Names on the buses

874 Edward Lowther

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Many councillors in Victorian times had specialities on the authority and Edward Lowther’s chief preoccupation was water. It was vital to have a pure supply in Brighton because water then as now had to be pumped from under the Downs. Lowther joined the council in 1884 and was on the board of the Waterworks Committee. The council ran its own water undertaking until about 1973. One of the main pumping engines at the Falmer works was named after him and there is also a Lowther Road in Brighton. Born in Northumberland, he retained his north country accent despite living most of his life in the south. He started working in colleries and graduated to become a company secretary before setting up as a coal merchant in Brighton. Lowther had a fall when visiting an electricity works which hastened his death in 1912. He had been a member of the council since 1884. A plaque was installed in his memory at London Road Methodist Church.

874 Dennis Trident - carried name since delivery in April 2002, repainted into new livery February 2006. Bus sold in April 2015.

Lowther Road