Friends of King Alfred Buses

We've launched our appeal for £1,200 to complete restoration of our Bedford CALZ minibus, BHO 543C.  It's quite a rare vehicle with its 11-seat Martin Walter bodywork and saw service with King Alfred Motor Services in 1967.  To get it ready for Heritage Open Days in September it now needs a number of small jobs finishing and a professional repaint into eau-de-nil to match the other King Alfred Bedford coaches.  If you would like to contribute, simply use the Donate button and send an email to Treasurer Stephen Bigley at to let him know the money is for '543'.   

Winchester Heritage Open Days

14th September 2019 - we join Heritage Open Days with a free vintage bus service and vehicle display.
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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!

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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

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