Friday, 31 July 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 31-07-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
65729Magdalen 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 strawberry juice for breakfast. Just before 09:00 his transport to his day service turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX 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. Whilst Matthew was using his day service I went for a drive up to Cheddleton via the A50, Sutherland Road, Weston Coyney Road and onto the A520. Whilst going between Weston Coyney into Cellarhead we passed Ausden Clark BIG 2987 and we followed Silverdale PN10 AFZ. The silverdale coach turned at Cellarhead to go towards Cheadle on the A52. I carried on through Wetley Rocks inti Cheddleton. I turned right and went down the hill to the railway. I had been Cheddleton to look at the trains. I drove up to via Basford and Belmont Road to Ipstones through the back roads and then we drove back home via the B5053 Bottomhouse and the A523 into Leek. In Leek town centre we saw Group Travel FJ56 KUB and De Lorean car SOR 83T. I came back via the A520. In Meir we saw Bennetts T48 JBA on the #4 to Stone. I went down the A50 to Heron Cross and then back to Blurton. 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 an 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 First Potteries 65003 on a #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 65003 in Joiners Square
Back at the pub Matthew listened to the Jukebox and we saw First Potteries 63178 on a #6 to Hanley

First Potteries 63178 in Joiners Square
When it was time to return to the day centre. We were picked up by Shelton Day Care DV10 JCU. 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 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 16:18 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We were expecting the bus to be First Potteries 65729 and as expected First Potteries 65729 turned the corner on time.

First Potteries 65729 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus was unusually completely empty so Matthew took a picture inside of First Potteries 65729 before we sat down.

Inside First Potteries 65729
The bus set off onto the A5035 and we passed First Potteries 60069 on the #22 to Longton. We crossed the railway line and we went into Trentham and we turned into new inn Lane. Opposite the man in Space we saw First Potteries 37157 on the #22 to New Inn Lane. We carried on up the road and into Hanford and we passed First Potteries 41496 on the #21B to Trentham Gardens. We went down Church Lane and we joined the A34. We crossed under the A500 and we saw Holweswood Coaches H2 HWD coming off the slip Road. We carried on into Trent Vale and the Holmeswood Coaches coach followed us along the A34. When we moved into the right hand lane to turn right the coach came along side us. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 65729 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 65729 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we headed to the pub On the way we saw First Potteries 65035 on a #10 to Hanley.

First Potteries 65035 in Trent Vale
When we got to the pub mum was waiting for us. We went into the pub and 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 ABC Supreme FP53 ESU on a hospital link service. We also saw Bennetts T48 JBA running empty towards Newcastle. 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 joined the A50 we saw Glovers mini coach AIG 1346 on the A500 slip road and we passed Four Girls YJ05 FXX as well as another unidentified Four Girls coach. We came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we went into to Fenton passing First Potteries 40373 on a #23A to Newstead. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton. We carried on down Beaconsfield Drive and we saw First Potteries 65729 on a #22 to Newcastle and First Potteries 60069 on a #22 to Longton, getting home around 17:45. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and eating some strawberry & white chocolate cake and also using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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