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'On the Buses' after the War
In 1949, a year after demob from the Air Formation Signals Regiment, Royal Signals, Barbara and I were married and, ...
A Brighton bus in Vancouver
Touring western Canada In the summer of 2007, my wife Sue and I spent seven happy weeks touring western Canada, in ...
A classic is relaunched
Company started in 1846 Thomas Tilling first began running buses in London in 1846 when he was just 21. He soon ...
A potted history
Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990. As a result, some of ...
A transport mystery solved
Magnus Volk’s public transport During a recent discussion on the My Brighton and Hove Yahoo group, it was revealed that Magnus ...
AEC Regent bus at Rottingdean
The bus pictured here is an AEC Regent which is equipped with a 6.1Litre- six cylinder petrol engine. It had ...
Brighton and Hove Buses 75th Anniversary Rally
Brighton and Hove Buses are one of the largest and most successful bus companies in the country. They celebrated their ...
Bus accessibility awareness
New accessibility bus The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Pete West, joined managing director of Brighton Buses, Martin Harris, at ...
Bus photographed c1906
Click on the photograph to open a large version This photograph of a bus was taken by my grandfather E A ...
Buses on a Sunday
Crash at Rottingdean in 1963
The collision mentioned in the Conway Street entry on this site was between a runaway crane and a cream convertible ...
Horse drawn to motorised
These photos show my grandfather with firstly a horse-drawn bus, and then a motorised one. The quality of the photo ...
Link to dedicated history site
Timeline of the history of buses in Brighton: https://www.buses.co.uk/history/welcome.html
Memories from a 1960s BH&D conductor: Part 1
Mind the gap On leaving Brighton, Hove and Sussex Grammar School in July 1967 I made a belated decision to go ...
Memories from a 1960s BH&D conductor: Part 2
Promotion There was a career progression of sorts, through the Spare List to the Relief List and finally on to obtaining ...
Memories from a 1960s BH&D conductor: Part 3
A day in the life Although each day’s duty had an official changeover time and place from early to late shift, ...
On the buses in the 1950s/60s
Waiting for ages Brighton could be very busy at times and it was very possible to queue for a bus, for ...
Schoolboy fun on Southdown buses
Travelling in style I remember taking the green Southdown bus every day to school with my brothers when I was old ...
Southdown grows by acquisition
This is a list of bus operators in the Brighton and Hove area that were taken over by Southdown Motor ...
Southdown Motor Services buses
No 5 Steine Street was the legal address displayed on all Southdown Motor Services buses and coaches from 1916 till ...
Southdown's 'Queen Marys'
As you might imagine, the ‘Queen Marys’ were large machines for their day. Seating sixty-nine people in thirty feet of ...
The blitz spirit
A national celebrity Today the Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Brian and Mrs Norah Fitch officiated at the ...
The Bristol K types
The Brighton Hove and District Omnibus Company was late among the nationalised bus operators to introduce the more modern Bristol ...
The Bristol Lodekka
This is a good photo of an open top ‘Bristol Lodekka’ bus on No 17 Route at the then Palace ...
Brighton Speed Trials
Fords' Ferry, Portslade
Trams and trolley buses
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