Friday, 12 June 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 12-06-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton 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 and we headed throught Dresden to Longton. after crossing the A50 we went along the Strand before heading onto Anchor Road via Market Street. At the top of Anchor Road we turned left onto Dividy Road. After picking up another service user we Went back to Adderley Green and back down Anchor Road. Part way down Anchor Road we cut through the back streets and onto King Street. We did King Street into Fenton and forward onto City Road. We turned into Glebedale Road and to our destination. Outside we saw ABC Supreme YN55 KXO.

ABC Supreme YN55 KXO in Fenton
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 a Intercity taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and forwards onto Fountain Street. We followed the road around onto William Street and we turned left onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we headed down to joiners Square roundabout. At the roundabout we went straight onto Lichfield Street and we reached our destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. highlights of the bus sightings at the pub included Intercity OV58 YJE.

Intercity OV58 YJE in Joiners Square
Shortly afterwards we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 229 going towards Fenton. When it was time to go we were picked up by Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmerston Street and onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and went to Manor Street and turned right. We turned left onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. When it was time to go home we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off to pick up a service user from the Smallthorne area. We went down City Road and onto the A52 towards joiners Square. We went up to Hanley and around the ring road to Town Road. We went through Birches Head and Sneyd Green and into Smallthorne along Esperanto Way and Community Drive. Having picked up the service user we went back through Sneyd Green and Birches Head before going down the A5272 and onto Limekiln Bank. We crossed the lights onto the A52 and we went to Bucknall before heading to Bentilee to drop someone off. We carried on Southwards down Dividy Road and into Adderley Green before going down Anchor Road into Longton. We went around the one way system and crossed over the A50 onto the A5035. We did the A5035 to Trentham and onto New Inn Lane before turning into pacific Drive and dropping off another service user. We then headed back onto the A5035 which we did home to Blurton getting back around 16:20. Matthew had toast and a drink of Orangeade 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. The bus turned up and it was dud First Potteries 60073.

First Potteries 60073 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road and we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off on the A5035 and turned right. As the bus was empty behind us, Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 60073.

Inside First Potteries 60073
We crossed into Trentham and we turned into New Inn Lane. At the top of the Lane we saw First Potteries 42894 on the short #22 turn to New Inn Lane. As we passed pacific Drive we saw First Potteries 53124 on a #21 service to Trentham and First Potteries 60193 on the late running #22 to Longton. We continued into Hanford and we passed First Potteries 53122 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We turned down Church Lane we joined the A34. We then saw First Potteries 65034 & 65038 on #10 services. We went under the A500 into Trent Vale. We past the forth #22 turn and it was First Potteries 60069. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 60073 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60073 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 Bakers Coaches BX64 AEN going Northwards and ABC Supreme YU02 GZG. After we had finished eating we went out to the car. We called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up. We set off onto the A34 and onto the Northbound A500. At Sideway we went East on the A50 and we saw white coach P7 PCC. We came of the A50 at Heron Cross and we dropped into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave. After we had picked him up we went back through Heron Cross and over the A50 and into Blurton. We carried on along Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Road before turning left into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home at approximately 18:00. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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