Friday, 30 September 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 30-09-2016


DY08 FFXBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFenton MacDonaldsJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67637Magdalen Road, BlurtonTrent Vale, adj Woodlands Road22First 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 sat down and the bus set off onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway line and into Trentham. We turned right into New Inn lane and right again into Pacific Drive. After we picked up another service user we headed back onto New Inn Lane and then onto the A5035. We turned left at Church Road and then we went Forwards onto Blurton Road through Blurton and across the A50. We went through Heron Cross and onto Heron Street. Having crossed the railway line we went forwards onto Glebedale Road and to our destination. In the morning Matthew made some rice crispy cakes. For dinner Matthew went to MacDonalds on foot. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we crossed over City Road onto Manor Street. At the end if Manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we walked down the hill to MacDonalds. Matthew went to the toilet and then had burger fries and a cup of Coke. After we had finished we were picked up by Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Victoria Road and over the roundabout and onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. In the pub Matthew went to the toilet and the then had a glass of Coke. Hightlights of the bus sightings from the pub included First Potteries 67642 on a #6 to Weston Coyney and Z Carz mininbus PN06 ONM going towards Fenton. Matthew then listened to the Jukebox. When it was time to go we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. 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 joined City Road and we ran down the hill and under the railway line and onto the A52. We joined the Southbound A500 and we travled down we saw P&D York Coach YT61 GRZ. At Hanford we came off the A500 and onto the A34. We turned left onto Chuch Lane and we ran to the top of the hill and turned right into Wilson Road. At the end we turned left onto New Inn Lane and we ran down into Trentham. After dropping off another service user we continued along New Inn Lane and left onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway line into Blurton and Matthew got home around 15:00. Matthew had toast and 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. I had seen bus earlier and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67639. A few minutes later, First Potteries 67637 unexpectedly turned the corner.

First Potteries 67637 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. The bus was full as it was the service before running just less than 30 minutes late! We sat down towards the back of the bus and we set off onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway line into Trentham and we passed Z Carz HK57 LGW & First Potteries 67640 on a #22 to Longton running almost to time. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 42894 on a #21A to the Trentham Gardens. We climbed the hill into Hanford and we turned right into Wilson Road. We turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34. As we got to the A34 we saw ABC Supreme silver minibus Y368 TGE going towards the hospital. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we passed Free Spirits white minibus MK52 PXH. We would usualy have turned right into Harpfields Road, but there were roadworks blocking the junction, so we continued along the A34 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
A few minutes later we saw the bus that we should have been catching, First Potteries 67639 running towards Newcastle onn a #22 with about 2 or 3 people on it!

First Potteries 67639 in Trent Vale
We walked bak down the A34 and we crossed over the road. Whilst we waited for mum to arrive at the pub we saw First Class Travel minibus RO62 LTU & Intercity SF58 EWL. A few minutes later we saw First Potteries 65033 on a #101 to Stafford.

First Potteries 65033 in Trent Vale
Mum turned up and 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 Stanton's of Stoke 3093 RU going North, First Potteries 67637 running Southbound out of service and ABC Supreme Y368 TGE 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 along Blurton Road passing First Potteries 53122 on a #23 to Hanley and turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We saw First Potteries 67639 on the #22 to Newcastle. We got home around 18:10. After a while we went shopping in Tesco. We set off along the A5035 and we ran into Longton, passing Aimée's SUI 7836 outside the Douglas MacMillan hospice. We ran along the high level of the A50 to the baths Road turning and we went into Tesco. We went arounf the shop and matthew was very well behaved. Outside of Tesco was Lucky Seven NJ08 YRV. We ran East along the A50 and we saw First Potteries 63179 on a #6 to Hanley. We joined the A5035 and we ran through Dresden and into Blurton getting home before 20:30. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted some things out. We chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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