Names on the buses

604 Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Connections with Brighton and Hove : One of the most famous artists of his day, Sir Edward Burne-Jones lived for many years in Rottingdean, Prospect Cottage and Aubrey Cottage, in 1880, merged and renamed them North End House, located opposite The Green, the house has now been divided again. His work can be seen today in many galleries and in local churches including St Paul’s in West Street, the Church of the Annunciation in Washington Street and at St Margaret’s in Rottingdean. Burne-Jones, a member of the Pre-Raphaelites, became famous in the 1870s and moved to the sea in 1880 when he was 47. He was a great friend of William Morris, a friendship that lasted until the death of Morris in 1896. Burnes Jones hjad a great eye for colour and a command of line. Many of his subjects had literary allusions. Marrying Georgina MacDonald in 1860, he then became an uncle, through his sisters marriages, to their sons Rudyard Kipling (who also lived in the village) and Stanley Baldwin. Burne-Jones did not like efforts being made to modernise Rottingdean and rejoiced when the Daddy Long Legs railway built by Magnus Volk was smashed in a storm. After his death in 1898, Georgina took an active part in village life, getting involved in a fierce row at the end of the Boer War.

604 Scania Omnidekka carried name since delivery in June 2003, repainted into new livery May 2006. Bus sold in September 2015. Repainted into Route 50 livery May 2012.

North End House, Rottingdean