Friday, 31 March 2017

Trip to Blurton / Trent Vale 31-03-2017


67633Magdalen 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. He was in his residential unit and was also going back to Blurton later today. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. Whilst waiting to go to the day service we saw First Potteries 63172 on a #11 to Hanley.

First Potteries 63172 in Fenton
We also saw Lucky Seven PK08 GGE going towards Stoke.

Lucky Seven PK08 GGE in Fenton
Went it was time to go Matthew walked to the day centre. We set off onto Temple Street and right onto Christchurch Street and to the day centre. In the morning Matthew did some baking, making a jam filled cake. For dinner Matthew had a ham sandwich followed by some of the cake he had made. In the afternoon Matthew went to the pub. He set off onto Christchurch Street and across the road to the local pub. Matthew went to the toilet and then had a glass of Coke. After spending the afternoon in the pub Matthew walked back to the residential unit. We set off down Clifton Street and we turned right onto Marlborough Street. We turned right onto Watkin Street and right again onto Temple Street and to the residential unit/ Whilst Matthew waited for me to pick him up he went up to his room to watch buses. Whilst there we saw Copeland's Tours MIB 783 going towards Stoke.

Copelands Tours MIB 783 in Fenton
I was on my way up to pick Matthew up for the weekend. Also going towards Stoke was Magnum minibus BX60 AAK.

Magnum BX60 AAK in Fenton
we also saw First Potteries 67643 on a #11 to Hanley.

First Potteries 67643 in Fenton
A few minutes later we saw Copelands Tours coach MIB 270 going towards Stoke.

Copelands Tours MIB 270 in Fenton
Also going towards Stoke was Travel Express Airport minibus GJ03 LFE.

Travel Express Airport GJ03 LFE in Fenton
When I arrived to pick him up Matthew grabbed his phone, bus pass and batteries and we went down to the car. We set off onto Temple Street and we turned right onto Christchurch Street. At the end we turned right onto Station Bridge Road and we followed this around onto Heron Street. We went through heron Cross and over the A50 into Blurton along Blurton Road. We caught up with First Potteries 67633 which we would be on later. We turned right into Church Street and right into Beaconsfield Drive. We passed First Potteries 67632 on the #22 to Longton. We got home around 15:00 and Matthew had toast and glass of dandelion & burdock. 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 bus earlier and it was booked to be dud First Potteries 67633. As few minutes later, as expected and on time we saw First Potteries 67633 turned the corner.

First Potteries 67633 in Blurton
We got on the bus and we booked to Harpfield Road before we sat down towards the back of the bus. We set off onto the A5035 and we passed First Potteries 67632 on the #22 to Longton. We ran over the railway line into Trentham and we turned right into New Inn Lane and we saw First Potteries 67157 on the #21 to Trentham. We continued up New Inn Lane and we ran into Hanford. We turned right into Wilson Road and we ran down Church Lane and we joined the A34. We caught up with First Potteries 67153 on a #21A to Hanley. We crossed under the A500 into Trent Vale we then saw E-zec patient transport YN15 FJY & YJ16 GGX go past us. We turned right onto Harpfields Road where we got up and got off the bus. Matthew took another First Potteries 67633 before it carried on towards Newcastle.

First Potteries 67633 in Trent Vale
Once off the bus we saw another #22 coming... We crossed over the road and Matthew got a picture of First Potteries 67634 on the final #22 turn going towards Longton.

First Potteries 67634 in Trent Vale
We walked onto the a34 and towards the pub. As we approached the pub mum drove past us and into the car park. We went inside the pub and 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 VUD 483 Going Northwards as well as First Potteries 65042 on a #101 to Stafford. We also saw ABC Supreme mini coaches KX13 DZL & KX14 EBZ. When it was time to go we got in the car to go pick up uncle Dave. We ran down the A34 and we got onto the Northbound A500. We went Eastwards along the A50 to Heron Cross and dropped down into Fenton to pick up uncle Dave. Once we had picked him up we returned to Heron Cross and we crossed the A50. We ran along Blurton Road and stopped vbriefly at the shop to drop something off before we continued up Blurton Road and right onto Church Road. We turned right into Beaconsfield Drive. We got home around 18:15. Matthew chilled out on his computer and we sorted a few things out. We then chilled out on the sofa until bedtime around 00:00... Mark

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