Friday, 9 January 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 09-01-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
60068Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way (Unmarked)22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going for tea in Trent Vale, not before going to his day service. Matthew got up at around 08:00 and had toast and juice for breakfast. The bus turned up and it was his usual transport Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We got on the bus and it picked up another service user before going onto Finstock Avenue. Wet turned right into Beaconsfield Drive and left into Church Road. We went through Blurton and into Heron Cross. We carried onto Heron Street and then turned left onto Christchuch Street before getting to the destination. Matthew took a picture of the bus before heading inside. In the morning Matthew went into the sensory and spent time using a computer. For dinner he had sausage chips and gravy from the chips shop. Matthew had been due to go to the pub in Joiners Square. Today Matthew went in a Lucky Seven taxi. We turned onto Glebedale Road before turning right onto City Road. We turned Left on Victoria Road. At joiners Square we continued onto Lichtrield Street before arriving at our destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and drank some Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included Scraggs Blue Buses 36 on the #50 to Longton.

Scraggs Blue Buses 36 in Joiners Square
When it was time to go, we got into another taxi. The bus turned right onto the A52 and then left onto Victoria Road. Near to the top we turned right onto Manor Street and left onto City Road. We turned right onto Glebedale Road and to our desination. When it was time to leave Fenton to return home, we got back onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We turned onto Christchurch Street and onto Station Bridge Road. We carried on onto Heron Street and through Heron Cross. We carried on across the A50 and into Blurton. We continues up onto Chruch Road and then onto the A5035. We turned onto Magdalen Road and onto Beaconsfield Drive before carry on around to home. We got back around 15:50. Matthew had some toast and dandelion & burdock and chilled out until it as time to catch the bus to the pub. Today we set off to the bus stop around 17:00 as mum was running late. Before we got to the bus stop, we saw D&G 171 on the Blurton Plumline.

D&G 171 in Blurton
The bus was bang on time today, and it was as expected dud First Potteries 60068.

First Potteries 60068 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus set off onto the A5035 turning right. In Trentham we passed First Potteries 40003 on the #21A to Hanley. Before we got to New Inn Lane we passed the only required bus out on the #22, First Potteries 60069. We turned into new Inn Lane and we went past the Man in Space pub before passing First Potteries 40373 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We carried on through Hanford and down the hill onto the A34. We crossed under the A500 and as we left the roundabout we saw First Potteries 40175 on a #21 to Pacific Drive. After we had stopped on the A34 the bus in front of us emptied a little and Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 60068.

Inside First Potteries 60068
The bus turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. we set off on foot towards the pub and as we reached the A34 was saw stagecoach 50246 on the M11 service to London.

Stagecoach 50246 in Trent Vale
We got to the pub and as we had got there before mum we sat and had a glass of Coke each. Eventually met mum and 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 65026 and Wardle Transport 2218 running out of service towards Hanford / Adderley Green. 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 end of Stanley Matthew Way First Potteries 40175 had come out onto the A50 ahead of us running back empty to Adderley Green. 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 19:10. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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