Names on the buses

922 Frank Bridge




Connections with Brighton and Hove : Born in Hove in 1879, Bridge was taught how to play the violin by his father and was a pupil at the Royal College of Music. He played in leading orchestras and in 1906 composed his first work, a string quartet in E Minor. He married another musician, Ethel Sinclair, in 1908. One of his best known works is the Suite for Strings which he composed in the winter of 1909/10. His work The Sea was often featured in Promenade concerts. Bridge played frequently in quartets and was also much in demand as a conductor, often substituting for the big names of the day such as Sir Henry Wood. His fortunes declined after the First World War and he had to spend a lot of time teaching the violin rather than composing. Among his pupils was Benjamin Britten. In 1923 he bought a cottage in Friston, near Eastbourne, and managed to start composing again once he had received wealthy patronage. He died in 1941 leaving unfinished a large works for strings. A trust has been set up to promote his music and work.

922 Mercedes Streetdeck - carried name since delivery in April 2015 on Coaster Route 12. Name previously on 662 Scania Omnidekka.

A Frank Bridge recording