Friday, 20 March 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 20-03-2015


NL61 VSGBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
60072Magdalen 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 Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG.

Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and headed towards Trentham. We turned into New Inn Lane and then into Pacific Drive. Once we had picked up another service user we headed back onto New Inn Lane and the A5035. We headed along into Blurton and we turned into church Road. We carried on into Blurton Road and across the A50. We went through Heron Cross and onto Heron Street. Having crossed the railway line we turned left onto 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. After dinner we went to the pub. Today we went to the pub in a lucky seven taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road. We turned right into Manor Street and at the en we turned left onto Victoria Road. We went down Victoria Road and across the roundabout at Joiners Square onto Lichfield Street. We reached our destination. As we got out of the taxi we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #6B to Hanley.

First Potteries 63172 in Joiners Square
We crossed the road and went to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and had a few glasses of Coke. Most interesting working included 53829 & 65001 on the #6 as well as First Potteries 63175.

First Potteries 63175 in Joiners Square
We decided to visit another pub on the way back. The bus came to pick us up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We headed up Lichfield Street and around the Hanley ring road. We came off the ring road at Town Road and we headed into Townsend and Northwood. We stopped at the pub briefly before setting off back towards home. We carried on through Sneyd Green and towards Smallthorne. We turned at the Green Star and went into Smallthorne. We headed back towards Hanley and around the ring road to Lichfield Street. We turned onto Regent Road and down through Shelton. We joined the A52 opposite the University entrance and we headed towards Stoke. We carried on along the A52 until we got to city Road and we turned right onto Smithpool Road. We turned left into Temple Street and then to our destination. Westopped briefly before carrying on back home. We set off onto Glebedale and over the railway into Heron Street. We passed through Heron Cross and over the A50 into Blurton. We took Blurton Road to Critchlow's Corner and the forward onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got to destination around 15:00. Once home Matthew had toast and cherryade and chilled out on his computer until it was time to catch the bus to the pub. We set off around 16:00 to the stop on Magdalen Road. I had been out earlier to view the buses and we were expecting dud First Potteries 60072 to work this service. On the other side of the road D&G 170 was on the Blurton Plumline.

D&G 174 in Blurton
A few minutes later and pretty much on time was as expected First Potteries 60072.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We got on the bus and booked to Harpfields Road. We sat down towards the back of the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. As we headed towards Trentham we passed Scraggs white Mercedes minibus DX09 LAA going in the opposite direction. We turned into New Inn Lane and we passed first Potteries 60193 going the other way on the #22 to Dresden. We headed through Trentham and into Hanford. As we headed down Chuch Lane we passed First Potteries 53122 on a #21A to the Trentham Hotel. On the A34 we passed First Potteries 40304 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We crossed under the A500 and into Trent Vale. As we were turning into Harpfield Road we saw First Potteries 65728 on the #22 short to the Man in Space Trentham. We got off the bus and Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 60072 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60072 in Trent Vale
We walked onto the A34 and we sat outside the pub whilst we waited for mum. Going towards the hospital we saw ABC Supreme FJ53 FBU.

ABC Supreme FJ53 FBU in Trent Vale
A few minutes later we saw Bennetts Solo X418 BBD going North and ABC Supreme NG57 GZC going South down the A34.

ABC Supreme NG57 GZC 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 65003 on the #101 & 65728 running empty of the #22 and Stanton's of Stoke LG05 BCL. 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. We then saw Coopers Tours YS09 JCS going East onto the A50.

Coopers Tours YS09 JCS on the A500
We went 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 a brownie and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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