Friday, 29 May 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 29-05-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonJoinets SquareCharterShelton Care Group
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60069Magdalen 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 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 Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we Fountain Street. We then turned left onto Williams Street and right onto Manor Street. We turned 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. Unusual sighting of the day was Blue Pigeon Travel Plaxton bodied coach Y3 JBT.

Blue Pigeon Travel Y3 JBT in Joiners Square
We saw First Potteries 63179 going the other way towards Hanley on a #6 service.

First Potteries 63179 in Joiners Square
When it was time to go back to Fenton we travelled back on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We went down Licfield Street and onto Victoria Road. We went to the top of Victoria Road passing First Potteries 63177 before 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 DY08 FFX. 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 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. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We waited at the stop and as expected First Potteries 60069 turned the corner pretty much on time...

First Potteries 60069 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down near to the back of the bus. The bus set off onto the A5035 turning right towards Trentham. We passed dud First Potteries 60072 going the other way on the #22 to Longton. We crossed over the railway line and into Trentham passing First Potteries 40367 on the #21 to Hanley. We turned right into New Inn Lane and First Potteries turned onto the road ahead of us off The Lea. We climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned into Wilson Road. As we headed down Church Lane we passed dud First Potteries 41502 coming up the hill on a #21 to Trentham. We turned right onto the A34 and we crossed under the A500 and into Trent Vale. Just before we turned into Harpfield Road we passed ABC Supreme Mercedes minibus N806 CRJ going South towards Stafford. We got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 60069 before it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60069 in Trent Vale
We walked down onto the A34 and we were passed by First Potteries 65034 on a #10 to Stafford. Traffic was moving slowly and we caught up with the bus and got a picture before it continued Southwards.

First Potteries 65034 in Trent Vale
Mum was already waiting for us at the pub. We met mum at the pub and Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by Chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses were First Potteries 32635 on a Hanley bound #10 service as well as Nash's coaches N8 SHS going Southwards. After we had finished eating we went out to the car. We called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up, but first we had some other chores to do. We drove along the A34 and onto and into Trentham. After we had dropped a few things off in Trentham we went back up the A34 to Trent Vale and we filled up with diesel. We carried on to Newcastle and we stopped at Grandmas to pick up some frozen chicken. Passing newcastle bus station we saw dud First Potteries 32054 on a Keele bound #3 and First Potteries 61235 on a #2 to Meir. We headed through Newcastle onto the A52 before turning onto Shelton New Road. We joined the Southbound A500 which we did up to Fenton. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and we saw Free Spirits blue minibus MV05 YMM and Lucky Seven taxi minibus SJ07 LSU. We went through Blurton and we turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive getting home around 1800. As we got out of the car we saw Keiths Travel MT07 DLZ go by. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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