Friday, 11 December 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 11-12-2015


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
LL09 SSVFentonJoiners SquareCharterCity Cabs
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton 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 to his day service We also read an E-mail about the new C84 service which starts in January run by Routemaster Buses from Crewe to Chester. 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 followed by a toffee yoghurt. In the afternoon we went to the pub in City cabs minibus LL09 SSV.

City Cabs LL09 SSV in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road. We turned sharp left and onto Victoria Road. At joiners Square we crossed over the roundabout and onto Lichfield Street. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlight of the bus sightings were Stanways F639 SAY and First Potteries 63173 on a #6 to Meir.

First Potteries 63173 in Joiners Square
We also saw First Potteries 63099 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63099 in Joiners Square
When it was time to return to Fenton we were picked up by a City cabs taxi. We went down Lichfield Street and down to the roundabout. We went forwards onto Victoria Road and went to the top turning sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to our destination. When it was time to home home we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Fenton
We set off onto Christchurch Street and we turned right 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 a can of Irn Bru 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 we walked to the stop all the way over on Magdalen Road. We stood at the stop and sure enough a few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 60072.

First Potteries 60072 in Blurton
We booked to Harpfields Road and we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we turned right towards Trentham. We stopped outside Newstead Industrial estate and as the bus was empty in front of us Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 60072.

Inside First Potteries 60072
The bus carried on over the railway line and into Trentham. We passed Scraggs coach 6626 VT before turning into New Inn Lane. We climbed the hill into Hanford and we passed First Potteries 53059 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens. We went onto Wilson Road and left onto Church Lane, passing First Potteries 53828 on the #21 to Trentham in the process. We joined the A34 and we went under the A500 in Trent Vale. After passing London Road we turned right 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 towards the pub. Part way along we turned to see a bus approaching. The bus passed us and we saw that it was First Potteries 65035.

First Potteries 65035 in Trent Vale
We sat outside the pub for a short while but mum had already arrived! We met up with mum and 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 Stanton's of Stoke YJ04 BXF, Global Travel T5 XLA and ABC Supreme minibus P881 RND. Service buses seen included First Potteries 65027 on the #10 to Stafford and First Potteries 61235 & 66304 on the #22 to Newcastle. 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. 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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