Friends of King Alfred Buses

KING ALFRED MINI RUNNING DAY: Wednesday 1st January 2020

Our next vintage bus Running Day will be on 1st January, based on the Broadway, Winchester.

We will start at around 09:00 with the last trips departing at about 16:00.  Approximately four vehicles will be in service operating most of the traditional King Alfred routes.

All journeys will be entirely free of charge.  More details will be available in due course.

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


Winchester Heritage Open Days

14th September 2019 - we joined 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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