Friday, 7 August 2015

Trip to Talke / Trent Vale 07-08-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonTalkeCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUTalkeFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
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 Orange 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
Also in the Street was Jayjays Travel Iveco minibus RX57 POV.

Jayjays Travel RX57 POV 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 DV10 JCU. We went onto Glebedale Road and we turned left onto City Road. We ran down onto the A52 and we crossed under the railway line before joining the Northbound A500. We went up to the A34 and we went North on the A34 to the traffic lights by the Cauldwell Tavern where we saw preserved Strathtay Alexander bodied single decker CRS 66T. We turned left onto Coalpitt Hill and we stopped at a pub on the right of the road. Matthew drank some Coke and visited the toilet. When it was time to go we go back on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We went back along Coalpiit Hill and onto the Eastbound A34. We turned onto the A50 and we turned left onto Gloucester Road. We went through Newchapel and then Southwards down Turnhurst Road. We joined the A527 and then we went Westwards onto the A500. The A500 was done down to Sideway where we joined the Eastbound A50. At heron Cross we left the A500 and we went through Heron Cross lights onto Heron Street. We followed the road around onto Glebedale and to our destination. After a quick stop We got back onto Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the journey home. We turned onto Glebedale Road and carried on Straight 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 orangeade 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. Whilst we waited for the bus we saw Lucky Seven SF54 AXC heading towards the A5035.

Lucky Seven SF54 AXC in Blurton
We expected to see First Potteries 60202 on the Longton bound #22 service. It must have swapped at some point during the day because the service was now being worked by dud First Potteries 'Cherry Route' branded Volvo 66307.

First Potteries 66307 in Blurton
We were expecting the bus to be First Potteries 60072 and as expected First Potteries 60072 turned the corner a few minutes late.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we passed First Potteries 37156 running empty off the #22 to New Inn Lane. We crossed the railway line and we went into Trentham and we turned into new inn Lane. By the man in Space we caught up with First Potteries 53124 on the #21 to Hanley. We passed First Potteries 53123 on the #21B to Trentham Gardens. We carried on up the road and into Hanford and we went down Church Lane passing First Potteries 41499 on the #21 to Trentham. We joined the A34 and as the bus was nearly empty in front of us Matthew got a picture inside First Potteries 60072.

Inside First Potteries 60072
We crossed under the A500 and we carried on into Trent Vale and passing First Potteries 60205 on the #22 to Longton. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 60072 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 60072 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 YX03 JVZ on a hospital link service. We also saw First Potteries 65026 on a #10 towards Newcastle. After we had finished eating we went out to the car. We called Uncle Dave and we went to pick him up. Behind us on the A34 was First Potteries 32633. We drove along the A34 and onto and A500. We joined the A50 and we came off the A50 at Heron Cross and we went into to Fenton. After we had picked up uncle Dave, we headed up to Heron Cross and through Blurton. We passed First Potteries 53207, getting home around 18:00. Matthew then chilled out watching bus videos and also using his computer before bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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