Friday, 26 August 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 26-08-2016


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
NX13 XDHFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67603Magdalen 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 turned left and we ran to Glebedale Road and turned left and to our destination. In the morning Matthew made a cheesecake. For dinner Matthew had burger fries & coke from MacDonalds followed by a slice of cheesecake. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub in Shelton Care Group minibus NX13 XDH. We got on the bus and sat down. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we turned right onto City Road and then left onto Victoria Road. At Joiners Square we went straight across onto Lichfield Street and to the destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the sightings included Stevens Travel KS56 DSZ and First Potteries 63173 on a #6 to Weston Coyney. When it was time to go we got on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Palmeston Street and at the end we turned left onto the A52. We turned left up Victoria Road and we turned right into Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto City Road and then right into Glebedale Road. After a quick stop in Fenton we carried on back onto City Road and down the hill towards Stoke. We saw First Potteries 41502 on a #23A to Newstead. We joined the A52 and we ran under the railway line before we went South down the A500. We ran down to Hanford and we turned left onto the A34. We turned left onto Church Lane and we ran up the hill through Hanford, turning right onto Wilson Road. We turned left onto New Inn Lane and we ran down into Trentham where we dropped off another service user. We continued onto the A5035 and we turned left. We went over the railway into Blurton and Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew took another picture of Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
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. We had seen the turn earlier in the day and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67603. Whilst we waited we saw First Potteries 67641 on an #22 to Longton.

First Potteries 67641 in Blurton
A few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 67603 turn the corner as expected.

First Potteries 67603 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. Unusually the bus was empty today, so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67603 before we sat down towards the back of the bus.

Inside First Potteries 67603
We joined the Westbound A5035 and we ran over the railway line into Trentham. We then passed West Midlands Ambulance patient transport minibus YJ16 GEU going the other way. We turned right into New Inn Lane and past the main in Space we saw First Potteries 42894 on a #21 service to the Trentham Hotel. 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 67603 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67603 in Trent Vale
As we got off the bus we saw First Potteries 67602 on the final #22 turned going towards Longton. We walked back onto the A34 and on the way to the pub we were passed by Destinations Courtesy Travel minibus DS15 ABX.

Destinations Courtesy Travel DS15 ABX in Trent Vale
Mum passed us just before we got to the pub and we went straight inside. 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 65033 on a Stafford Bound #101 service, an unidentified Stacey's (Carlisle) coach on low-loader and Stanton's of Stoke coach VUD 483 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 saw Paul's of Stoke coach Y13 POS. We turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. 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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