Friday, 3 January 2014

Trip to Trent Vale 03-01-2014


42894Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way (Unmarked)22First Potteries

Today we decided to catch a bus and travel up to meet mum. Matthew got up around 11:30, just after I got back home from work. He had some toast for breakfast washed down with blackcurrant juice, and later he had some sauaseg and tomato paste sandwiches for a late dinner. We had planned to catch the 15:50 from Longton to Newcastle #22 bus as far as Trent Vale where we were going to meet up with mum. We set off just before 16:00 and walked all the way to the stop on Magdalen Road. Whilst we waited for our bus we saw one of the other three buses on the #22, Longton bound First Potteries 66851.

First Potteries 66851 in Blurton
This was followed shortly by Wardle Transport 2962 on the Plumline service. Today is the last day of Wardle Transport working the Plumline. From tomorrow it will be operated by D&G of Crewe. A few minutes later our bus appeared from around the corner and it was dud First Potteries 42894.

First Potteries 42894 in Blurton
The bus was fairly quiet today. We got on and the rear of the bus was empty some Matthew took a picture of the empty rear seats.

Inside First Potteries 42894
We sat down near the back. The bus turned onto the A5035 and headed towards Trentham and past the Toby Inn. We turned into New Inn Lane and we paused for a short while outside the Man in Space. we passed First Potteries 41494 on the #21A to Hanley and then we headed into Hanford. We passed First Potteries 60061 on a Trentham bound #21 and then we passed 60128 on another one of the #22 truns. We headed along Wilson Road and then down the hill to the A34 down church Lane. At the A34 we saw welafre bus OU11 YCX. We carried on towards Newcastle and crossed the A500 and headed through Trent Vale. We turned the corner off the A34 and onto Harpfields Road. At this point we decided to get up and get off. We got off the bus and Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 42894 going off into the distance.

First Potteries 42894 in Trent Vale
We then walked back onto the A34 and towards the pub. As we walked to the pub we saw JayJay's Travel RX57 POV go past us. We got to the pub around a minute before mum arrived in the car park. Matthew had his usual meal of two sausage, chips egg and beans with extras of bacon and two rounds of bread and butter. The was followed by toffee sponge pudding and ice cream. After we had finished we headed off to pick up Uncke Dave. We got back on the A34 and headed South. At the roundabout of the A500 we saw First Potteries 41070 Heading towards hanley on the #21A. We headed North on the A500 and then East on the A50 which we did to Heron Cross. We headed into Fenton and picked up uncle Dave. We headed back to Heron Cross and we passed First Potteries 40173 on the #23A to Hanley. We headed back along Blurton Road and onto the A5035. We got home around 17:30. Matthew then chilled out on his computer and watched buses DVDs before going to be around 00:00...Mark

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