Friday, 16 October 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 16-10-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
53063Magdalen 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
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. After dinner we went to the pub. Today we went to the pub in Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale RMoad before turning left onto City Road. At the bottom of City Road we joined the A52 and went past the railway station before turning right onto Stoke Road. We went up the hill through Shelton and we turned onto Shelton New Road at Snow Hill. We stopped at the other daycare centre to drop somebody off and then we carried on to the pub. We headed down Cemetery Road and onto Stoke Road via Caledonia Road. We turned left and went through Snow hill before turning right onto College Road. We turned left onto Regent Street and we went to Lichfield Street and turned right. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Whilst at the pub we saw a number of interesting buses including First Potteries 63098 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63098 in Joiners Square
Matthew socialised and listened to the Jukebox, one of the songs playing was Hotel California by the Eagles. When it was time to go we got back aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We got on the bus and We headed down Lichfield Street and Straight onto Victoria Road. On Victoria Road we went to the top turning sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. After a brief stop at the day centre, we got on the bus home which today was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. 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. As I was attending an appointment Matthew was met off the bus by uncle Dave. Whilst they waited for me to return Matthew had toast and a drink of orangeade. I got back a little after 16:10. Around 16:20 we set off on foot to the stop all the way over on Magdalen Road. Today the bus was bang on time and it turned the corner and it was required First Potteries Solo 53063.

First Potteries 53063 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. Matthew misbehaved and honked the horn on the bus... The bus set off onto the A5035 and We crossed over the railway line and into Trentham. The bus emptied a little and Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 53063.

Inside First Potteries 53063
As we turned into New Inn Lane we passed First Potteries 60174 on the following #22 to Longton. We carried on up New Inn Lane and we turned into Wilson Road and into Hanford. We passed First Potteries 53830 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel and we turned left onto Church Lane. Near the bottom of Church lane we passed First Potteries 53405 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We joined the A34 and we went under the A500 into Trent Vale. We passed First Potteries 65035 on a #10 to Stafford and we turned right into Harpfield Road. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew got another picture of First Potteries 53063 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 53063 in Trent Vale
We waked back onto the A34 and we were passed by dud First Potteries 42894 on a #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 42894 in Trent Vale
We got to the pub before mum today. Whilst we waited for her we saw City cabs SF58 UBZ going South on the A34.

City cabs SF58 UBZ in Trent Vale
A few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 65038 on a #10 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65038 in Trent Vale
Mum turned up and we went into the pub. 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 65729 on a #10 and Stanton's of Stoke 614 WEH going North up the A34. We also saw Stafford Coaches CNZ 3828 going South down the A34. After we had finished eating we went to the car. We already had uncle Dave with us, so we set off towards Home. We had to drop something off in Hanford on the way... We set off down the A34 and under the A500 into Hanford. We turned up Churcg Lane and at the top we turned left into Wilson Road. We turned left into Kings Road and we turned into a side street whilst mum dropped off some paper for a local school that has been forced out of the classroom by problems in the school building. We headed back onto Wilson Road and we joined onto New Inn Lane. At the end of New Inn Lane we turned left into the A5035. We got home around 18:20. Matthew then chilled out on his computer playing Cookie Jam and watching television before bedtime around 23:30... Mark

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