Friday, 20 February 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 20-02-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
60069Magdalen 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
We set off onto the A5035 we headed towards Longton. We crossed the A50 and went past the Gladstone Pottery Museum.We crossed Uttoxeter Road and we past the police station and joined Anchor Road. We did Anchor Road until the end and we turned left and went past the First Potteries bus garage. We went into Bentilee and picked up another service user. We carried on to Bucknall and we joined the A52. We followed the A52 to the left and we went onto Victoria Road at Joiners square. We turned right at Manor Street and left onto City Road. We turned right onto Glebedale Road and we got to 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 City Cabs taxi. Today we turned right onto City Road and left onto Victoria Road. At joiners Square we crossed the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. we then saw First Potteries 63177 on a #6B to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63177 in Joiners Square
Highlight of the sightings this afternoon included First Potteries 65026 on a #6 and Scraggs YJ59 GHH on the #50 Longton - Hanley service. When it was time to go we got in a City Cabs taxi. We set off onto the A52 before turning left onto Victoria Road. We turned right onto Manor Street and we crossed over City Road onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. When 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 14:45. Matthew had some toast and a drink of orangeade and used the computer before we set off to the bus stop just before 15:30. Around 15:42 running around 5 minutes late, as expected required First Potteries 60069 rounded the corner.

First Potteries 60069 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 First Potteries 60073 and we turned into New Inn Lane. We passed the Main in Space pub and then we passed First Potteries 40367 on the #21B to Trentham Gardens. As it was nearly empty in front of now, Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 60069.

Inside First Potteries 60069
We turned onto the A34 and we passed First Potteries 41520 on a #21 turn. We carried on into Trent Vale and we turned into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. We walked on the A34 and turned to see First Potteries 60202 on a Dresden bound #22 service.

First Potteries 60202 in Trent Vale
We met up with mum 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 41501 on the #22 short, and ABC Supreme FP53 ESU and Selwyn's mini coach MX60 EGK. 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 and A500 before turning East on the A50 and going 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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