Friday, 30 October 2015

Trip to Fenton / Trent Vale 30-10-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
42554Magdalen 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 to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Today Matthew went out dressed as a vampire! 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 Road and forwards onto Blurton Road and we carried 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. In the afternoon they had a Halloween party for the service user. They had a competition to see who had the best Halloween costume on, and Matthew was the winner. For winning Matthew received some chocolates. When the party was over Matthew climbed aboard the bus to go home, which was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU again. We set off onto Glebedale Road and forwards 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 getting home just before 15:00. When Matthew got home he had toast and dandelion & burdock whilst we waited for time before we went out. Today we decided to go on the 16:30 service towards Newcastle. Around 16:20 we set off on foot to the stop all the way over on Magdalen Road. Whilst we waited we saw Autocabs SF04 YZY going towards Finstock Avenue. The bus was a little late today... When it turned up it was required First Potteries 42554.

First Potteries 42554 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfield Road. The driver today was a trainee and was still under instruction. Matthew took an interest in one of the trainers Driving License which was on a lanyard around his neck. We sat down towards the back of the bus and the bus set off onto the A5035. The bus was unusually full today... Just on the A5035 we passed First Potteries 60069 on the #22 to Longton. We carried on over the railway line and into Trentham and we saw Free Spirits MV05 YMM. We turned into New Inn Lane and we passed First Potteries 53209 running out of service. As we entered Hanford we passed First Potteries 40367 on the final #22 turn to Longton. We went down Church lane and onto the A34. As we entered Trent Vale we saw Free Spirits MK52 PXH. We crossed under the A500 and we saw First Potteries 53064 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. Further up the road we saw First Potteries 53122 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned right into Harpfields Road and the new driver missed the tricky stops both sides stop near Chubb Way. The bus stopped and we got off... Matthew took a photo of First Potteries 42554 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 42554 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we turned and saw a bus approaching. It was First Potteries 65039 on a #10 to stafford.

First Potteries 65039 in Trent Vale
A few yards further down the road we saw another bus... It was ABC Supreme Mercedes minibus N806 CRJ on a staff shuttle bus.

ABC Supreme N806 CRJ in Trent Vale
By the time we got to the pub mum was already there. 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 First Potteries 65027 on a #10 to Stafford and Leons Coaches minibus 204 going Northwards. After we had finished eating we went to the car and Matthew called uncle Dave to tell him we were on the way. We set off down the A34 and we saw City Cabs HK15 XGT. We went onto the Northbound A500 where we saw Travel de Courcey's national Express liveried coach FJ11 GME on the #540 service. At Sideway we went Eastwards on the A50. We headed though Heron Cross and into Fenton. After picking uncle Dave up we went back up to Heron Cross and over the A50 into Blurton. We travelled through Blurton along Blurton Road and Church Road and we turned into Beaconsfield Drive. We turned left into Finstock Avenue and we stopped to drop something off. We went to Newstead via Ripon Road and the A5035 and we dropped something off there too. We go back onto the A5035 and we saw First Potteries 53122 & 53058 both running out of service. We got home at 18:40. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 23:30... Mark

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