Names on the buses

887 Virginia Woolf

845 Virginia Woolf




Connections with Brighton and Hove : One of the greatest authors of the last century, Woolf was a member of the famous Bloomsbury set in London. Other members included EM Forster, Duncan Grant, Clive Bell, her sister Vanessa and her husband Leonard. She often visited Charleston near Lewes where many of the set settled as a country retreat. But Virginia and Leonard's own home was Monk's House at Rodmell, south of Lewes, where they moved in 1941. Woolf's best known books include To The Lighthouse and Mrs Dalloway. She also wrote a series of acclaimed diaries. As a child she often visited Sussex and stayed several times at a house in St Aubyn's, Hove. She was troubled by mental illness and committed suicide in 1941 by drowning herself in the River Ouse near Rodmell.

Was originally spelt wrong as Virgina Woolf for about 3 days!

887 Dennis Trident - carried name since repaint in March 2006. Repainted into Route 27 livery May 2011. Route 27 branding removed August 2013. Bus sold in March 2014. Bus reappeared on Mercedes Streetdeck 845 in December 2017.

Mrs Dalloway book