Friday, 9 September 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 09-09-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67637Magdalen 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 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 were we turned right. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane. After picking up another service user we headed back onto the A5035 and we saw City Centre Central BK58 DZZ. we ran back into Blurton. We turned left onto Church Road and at the roundabout we turned left onto Blurton Road. We joined the Eastbound A50 we saw Stanton's of Stoke WR58 LHY. 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 baked a cake. For dinner Matthew went to MacDonalds. We set off on foot onto Christchurch Street and we walked to the end and over City Road onto Manor Street. At the end of Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road. We walked down the hill and then went into MacDonalds. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards he had a burger and fries washed down eith a cup of Coke. After Matthew had finished eating we set off on foot back onto Victoria Road. We walked down the hill and at Joiners Square we crossed over onto Lichfield Street. In the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sightings included First Potteries 32078 on a #6 to Meir and Keith's Travel minibus MT07 DLZ. When it was time to go home we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We got on board and we set off onto Palmerston Street. We turned right onto the A52 and left onto Victoria Road. We ran to the top and we turned shrp left onto City Road. We turned left onto Glebedale Road and after a brief stop we continued onto Christchurch Street. We ran down Masterson Street and at the end we turned left onto Smithpool Road. At the end we turned left onto Wheildon Road, continuing onto Grove Road. At Heron Cross we turned right onto Blurton Road and we crossed over the A50. We continued through Blurton on Blurton Road and t the roundabout we veered right onto Church Road. We turned right onto Beacondfield Drive and Matthew got home just before 15:00. Matthew took another picture of Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX before it returned to the day centre.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Blurton
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 67637. Whilst we were at the bus stop we saw First Potteries 67637 going towards Longton! That's not right... It meant the we were probably going to have to wait 30 minutes for the bus to re-appear. We stood at the bus stop for closer to 30 minutes... We then saw First Potteries 67639 going towads Longton, which also must be nearly 30 minutes late too.

First Potteries 67639 in Blurton
A minute or so later, First Potteries 67637 finally came around the corner.

First Potteries 67637 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 start of the school term. We joined the Westbound A5035 and we crossed over the railway line into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 67631 on the final #22 to Longton. 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 crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we passed Paul's of Stoke P302 VWR & M221 AGL. We also passed Stagecpoach Megabus 54271. We turned right into Harpfields Road and we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took a picture of First Potteries 67637 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67637 in Trent Vale
We got off the bus and we walked back onto the A34. As we beat mum to the pub we sat outside on the wal whilst we waited for her to arrive. We saw First Potteries 42552 on a #21 to Hanley and also First Class minibus RO62 LTU.

First Class RO62 LTU in Trent Vale
A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 65037 on a #101 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65037 in Trent Vale
Mum turned up and we went inside 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 65041 on a hanley Bound #101 service, First Potteries 67632 on a #22 to Longton and ABC Supreme P881 RND on a North 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 53064 on the #22 to Longton. We got home around 18:45. 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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