Friday, 10 July 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 10-07-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
60069Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way (Unmarked)22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going to the pub for his tea, but not before he had been out with his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
we got on the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. We went over the railway line into Trentham before turning at New Inn Lane. We turned into Pacific Drive and we picked up another service user before going back onto New Inn Lane. We returned along A5035 before turning left into Church Toad and forwards onto Blurton Road to Heron Cross. We turned right to go through the traffic lights and onto heron Street. After crossing over the railway we turned left onto Christchurch Street before reaching 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 DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We turned onto Glebedale Road and Left onto City Road. Just before the railway line we turned right onto the A52. We carried on past the railway station and along the A52 to Joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned left 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 include First Potteries 63171 on a #6 service. When it was time to return to the day centre we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmeston Street and then right onto the A52 and we saw Z carz minibus X599 WDY. At the roundabout we went left onto Victoria Road and we turned right onto manor Street. We turned left onto City Road and then right into Glebedale Road and to our destination. When it was time to go home we climbed aboard onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we carried onto Station Bridge Road. We carried on onto 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. When Matthew got home he had toast and drink of orangeade. Just after 16:00 we set off on foot to catch the 16:05 departure from Longton to Newcastle. I had view the bus earlier in the day and it was dud First Potteries 60069. We walked to the stop all the way over on Magdalen Road. The bus turned the corner around it was dud First Potteries 60069.

First Potteries 60069 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. We sat down near to the back of the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. We should have passed First Potteries 60202 on the #22 but it didn't show up. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and just before we turned into New Inn Lane we passed Alfa coach 71 going towards Longton. On new Inn Lane we passed First Potteries 37157 on the #22 to New Inn Lane. We continues through Trentham and we passed First Potteries 40373 on a #21B the Hanley. We carried on into Hanford passing First Potteries 40023 on a #21 to Trentham. At the bottom of Church Lane we joined the A34 and we went under the A500 into Trent Vale. As we passed the pub we saw mum parking the car. We turned into Harpfield Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 60069 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60069 in Trent Vale
We crossed the road and we saw an ABC Supreme minibus approaching on the Stafford to UHNS shuttle. It was required ABC Supreme N806 CRJ.

ABC Supreme N806 CRJ in Trent Vale
We walked onto the A34 and towards the bus. By the bus stop we turned to see First Potteries Scania Omnicity 65039 on a #10 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65039 in Trent Vale
We got to the pub and mum was waiting for us. Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with custard. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses were Stanton's of Stoke coach BAZ 2002, Dunwoods YN15 EHZ and Global Travel FN02 VBV. Also seen was First Potteries 53119 which had taken over from First Potteries 60202 on the #22. It was quite possibly the first time one of the former Norwich Solos had worked on the #22. 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 joined the Eastbound A50 which we did to Heron Cross. We dropped into Fenton and picked up uncle Dave. After we had picked him up we went back through Heron Cross and over the A50 and we saw Phil Boultons T2 DLT. We carried on along Blurton Road where we saw First Potteries 53208. At Critchlows Corner we went forwards onto Church Road before turning left into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home at approximately 18:15. Matthew then chilled out on his computer looking at bus pictures and listening to music until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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