Friday, 28 October 2016

Trip to Joiners Square / Trent Vale 28-10-2016


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonJoiners SquareCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXJoiners SquareFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBlurtonCharterShelton Care Group
67640Magdalen 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 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 we set off onto the A5035. We crossed over the railway line 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 chocolate iced cakes. For dinner Matthew had McDonalds consisting of burger fries and a cup of Coke. In the after Matthew went to the pub on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and we crossed over City Rod onto Fountain Street. We followed the road around onto William Street and then left onto Manor Road. At the end of Manor Road we turned left onto Victoria Road. We ran down the hill and turned left onto Warrington Road. We turned right onto the A52 and at Joiners Square roundabout we went straight across. We turned left at Palmerston Street and to our destination. At the pub Matthew went to the toilet and had a glass of Coke. High lights of the bus sightings at the pub included First Potteries 67642 on a #6A to Blythe Bridge and Copeland's Tours MIB 520. Matthew also listened to music at the pub on the Jukebox including Japanese Boy by Aneka. When it was time to go Home we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We turned right onto the A52 and then we turned left onto Victoria Road. At the top of Victoria Road we turned sharp right onto City Road. We turned left into Glebedale Road and we got off the bus and transferred onto Shelton care Group DV10 JCU. We set off back onto Glebedale Road and forwards onto Station Bridge Road. We continued onto Heron Street and we crossed over the A50 onto Blurton Road. We travelled through Blurton and we veered right onto Church Road. We turned right into Beaconsfield Drive and We attempted to drop Matthew off, but I was stuck in traffic returning home. We continued onto the A5035 and we went over the railway line into Blurton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we dropped another service user off before returning to the A5035. We crossed back over the railway line into Blurton, getting back just before 15:00. Matthew took another picture of Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU before it returned to base.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
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 67640. A few minutes later we saw dud First Potteries 67640 turned the corner as expected bang on time.

First Potteries 67640 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfields Road before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We joined the Westbound A5035 we ran over the railway line into Trentham and we saw First Potteries 67601 on a #22 to Longton. We turned right into New Inn Lane and we climbed the hill into Hanford. By the old Bulls Head bus stop we saw First Potteries 67635. It had broken down whilst working the 15:44 Longton to Newcastle. We stopped at the stop and the us filled up with passengers off the other service. We turned right into Wilson Road and we turned left Church Lane and we ran down the hill and joined the A34 and we saw E-zec patient transport YJ16 GGZ. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale and we passed First Potteries 67152 on a #21 to the Trentham Hotel. As we turned into Harpfields Road we saw First Potteries 65040 on a #101 to Stafford. We then got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another picture of First Potteries 67640 as it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67640 in Trent Vale
We walked back onto the A34 and we sat on the pub wall whilst we waited for mum. Whilst we waited we saw Happy Days Coaches 230 going North up the A34. Mum arrived 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 First Potteries 65033 on a Stafford Bound #101 service and ABC Supreme Y368 TGE on a Northbound shuttle and ABC Supreme BX54 EDJ on a Southbound shuttle. When it was time to go we got in the car to go home. We went South down the A34 and we turned left onto the A500 and ran North. We passed Happy Days Coaches 230 again, this time going South. We continued up to Sideway and we turned right onto the A50. we came off the A50 at 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. On the roundabout we saw Britannia Travel AY14 NVM and we ran into Blurton along Blurton Road. We turned right into Church Road and right again onto Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:15. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted things out. Later in the evening mum was going out and Matthew decided to come along with us for the ride. We set off onto the A5035 and we ran through Drsden to Longton befoer we turned left onto Spring Garden Road. After we dropped mum off we returned back along Spring Garden Road and we turned left onto the A5035 before we did a u-turn on the roundabout, heading back into Dresden and forwards into Blurton and home. We chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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