lichfield Street and up the hill. We crossed over the ring road and we pulled up at the stop outside the bus station where we got up and got off the bus. Once off the bus we walked into the town centre along Tontine Street and left onto Percy Street. we went to the pub and Matthew used the toilet before having a glass of Coke. Once we had finished in the pub we walked up Tontine Street to the square before going down onto Stafford Street. We turned left and walked back towards the bus station down Lichfield Street. We went back to the bus station to wait for a bus back towards Fenton. A few minutes later the bus appeared and it was First Potteries 67154 on a #23A to Newstead.


First Potteries 67154 in Hanley bus station
We got on the bus and we booked to Fenton before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto John Street and we turned left onto Bethesda Street. We crossed over the ring road and we ran down onto Regent Road and forwards onto Cleveland Road. We ran down though Shelton along College Road and we ran down to the railway station. Due to a diversion we turned right onto Station Road and left onto Stoke Road. After crossing the A500 we got onto the one-way system and we turned left onto Copeland Street. We continued forwards onto Glebe Street and we followed the road around onto Church Street. We crossed the A500 and we ran under the railway line. After climbing up the hill we turned right onto Smithpool Road where we got up and got off the bus. We then walked up Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew returned to his room to use 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.