Friday, 4 March 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 04-03-2016


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton 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 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 blackcurrant 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. 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. We set off out of Glebdale Road and right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria Road and down to the roundabout. At Joiners Square we carried on straight onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and then had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included Stoke-on-Trent city council welfare minibus FJ05 EKN which was going towards Hanley.

Stoke-on-Trent city council FJ05 EKN in Joiners Square
Matthew listened to music on the Jukebox which included Venga Boys Going to Ibiza and UB40 Homely Girl. Whe it was time to go we got back on board Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Palmerston Street and we turned right onto the A52, and left onto Victoria Road where we saw Golden Green minibus GW14 GGG. At the top of Victoria Road we turned sharp Right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and to the day centre. After a brief stop we returned onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. At the A50 Link road we turned right and onto the Westbound A50 to Heron Cross. We turned right onto Blurton Road and we ran forwards onto Church Road and then right onto the A5035. We continued over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. After dropping off another service user in Trebthan we returned onto New Inn Lane and left onto the A5035. We crossed the railway and back into Blurton and we got back 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. Whilst we waited for the bus we saw dud First Potteries 67638 on the #22 towards Longton.

First Potteries 67638 in Blurton
I had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67639. It turned the corner and as expected it was dud 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. The bus in front of us was empty so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67639.

Inside First Potteries 67639
We crossed the railway line and we entered Trentham where we passed silver minibus DS08 KGF. We turned right onto New Inn Lane and we stopped outside the Man in Space for a short while. Whilst there we saw First Potteries 53041 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. We climbed the hill and we entered Hanford and we saw Hanford Court Care minibus WR11 ENU outside the new sheltered housing block on the site of the old Bulls Head pub. We traveled along Wilson Road and down Church Lane before we joined the A34. We crossed under the A500 and into Trent Vale where passed CMD's taxi KN63 ZYD. We turned right onto Harpfields Road and 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 we headed towards the pub. As we were walking along we turned to see a coach in the distance behind us. We found a clear stretch of road and we waited for it to come towards us. As it got closer we saw that it was Dunwood's YN64 AOJ.

Dunwood's YN64 AOJ in Trent Vale
A few vehicle behind the coach was dud First Potteries 66851 on a #101 to Stafford.

First Potteries 66851 in Trent Vale
As we got to the pub, mum was pulling into the car park. 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 65033 on the #101 service, Sentinel Scania 65040 on a Hanley bound #101 service, MT Travel minibus HK58 ECV going Southwards & 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 traveled North we saw National Express liveried coach FJ11 GKD, also going North on a #540 service. We came off the A500 and we ran down towards Campbell Road and we rejoined the A500 trying to get around the slow traffic. We went East on the A50 up to Heron Cross and we turned left into Fenton. In Fenton we saw Roseville taxi minibus WF11 WHC. After picking up uncle Dave we headed back to Heron Cross. AS we crossed over the A50 we saw First Potteries 41522 on a #23 to Hanley diverted via the A50 link Road. We went forwards into Blurton and we saw First Potteries 53058 on a Newstead bound #23 service. Parked up at Blurton Garage was City Cabs EF05 OLX. We climbed the hill and we went forwards onto Church Road before turning right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:00. Later on Matthew ate a slice of toffee cheesecake and then chilled out on his computer until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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