Friends of King Alfred Buses


THE ORIGINAL KING ALFRED BUSES RUNNING DAY: 3rd May 2021

We now look towards our next event, the Original King Alfred Buses Running Day on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021.  This is intended to feature all available vehicles in the Friends of King Alfred Buses collection although a large number of visiting vehicles and a transport bazaar are unlikely to be possible. More details will be announced nearer the time.

All arrangements must, of course, be subject to local and national Government policy regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and may be subject to short notice alteration or cancellation.

For 1st January 2021 we had hoped to operate a Micro Running Day.  However, Government coronavirus 'Tier 4' restrictions left no responsible option but to cancel the event.  It was the first New Year's Day for many years without a King Alfred event in Winchester.  We feel sure our many loyal supporters share our disappointment and will look forward to happier times when our heritage buses can again be enjoyed on their traditional routes.

Pictures of our previous event for Heritage Open Days on 19th September 2020 can be seen by clicking on King Alfred and then going to the Picture Gallery.

Meanwhile, 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!  For only £21 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.            

Mini Running Day 1st January 2020 Video

Thanks to Bob Hodges for his great video.
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Hello

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.

Community

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 

History

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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Events

Upcoming events and shows we are attending
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Videos

Watch some of the fantastic videos of our events and running days
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Vehicles

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.