Friday, 5 January 2018

Trip to Joiners Square / Newcastle 05-01-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
67634Magdalen Road, BlurtonNewcastle, Opp Cherry Tree PH22First Potteries


Today Matthew was in residential and he was going to his day service. He was also going to see Grandma later on and going to the pub and returning to Blurton for the weekend. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. whilsy waiting to go out we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We also saw First Potteries 67649 on a #11 to Hanley. When it was time to got to the day centre we saw it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew did some baking and made some Bakewell slices. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy followed by a Bakewell slice. In he afternoon Matthew went to Joiners Square on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto Manor Street and at the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the road to Joiners Square and we went straight across the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and we stopped at the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting included Stanway's BIG 7013 and First Potteries 65041 on a #6 to Hanley. When it was time to go back to Fenton we set off on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Hampton Street and we saw Premier Travel BX11 AZV. We turned left onto Eastwood Street and then we joined Lichfield Street. We ran up towards hanley and then we joined the clockwise ring-road and we saw an unidentified Bullocks coach. At the end we turned right onto Etruria Road and on the edge of Hanley we turned left onto Marsh Street. At the other end of the ring road we turned left onto Waterloo Road. We ran up to Cobridge and then we continued towards Burslem. We turned right onto the Auckland Street and we saw City Centre Central DS14 JYB. We turned left onto Nils Street and right onto Hobson Street. SWe followed the road onto Lingard Street and we joined Moorland Road. We ran uop the hill to Smallthorne Roundabouts and we turned right onto the A5272. We ran through Sneyd Green to Birches Head and we followed the A5272 to the left and through Northwood. We joined Limekiln Bank and we ran down the hill to Bucknall. We ran acros the lights onto the A52 and we turned right onto the A5272. We ran through Bentilee and into Adderley Green. We past the bus garage and we saw withdrawn First Potteries Solo's 53124/53207. We turned right omnto Anchor Road and we went up the hill and down the other side into Longton wher we saw the spare ground near to Z Carz was empty. We ran around the one-way system onto Commerce Street and 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 left onto Smithpool Road and left again onto Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went to his room and I was waiting for him to take him back to Blurton. We packed a few essential item and we got in the car. We set off onto 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 and we crossed over the A50. We continued through Blurton along Blurton Road and we turned right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive past the new build house and we got home around 15:00. When we got home Matthew had toast and a drink of Fanta orange. Today we were catching the 15:56 to Newcastle as we were going to the pub via Grandma's House. We set off around 15:45 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We saw Stanton's of Stoke minibus RUI 2486 heading into Blurton.


Stanton's of Stoke RUI 2486 in Blurton
We waited at the stop for the bus and whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67632 on a #22 to Longton.


First Potteries 67632 in Blurton
The bus was a little late today due to a traffic issue. When the bus turned up it was First Potteries 67634 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67634 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle and as we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we went over the railway line into Trentham. We passed First Potteries 63098 on the final #22 to Longton and we turned right into New Inn Lane. We turned right intoi Wilson Road and We passed First Potteries 43876 on a #21A to the Trentham Hotel. We turned left into Church Lane and we saw white minibus BU07 KGV. As we joined the A34 we saw ABC Supreme KX13 DZL going towards the hospital. We headed into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road and forwards on Hilton Road where there are now park meters that glow blue in the dark. before we turned left into the hospital we saw ABC Supreme minibus HN16 XPS go across us onto Ashlands Road. As we travelled through the hospital we saw First Potteries 32649 on a #25 to Hanley and D&G bus 161 on a #9 to Biddulph. We turned right onto the A34 and a couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. As we got off the bus we saw First Potteries 32648 on a #25 to Keele and First Potteries 32639 on a #25 to Hanley. We crossed over A34 and we headed up the hill to Grandma's House. At Grandma's Matthew had a can of Irn Bru and used her computer. We said goodbye to Grandma around 18:00. We set off onto Victoria Street and we saw white minibus YK08 PVA. We turned left onto the A34. We ran down into Trent Vale where we saw First Potteries 37146 on a #101 to hanley. We stopped at the pub and we went inside. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65034 on a #101 to Hanley and First Potteries 65039 on a #101 to Stafford & D&G Bus 159 running out of service towards Hanford with 32 Sandbach on the display. When it was time to go we got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we joined the Northbound A500. We came off the A500 and Stoke and we returned South down the A500 and at Sideway we turned right onto the A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran down into Stoke and we briefly joined the A500. We turned right onto City Road and we ran back into Fenton where we saw First Potteries 65728 on a #11 to Newcastle. We turned right onto Glebedale Road and we ran forwards onto Station Bridge Road and over the railway line. We followed the road pnto Heron Street and we crossed over the A50 and we continued into Blurton along Blurton Road. We turned right onto Church Road and we turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 19:30. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we composed a few e-mails and sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa doing e-mails and writing the until bedtime around 01:00... Mark

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