Friday, 6 November 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 06-11-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonBlurtonCharterShelton 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. 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 we went to the pub in a Lucky Seven taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road. At the bottom of the hill we joined the A52. We carried on past the railway station and forwards to joiners Square. At the roundabout we turned left onto Lichfield Street and then to the pub. At the pub Matthew used the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 63172 which was on a #6 to Weston Coyney.

First Potteries 63172 in Joiners Square
Also seen was First Potteries 63098 on a #6A to Hanley.

First Potteries 63098 in Joiners Square
Matthew listened to music on the Jukebox including Deborah Harry, Westlife and Alison Moyet. When they were ready to go they went outside to the car park. In the car park was Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG.

Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG in Joiners Square
We also saw Shelton Care Group GU60 HVX.

Shelton Care Group GU60 HVX in Joiners Square
We then got on our bus back to Fenton, which was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Joiners Square
The bus set off onto Palmeston Road and then we turned right onto the A52. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we turned right onto Manor Street. At the end of manor Street we turned left onto City Road and then left onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. After a quick stop we got back onto Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the journey back home. The bus set off onto Glebedale Road and we continued onto Station Bridge Road. We carried on forwards onto Heron Street and across the light at Heron Cross. We crossed the A50 and then through Blurton along Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and then we got home around 15:00. When Matthew got home he had some toast and some cherryade. We decided to catch the 16:30 through Blurton, so we set off to the bus stop around 16:15. We waited at the stop for a short while and we saw dud First Potteries 42554 come around the corner.

First Potteries 42554 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfield Road. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we passed First Potteries 53830 on a #22 service. We crossed over the railway into Trentham and we passed Scraggs minibus 1655 VT going the other way. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we passed First Potteries 41493 coming the other way on a #22. We went into Hanford and we we passed First Potteries 40367 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We went down the hill and we joined onto the A34. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we saw First Potteries 53059 on a #21 to Trentham. The bus turned right into Harpfield Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 42554 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 42554 in Trent Vale
We turned and we saw Stoke on Trent welfare bus FJ59 GKA behind us. We crossed the road and we headed back to the A34. We walked to the pub and mum was already waiting for us. Whilst we waited for the food to be brought out we saw required First Potteries 42356 which was a mere 10 minites behind the bus that we caught... Presumably the 16:14 running a few minutes late. We must have been on the bus before that was running close to 30 minutes late! 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 65040 on a #10 to Stafford and Stanton's of Stoke ONZ 1128 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. We went onto the Northbound A500 where we saw a couple of minibuses as well as a Freeway coach going Northwards and a Solous Coaches coach Going South. We came off the A500 at Stoke and we did a 180' up the A500 and into Fenton. After picking uncle Dave up we went back up to Heron Cross. We stopped at the temporary lights and the traffic wasn't moving. In front of us was First Potteries 53209 also stuck in the traffic. There was a turned just in front of us so we decided to turn around and go back. We went back down to Smithpool Road and we weaved our way through Fenton and City Road before taking the A50 link Road up to Heron Cross. We travelled through Blurton and we stopped at the shop to say hello to friends. After a brief stop we carried on along Blurton Road and Church Road and we turned onto the A5035 and we saw First Potteries 53118 running out of service. We got home at 18:20. Matthew later ate some toffee cheesecake and then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 23:30... Mark

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