Names on the buses

849 Edwin Fownes

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Before the railways came to Sussex in the 1840s, the best way to get about was by horse. Even though the roads in the Weald were notoriously muddy, it was possible to get down from London to Brighton in a few hours by coach and horse. Perhaps the most famous four-in-hand coachman was Edwin Fownes, born in 1851, who was based in Brighton. He retired in 1916 but did not die until 1943 by which time all the horses used for transport had gone.

849 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in March 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted in the new livery in April 2005. Metro 5 branding removed February 2009. Bus sold in September 2013.

A four-in-hand coach