Friday, 28 August 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 28-08-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
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60072Magdalen 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 DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and we headed through 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 onto the A52 at Bucknall. We followed the road around to the left and we went to Joiners Square. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we went to the top before turning Sharp right onto City Road. We turn left onto Glebedale Road and to 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 and the right onto City Road. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we headed down to the roundabout. At the roundabout we went to straight across onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 63096 on a #6 to Meir. Matthew to listened to musid on the jukebox until it was time to leave for the day centre aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmerston Street and onto the A52. we turned left onto Victoria Road. We went to the top of Victoria Road before turning sharp right onto City Road. We turned left onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. For the journey home we transferred onto Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. 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. Uncle Dave was coming with us to the pub today. After the scrap man had collected one of the cars, we set off i the other car to go and fetch him. We went along Finstock Avenue and onto Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left onto Church Road and we went under the railway bridge and onto Blurton Road and we saw Anytime Airport PE11 RWY going towards Blurton. We crossed the A50 and we went into Heron Cross. We headed into Fenton and we picked up uncle Dave. We went back through Heron Cross and as Crossed the A50 we saw Lucky Seven PK08 GGE going towards Longton. We carried on through Blurton and we passed First Potteries 66838 on a #22 to Newcastle. We turned onto Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 16:48. There wasn't time to get out of the car and onto the #22, so we went back into the house for 20 minutes or so. We set off to the stop on Magdalen Road around 17:15 and when we got to the stop we saw A2B Airports WF11 MOA heading into Blurton.

A2B airports WF11 MOA in Blurton
For most of the day the buses usually pass near to Magdalen Road. The timetable changes a little around 17:00 and the buses pass further into Blurton. As such we were able to see the Longton Bound bus first. It was First Potteries 60202 on the Longton Bound #22.

First Potteries 60202 in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 60072 round the corner.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfield Road. We sat down towards the back of the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. we crossed over the railway line into Trentham and we saw Free Spirits MK52 PXH parked up at the Trentham Hotel. We turned into New Inn Lane and we we went up into Hanford. We went down Church lane and we saw First Potteries 40155 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. As we joined the A34 we saw Stagecoach Megabus 50232 going Northwards as well as ABC Supreme N806 CRJ. We crossed under the A500 into Trent vale and we saw First Potteries 41522 on a #21B to Trentham Gardens. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 60072 as it carried on towards Newcastle

First Potteries 60072 in Trent Vale
Mum had been delayed an so we were going to eat without her. We walked to the pub and on the way we saw First Potteries 65038 on a Stafford bound #10 service.

First Potteries 65038 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 Stafford Coaches CNZ 3828 going North. We also saw ABC Supreme YX03 JVX on a Stafford bound hospital link service. After we had finished eating we sat on the wall to wait for mum to come and pick us up. Whilst we waited we saw ABC Supreme P881 RND going North towards the hospital.

ABC Supreme P881 RND in Trent Vale
On a Southbound #10 we saw First Potteries 65027.

First Potteries 65027 in Trent Vale
Mum picked us up and we set off Southwards down the A34. We crossed under the A400 into Hanford and we continued South to Trentham along the A34. We joined the Longton bound A5035 and we did this up to Blurton. We had to drop something off in Finstock Avenue and we got home around 19:00. Matthew chilled out on the computer and for super he had a few fries with tomato sauce. Matthew went to bed around 00:30... Mark

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