Friday, 23 October 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 23-10-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton 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 DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and we turned left to head towards Longton. We crossed over the A50 and onto The Strand. We then turned left onto Market Street and left onto Anchor Road. At the top of Anchor Road we turned left to go towards Bentilee. We picked up another service user and we continued through to Bucknall. We went up Limekiln Bank and onto the ring road around Hanley. We turned down Lichfield Street and right into Regents Road and forwards onto College Road. We passed the railway station ans went onto the A52 towards Stoke. At the end of the rod we went left onto City Road and then right 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 DV10 JCU. In the yard was also Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We got aboard the bus and we set off onto Glebedale Road before turning Right onto City Road. At the roundabout we went sahrp left onto Victoria Road. We headed down Victoria Road and at the Roundabout we went straight across onto Lichfield Street. We turned into the pub and parked in the car park. Already at the pub was Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX.

Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX in Joiners Square
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 63178 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63178 in Joiners Square
Going the other way was First Potteries 63098 on a #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63098 in Joiners Square
Matthew listened to music on the Jukebox including Desperado by the Eagles. When it was time to go back to the day service we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We got on the bus and We headed Palmeston Street and onto the A52 and we turned left 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. When Matthew got home he had toast and orangeade 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 at the stop we saw Jayjays Travel RX57 POV going into Blurton.

Jayjays Travel RX57 POV in Blurton
Today the bus was bang on time and it turned the corner and it was dud First Potteries Scania 60072.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before we sat down towards the back of the bus. The bus was nearly empty and we set off onto the A5035 passing First Potteries 60128 on the #22 to Longton. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and as someone got off the bus in front of us was empty, so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 60072.

Inside First Potteries 60072
We carried on and we turned into New Inn Lane. As we passed Pacific Drive we saw First Potteries 40009 on its way towards the Trentham Hotel. As The Lea was being resurfaced the buses had to go into Blurton to turn around for the journey back to Hanley. Further up New Inn Lane we passed First Potteries 53119 on another #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned into Hanford and the headed down Church Lane down to the A34. We went under the A500 and into Trent Vale, where we passed required First Potteries 42553 on the final #22 turn going towards Longton. The bus turned 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
We walked onto the A34 and we saw a Southbound #10 to Stafford approaching in the distance. As it got closer we saw that it was First Potteries Scania Omnicity 65033.

First Potteries 65033 in Trent Vale
We got to the pub before mum, so we sat on the wall outside to wait for her. As we waited we saw Roseville Ford minibus NH56 JWM going South down the A34.

Roseville NH56 JWM in Trent Vale
When mum arrived we went in 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 ABC Supreme minibus N806 CRJ & P881 RND. We also saw CHH Coaches MX59 BLK going North down the A34. After we had finished eating we went to the car. We called uncle dave to tell hm we were on our way. We set off onto the Southbound A34 before turning Northwards onto the A500. At Sideway we went East on the A50 to Heron Cross. We dropped into Fenton and picked up uncle Dave before returning up to Heron Cross. We crossed over the A50 and we went through Blurton along Blurton Road. At the bottom of the hill we saw City Cabs SJ54 MWY at the BP petrol station. We climbed the hill and forwards onto Church Road before turning right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:30. Matthew chilled out using the computer and helped mum making Christmas Cake. He also came to visit me and uncle Dave in the shed which is starting to take shape as a proper 'man cave'. Matthew chilled out further on the computer and went to bed around 00:00... Mark

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