Friends of King Alfred Buses


Our major event for 2020 will be The Original King Alfred Running Day on Sunday 3rd May.  As well as free bus services over the King Alfred routes with former King Alfred vehicles, the event will feature many visiting vehicles and a Transport Bazaar at the Guildhall.  Free vintage bus services will operate from approx. 09:00 until 17:00 whilst the Bazaar will be open from 10:00 until 16:00.  Programme/timetables will be on sale in advance by post as well as at the Guildhall on the day of the event.

Whilst we have contacted all our regular Bazaar stallholders, anyone else interested in having a stall to sell transport-related items is welcome to get in touch.  

Further details will appear on the website in due course.

May 2020 is also the centenary of the first King Alfred excursion, so keep an eye open for events to mark this anniversary!

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.  If you would like to donate click 


We preserve all known remaining vehicles which worked for King Alfred - some 14 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

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