Friday, 15 May 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 15-05-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton 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. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange 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 a Intercity taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we headed down to the roundabout at Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned right onto the A52 and then left to our destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Today we saw mainly First Potteries Streetlites. On a #6 to Hanley was First Potteries 63179.

First Potteries 63179 in Joiners Square
We also saw First Potteries 63172 on the following #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63172 in Joiners Square
The we saw First Potteries 63177 on the following #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63177 in Joiners Square
When it was time to go we got into an Intercity taxi. We went down Palmerston Street and onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and to the top. We turned sharp right onto City Road and then 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. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we headed towards Heron Cross. We traveled through Blurton and then it was realised we needed to go to Bentilee so the bus went along Maythorn Avenue onto the A5035. We headed towards Longton through Dresden passing D&G double decker 178. We then crossed over the A50 We went around the one way system down the strand and the along Market Street before heading up Anchor Road to Adderley Green. At the gas tower we turned left to go to Bentilee to drop off another service user. We headed back to Adderley Green and Matthew had a good lok at what was on the depot there. In view were withdrawn First Potteries Dart 42727, Olympian 30031 and what appeared to be a different Caetano Dart. We turned onto anchor road and around the one way system in Longton before crossing the A50 and onto the A5035. We headed through Dreseden back to Blurton and Matthew got home around 15:20. Matthew had some toast and a can of orange Fanta. We decide to go for the 16:17 today which was booked to be dud First Potteries 60072. When it was time to go out we set off towards the bus stop on Magdalen Road. Whilst we waited for the Newcastle bound bus we saw dud First Potteries 60068 on the #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 60068 in Blurton
A few minutes later, pretty much bang on time we saw dud First Potteries 60072 come around the corner as expected.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfield Road. The bus set off onto the A5035 and turned right. The bus in front of us was almost empty and so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 60072.

Inside First Potteries 60072
The bus picked up a few passengers and we were passed by Free Spirits minibus MV05 YMM. We crossed into Trentham and we saw the other Free Spirits minibus MK52 PXH coming from the opposite direct and turning into Barlaston Old Road. We turned into New Inn Lane and we passed First Potteries 40025 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We turned into Hanford and we passed First Potteries 42893 on the #22 to New Inn Lane. We headed down church lane and we joined onto the A34. as we were about to crossed under the A500 we were passed by Swift Valley coach YJ07 DWY as well as First Potteries 41514 and we also saw ABC Supreme minibus N806 CRJ. We carried on into Trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road. We got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 60072 as it headed off towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60072 in Trent Vale
When we passed the pub we saw that mum was parked up in the car park and waiting for us. We walked back onto the A34 and we met mum at 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 Stantons of Stoke BAZ 2002 going North towards Newcastle and ABC Supreme N806 CRJ going South to Stafford. 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. At the Sideway roundabout we saw Robinson Holidays minibus PN11 EYP going North onto the A500. We joined the A50 to Heron Cross and we headed int Fenton. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton. Passing through Blurton we saw First Potteries 53209 on a #23 and First Potteries 60068 on a #22 to Hanley. We carried on down Beaconsfield Drive getting home around 1800. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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