Friday, 13 February 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 13-02-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
65706Magdalen 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 a Lucky Seven taxi.We got in the taxi and the bus set off onto Glebedale Road. We went across City Road onto Fountain Street before going left onto William Street. We turned right onto Manor Street and then 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 63172 on a #6 service to Meir.

First Potteries 63172 Joiners Square
This was followed by First Potteries 63173 on a #6B to Hanley.

First Potteries 63173 in Joiners Square
Highlights of the sightings were Scragg YJ59 GHH on the #50 to Longton and Selwyns Coach FN62 CCZ on the #314 National Express coach 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 turned right to go past the swimming baths before turning left onto City Road. We turned into Smithpool Road and then left onto Temple street. We turned right onto Christchurch Street 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. We then saw First Potteries 60072 on a late running #22 to Dresden.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
It was raining and the weather must have been affecting traffic. Running slightly late was D&G 171 on the Blurton Plumline.

D&G 171 in Blurton
Around 16:12 running around 5 minutes late, as expected First Potteries 65706 rounded the corner.

First Potteries 65706 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 council welfare bus FJ05 EKN. We carried on into Trentham passing Scraggs 1655 VT and we turned into New Inn Lane. We passed the Main in Space pub and then we passed First Potteries 60069 on the #22 to Dresden. 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 34311 on the short #22 turn. We carried on into Trent Vale and we turned into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew then took another picture of First Potteries 65706 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 65706 in Trent Vale
We set off on foot back towards the pub. On the way we saw First Potteries 65037 on a Stafford bound #101 service.

First Potteries 65037 in Trent Vale
Closer to the pub we spotted ABC Supreme minibus FP53 ESU heading towards the hospital on a Staff shuttle bus.

ABC Supreme FP53 ESU in Blurton
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 65041 and Stanton's of Stoke coach YKZ 6759. After we had finished eating we went out to the car. We called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up. We drove along the A34 and onto Church Lane. We headed down New Inn Lane and around the main estate before Going onto the A5035. We turned left onto Stanley Matthews Way and into Heron Cross 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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