Names on the buses

873 Sir Rowland Hill

Connections with Brighton and Hove : The inventor of the penny post lived at Hanover Crescent in Brighton in the 1840s. Born in 1795, Hill became a teacher and introduced a system of self-government in his school in Birmingham. He argued that moral influence of the highest kind should be the predominant power in school discipline. Hill retired from teaching in 1833 and went on to invent a rotary printing press. But his fame derives chiefly from evolving a system of prepaid penny postage which was adopted in 1839. Was also the Chairman of the London and Brighton Railway and a director of the London and Brighton South Coast Railway. Hill became Secretary to the Post Office in 1854 and retired ten years later. He was knighted in 1860 and died in 1879.

873 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in April 2002, repainted into new livery August 2006.

A Penny Black stamp