Friday, 22 July 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 22-07-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiner's SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67636Magdalen 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 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 DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We got on the bus and we sat down. We set off down to the A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we picked up another service user. We returned onto New Inn Lane and we turned left onto the A5035. We came back into Blurton and we turned left onto Church Road. At the roundabout we turned left onto Blurton Road. We joined the Eastbound A50 and we then turned left onto the A50 link Road and we ran up to City Road. We turned left and we ran to Glebedale Road and turned left and to our destination. In the morning Matthew went for a walk. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we went down Masterson Street. We turned left onto Watkins Street and we walked to the back street at the end. We joined Smithpool Road and then we walked around the lido. After we had been around the pool we walked back onto Smithpool Road and we turned right onto Alma Street. We turned left onto Watkin Street and we stopped at the shop on the corner of Masterson Street. Matthew broough a bottle of Coke. We then walked back onto Christchurch Street and then to the day centre. For dinner Matthew went to MacDonalds. We went in a Intercity taxi. We set off onto Christchurch Street and down Masterson Street. We turned right onto Smithpool Road and then left onto City Road. We turned into the private road for the swimming baths and we ran through to Victoria Road where we turned left. We then turned left into MacDonalds. Matthew used the toilet and then had a burger and fries and Coke. To get to the pub Matthew went on an Intercity taxi. We set off onto Victoria Road and we ran down into Joiners Square. At the roundabout we went straight across onto Lichfield Street and to the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a can of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 63177 on a #6 to Weston Coyney. When it was time to leave we got back aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. Also in the car park was Shelton Care Group NL61 VSG. We set off towards Hanley and then we turned right onto Pelham Street. We wound our way back Lichfield Street via Eastwood Road and Hampton Street. At Joiners Square we turned left onto the A52. We followed the road to the right and into Bucknall and then we ran up the hill through Ash Bank, werrington and into Cellarhead. At the light we turned right onto the A520 and we ran through Weston Coyney to Meir. We turned right at the roundabout and we we joined the Westbound A50. On the A50 we passed an unidentified Sleafordian coach. We came off the A50 outside the Bet365 stadium and we went onto Stanley Matthews Way. We ran all the way up to the other end and then we turned right onto the A5035. We crossed the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. We dropped off another service user and then we returned onto New Inn Lane and the A5035. We carried on over the railway line into Blurton and Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and a drink of Barr Bubblegum 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. We had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67636. A few minutes later the bus turned the corner and as expected it was dud First Potteries 67636.

First Potteries 67636 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. There were a few more passenger on this service than usual... It may have something to do with the end of the school term. We joined the Westbound A5035 and we passed First Potteries 67632 on a #22 to Longton and Leons coach 223. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we climbed the bill into Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road and we overtook First Potteries 41540 on a 21A to Hanley. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34. As we joined the A34 we saw Keith's Travel minibus MT07 DLZ and First Class RO62 LTU. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and as we turned right into Harpfields Road we saw First Potteries 67631 on the final #22 turn to Longton. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67636 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67636 in Trent Vale
We headed back onto the A34 and we walked to the pub and we saw First Potteries 65038 on a #101 to Stafford. When mum arrived we went into the pub. Matthew had a brunch with oatcakes followed by toffee sponge pudding with ice cream. Whilst we ate highlights of the passing buses included First Potteries 65042 on a Stafford Bound #101 service,and ABC Supreme P881 RND on a South bound shuttle. When it was time to go we got in the car to go home. We went South down the A34. Turned left onto the A500 and we ran North up to Sideway. We turned right onto the A50 and we continued to Heron Cross dropping down into Fenton to pick uncle Dave up. Once we had picked him up we ran back up to Heron Cross and over the A50. We ran into Blurton and we picked mum back up before turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We saw First Potteries 67632 on the #22 to Longton. We got home around 18:00. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted things out. We chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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