Friday, 13 March 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 13-03-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
NL61 VSGFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
NL61 VSGJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton 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
We got on the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. We headed up towards Trentham and picked up another service user before heading back towards Blurton. We turned into Stanley Matthew Way and then we headed up towards Heron Cross. We left the A50 and we turned towards Heron Cross lights. We went straight across the lights and into Heron Street. We turned left into Christchurch Street and to our destination. In the morning Matthew went into the sensory and spent time using a computer. We went to fetch dinner from the chip shop. 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 different crew type minibus and it was required Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG.

Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and we crossed over City Road onto Fountain Street. We followed the road around onto William Street and then we turned right onto Manor Street. At he end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road. We cross over the roundabout at Joiners Square and continued onto Lichfield Street and we reached our destination. At the pub Matthew used the toilet and drank a few Cokes. The best of the buses sighting included First Potteries 63176 on a #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63176 in Joiners Square
When it was time to go we got back into Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG for the return journey. We headed back up to Fenton up Victoria Road and we turned right into Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto City Road and then right into Glebedale Road. After a quick stop in Fenton we carried onto up City Road. We went up King Street and we turned left into Clarence Road. We took a short cut through the back streets and we came out on Anchor Road. We headed up through Adderley Green and left towards Bentilee. In Bentilee we dropped a service user off in respite and we returned towards Adderley Green. We headed down Anchor Road and into Longton. We then headed not the A5035 and turned onto Drubbery Lane. We headed onto Church Road and we turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 14:30. Matthew had toast and orangeade and we waited for the right time to go out and catch the bus. We decided to do the 16:07 today... It wasn't the best bus out but the best bus wasn't on the right turn. We set off to the bus stop just before 16:00 and whilst we waited for the bus we saw Schools Out Club minibus YG58 WFS.

School's Out Club YG58 WFS in Blurton
This was followed by Ace taxi's DK64 VPO.

Ace DK64 VPO in Blurton
On the Blurton Plumline running a few minutes late was D&G 174.

D&G 174 in Blurton
The bus was late again today. Today it was just over 10 minutes late. As expected it was dud First Potteries 65706.

First Potteries 65706 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down. The bus set off towards the A5035. As we got to the corner of the A5035 we saw First Potteries 32053 on the #22 to Dresden. The bus carried on into Trentham and we turned right onto New Inn Lane. On New Inn Lane we passed First Potteries 40304 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We carried on into hanford and down the hill onto the A34. We saw First Potteries 65035 & 65040 on #101's... One towards Hanley and one towards Stafford. We passed ABC Supreme FP53 ESU going South and we crossed under the A34. We then turned into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 65706 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 65706 in Trent Vale
As we were walking back towards the pub we saw ABC Supreme FP53 ESU heading back towards the hospital.

ABC Supreme FP53 ESU in Trent Vale
On the A34 we saw First Potteries 65039 going South towards Stafford on a #101 service.

First Potteries 65039 in Trent Vale
We carried onto the pub and we met 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 were First Potteries 32053 & 42892 on the #22, P&D York T9 PDY and Stanton's of Stoke ONZ 1128. 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 17:50. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos, eating cheesecake and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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