Following a successful vehicle display and cavalcade on 19th September 2020 as part of Heritage Open Days, we now look towards our next event which is planned to be the Original King Alfred Buses Running Day on 3rd May 2021. This is expected to feature all available vehicles in the Friends of King Alfred Buses collection although a large number of visiting vehicles and a transport bazaar may not 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 with some short distance free bus trips using three double deck vehicles. However, a Government announcement on the coronavirus 'Tier' system placed Winchester in 'Tier 4' restrictions from 00:01 on Saturday 26th December 2020. With great regret we therefore had to accept that the event was not possible. It was the first New Year's Day for many years without a King Alfred event in Winchester. Sadly, the rapid spread of coronavirus left no responsible alternative. 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 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 £21 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 Souvenirs & Books in the strapline to see details of what we have and how to order.
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
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Together they form part of the charity logo and appear on our preserved vehicles.