Friday, 21 August 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 21-08-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
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37158Magdalen 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 blackcurrant 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. We stopped at the BP before carring on 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. We set off onto Glebedale Road before turning right onto City Road. At the roundabout we went left onto Victoria Road. We continued Victoria Road to the roundabout where we went straight across onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. The best of the bus sighting included First Potteries 63175 on a #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63175 in Joiners Square
Matthew listened to music on the Jukebox including some Black Lace! When it was time to go we climbed back aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. 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 cherryade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 15:48 as it was booked to be First Potteries 37158! We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. As expected First Potteries 37158 turned the corner on time.

First Potteries 37158 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfield Road. We went upstairs and Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 37158.

Inside First Potteries 37158
It was the first time that we had been on a Volvo B7 double decker on the #22. We had seen the odd one before, but they always seem to work on a Saturday when we're going out of the area! The bus went onto the A5035 and we passed First Potteries 66310 going towards Longton on a #22. We crossed railway line and we went into Trentham. We turned into New Inn Lane and as we passed the Man in Space there was a small procession of buses coming the other way. Leading the rest was First Potteries trainer 60317. This was followed by First Potteries 40373 on a #21 to Trentham Hotel and First Potteries 41070 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We carried on into Hanford and we passed First Potteries 40022 on a #21 service. At the bottom of Church Lane we joined the Northbound A34. We crossed under the A500 and we went into Trent Vale. At Harpfields Road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 37158 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 37158 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we set off towards to pub. On the way we saw ABC Supreme N806 CRJ on a hospital shuttle, so we stopped to get a picture.

ABC Supreme N806 CRJ in Trent Vale
We saw mum approaching and we also saw First Potteries 60068 a few cars behind her on a #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 60068 in Trent Vale
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 First Potteries 37156 on the #22 to Trentham and an unidentified Knights white Toyota minibus. 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 then right onto the A500. The road looked busy at Sideway so we went via Campbell Road into Stoke. Around the one way system we saw D&G 108 on a #41 and D&G 111 on 'The Orange One'. We picked up uncle Dave and we went up to Heron Cross. We travelled back up Blurton Road and we saw First Potteries 53829 on a #23 as well as First Potteries 53123 on a #23. We got back home around 18:00. Matthew then chilled on his computer whilst I popped out to B&Q to get some wood to complete my DIY project. Matthew went to bed around 00:00... Mark

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