Names on the buses

662 Frank Bridge922 Frank Bridge

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Born in Hove in 1879, Bridge was taught how to play the violin by his father and was a pupil at the Royal College of Music. He played in leading orchestras and in 1906 composed his first work, a string quartet in E Minor. He married another musician, Ethel Sinclair, in 1908. One of his best known works is the Suite for Strings which he composed in the winter of 1909/10. His work The Sea was often featured in Promenade concerts. Bridge played frequently in quartets and was also much in demand as a conductor, often substituting for the big names of the day such as Sir Henry Wood. His fortunes declined after the First World War and he had to spend a lot of time teaching the violin rather than composing. Among his pupils was Benjamin Britten. In 1923 he bought a cottage in Friston, near Eastbourne, and managed to start composing again once he had received wealthy patronage. He died in 1941 leaving unfinished a large works for strings. A trust has been set up to promote his music and work.

662 Scania Omnidekka - carried name since delivery in September 2005, on Coaster 12. Rebranded to Metro 25 livery in August 2008. Metro 25 branding removed July 2012. Name removed July 2014 when bus repainted. Name then reappeared on 922 Merecedes Streetdeck from April 2015.

A Frank Bridge recording