Friday, 10 October 2014

Trip to Fenton / Trent Vale 10-10-2014


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
42892Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way (Unmarked)22First Potteries

Today we were going to the pub at Trent Vale. Not before Matthew had been to his day service. Matthew got up just before 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Around 09:00 the bus came to pick us up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We got on the bus and sat down. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we headed towards Longton. We went through Longton down the Strand and onto Market Street before going up Anchor Road. At Adderey Green we turned left and went along Dividy Road through Bentilee. We stopped just off Dividy Road to pick up another service user. We then headed back to Adderley Green stopping at the Esso garage for Diesel. We carried on down Anchor Road before cutting through the top end off fenton and onto King Street. we then carried on down King Street on City Road before getting to our destination. Matthew spent time in the sensory room and on the computer before having sausge chips and gravy for dinner. In the afternoon we got back on the bus to go to the pub. It was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU once again.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Fenton
We set off onto city Road and down onto the northbound A52. We carried on past the railway station to joiners Square and then turned left onto Lichfield Street.we got to the pub and parked up. Matthew used the toilet and had a drink of Coke. We also view some of the buses going past. Highlights of the afternoon were seeing some of the new First Potteries Streetlites working on the #6 'Raspberry Routes'. First Potteries 63175 was on the #6B to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63175 in Joiners Square
When it was time to leave we got back into Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the journey back to Fenton. The bus went down Lichfield Street and up towards Fenton along Victoria Road. We turned right Manor Street and across into Fenton. When it was time to go home we got back onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU and the bus went towards Heron Cross via Heron Street and through Blurton along Blurton Road. The bus turned into Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 15:00. Matthew had some toast and a can of Coke before we set off on foot all the way to Magdalen Road. Whilst we waited for the expected Dart First Potteries 42892, we saw Guardian Care minibus DF02 FYV go by.

Guardian Care DF02 FYV in Blurton
The roadworks in Trentham still appears to be affecting punctuality on the #22's at the moment. Around 5 minutes late, as expected dud First Potteries 42892 appeared from around the corner.

First Potteries 42892 in Blurton
We got on the bus and booked to Harpfields Road. The bus set off onto A5035 and we passed Scraggs minibus 1655 VT going the other way. In Trentham we passed First Potteries 41500 on the #22 to Dresden, and we carried on towards Hanford. Wejoined the A34 and went under the A500 in Trent Vale. Unusually we didn't pass a single #21 service. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got off the bus. We got off the bus and Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 42892.

First Potteries 42892 in Trent Vale
Going the other way towards Dresden was First Potteries 41502 on the #22.

First Potteries 41502 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we turned to see a Stafford bound #101 service. It was being worked by required heritage liveried First Potteries 65027.

First Potteries 65027 in Trent Vale
We met up with mum and walked into the pub. Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses were 65026 on the #101. After we had finished eating we called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up. We drove along the A34 and onto the Northbound A500. We went East at the A50. As we passed the Britannia stadium we saw Stantons of Stoke's open topped double decker JTF 218F coming onto the Westbound A50. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped into Fenton. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton, getting home around 18:00. Matthew chilled out watching bus videos and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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