Friday, 22 May 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 22-05-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
60073Magdalen 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 DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035, turning right towards Trentham. In trentham we turned right into New Inn Lane and we picked a service user up before returning onto the A5035. We headed through Hem Heath and Dresden into Longton. We crossed the A50 and we zigged our way past the Gladstone Pottery Museum and across Sutherland Road and under the railway line. We went past The Sealion and then turned left to get onto Anchor Road. We did Anchor Road to the top before turning laft pat the bus garage and towards Bentilee. Once they had picked up another service user they headed back to Adderley Green and we down Anchor Road towards Longton. We turned right onto Heathcote Street and cut through Saxonfields to Fenton and onto King Street. We headed into Fenton and then turned left onto Glebedale Road before getting 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. The taxi set off onto Glebedale Road before turning left onto City Road. We turned right onto Manor Street and left onto Victoria Road. We headed down the hill and crossed over the roundabout at Joiners Square onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings at the pub included First Potteries 65026 on the #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 65026 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 went to the top turning sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. When it was time to home home we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Christchurch Street an right 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 Cherryade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:18 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We waited at the stop and whilst we waited we were passed by City Cabs Ford minibus EF05 OMC.

City Cabs EF05 OMC in Blurton
Our bus was now slightly late. Going the other way towards Longton on the #22 was 60069.

First Potteries 60069 in Blurton
From sightings earlier in the day we knew that we were now waiting for either First Potteries 41497 or 60073. Another minibus came past us. It was Jayjays Travels Iveco minibus RX57 POV in it's rather nice yellow livery with gold lettering.

Jayjays Travel RX57 POV in Blurton
A few minutes later around 10 late we saw a Scania round the corner. We assumed it was First Potteries 60073 and we saw the pink "Anything Goes" advert and we knew it was definitely First Potteries 60073.

First Potteries 60073 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 picked up a few passengers and we crossed into Trentham. We turned into New Inn Lane and we passed First Potteries 41499 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We overtook First Potteries 53124 on a #21 at The Man in Space We turned into Hanford and we passed First Potteries 41497 on the #22 to Longton on Church Lane. We joined onto the A34 and we saw First Potteries 65040 on a #10 service. 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 60073 as it headed off towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60073 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 as well as Chambers ALX100 minibus R112 NTA going towards Newcastle on a low loader. 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. As we went North we were passed by two Silver Choice Bova Coaches, one of them being SIL 9994. Sideway roundabout was busy, so we went onto Campbell Road. We went around the one way system in Stoke and as we were about to join the Southbound A500 we saw another Silver Choice coach, SIL 9992. Behind that coach was Courtney Travel YJ09 FHO. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton. Passing through Blurton we saw First Potteries 53830 on a #23. 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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