Names on the buses

857 Sir Richard Sackville

Connections with Brighton and Hove : The Sackville family lived at Hangleton Manor, the oldest secular building in Brighton and Hove, for more than 300 years. Sir Richard was a Sussex MP and was a cousin of Anne Boleyn, one of Henry VIII’s six wives. He was born in the same year as Anne and his eldest son, Thomas was born in the year when she was beheaded. Richard Sackville had such a good head for figures that he gained the odd nickname of Fillsack. He was knighted in 1549 and the following year he became Lord Lieutenant of Sussex. His land covered thousands of acres in Sussex and he also owned land in London between Fleet Street and the Thames. When Thomas succeeded him, he became one of the richest men in the country. Sackville Road in Hove is named after the family. The Manor, which fell into disrepair in the 1960s, is now a public house.

857 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in April 2001, on METRO Line 5, repainted into new livery for METRO 5 from November 2004. Metro 5 branding removed December 2008. Shuttle 6 branding applied July 2009. Shuttle 6 branding removed January 2011. Bus sold in August 2013.

Hangleton Manor