Names on the buses

843 Sir John Cordy Burrows

Connections with Brighton and Hove : He was the first man to have become Mayor of Brighton two and then three times and has highly regarded by the people as well as his fellow councillors. Born in Ipswich in 1813, he was a surgeon who came to Brighton in 1837. He joined the council in 1854 and his first spell as Mayor started only three years later. Burrows chose the town’s motto In Deo Fidemus (In God we Trust). He opened the Aquarium during his third term as Mayor in 1871 and paid for part of the Victoria Fountain in Old Steine. He was nicknamed King Cordy because of his influence and when he died in 1876, up to 30,000 mourners lined the streets. Two years later a statue was unveiled to him in the grounds of the Royal Pavilion. It was moved to the south of the Old Steine in 1984 when the Pavilion grounds were redesigned.

843 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted into new livery February 2005. Repainted into standard livery June 2009. Bus sold in August 2013. Name reappeared on Mercedes Streetdeck 843 in November 2017.

Statue of Sir John Cordy Burrows