Names on the buses

822 Sake Dean Mahomed

855 Sake Dean Mahomed

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Brighton was full of baths in the late eighteenth century when it had become the Queen of Watering Places. None was more remarkable than the vapouring and shampooing bath opened by an Indian called Sake Dean Mahomed on the site of the present Queen’s Hotel. Dating from 1786, it was more like a Turkish bath than the usual hot and cold seawater baths. There was a medicated steam or vapour bath and a room for massage, which was then, called shampooing. This was done by an attendant through flannel sleeves in a tent cover. Mahomed was a dab hand at advertising his baths and the service became extremely popular. He was appointed Shampooing Surgeon to King George IV and William IV continued the appointment. Mahomed was a good advertisement for his own practices as he lived to be 102, dying in 1851. He is buried in St Nicholas churchyard in Dyke Road. The baths were eventually taken over by Charles Brill and were named after him.

855 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, originally named Sake Deen Mahomed changed to Dean in December 2002, on METRO Line 5, repainted into new livery September 2005. Metro 5 branding removed January 2009. Shuttle 6 branding added July 2009. Shuttle 6 branding removed December 2010. Bus sold in February 2014. Name reintroduced on 822 Mercedes Streetdeck on Route 1 - from December 2016. Route 1 branding removed in November 2020. Repainted into new standard livery July 2021.

Mahomed Baths