Friends of King Alfred Buses


Following a successful vehicle display and cavalcade on 19th September as part of Heritage Open Days, we now look towards our next events which are planned to be a fairly small Running Day featuring King Alfred vehicles only on 1st January 2021 and the much larger Original King Alfred Buses Running Day including visiting vehicles on 3rd May 2021.

All arrangements must, of course, be subject to local and national Government policy in relation to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and may be subject to short notice alteration or cancellation.  Details are announced near to the date of the event.

Pictures of our Heritage Open Days event 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 £20 you can become a Friend of King Alfred Buses.  Click on The Friends and scroll down to Membership for more details.  If you would like to buy one of our sales items by mail order, click on The Friends and scroll down to Sales.            

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.