Friday, 18 December 2015

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 18-12-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
42552Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Alder Walk22First 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 DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and headed towards Trentham. We turned into New Inn Lane and then into Pacific Drive. Once we had picked up another service user we headed back onto New Inn Lane and the A5035. We headed along into Blurton and we turned into church Road. We carried on into Blurton Road and across the A50. We went through Heron Cross and onto Heron Street. Having crossed the railway line we turned left onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. When Matthew got to Fenton, he went upstairs around the back of the building. 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 on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road were we saw CG Travel minibus DX07 OJT. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and we continued down to the bottom. At Joiners Square we crossed over the roundabout and onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. When we got there Matthew went to the toilet. Afterwards he had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting include First Potteries 63175 on a #6 to Meir.

First Potteries 63175 in Joiners Square
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 63178 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63178 in Joiners Square
We also saw First Potteries 63100 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge.

First Potteries 63100 in Joiners Square
When it was time to return to Fenton we were picked up by Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmerston Street and onto the A52. We turned left 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 DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We went up City Road and forwards onto King Street before turning left onto Clarence Stree. We zigged through the side street and we came out on Anchor Road, turned left. At the end of Anchor Road we turned left past the bus depot where we saw First Potteries 40009, a Caetano Dart and a Volvo double decker. We continued along Dividy Road and we dropped a service user off at the respite place. We then got back onto Dividy Road and we headed back to Adderley Green. We turned right onto Anchor Road and we ran down to the bottom onto the one way system in Longton. We followed the road around and we crossed over the A50 and onto the A5035. We went through Dresden into Blurton, getting back just before 15:00. Matthew had some toast washed down with dandelion & burdock whilst we waited for time to go out and catch the bus. Around 16:16 we set off to the bus stop all the way over on Magdalen Road. 16:21 came and went and the bus didn't turn up. We had to wait until nearly 26:40 before the bus turned the corner. As it got closer we saw that it was required First Potteries 42552.

First Potteries 42552 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before we sat down towards the middle of the bus. It was quite full this evening, probably because it was only around 10 minutes in front of the next bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we crossed the railway line and went into Trentham. As we turned into new Inn Lane we saw First Potteries 53042 on the #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We carried onto the top and we turned right into Wilson Road. In Wilson Road we passed First Potteries 53064 on a #21A service, 41501 on a #21 and new arrival 67632 on a #22 to Longton. We turned left onto Church Lane and at the bottom we joined onto the A34. We crossed under the A500 into trent Vale and we turned right into Harpfields Road. The driver missed the 'opposite' in the dark and we alighted further up at the Alder Walk stop. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 42552 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 42552 in Trent Vale
We walked back to the main road and when we got to the pub mum was already inside waiting for us. Matthew had a brunch with bread and butter followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included ABC Supreme minibus P881 RND. 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. The run up to Sideway look busy so we left the A500 to go towards Campbell Road. We saw that the road wasn't too bad ahead, so we got back onto the 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 traveled through Blurton along Blurton Road. We stopped at mum's friend shop for a short while and we got back onto Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Road. We turned into Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 18:30. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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