Friday, 12 February 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 12-02-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67639Magdalen 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. He got dressed 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
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 and over the A50 into heron Cross. We turned left onto Grove Road and went forwards onto Wheildon Road. In Mount Pleasant we turned right onto Smithpool Road and right again onto City Road. We turned right onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the morning Matthew spent time in the sensory room and also used the computers. For dinner Matthew had sausage chips and gravy from the chip shop. In the afternoon they were going out to the pub. Transport for the journey out was Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
The bus set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road and left onto Victoria Road. Part way down we turned left onto George Street and left onto Manor Street before going left again onto William Street. We picked somebody up and we turned around and turned right onto Manor Street. At the end we turned left onto Victoria Road. At Joiners Square roundabout we went straight across onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Whilst in the pub we saw Z Carz SL09 BXM.

Z Carz SL09 BXM in Joiners Square
Mathew also listened to music on the Jukebox which included Steps 5678. Othe bus sightings included First Potteries 63172/63174 which were on #6/6A services. When it was time to leave we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Palmerston Street and we turned right onto the A52. At the joiners square roundabout we went straight across continuing along the A52. We turned right onto Station Road and then left onto Stoke Road. We joined the Southbound A500 and we went stright down to the A34 at Hanford. At Trentham we turned left onto the A5035 and then left again onto New Inn Lane. After dropping off service user we continued back onto New Inn Lane and then left onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway into Blurton and Matthew got home around 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 16:26 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 67639. It turned the corner and as expected it was required First Potteries 67639.

First Potteries 67639 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 and we turned right onto the A5035. We passed required First Potteries 67634 which was on #22 to Longton. We stopped to pick up passengers and we were passed by City Cabs EF05 OMC. We crossed the railway line and we went into Trentham, and we saw City Cabs EF05 OMC again outside the Trentham Hotel. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. The bus emptied out behind us and Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67639.

Inside First Potteries 67639
Further up Wilson Road we passed First Potteries 53042 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We turned the corner into Church lane and we passed First Potteries 53208 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. As we joined the A34 we saw First Potteries 53118 on a #21A to Trentham Gardens and Newcastle School minibus HJ56 LFF. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and as we turned right into Harpfield Road we saw ABC Supreme NG57 ZGC turning left onto the A34. O Harpfields Road we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67639 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67639 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and near to the pub mum drove past us and pulled into the car park. As we got to the pub we saw green minibus W785 WGG going South down the A34.

W785 WGG in Trent Vale
We went into the pub 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 P881 RND, Stanton's of Stoke YJ04 BXF going Northwards, First Potteries 65033 going North towards Hanley on a #10 and First Potteries 37158 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 then went onto the Northbound A500. At Sideway we went Eastwards on the A50. We headed though Heron Cross and we went into Fenton. We then saw First Potteries 53828 on a #23A to Hanley. After picking uncle Dave up we went back up to Heron Cross. We crossed the A50 into Blurton. We traveled 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 and had some of Grandma's birthday cake. Matthew went bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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