Friday, 8 January 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 08-01-2016


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DV10 JCUFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
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67632Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way22First 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
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. 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 DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Fenton
We climbed aboard the bus and we set off onto Glebedale Road. For some reason they had to turn back so they turned left onto Smithpool Road and went back via Alma Street and Masterson Street. After a quick stop back at the day centre we returned onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road. At the bottom Just before the railway line we joined the Northbound A52. We went past the railway station and the University and we turned left at the joiners Square roundabout onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. We got off the bus and we saw First Potteries 65731 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge. Inside the pub Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the sightings whilst in the pub included First Potteries 63176 on a #6A to Hanley.

First Potteries 63176 in Joiners Square
Matthew listened to music on the jukebox including songs from Abba and Billy Ocean. When it was time to go back to the day centre we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. 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 DV10 JCU. We set off onto Christchurch Street an 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 and arrived home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of Orangeade whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:21 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. We waited at the stop and whilst we waited we saw Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY.

Cauldwell Construction DV12 JVY in Blurton
The Newcastle bound bus was late today. It eventually turned up around 20 minutes later. The bus rounded the corner and it was an Enviro300, so a reasonable chance of it being a required one. as it got closer we saw that it was dud First Potteries 67632.

First Potteries 67632 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus turned right onto the A5035 and we headed over the railway into Trentham. The seats opposite became empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67632.

Inside First Potteries 67632
We passed required First Potteries 67633 on a Longton Bound #22 service. As we turned right into new Inn Lane we passed First Potteries 53829 on a #21 followed very shortly by First Potteries 67601 on another #22 to Longton. Further up the road we passed First Potteries 53063 on the #21A to Trentham Gardens. We went through Hanford along Wilson Road and then down Church Lane. We were followed onto the A34 by First Potteries 53828 on a #21A to Hanley. As we went towards the A500 we saw First Potteries 53059 on a #21A to Trentham gardens and First Potteries 65033 on a #10 to Stafford. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we saw Intercity SD10 BMZ parked up near to the Riverside Chippy. We continues along the A34 and we turned right onto Harpfields Road. We got up and got off the bus. Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67632 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67632 in Trent Vale
We walked back to the A34 and we saw Intercity ND58 EDJ & Redeemed Christian Church of God minibus VN05 CKK. Mum had already arrived at the pub and walked half way to the bus stop to meet us. We walked back to the pub 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 included ABC Supreme minibus N806 CRJ and First Potteries 37157 on a #10 to Stafford. 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 around 18:15. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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