Friday, 5 September 2014

Trip to Fenton / Trent Vale 05-09-2014


43876Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way (Unmarked)22First Potteries

Today we decided to go to Trent Vale on the bus. Not before Matthew had been out for the day with his new day service. Matthew got up around 07:45 and had some toast and orange juice and used his computer whilst he waited to be picked up. He was picked up a little before 09:00 and the drove him through Blurton via Beaconsfield Drive and we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 346. We turned left onto Church Road, forwards onto Blurton Road. At Heron Cross we saw P715 UWW at the Lightning Travel house. At Heron Cross lights we went straight over and then left onto Christchurch Street and then to his destination. Matthew spent the morning in the sensory room and using a computer. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy. In the afternoon they went to a pub in Joiners Square. We drove across City Road and onto Foutain Street. We turned left onto William Street and onto manor Street. We went down Victoria Road and up Lichfield Street. We turned into Hampton Street and parked behind the pub. Whilst there Matthew went to the toilet and then we saw an unidentified white Setra coach. Coming back we went via Victoria Road up to the roundabout near KFC and onto City Road before reaching our destination. At home time we took Matthew onto Christchurch Street and into Heron Cross. We went through Blurton and onto Church Road. We then went right onto the A5035 getting home around 15:00. At home Matthew had toast and some bubblegum Barr pop. Just before 16:00 we set off waling all the way to the bus stop on Magdalen Road. I had seen the buses earlier and we were expecting First Potteries 43876 on the bus. Bang on time a MPD Dart turned the corner and it was First Potteries 43876 as expected.

First Potteries 43876 in Blurton
We got on the bus and booked to Harpfields Road. Matthew misbehaved slightly as he said hello to someone and then we sat down near to the back of the bus. The bus was nearly empty and he took a picture of the empty back seat.

Inside First Potteries 43876
We set off right onto the A5035. The bus carried on through to Trentham and we passed Z Carz Y568 XFV going towards Longton. In Trentham we passed First Potteries 41493 on a #21 to Pacific Drive. We carried on down towards Hanford and down Church Lane. We joined onto the A34 and crossed under the A500. We passed the pub and then turn right into Harpfields Road. Here we got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 43876 as it went off into the distance.

First Potteries 43876 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we sat on the wall of the oub whilst we waited for mum to appear. Whilst we waited Matthew took a few pictures. The first bus we saw was First Potteries 41500 on a Dresden bound #22.

First Potteries 41500 in Trent Vale
We then saw LX12 CGO heading towards Hanford.

LX12 CGO in Trent Vale
We saw a couple of #101's going North. First we saw First Potteries 65027. A few minutes later this was followed by First Potteries 65001.

First Potteries 65001 in Trent Vale
We waited for a few minutes for mum to arrive and we went into the pub where Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses was an unidentified Stantons of Stoke coach plus Robin Hood Coaches YJ08 NSN. After we had finished eating we called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up. We drove along the A34 passing Bennetts minibus NIL 8662, and onto the Northbound A500. We went East at the A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped into Fenton. After we had picked up uncle Dave,we set off back through Heron Cross and through Blurton getting home at around 18:00. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos on his computer. He then chilled out until bedtime around 00:00...Mark

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