Names on the buses

606 Tommy Farr

Connections with Brighton and Hove : One of the greatest British boxers of the last century, Tommy Farr was the heavyweight champion of the nation. His finest moment came when he fought the world champion Joe Louis in 1937 in front of 37,000 people. Farr lost but was one of the few to have lasted a whole match with The Brown Bomber and his fame was assured from that day on. Welsh-born Farr had a total of 296 fights, a fantastic number by today’s standards, and was never punch drunk. He lived in Sussex for many years and when he retired finally from the ring, he took over the Royal Standard pub in Queen’s Road, Brighton. Farr lived in Old Fort Road, Shoreham and took an active part in local affairs, being a prominent member of the Sussex Ex-Boxers Association. He retained the firmest handshake in Sussex right up to the time of his death in 1986 aged 71.

606 Scania Omnidekka carried name since delivery in June 2003, repainted into new livery July 2006. Route 50 branding added November 2014. Bus sold in June 2015.

Royal Standard Pub