Names on the buses

823 Mike Bamber

424 Mike Bamber

Connections with Brighton and Hove : The energetic and charismatic Bamber made his money through business deals before turning his attention to Brighton and Hove Albion, a team permanently in the lower divisions of the Football League. Under his astute guidance, Albion were promoted to the First Division of the League and found greater glory by reaching the 1983 Cup Final. Albion almost won that match, which ended in a 2-2 draw, but lost the replay against Manchester United 4-0. Things were never as good again. Albion were relegated and Bamber left the club, dying at an early age from cancer.



823 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2000, repainted into new livery May 2005. March 2012 name transferred to new Volvo Gemini 424 on Route 1.

1983 Cup Final Programme