Friday, 31 October 2014

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 31-10-2014


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
41500Magdalen 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. It was also the first day of the new Fridays only #79 Audlem - Nantwich - Hanley 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. We got on the bus and sat down. We set off through Blurton via Newbury Avenue and onto Finstock Avenue. We went through Blurton and Heron Cross. At the lights we carried on straight into Heron Street and onto Glebedale Road before reaching our destination. Matthew then got another picture of Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Fenton
In the morning Matthew spent time in the sensory room and on the computer. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy from the chippy. In the afternoon they went to a pub in a Lucky Seven taxi. Then route to the pub was via City Road, Victoria Road. We saw Copland's Tours MIB 516 going the other way. We crossed joiners Square and onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. 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. We then saw First Potteries 40028 running empty towards Hanley.

First Potteries 40028 in Joiners Square
Going the other way was Intercity taxi minibus ND58 EDJ.

Intercity ND58 EDJ in Joiners Square
When it was time to leave the a Shelton Care minibus turned up to take them back to the base. It was his usual bus Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We got on the bus an sat down. Going back to the base we took a longer route. The bus headed onto the A52 via Palmerston Street. At the bottom of limekiln Bank we turned left towards Hanley. We then turned right onto Keelings Road, coming out at Townsend onto Town Road. We turned right and went through Sneyd Green. At Smallthorne Roundabouts we headed right down Ford Green Road before doubling back towards Chell Street along Community Drive and right onto Esperanto Way. We returned towards Hanley and around the ring road before going down Lichfield Street. We crossed Joiners Square onto Victoria Road and up to the end before turning onto City Road and back to the base. When it was time to go home we got back onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. The bus went through Heron Cross and over the A50 into Blurton. we got home around 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of dandelion & burdock before we set off to the bus stop around 16:00. On the way we saw D&G 174 on the Blurton Plumline service.

D&G 174 in Blurton
This was followed by the Grocott Centr's newest minibus AY14 FBJ.

Grocott Centre AY14 FBJ in Blurton
As it was half term traffic was quieter and the bus was bang on time. A expected it was First Potteries 41500.

First Potteries 41500 in Blurton
We got on the bus and booked to Harpfields Road. We sat down near to the back of the bus and the bus set off onto A5035. In Trentham we passed First Potteries 41512 on the #22 to Dresden. Further up Wilson Road we passed First Potteries 41070 on a #21 to Pacific Drive. We joined the A34 and went under the A500 in Trent Vale. 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 41500.

First Potteries 41500 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we saw mum driver past. On the way to the pub we saw Stoke-on-Trent city council welfare bus FJ59 GKA going towards Newcastle. This was followed by First Potteries 65026 on a #101 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65026 in Trent Vale
We walked into the pub and met up with mum. 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 First Potteries 32635 on a #101 to Stafford and Bennetts Dart T48 JBA going towards Newcastle. 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. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross. We dropped into Fenton. We passed First Potteries 40154 on a #23A to Blurton. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and we saw Lightning Travel T2 DLT. As we passed through Blurton we saw First Potteries 41512 on the #22 to Dresden. We got home around 17:40. Matthew chilled out watching bus videos and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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