Friday, 8 May 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 08-05-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
41512Hem Heath, Adj Crowcrofts RoadTrent 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. It was the 2nd Friday of the new timetable. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and juice for breakfast. The bus turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX 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 Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We traveled down to the A52 and we turned right towards the railway station. We saw Wardle Transport 2232 on a #42 service. We passed the end ofstation Road and we carried on along the A52 to joiners Square. We turned left onto Lichfield Street and we reached our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlight of the bus sightings included First Potteries 63173 on a #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63173 in Joiners Square
When it was time to go Matthew once again went in Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmerston Street and onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and right onto Manor Street. we turned left onto City Road and then right 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. 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 dandelion & burdock whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 15:48 to Newcastle and we were expecting it to be dud First Potteries 41512. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. As it was raining we decided to walk to the stop on the A5035 as it has a shelter. On the way down Magdalen Road we saw Copeland Tours MIB 346.

Copeland Tours MIB 346 in Blurton
We carried on onto the A5035 and we walked past the stop and we were about to cross over the road when we saw Jayjays Travel NH57 FXT heading towards Longton.

Jayjays Travel NH57 FXT in Blurton
We crossed over the road and we stood at the bus stop. Going towards Longton we saw First Potteries 60205 on the #22

First Potteries 60205 in Blurton
The Newcastle bus was now due... Longton bound was Stanton's of Stoke PSU 969. We then saw a Z carz bus coming out of Magdalen Road. It was Z Carz HX51 HRU.

Z Carz HX51 HRU in Blurton
Around 10 minutes late we saw the bus coming out of Magdalen Road. As expected it was First Potteries 41512.

First Potteries 41512 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We texted mum to let her know we were on the way. We headed into Trentham and we saw First Potteries 40375 on the #21 to the Trentham Hotel. At the end of New Inn Lane we saw First Potteries 53120 on the #21B to Trentham Gardens. We traveled along New Inn Lane and into Hanford. We then passed First Potteries 41514 on the #21 to the Trentham Hotel. By the A34 we overtaken by First Potteries 40375. We joined the A34 and we crossed under the A500, passing ABC Supreme YU02 GZG. We turned into Harpfields Road and we got off the bus. Matthew then took another picture of First Potteries 41512 before it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 41512 in Trent Vale
Mum had spotted the bus turn into Harpfield Road so she turned into the road to pick us up. We traveled down Harpfields Road and we passed First Potteries 60072 on the #22 to New Inn Lane. We circled back around onto the A34 along Keelings Drive and London Road, back to the pub. We car out of the car and we spotted a Southbound bus approaching. We waited for the bus to crawl through the traffic and it was First Potteries 65038 on the #10 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65038 in Trent Vale
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 65034 on the #10 to Stafford and ABC Supreme FP53 ESU. 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. It was busy on the A500 and in the slow moving traffic we passed Stantons of stoke BAZ 2002 going Southwards on the A500. We decided to go along Campbell Road and into Stoke town centre. We saw First Potteries 40025 on the #23 as well as First Potteries 66841 on the #3 to Newcastle. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton. Passing through Blurton we saw First Potteries 53829 on a #23A and First Potteries 41495 on a #23 to Hanley. We carried on down Beaconsfield Drive 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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