Friday, 24 April 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 24-04-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton 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 There had been a timetable change and the PVR of the route had changed from 5 to 4 buses. There are 3 buses that work all day, plus one extra that does the 16:05 Newcastle to New Inn Lane. The extra bus then runs empty to Keele to form the 17:03 #3 service from Keele to Hanley. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and juice for breakfast. The bus turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU 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 in a Lucky Seven taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and then left onto City Road. We turned right onto Manor Street and then left onto Victoria Road. We carried on across Joiners Square roundabout and onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew used the toilet and had a drink of Coke. We then saw Stevens Travel KS56 DSZ heading towards Hanley.

Stevens Travel KS56 DSZ in Joiners Square
Shortly after that we saw First Potteries 63173 on a #6 towards Longton.

First Potteries 63173 in Joiners Square
When it was time to go we got in a Lucky Seven taxi. We went down Palmerston Street and onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and up to Victoria Square before turning sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. When it was time to go home we went outside and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road an forward onto Station Bridge Road and Heron Street. In Heron Cross we went straight across onto Blurton Road and over the A50. We carried on into Blurton along Blurton Road and forward onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Road and arrived home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of Irn Bru whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:18 to Newcastle and we were expecting it to be dud First Potteries 60072. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We stood at the bus stop and pretty much bang on time we saw dud First Potteries 60072 come around the corner as was expected.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We got on to the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. We sat down towards the back of the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. We turned right towards Trentham passing Scraggs 1655 VT going the other way. In Trentham we turned right into New Inn Lane passing First Potteries 60073 on the #22 to Longton. We headed through Hanford and down Church lane onto the A34. We saw First Potteries 53124 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We crossed under the A500 and into Trent Vale. At the end of London Road we passed First Potteries 53123 on a #21 to Pacific Drive and the Trentham Hotel on the new combined #21 and #21A which runs as a #21 only. We turned right onto Harpfields Road. We got up and 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 got to the pub just before mum arrived. Whilst we waited we saw ABC Supreme YU02 GZG. When mum arrived we went into the pub and 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 65033 on the #101 to Stafford and Stantons of Stoke Van Hool / Volvo coach YKZ 6759 going towards Newcastle. 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 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. Passing through Blurton we saw First Potteries 41496 & 53209. We carried on down Beaconsfield Drive getting home around 17:45. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and eating a small individual cheesecake also using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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