Friends of King Alfred Buses


 Our major event for 2020 was planned to be The Original King Alfred Running Day on Sunday 3rd May.  However, due to the many uncertainties associated with the coronavirus outbreak we have very reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the event.  With the amount of organising effort that has already been put in, this is most disappointing but we are sure our many friends and supporters will understand that in the present circumstances we really saw no other course.

We very much hope to be able to provide a vintage bus running day in the autumn, probably as part of Heritage Open Days.  More details will be provided as and when it is possible to make a firm decision.

We understand that for similar reasons the South East Bus Festival at Detling on 4th April, the Brooklands Spring Gathering on 5th April, the Xelabus Open Day on 19th April, the Bill Targett Rally on 9th/10th May and the Alton Rally on 19th July have also been cancelled.

Friends of King Alfred Buses featured in a BBC South 'Inside Out' programme on 26th March 2020.  It is available on BBC I-Player for four weeks.  Note that the King Alfred item is the third in the programme.

Mini Running Day 1st January 2020 Video

Thanks to Bob Hodges for his great video.
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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.  If you would like to donate click 


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 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

Latest news from FoKAB
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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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® 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.