Names on the buses

850 Baron Goldsmid

Connections with Brighton and Hove : He bought the Wick estate in Hove, a large and valuable tract of land in 1830. It was developed into the Grade I buildings of Adelaide Crescent and Palmeira Square. Wick Hall in Furze Hill retains the name of the estate and there was a pub called the Wick in Holland Road. Goldsmid Road is named after him and there is still a Goldsmid ward which returns three councillors to Brighton and Hove City Council. Isaac Lyon Goldsmid was the first Jew to be created a Baronet. After settling a boundary dispute in South America (at the behest of Queen Victoria) he was created a Baron in the Portugese peerage taking the title Baron da Goldsmid e da Palmeira. Palmeira Square is named after him. After the Baronetcy died out in the male line Queen Victoria agreed that it might continue through the female, one of his grand-daughters having married Count Henry D’Avigdor - thus the D’Avigdor-Goldsmids. The names of several other members of the family can be found in Hove streets such as Julian (the third Baronet), Osmond (Sir Osmond Elim D’Avigdor-Goldsmid) and Montefiore (into which family another of Isaac’s grand-daughters married).

850 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted in new livery from October 2004. Metro 5 branding removed February 2009. Bus sold in April 2015. Name reintroduced in November 2017 on 832 Mercedes Streetdeck. Name spelt wrong as Baron Goldsmith until corrected on 19 February 2018.

Wick Hall