Saturday, 17 February 2018

Trip to Newcastle / Biddulph 17-02-2018
















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63101Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrentham, adj Man-in-Space22First Potteries
67159Trentham, adj Man-in-SpaceStoke-upon-Trent, adj stop R21AFirst Potteries
65002Stoke-upon-Trent, adj stop RNewcastle BS25First Potteries
37158Newcastle BSTunstall, adj stop B99First Potteries
37158Tunstall, adj stop ANewcastle BS99First Potteries
65730Newcastle BSHanley BS4First Potteries
43877Hanley BSBiddulph BS7AFirst Potteries
67658Biddulph BSHanley BS7AFirst Potteries
66964Hanley BSNewcastle BS25First Potteries




First Potteries 63101 in Blurton


First Potteries 63101 in Trentham


First Potteries 67159 in Trentham


First Potteries 67159 in Stoke


First Potteries 41499 in Stoke


First Potteries 65005 in Stoke


D&G 142 in Newcastle bus station


D&G 149 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 37158 in Newcastle bus station


Inside First Potteries 37158


First Potteries 37158 in Tunstall


First Potteries 67603 in Tunstall


First Potteries 32647 in Tunstall


First Potteries 37158 in Tunstall


D&G 138 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 65035 in Newcastle bus station


First Potteries 65730 in Newcastle bus station


Inside First Potteries 65730


First Potteries 67632 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67636 in Hanley bus station


Travel De Courcey FJ13 EBA in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 67640 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 43877 in Hanley bus station


First Potteries 43877 in Biddulph bus station


D&G 158 in Biddulph bus station


First Potteries 67658 in Biddulph bus station


First Potteries 66964 in Hanley bus station


D&G 113 in Newcastle bus station


Z Carz YJ61 GYZ in Longton


Z Carz CN57 HWA in Longton


Z Carz LV59 DZC in Longton


Z Carz HK57 LGW in Longton

Friday, 16 February 2018

Trip to Fenton / Newcastle 16-02-2018
















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67654Magdalen 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. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew . Matthew didn't feel very well so he returned to the residential unit. Wew set off on foot ont Christchurch Street and we turned left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went upstiars to chill out and use his computer. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy followed by a Bakewell Tart. In the afternon Matthew had a nap. He woke up and used his computer whilst he waited for me to pick him up to return to Blurton for the weekend. He also watched buses out of the window. We saw white minibus HV54 VHP going towards Stoke.


HV54 VHP in Fenton
Afterwards we saw Copeland's Tours coach MIB 978 going towards Hanley.


Copeland's Tours MIB 978 in Fenton
Just after 14:30 I arrived at the residential unit to pick up Matthew. Matthew put his pictures onto his camera and we got some batteries and his bag and we went downstairs to the car. Just after 15:00 we set off back to Blurton in a 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 we saw D&G Bus 118 on a #40 to Hanley. We turned right onto Church Street. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive past the new build house and we saw Stanton's of Stoke KS05 BUS by the high school. We got home around 15:15. When we got home Matthew had toast and a glass of dandelion & burdock. Today we were catching the 15:56 to Newcastle as we were going to the pub via Grandma's House. We set off around 15:45 on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. Whilst at the bus stop we saw Caudwell Construction DV12 JVY stop to drop someone of before continuing towards the A5035.


Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY in Blurton
Shortly afterwards the bus came around the corner and it was dud First Potteries 67654 on a #22 to Newcastle.


First Potteries 67654 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Newcastle we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we saw Stoke City Academy 66 going towards Longton. We went over the railway line into Trentham and we passed First POtteries 63172 on a #33 to Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 67156 on a #21A to the Trentham Hotel. Due to roadworks in Hanford instead of turning left into Wilson Road we ran down Mayne Street down to the A34. We headed into Trent Vale and we passed First Potteries 67603 on the final #22 turn. We turned right into Harpfields Road and forwards on Hilton Road. As we travelled through the hospital we saw ABC Supreme HN16 XNU & E-zec patient transport SF15 EOY. We turned right onto the A34 and we saw First Potteries 32648 going the other way. A couple of stops down the road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67654 as it carried on towards Newcastle.


First Potteries 67654 in Newcastle
As we got off the bus we look down the road and saw a habdful of buses following up the road. Behinbd us was First Potteries 65041 on a #101 to Hanley.


First Potteries 65041 in Newcastle
We also saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GEU going towards Newcastle.


E-zec patient transport YJ16 GEU in Newcastle
After that we saw First Potteries 65038 on another #101 to Hanley.


First Potteries 65038 in Newcastle
As we started to walk towards grandma we asw a coach in the distance. As it got closer we saw that it was Leon's coaches 222 going towards Newcastle.


