King Alfred Running Day details confirmed
Winchester-based Friends of King Alfred Buses (FoKAB) has confirmed details of its Original King Alfred Buses Running Day in and around the city on Monday 2nd May 2022.
Up to 12 traditional King Alfred buses ranging in age from 91- to 52-years-old will be recreating the old days on 2 May 2022, in company with several heritage buses and coaches originating from other local operators.
Free bus services will operate based on Winchester Broadway and the St Catherine’s Park & Ride car park between approximately 9am and 4.30pm covering most of the traditional King Alfred routes plus those of neighbouring historic companies such as Aldershot & District and Hants & Dorset.
There will be the usual King Alfred sales stand in the Broadway near to Winchester Guildhall, open between 10am and 4pm, whilst at St Catherine’s there will be a static display of historic vehicles with a frequent free bus service to/from central Winchester.
“2022 is the centenary of the first King Alfred bus services in Winchester so what better time to come and enjoy with us buses as they used to be!” – FoKAB’s founder and chairman, James Freeman
FoKAB’s founder and chairman, James Freeman, said: “It’s time once again to give our many friends and supporters a chance to relive the best years of the King Alfred buses and coaches. Come with us to experience what it was like to ride on them and their contemporaries. 2022 is the centenary of the first King Alfred bus services in Winchester so what better time to come and enjoy with us buses as they used to be!”