Friday, 13 November 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 13-11-2015


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65706Magdalen 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. 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
As we were about to get onto the bus we spotted a coach in the distance. It was Barratt's of Nantwich N9 BUS.

Barratts of Nantwich N9 BUS 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 we went to the pub in a Lucky Seven taxi. We set off onto Glebedale Road and straight onto Fountain Street. We turned left onto William Street and then left onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and down to Joiners square. At the roundabout we went straight onto Lichfield Street and to the pub. Before going into the pub we saw First Potteries 63174 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63174 in Joiners Square
We went into the pub and Matthew used the toilet before having a glass of Coke. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63176 on a #6 to Meir.

First Potteries 63176 in Joiners Square
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63177 on a #6 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63177 in Joiners Square
Matthew continued to listen to music on the Jukebox including Alison Moyet. When it was time to go they waited outside for the taxi. Whilst waiting we saw Robin Hood mini coach YX07 GYG turn into the street.

Robin Hood YX07 GYG in Joiners Square
We also saw First Potteries 63096 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63096 in Joiners Square
The taxi came and it was a Lucky Seven taxi. We got in the taxi, and we went down Lichfield Street and forwards 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 and we saw First Potteries 50296 on the #22 to Longton. When Matthew got home he had toast and cherryade whilst we waited for time before we went out. Today we decided to go on the 16:30 service towards Newcastle. We set off around 16:15 and we were leaving the house when we saw First Potteries 60175 going towards Newcastle. A quick check of the phone revealed that it couldn't have been the bus we went to catch as it would have to travel from Longton in 4 minutes! It was the bus before running approximately 20 minutes late. We stood at the stop and sure enough a few minutes later and bang on time we saw dud First Potteries 65706.

First Potteries 65706 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus was completely empty and Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 65706.

Inside First Potteries 65706
We sat down and the bus set off onto the A5035. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and we turned right onto New Inn Lane. We entered Hanford and we passed required First Potteries 42552 on the 3rd #22 turn going towards Longton. We went down Church Lane and near to the bottom we passed First Potteries 53119 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We joined the A34 and we went under the A500 into Trent Vale. when we got to Harpfields Road we turned right and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 65706 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 65706 in Trent Vale
As we walked onto the A34 we saw First Potteries 65035 going Northwards. Mum texted to us that she had been delayed as the car battery was flat. We sat on the wall to wait for her and we saw Stanton's of Stoke ONZ 1128 going Northwards. Just as she got to us, we saw First Potteries 65004 on a #10 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65004 in Trent Vale
We walked with mum into the pub and we sat down near to the door. Our usual tables weren't available... 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 N806 CRJ on a staff shuttle. 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 went onto the Northbound A500. 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 passed First Potteries 53122 on a #23 to Hanley. We turned into Beaconsfield Drive and we got home just after 18:00. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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