Friday, 19 August 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 19-08-2016


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67601Magdalen 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 got on the bus and we sat down. We set off down to the A5035 were we turned left. We turned left onto Church Road and 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 saw an unidentified Lightning Travel minibus off the road in the industrial estate. We turned left and we ran to Glebedale Road and turned left and to our destination. In the morning Matthew Matthew did some baking. He made cupcakes which he covered in plain and chocolate icing. For dinner Matthew went to MacDonalds. We went on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX, We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to MacDonalds. We went through the drive-in and we picked up the food and ate int in the minibus in Wickes car park. Matthew had a burger and fries washed down with a cup of Coke. Whilst there we saw First Potteries 63178 on a #6 to Hanley. Once we had finished eating we headed up to the Shelton day centre. We stopped at the petrol station to take on some diesel and then we continued down Victoria Road. We went over the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and we went via Ogden Street onto Regent Road. In Hinde Street car park we saw Routemaster Buses Dart N466 TPR on layover before working the #79 to Nantwich. We followed the roa around onto College Road and we turned right onto Wellesley Street. At Snow Hill we went across the roundabout onto Shelton New Road. We stopped at the day centre to pick someone up and then we went along Cemetery Road and Caledonia Road back onto Stoke Road. We turned right onto Richmond Terrace and we joined Wellesley street. We turned left onto College Road and we followed the road forwards onto Regent Road. We ran down to Lichfield Street via Ogden Street and we went into the pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting included First Potteries 63100 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge and Stanton's of Stoke GSU 344. When it wsas time to go we got back on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We went down Palmerston Road onto the A52 and we turned right. At Joiners Square we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the top we turned sharp right onto City Road and left onto Glebedale Road. We then returned onto City Road and we turned right onto the A50 link road and we joined the Westbound A50. We came off at Heron Cross and we turned left onto Blurton Road. We ran through Blurton and we turned right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beaconsfield Drive and 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. We also saw Baker Coaches 7025 RU go past the house. 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 67601. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67631 on an #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67631 in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 67601 turn the corner as expected.

First Potteries 67601 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before sitting down towards the back of the bus. We joined the Westbound A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 41540 turn into Pacific Drive on a #21 service. We climbed the bill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34. We joined the A34 and we crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and as we turned right into Harpfields Road. We got up and got off the bus and Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67601 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67601 in Blurton
We walked onto the A34 and we sat outside the pub whilest we waited for her to appear. Whilst we waited we saw Bennett's Mercedes minicoach FY52 GOP going Southwards.

Bennett's FY52 GOP in Trent Vale
We also saw First Potteries 67641 on the final #22 turn to Longton.

First Potteries 67641 in Trent Vale
A few minutes later we saw Meadows Ford minibus DX65 DME going South.

Meadows DX65 DME in Trent Vale
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, Pegassus coach FJ06 ZKS going North and ABC Supreme P881 RND on a Southbound 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. At the bottom of the hill we overtook First Potteries 41500 on a #23 to Newstead. We turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:30. 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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