Friday, 7 October 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 07-10-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUJoiners SquareBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67632Magdalen 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 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 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 iced cup cakes. For dinner Matthew had MacDonalds. He had a beefburger & fries washed down with a cup of Coke. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU. We set off onto Glebedale Road and we crossed over City Road onto Fountian Street. We followed the road to the left onto William Street and at the and we turned right onto Manor Street. At the end of manor Street we turned left onto Victoria Road and we ran down the hill to Joiners Square. We Crossed the roundabout onto Lichfield Street and to our destination. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a drink of Coke. Highlights of the bus sighting included First Potteries 63175 on a #6 to Weston Coyney, Z Carz LV59 DZC going towards Hanley. we also saw Stanton's of Stoke KS05 BUS parked up. Matthew listened to music on the jukebox before geting on Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the trip home. We got on board and we set off onto Palmerston Street. We turned right onto the A52 and left onto Victoria Road. We turned right onto Warrington Street and the left onto the A52 where we saw Magnum BX60 AAK. We went past Boughey Road and we followed the A52 to the left and we ran parrallel to the railway line. At City Road we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 279. We ran up the hill and we turned right into Smithpool Road and left into Temple Street. We turned right into Christchurch Road and we made a quick stop at the day centre before carrying on. We carried onto Glebedale Road and we went through to Heron Cross. We traveled through Blurton along Blurton Road and we went forwards onto Church Road. At the end we went right onto the A5035. We crossed the railway into Trentham and then right into New Inn Lane. After dropping of a service user we got back onto the A5035 and we ran into Blurton. We got home just before 15:00. Matthew had toast and some orangeade 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 67632. A few minutes bang on time saw dud First Potteries 67632 turned the corner as expected.

First Potteries 67632 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road. Unusually the bus was nearly empty, so Matthew took a picture inside First Potteries 67632.

Inside First Potteries 67632
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 67638 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 42893 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. 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 Leons Coaches 205 going towards Stafford. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we passed saw Paul's of Stoke HIL 2375 on London Road. 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. Once off the bus we saw ABC Supreme P881 RND going South and dud First Potteries 65042 on a #101 to Stafford. We also saw dud First Potteries 65036 on a #101 to Hanley.

First Potteries 65036 in Trent Vale
We walked back down the A34 and we crossed over the road. Whilst we waited for mum to arrive at the pub we saw Newcastle School HX66 AUR going North. 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 ABC Supreme BX54 EDJ on a North bound shuttle and First Potteries 67604 on a Longton bound #22 service. 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 Triumphant Christ Chapel NK08 LVC. We turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We saw First Potteries 67632 on the #22 to Newcastle & First Potteries 67638 on a #22 to Longton. We got home around 18:00. 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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