THE famous vintage famous bus running day is back in Winchester.

On Sunday September 12, Friends of King Alfred Buses will be bring its fleet to the city.

There will also be a pop-up display the day before.

Following a period of limited activity due to lockdown, the group confirms its plans for the weekend of Winchester Heritage Open Days.

On Saturday there will be a display of rare local and historic buses and coaches. This will be at the Cattle Market car park in Worthy Lane, Winchester between 12noon and 5pm and will consist of up to 12 vehicles, ranging from 1931 to 1970.

Free vintage bus journeys will operate half-hourly between the Broadway and the Cattle Market. Also, there may be a special visitor, a vehicle celebrating its 100th anniversary as a bus, originally used to operate a service between Owslebury and Winchester.

On Sunday, there will be a vintage bus Running Day between 10am and 4pm based on the Broadway. It will feature all available vehicles from FoKAB’s collection operating free vintage bus services over traditional King Alfred bus routes throughout the local area.

There may also be some visiting vehicles representing other local Hampshire operators.

Further details will be announced nearer the weekend on FoKAB’s website,

In line with all Heritage Open Days events, arrangements may be subject to change in the light of any restrictions put in place by national or local Government.