Names on the buses

446 Reg Moores

Connections with Brighton and Hove : An eccentric inventor, Reg Moores of Brighton was a man of many talents and interests. He was a top flight engineer for RAF Coastal Command during the Second World War and a qualified gunner. Later he became chief technician in the chemistry department at Sussex University and managing director of a company making scientific instruments. Moore’s best invention was the radio microphone. He also designed spectrometers for the Science Museum and many universities. Another invention was the electrically heated dressing gown. He was an ice skating champion in his youth and became a member of the Magic Circle, helping to train Paul Daniels. Moores was also a London agent and was in some West End theatres as a singer. He also appeared many times on television and was awarded the Baird medal. He was a member of Equity, the show business trade union, and was publicity officer for the Sussex branch. Moores also loved writing letters to local papers such as The Argus. Born in Brighton in 1922, he died aged 89. There were no children.

446 Volvo Gemini - carried name since delivery in September 2012 on Route 7. Repainted into Route 2 livery June 2017.