Names on the buses

657 Wynne Baxter

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Baxter was born in Lewes in 1844 and his father edited the Sussex Express. He became a solicitor and was Sussex coroner from 1876. Among the inquests he held was one on a merchant called Gold who was murderer in a train at Balcombe in a sensational case. Later in London he conducted hearings on victims of Jack the Ripper. He also investigated the death of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, and deaths of people killed in the Siege of Sydney Street. After the Silvertown explosion, he held on one day inquests into more than 60 people at the London Hospital. Baxter was a member of the Sussex Archaeological Society and was High Constable of Lewes from 1877 to 1881. Later he became Mayor of the town. The firm bearing his name is still flourishing in Brighton.

657 Scania Omnidekka - carried name since delivery in September 2005, on METRO Line 49. Metro 49 branding removed June 2013.

Wynne Baxter Solicitors office in Brighton