Names on the buses

943 Alfred Richardson

Connections with Brighton and Hove : Alfred Richardson was milkman to the stars in Brighton when big names lived on the seafront in Kemp Town. He worked for the Co-Op dairy for more than 40 years and started his rounds pushing a handcart before the Second World War. His customers included actor Lord Olivier who lived in Royal Crescent, comedian Max Miller and the actress Dora Bryan who ran a hotel in Marine Parade. In the bitter winter of 1962/63 he worked all day, seven days a week to ensure his customers received their milk. He lived in Brighton all his life apart from being in the Royal Navy during the war off North Africa when he survived two ships being sunk. Richardson retired in 1976 on reaching 65 and died aged 89 in 2001. His customers enjoyed his cheerful manner. He was a well-respected member of the community, loved by his family and still remembered by some of his customers.

943 Mercedes Streetdeck - carried name since delivery in April 2015 on Coaster Route 12.