Friday, 6 February 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 06-02-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
Y605 MLGFentonJoiners SquareCharterLucky Seven
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
66839Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way (Unmarked)22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going for tea in Trent Vale but not before he spent the day with his day service. Matthew got up 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
The bus set off and they picked up on another service user before going onto the A5035 and turning left. At Church Road we turned left and we went through Blurton along Blurton Road. We went over the A50 and into Heron Cross. We went into Heron Street and we followed the road around onto Glebedale Road before reaching our destination. 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 followed by toffee cheesecake. Matthew had been due to go to the pub in Joiners Square. Today Matthew went in Lucky Seven Y605 MLG.

Lucky Seven Y605 MLG in Fenton
We got on the bus and the bus set off onto Christchurch Street. We turned right onto City Road before going left onto Victoria Road. We headed straight down Victoria Road and across the roundabout at Joiners square onto Lichfield Street. When they got to the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. We then saw First Potteries 63171 on a #6 service to Hanley.

First Potteries 63171 in Joiners Square
Highlights of the sightings were Scragg YJ59 GHH on the #50 to Longton and First Potteries 63175 on a #6 service. When it was time to return to Fenton they were picked up by a Lucky Seven taxi.We set off onto the A52 before turning left onto Victoria Road. We went to the top of Victoria Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned into Glebedale Road and we reached the destination. Once it was time to go home we got back into the usual transport Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we headed through Heron Cross via Heron Street. We headed through Blurton on Blurton Road and we turned into Beaconsfield Drive. We got back around 15:00. Matthew had some toast and a drink of orangeade and used the computer before we set off to the bus stop just before 16:00. On the way to the stop we saw Intercity ND58 EDJ.

Intercity ND58 EDJ in Blurton
This was followed shortly by Z Carz Y568 XFV.

Z Carz Y568 XFV in Blurton
We were expecting dud First Potteries 66839 to work today. A minute or so late as expected it was First Potteries 66839.

First Potteries 66839 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we turned right. As we went along Trentham Road we passed the late running Blurton Plumline which was D&G 170. We carried on into Trentham and we turned into New Inn Lane. We passed the Main in Space pub and then we passed First Potteries 60068 on the #22 to Dresden. We went through Hanford and we saw a chance to take a picture of the empty seats opposite us.

Inside First Potteries 66839
As we joined the A34 we saw a double decker on the #22 short to Trentham. We turned onto the A34 and we passed First Potteries 32054 on the short #22 turn. We carried on into Trent Vale passing First Potteries 40022 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We turned into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew then took another picture of First Potteries 66839 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 66839 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and as we walked to the pub it was First Potteries 65034 on a #101 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65034 in Trent Vale
Mum called to say she was going to be late. We saw First Potteries 32054 going back to Newcastle empty and we also saw First Potteries 60073 on a #22 to Dresden.

First Potteries 60073 in Trent Vale
Eventually mum turned up and we went 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 First Potteries 65040, Stanton's of Stoke coach TUI 4854, and ABC Supreme minibus FP53 ESU. After we had finished eating we went out to the car. We then saw Directions Courtesy Travel WV58 WFA in the pub car park.

Directions Courtesy Travel WV58 WFA in Trent Vale
We called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up. We drove along the A34 and onto the Northbound A500. At the A50 was busy, We carried on up the A500 to Stoke before we headed into Fenton. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton, getting home around 17:45. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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