BRIGHTON’S buses have been serving the community for many years, with trams and horses originally providing transport to locals and visitors travelling around the city.

Today’s Timeout focuses on the various views to be seen from them and the history of the service on the whole.

Organised horse bus routes first began running in Brighton and Hove around the middle of the 19th century.

In 1884, the Brighton, Hove and Preston United bus company was formed as a consequence of the amalgamation of a number of smaller horse bus companies.

It consequently became the main bus provider in the area.

Brighton also had trams that would provide transport to members of the public and one can be seen above while it was being repaired.

The increasing suburban development of the 1930s, combined with the lack of flexibility of the tramway system, prompted a new network of both trolley and motor-buses to be built.

Following a number of mergers which saw the bus service expand dramatically throughout the 20th century, the bus company legally changed its name to Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company Limited in April 1986.

After years of expansion, in 2005, Brighton and Hove also took over Stagecoach operations in Lewes, Seaford, Eastbourne and Uckfield depots, involving services 12, 23B, 28, 29, 92F and 137.

Views from buses that were captured by photographers in the later part of last century can be seen above.

Stanmer House and Pond, near Brighton, was photographed from the top deck of a bus in 1981.

Brighton Marina was also pictured from the top deck of a bus that same year and shows how much has changed now since the photograph was taken.

If you recognise any of the people pictured above, please get in touch with us to keep us updated.