Winchester Heritage Open Days news

Posted by Chris Graham on 30th August 2022

Friends of King Alfred Buses confirms its involvement in September’s exciting Winchester Heritage Open Day weekend.

Winchester Heritage Open Days

King Alfred Bedford CA minibus BHO 543C and Bedford VAL coach CCG 704C on display at Winchester cattle market, during a previous Heritage Open Days event. Both vehicles date from 1965. (Pic: Stephen Bigley)

Participation in Heritage Open Days has become an annual event for Friends of King Alfred Buses (FoKAB) and, as last year, the event will be spread over two days. On Saturday, September 10th, there will be a display of rare and historic local buses and coaches. This will be at the Cattle Market car park in Worthy Lane, Winchester, between 12:00 and 17:00, and will consist of up to 12 vehicles manufactured between 1931 and 1970. Free vintage bus journeys will operate on a half-hourly basis between Winchester Broadway and the Cattle Market. 

On Sunday, September 11th there will be a vintage bus Running Day between 10:00 and 16:00, based on Winchester Broadway. This will feature all available vehicles from the FoKAB’s collection, and they’ll be operating free vintage bus services over the traditional King Alfred bus routes throughout the local area. There may also be some visiting vehicles representing other local, Hampshire operators.

Further details, including how to buy a programme/timetable, will be announced nearer the weekend on FoKAB’s website, which you can visit by clicking here

The news item comes from the latest issue of Old Glory, and you can get a money-saving subscription to this magazine simply by clicking HERE



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