Friday, 26 February 2016

Trip to Festival Park / Trent Vale 26-02-2016


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DY08 FFXFentonFestival ParkCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFestival ParkFentonCharterShelton Care Group
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42894Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, opp Chubb Way22First Potteries

Today Matthew was going to the pub for tea, but not before he had been to his day service. Matthew got up around 08:00. He got dressed and had a giant crumpet 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
The bus set off onto the A5035 and we we over the railway onto Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and right again into Pacific Drive. After picking up another service user we returned onto New Inn Lane and then onto the A5035. We crossed back into Blurton and we turned left onto Church Road. At the roundabout we continues onto Blurton road. At heron we went East on the A50 and onto the A50 Link Road. We turned left onto City Road and left onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. We then went out to Festival Park to go bowling. bus for the trip out was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road. At the bottom of the hill before we got to the railway we turned right onto the A52. We continue straight towards Joiners Square past the University and we turned left onto Cauldon Road. We turned right onto Boughey Road and right onto Ridgeway Road. We went around Hanley park and onto Hardings Road. We went left onto Cleveland Road and right onto College Road. We turned right onto Snow Hill and left onto the ring road before visiting Tesco petrol station. After filling up we continued around the ring road and onto Etruria Road. After crossing under the A53 we turned right in Festival Park and we park up outside the bowling alley. Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink before playing some bowling. After they had finished the got back on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We left the car park and we went straight across the roundabout and to Macdonald. Matthew had a beefburger and fries with a drink of Coke. When we had finished eating we got back on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. The bus set off though Festival Park and onto the waterloo Road. In Burslem we saw First Potteries 66840 on a #3 to Hanley. We turned left Newcastle Street and we ran down through Longport where we saw CG Travel LDV minibus DX07 OJT. We turned left onto the A500 and running down to the A53 we headed back to Festival Park to meet up with Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX to pick up another service user. We then continued back to Fenton. We went under the A53 and onto Etruria Road We turned right onto the ring Road and we ran around to Lichfield Street and we saw Routemaster Buses X616 JCS on the #79 to Nantwich. At Joiners Square we went across the roundabout onto Victoria Road. We went to the top of Victoria Road and we turned sharp right onto City Road before going left onto Glebedale Road. After a quick stop we transferred on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the trip to the pub. The bus set off onto Glebedale Road and sharp left onto Victoria Road. As we travelled down we saw KH Travel YD65 PGU parked up a side street. We ran down to Joiners Square and we crossed over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Once there Matthew took a picture of Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Joiners Square
Inside the pub Matthew went to the toilet and he had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included City Cabs FY02 RTV.

City Cabs FY02 RTV in Joiners Square
We also saw First Potteries 63099 on a #6 to Weston Coyney.

First Potteries 63099 in Joiners Square
At the pub Matthew listened to Alson Moyet, Bucks Fizz and Aneka! We it was time to go We got aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Lichfield Street and at the Joiners Square we turned right onto the A52. We ran down towards the railway and we turned right onto Station Road. At the end of Station Road we turned left onto Stoke Road and we crossed the A500 and ran into Stoke. We went around the one way system and onto London Road. At City Cabs we saw minibus YN02 UYV parked up. We carried onto down to Trent Vale and we turned left onto the A34. After crossing under the A500 we turned left up Church Lane and into Hanford. We ran down New Inn Lane and we dropped off a service user in Trentham before carrying on down to the A5035. We turned left and headed down to Blurton. Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of dandelion & Burdock whilst he waited for the time to go out and catch the bus. Today we went to catch the 16:26 to Newcastle. We set off on foot to the bus stop all the way onto Magdalen Road. I had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be required First Potteries 42894. It turned the corner and as expected it was required First Potteries 42894.

First Potteries 42894 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. The bus set off onto the A5035 and we noticed that the bus behind us was empty and the bus was about to pick up more passengers by Crowcrofts Road, So Matthew took a picture of the empty rear of First Potteries 42894.

Inside First Potteries 42894
We carried on towards the railway line and we passed First Potteries 67636. We continued into Trentham and we turned into New Inn Lane and we were followed First Potteries 53122 on the #21A to Hanley. At the top of New Inn Lane as we entered Hanford we saw First Potteries 41514. We went along Wilson Road and we turned left into Church Lane. We joined the A34 and we went under the A500 into Trent Vale. We turned right onto Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 42894 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 42894 in Trent Vale
We walked back down onto the A34 and we stopped to see required First Potteries 67635 on a #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67635 in Trent Vale
Whilst we waited and we saw Parklands Volkswagen minibus CX64 MYL going South.

Parklands CX64 MYL in Trent Vale
Mum appeared and we went to meet her before going into the pub. As we went in the pub we saw Stanton's of Stoke YJ04 BKF going Northwards. 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 Raspberry liveried Scania's 65033/65034 on the #101 service, Sentinel Scania 65040 on a Stafford bound #101 service & ABC Supreme N806 CRJ. When it was time to go we got in the car to go and pick up uncle Dave. We went South down the A500 and we turned left onto the A500. As we travelled North we passed The Travellers Choice PO15 KTK going the other way. At Sideway we went east on the A50 to Heron Cross. We headed though Heron Cross and we went into Fenton. After picking uncle Dave up we went back up to Heron Cross. We crossed the A50 into Blurton. We travelled through Blurton along Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Road. We turned into Beaconsfield Drive and we got home around 18:10. Matthew then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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