Leons 222 in Newcastle
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. It had been Grandma's birthday recently so Matthew gace her a card and a couple of presents that he had brough whilst out with the residential unit. Around 18:00 we set off onto Victoria Street and we saw white minibus YK08 PVA. We turned left onto the A34. As we past the hospital we saw First Potteries 37146 on a #101 to Hanley. We continued down the A34 and we ran down into Trent Vale and we went into the pub. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included E-zec patient transport YN15 FEO going Southwards as well as D&G 38 running out of service. We also saw First Potteries 32639 on a #101 to Stafford. Once we had finished eating we set off to pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we joined the Northbound A500. We came off the A500 and 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 up to Heron Street and we crossed over the A50 and we continued into Blurton along Blurton Road where we saw School's Out YG58 WFS. 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

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Trip to Congleton / Meir Park 14-02-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonCongletonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXCongletonFentonCharterShelton Care Group


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 for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 63099 on a #11 to Newcastle. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We continued to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew we to the Congleton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We turned right onto the A52 and we ran near to the railway station and towards Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned left onto LIchfield Street and we ran up to the ring road. We went around town anti-clockwise and we ran onto Waterloo Road. We ran through Cobridge into Burslem and we continued through town onto Scotia Road. We turned left onto Williamson Street and at the end we turned right onto Tunstall High Street. We continued through town through Goldenhill into Kidsgrove. We continued North through Church Lawton into Rode Heath and out the other side We passed the Stanway's depot. and we turned right onto Church Lane. At the end we turned left onto the A34 and we ran to the edge of Congleton. We turned left onto Padgbury Lane and we stopped at the pub. Matthew had a chicken burger and fries with a glass of Coke. He also had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished we returned to Fenton on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Padgbury lane and we joined the Southbound A34. We ran South for a few mile past Kidsgrove and Talke Pits and we followed the road to the left and down to Talke where we joined the Southbound A500. We ran South through Longport and Eruria and we came off the A500 at Stoke. We went along the A52 under the railway line and forwards onto City Road up into Fenton. We turned right into Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street and back to the residential unit. Matthew went up to his room to chill out and use his computer. We also looked out of the window watching buses.


Grocott Centre EU09 LTY in Fenton


SB66 FZW in Fenton


Afford rent-a-car WM17 LND in Fenton
Matthew went for a walk to Aldi to get some shopping. We set off onto City Road


Stanton's of Stoke KXZ 2173 in Fenton


D&G 134 in Fenton
we crossed over and onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we went down the hill to Aldi. Matthew brought his shopping and then we got a Lucky Seven taxi back to the residential unit. We set off onto Victoria Road and we ran up the hill. We turned right onto Manor Street and right onto Hallam Street. right onto Elsing Road. right onto City Road. We turned left onto Smithpool Road and left again onto Temple Street. We then went back to the back to the residential unit. We got in the car and set off onto Temple Street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street and right onto Station Bridge Road. We followed the road around onto Heron Street. We went through the traffic lights and we turned left onto the A50. We ran through Longton and into Meir. We went passed the Copeland's Tours depot. We turned right onto Lysander Road and we parked up at The Weather Vane. Matthew went to the toilet and then we found our table. We ordered the food and Matthew had a glass of Coke whilst we waited. Matthew had a burger and fries chicken fillet and an egg as well as some steak. For dessert Matthew had a chocolate fudge cake and ice cream. When we had finished eating we went back to the car and returned to Fenton. We set off onto Lysander Road and we saw First Potteries 63173 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. We joined the Westbound A50 and we ran fast to Longton. We came off onto the high level A50 and we turned right onto Baths Road. We saw First Potteries 63178 on a #6 to Hanley. We ran down King Street we saw First Potteries 63174 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. We continued down onto City Road and we turned left onto Smithpool Road. We turned left onto Temple street and we we returned to the residential unit.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Trip to Apedale / Smallthorne 13-02-2018
















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DY08 FFXFentonApedaleCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXApedaleFentonCharterShelton Care Group


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 for time to got to the day centre Matthew spent time in his room watching buses. We saw First Potteries 67651 on a #11 to Newcastle. Around 09:00 we set off on foot to the day centre. We walked onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street. We saw First Potteries 67159 on a #23 to Newstead. We continued to the day centre and we saw Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.


Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
In the morning Matthew went on the computers and did communication studies. For dinner Matthew had jacket potato with beans followed by toffee cheesecake. In the afternoon Matthew went to Apedale. Transport for the journey was on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale road and then we turned left onto City Road. We ran down the hill under the railway line and over the A500 into Stoke town centre. Weran around the one-way system and we ran up Hartshill Road through Hartshill. We turned right onto Victoria Street We turned right onto the A53. onto the B5369 and we ran through Dimsdale and we crossed over the A34. At the bottom end of Chesterton we went onto Loomer Road and we ran through to Apedale. Matthew went to the café and used the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. After we had finished we returned to Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the journey to Fenton. We set off along Loomer Road and we crossed over the A34 onto the B5369. We ran through to the A53 and we turtned right. We turned left onto Victoria Street and we ran into Hartshill. We joined Hartshill Road and we ran down the hill into Stoke town centre. We went around the one-way system onto Elenora Street and we followed it around onto Copeland Street. We got onto to Glebe street towards the railway station and we turned right onto Lytton Street. We went past a yard where Crystal Shandelles double decker R759 DRJ was parked up. 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.


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXB in Fenton


D&G 40 in Fenton


First Potteries 63177 in Fenton


DL63 FJV in Fenton


Intercity SV07 VLD in Fenton


First Potteries 63176 in Fenton


Stoke-on-Trent city council LK17 DXC in Fenton


First Potteries 42552 in Fenton