Names on the buses

629 George Humphrey

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Although well known as a councillor, George Humphrey had an interest in mental health and pioneered many reforms. He always put those achievements above those of his long career on Brighton Council. He was leader of the Labour group in the years before the party eventually gained control in 1986. Humphrey represented Stanmer ward in the north of the town. He was eventually made an honorary alderman. He was a member of the general workers’ union and one of the officials he worked with, John Edmonds, became the general secretary. Many councillors in Brighton regarded him as their mentor including future mayors David Lepper, who became MP for Pavilion, and Pat Hawkes. George Humphrey and his wife Babs later moved to the Preston Park area and lived in a flat. They celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. He gained improvements for leaseholders in a test case involving residents in his own flats. Humphrey also started the Friends of Preston Park which achieved many improvements in the area. He died aged 84.

629 Scania Omnidekka carried name since delivery in February 2004, on METRO Line 1. Metro branding removed January 2012. Repainted into Route 48 livery in December 2012. Route 48 branding removed August 2016.

Preston Park