Thursday, 2 July 2015

Trip to Fenton / Blackpool 02-07-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlackpoolCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUBlackpoolBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group

Today Matthew was going to his day service. As it was forecast another nice day they were also going to the seaside. Matthew got up just after 08:00 and had toast and apple juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 the bus appeared and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and we headed into 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 carried on onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. After a quick stop Matthew got back on the bus for a trip to Blackpool. They set off onto Glebedale Road and then left onto City Road. we saw First Potteries 42353 on a #2 to Hanley. We travelled down into Stoke and we turned right onto the A500. We turned right to get on the Northbound A500 and we travelled up to the M6. At junction 16 we went North for Approximately 50 miles up to the M55. At this point we went West towards the coast. At the end of the M55 we turned to go to Squires Gate via Marton Fold. We then went up to the Pleasure Beach and parked in the coach park there. After parking up Matthew headed on foot to the promenade. Matthew visited the toilet at the South Pier. We set off Northwards up the Promenade on foot. On the way we saw dud Blackpool Transport 331 on a #1 to Fleetwood.

Blackpool Transport 331 in Blackpool
On the Promenade we saw Blackpool Transport dud 301 on a Southbound service.

Blackpool Transport 301 in Blackpool
Going Northwards was dud Blackpool Transport Plaxon Centro 525.

Blackpool Transport 525 in Blackpool
They stop for a while at a pub so they could have a drink of Coke. Matthew also vsited the toilet. Parked in front of a hotel was PAB Tours coach MX05 AHN.

PAB Tours MX05 AHN in Blackpool
We walked a little further North and we saw Blackpool Transport 301 returning in the other direction.

Blackpool Transport 301 in Blackpool
Going in the other direction we saw Blackpool Transport 330.

Blackpool Transport 330 in Blackpool
This was followed by another bus with a full side advert, Blackpool Transport 329.

Blackpool Transport 329 in Blackpool
When we got to waterloo Road we walked back of the seafront and onto Lytham Road. We then saw required Stagecoach Lancashire 19038 on a Preston bound #68 service

Stagecoach Lancashire 19038 in Blackpool
On Blackpool bound #68 was required Stagecoach Lancashire 18155.

Stagecoach Lancashire 18155 in Blackpool
On a Blackpool bound service was dud Blackpool Transport 339.

Blackpool Transport 339 in Blackpool
Going in the opposite direction was required Blackpool Transport 341.

Blackpool Transport 341 in Blackpool
We walked back onto the promenade and headed back towards the coach park. On the way we saw Catch22 Bus S319 SHB on a #12 service.

Catch22Bus S319 SHB in Blackpool
We also saw Prentice Westwood coach LSU 689.

Prentice Westwood LSU 689 in Blackpool
We got back onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU and we went South to Squires Gate. On the way out of Blackpool we stopped at Morrisons and we went to the petrol station there. We rejoined the A5230 and carried on until we reached the M55. We did the motorway Eastwards to the M6 and Then went South. At the A500 we went South to Stoke. We came off the A500 and went up Wheildon Road to Heron Cross. We turned right and crossed the A50 to Blurton. We carried on along Blurton Road / Church Road and we turned onto Beaconsfield Drive getting home just before 16:00. We did some writing on the Blog and around 20:00 we went out to pick up a Burger King meal. We went through Blurton to Heron Cross and we went along the A50 link road to Victoria Road. We stopped at Asda to pick up a cake and then we carried on down to the Hanley ring road. On the ring road we saw Aimee's 14 on a #16 service from Leek to Hanley. We carried on around the ring road and as we passed broad Street we saw First Potteries 65040 on a #10 from Stafford to Hanley. We carried on around the ring road to the Octagon retail park where we picked up Matthew Burger King meal before heading off home Via the ring road, Lichfield Street, Victoria Road, A50 link Road, Blurton Road and Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 20:40. Matthew ate his food and we wrote the Blog for today. Matthew then chilled out until bedtime around 23:30... Mark

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