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.

Wick Hall