Names on the buses

802 Capt. Nicholas Tettersell

436 Capt. Nicholas Tettersell

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Captain Nicholas Tettersell helped the future monarch Charles II to escape to France when he was on the run. The good ship Surprise was used to carry Charles safely across the English Channel. Later when Charles had become King, he rewarded the man who had helped preserve his life, Tettersall received a pension from Charles II (on his restoration) of £100 a year for 99 years. With the money from the monarch, Tettersell bought what is now the Old Ship Hotel in King’s Road. Tettersell became a captain in the navy before leaving the service and later became High Constable of Brighton, but was noted for his persecution of non-conformists. He is buried in St Nicholas Churchyard. Each May, a yachting race is held in the sea near the hotel to commemorate these events.

802 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 1999, originally on METRO Line 1 then METRO Line 7 from April 2004, repainted in new livery from June 2004. Metro 7 branding removed January 2011. March 2012 name transferred to new Volvo Gemini 436 on Route 1.

The good ship Surprise