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New names of Brighton and Hove buses revealed

Composer Claude Debussy, theatre impressario Ivor Novello and painter Edwin Landseer will be honoured by having buses named after them.

The trio will be among 18 people bestowed with the tribute for their notable contributions to Brighton and Hove or Sussex.

They will join more than 200 others who have now been honoured on Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company's vehicles.

The latest group has been selected by a panel including the company's chief executive and Argus correspondent Adam Trimingham.

They also include Brighton and Hove Albion player and long-serving groundsman Frankie Howard, The Beatles' solicitor David Jacobs, from Hove, and legendary bare-knuckle boxer Tom Sayers, who lived in North Laine, Brighton.

Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic and are enormously grateful for the huge interest shown in our bus names project.”

Frenchman Claude Debussy was given the honour because he was staying in Eastbourne when he wrote his orchestral work La Mer in the early 20th Century.

Ivor Novello was a composer, actor, singer and producer who died in 1951 and whose name has become synonymous with the songwriting award named after him.

He lived in Marine Parade, Brighton.

Edwin Landseer, who died in 1873, was the artist best known for sculpting the bronze lions in Trafalgar Square, London.

Landseer House, where he lived in Regency Square, Brighton, is now rented out to holiday-makers.

Others who will have their names on the new buses include businessmen Charles Cutress, who set up the Forfars bakery chain, and Kenneth Lane, who ran the KTM engineering firm which once employed almost 2,000 in Hollingbury.

Marie-Antoine Careme, the chef who cooked for King George IV at the Royal Pavilion, and Sarah Forbes-Bonetta, an African princess who married in Brighton in 1862, will also be honoured.

They will be joined by Romantic autor Jeffrey Farnol, social reformer Elizabeth Fry, missionary James Hannington and musical star Pat Kirkwood as well as aviation pioneer George Miles, feminist Hester Thrale, Methodist minister Leslie Newman and Arthur Newsholme, the man responsible for improving health in Brighton's slums.

Their names will appear on the front of a £3.25million fleet of double-deckers on the number five route from Hollingbury and Patcham, in Brighton, to Hangleton, in Hove.

First World War veteran Henry Allingham is the only living person to have been permanently honoured on a Brighton and Hove bus.

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2:38pm Tue 16 Jun 09

Mary Hinge says...

"Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.."

I bet they have.
"Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have. Mary Hinge
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3:00pm Tue 16 Jun 09

Jo-Jo83 says...

What a pleasant surprise that was to read that my grandad, Frankie Howard is being honoured.
What a pleasant surprise that was to read that my grandad, Frankie Howard is being honoured. Jo-Jo83
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6:56pm Tue 16 Jun 09

davyboy says...

spot the typo from the argus. there is a long list that the company has, but in general you have to be dead to appear on it.
spot the typo from the argus. there is a long list that the company has, but in general you have to be dead to appear on it. davyboy
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2:37pm Wed 17 Jun 09

Randy Lahey says...

Mary Hinge wrote:
"Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.
So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing?

Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton?

Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish)
[quote][p][bold]Mary Hinge[/bold] wrote: "Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.[/p][/quote]So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing? Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton? Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish) Randy Lahey
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5:36pm Wed 17 Jun 09

davyboy says...

Randy Lahey wrote:
Mary Hinge wrote:
"Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.
So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing?

Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton?

Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish)
maybe because the bus service is not awful at all. it is in fact one of the best in the country. it is the traffic in brighton that slows the buses down, giving the impression it is not very good. anyone could come in as competition, but the astronomical costs involved make this a non starter.
[quote][p][bold]Randy Lahey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary Hinge[/bold] wrote: "Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.[/p][/quote]So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing? Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton? Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish) [/p][/quote]maybe because the bus service is not awful at all. it is in fact one of the best in the country. it is the traffic in brighton that slows the buses down, giving the impression it is not very good. anyone could come in as competition, but the astronomical costs involved make this a non starter. davyboy
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12:30pm Thu 18 Jun 09

Randy Lahey says...

davyboy wrote:
Randy Lahey wrote:
Mary Hinge wrote: "Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.
So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing? Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton? Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish)
maybe because the bus service is not awful at all. it is in fact one of the best in the country. it is the traffic in brighton that slows the buses down, giving the impression it is not very good. anyone could come in as competition, but the astronomical costs involved make this a non starter.
Every bus system is w@nk.

I would rather ride to work on a 95 year old Galapagos Tortoise with aids than put up with you scum.
[quote][p][bold]davyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Randy Lahey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary Hinge[/bold] wrote: "Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.[/p][/quote]So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing? Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton? Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish) [/p][/quote]maybe because the bus service is not awful at all. it is in fact one of the best in the country. it is the traffic in brighton that slows the buses down, giving the impression it is not very good. anyone could come in as competition, but the astronomical costs involved make this a non starter.[/p][/quote]Every bus system is w@nk. I would rather ride to work on a 95 year old Galapagos Tortoise with aids than put up with you scum. Randy Lahey
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3:49pm Thu 18 Jun 09

SmileyDave says...

Randy Lahey wrote:
davyboy wrote:
Randy Lahey wrote:
Mary Hinge wrote: "Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.
So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing? Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton? Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish)
maybe because the bus service is not awful at all. it is in fact one of the best in the country. it is the traffic in brighton that slows the buses down, giving the impression it is not very good. anyone could come in as competition, but the astronomical costs involved make this a non starter.
Every bus system is w@nk.

I would rather ride to work on a 95 year old Galapagos Tortoise with aids than put up with you scum.
Well done Randy- a very mature comment.
Tw@t!
[quote][p][bold]Randy Lahey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davyboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Randy Lahey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary Hinge[/bold] wrote: "Managing director Roger French said: "We’ve been inundated with suggestions from members of the pubic.." I bet they have.[/p][/quote]So this is the same Roger French who had to raise fuel prices, because he didn't hedge properly. What on earth are the treasury dept of Go-Ahead doing? Makes me wonder whether the competition commission should get involved, because the relationship between the Council, The Argus and B&H Buses is surely counter productive for any competition which may stake a claim to vehicular public transport in Brighton? Also, why is there never any negative stories in the Argus about how awful the bus system is, other than on the comments boards (which, like my previous comment, will be removed sharpish) [/p][/quote]maybe because the bus service is not awful at all. it is in fact one of the best in the country. it is the traffic in brighton that slows the buses down, giving the impression it is not very good. anyone could come in as competition, but the astronomical costs involved make this a non starter.[/p][/quote]Every bus system is w@nk. I would rather ride to work on a 95 year old Galapagos Tortoise with aids than put up with you scum. [/p][/quote]Well done Randy- a very mature comment. Tw@t! SmileyDave
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