Friends of King Alfred Buses


On Saturday/Sunday 10/11 September we will again participate in Winchester Heritage Open Days.  There will be a vehicle display on the Saturday at Winchester Cattle Market car park from 12:00 until 17:00 and free vintage bus services based on Winchester Broadway on the Sunday between approx. 09:30 and 16:30.  More details will be available in due course.

Pictures of a previous Heritage Open Days event on 19th September 2020 can be seen by clicking on King Alfred and then going to the Picture Gallery as can the return to service of renovated Leyland Panther UOU 419H on 3rd January 2022.

The task of keeping our unique collection of historic vehicles in running condition continues and as a registered charity we welcome donations to help keep them on the road!  Indeed, our costs for fuel, premises, bank charges and printing to name just a few are showing signs of rapid increase.  For only £25 you can become a Friend of King Alfred Buses.  Click on 'Membership' for more details.

If you would like to buy one of our sales items by mail order, click on 'Souvenirs & Books' to see details of what we have and how to order.   

Heritage Open Day 12th September 2021

Video from Bob Hodges.
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Founded in 1985, we are a Winchester based transport heritage charity whose volunteers aim to preserve the memory of R Chisnell & Sons, trading as King Alfred Motor Services.


We meet regularly to celebrate our work and to enjoy the vehicles we preserve. Our friendly group is always welcoming of new members and are always keen to share!

As a registered charity we rely heavily on donations to continue our work, especially in these difficult times.


The company that served Winchester for over 50 years
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What we do

Find out more about the work of the Friends of King Alfred buses
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Our Fleet

Find out about the buses and coaches in our collection
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Latest News

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Upcoming events and shows we are attending
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Watch some of the fantastic videos of our events and running days
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We preserve all known remaining vehicles which worked for King Alfred - some 16 to be precise! We show our vehicles and often give free rides at events across the South.

® The "statue" device and "King Alfred" are registered trademarks of the "Friends of King Alfred Buses"

Together they form part of the charity logo and appear on our preserved vehicles.