Friends of King Alfred Buses


LOOKING AHEAD IN 2022

The Original King Alfred Buses Running Day having taken place on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022 we now look ahead to our next event.

On Saturday/Sunday 10/11 September we will again participate in Winchester Heritage Open Days with a vehicle display on the Saturday and free vintage bus services on the Sunday.  More details will be available in due course.

Meanwhile, King Alfred vehicles will feature at various events during the coming summer, including a free vintage bus service based on the Watercress Line's Alresford station on Sunday 5th June. 

Pictures of a previous Heritage Open Days event on 19th September 2020 can be seen by clicking on King Alfred and then going to the Picture Gallery as can the return to service of renovated Leyland Panther UOU 419H on 3rd January 2022.

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!  Indeed, our costs for fuel, premises, bank charges and printing to name just a few are showing signs of rapid increase.  For only £25 you can become a Friend of King Alfred Buses.  Click on 'Membership' for more details.

If you would like to buy one of our sales items by mail order, click on 'Souvenirs & Books' to see details of what we have and how to order.   

Heritage Open Day 12th September 2021

Video from Bob Hodges.
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Hello

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.

Community

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.

History

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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Events

Upcoming events and shows we are attending
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Videos

Watch some of the fantastic videos of our events and running days
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Vehicles

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 "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.