SCT '61 Photo Index
Brighton and Hove
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1. GJ2011
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
2. GW6284
Brighton Hove and District 6284 is a 1932 AEC Regent whose original Tilling open staircase body was replaced in 1944 by this ECW H30/26R example. Withdrawal from service came in 1953.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
3. NJ5979
Westcliff acquired a batch of 6 Dennis Lances from Brighton Hove & District, five for use on works contracts, the sixth open top for sea front use. Here is a not brilliant shot of NJ5979 outside Fairfax Drive depot after working a contract journey to the MEC site at Shellhaven.
Photo taken c. 1951, Fairfax Drive Depot, Southend
4. GP6235
Brighton Hove and District 6235, GP6235, a 1935 AEC Regent originally fitted with Tilling open staircase bodywork, but seen here with a 1944 fitted Beadle H30/26R body which it carried until withdrawal in 1954.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
5. NJ3301
Brighton Hove and District 6301, NJ3301, a 1935 AEC Regent with a Tilling body which was rebuilt by Beadle in 1946. Hanningtons is the famous Brighton department store whose storage and removals offices are seen in front.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
6. NJ9058
Brighton Hove and District 6325, NJ9058, a 1936 Bristol GO5G originally with a Tilling body.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
7. ANJ831
In the background Eastern National 1008, GJ2011, an AEC Regent built in 1930 and rebodied by ECW OT59R in 1945, ex-Brighton Hove & District in 1954 and in front, another open-topper, 1248, ANJ831, a pre-war Bristol GO5G, also ex-Brighton Hove & District - 1248 lasted in the ENOC fleet until 1959.
Photo taken Leigh Beck Garage, Canvey Island
8. FHT112
Brighton, Hove & District 995, FHT112, a 1938 Bristol K5G/ECW CO30/26R, parked inside Conway Street garage, Hove, c. 1960, one of six similar vehicles acquired from Bristol Tramways in 1955 to replace older A.E.C. Regents for use on sea front services.
Photo taken c.1960, Conway Street depot, Hove
9. GHT127
GHT127, preserved ex Brighton, Hove & District 992 is a 1938 Bristol K5G with ECW O59R bodywork. This vehicle started life with Bristol Tramways, and is seen here at the 2005 Worthing Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 31 July 2005, Marine Parade, Worthing
10. CPM101
Brighton, Hove & District 344, CPM101, an A.E.C. 661T with a Weymann H28/26R body was one of eight delivered in 1939 but stored in flat undercoat during the war. They were registered and entered service in 1945/6 after being painted.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Chatham Place, New England Road, Brighton
11. CAP176
Thames Valley 772, CAP176, was one of four Bristol K5Gs with Eastern Coachworks O30/26R bodies acquired in 1957 from Brighton, Hove & District. Three were rebuilt to open top from their original H30/26R by B.H. & D. but 772 was done by Thames Valley. They were acquired for a summer Riverside Express service, originally Reading to Maidenhead but later extended to Windsor.
Photo taken Saturday 28 June 1958, Reading Station
12. CAP205
Thomas Bros., Port Talbot operated this Bristol K5G, CAP205, with ECW OH30/26R body which had been new to Brighton, Hove & District in 1940 and passed to Thomas in March 1960.
Photo taken Saturday 6 September 1969
13. CAP229
In use on the service round the site was Brighton & Hove open top Bristol CAP229. I have not seen this one for many years, so it has probably just emerged from restoration.
Photo taken Saturday 28 March 2015, South East Bus Festival at Detling
14. CAP229
Preserved ex Brighton Hove and District 352, CAP229, is a 1940 Bristol K5G with an ECW CO30/26R body. It is seen here at the 2014 Worthing Bus Rally.
Photo taken Sunday 27 July 2014, Marine Parade, Worthing
15. CAP234
Seen during the Isle of Wight Bus Museum's annual running which included a KavaLKade from Newport Quay to Carisbrooke Castle celebrating 75 years of the Bristol K and L types. In this photo, 1940 K5G CAP234, newly restored again by owner Derek Priddle, with former Westcliff K AJN825 from 1939 behind. CAP234 was new to Brighton & Hove in 1940 passing to Southern Vectis in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 14 October 2012, Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
16. CPM12
Brighton Hove and District 6370, CPM12, a 1945 Bristol K6A with Park Royal bodywork. This vehicle would receive a second hand 1944 built body in 1953 for a further five years of service.
Photo taken 1950, North Street, Brighton
17. DNJ992
Brighton, Hove & District 391, DNJ992, was one of three B.U.T. 9611Ts with Weymann H30/26R bodies new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Chatham Place, New England Road, Brighton
18. DNJ994
Brighton, Hove & District 393, DNJ994, was one of three B.U.T. 9611Ts with Weymann H30/26R bodies new in 1948.
Photo taken Saturday 31 January 1959, Chatham Place, New England Road, Brighton
19. EPM13
Former Brighton & Hove 416, EPM13, was a Bristol K5G with ECW H30/26R body of 1950.
Photo taken 1967, Dunscroft Depot
20. EPM14
Brighton, Hove & District 417, EPM14, was a Bristol K5G with an Eastern Coachworks H30/26R body, seen in Queen's Road with part of Brighton Station visible in the left background.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 1960, Queens Road, Brighton
21. GPN991
Brighton Hove & District 443, GPN991, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1953, seen in Brighton on a sunny day under the trolleybus wires.
Photo taken Wednesday 13 April 1960, Old Steine, Brighton
22. HAP985
Preserved ex-Brighton Hove & District 6447, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H60R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 27 May 2012, Farnborough Airfield
23. HAP985
Rear view of preserved ex-Brighton Hove & District 6447, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H60R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 19 July 2009, Alton
24. HAP985
Silcox, Pembroke Dock 86, HAP985, was a Bristol KSW6G built in July 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork purchased in May 1969.
Photo taken Friday 30 July 1971, Pembroke Dock town centre
25. HAP985
Silcox Motors, Pembroke Dock, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G built in 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork.
Photo taken early 1970s?, Pembroke Dock
26. HAP985
Preserved ex-Brighton Hove & District 6447, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H60R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 18 July 2004, Watercress Line Rally, Alton
27. HAP985
Preserved ex-Brighton Hove & District 6447, HAP985, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H60R body, new in 1953.
Photo taken Sunday 17 July 2005, Alton
28. HAP986
Bedlington & District, Ashington, HAP986 was a Bristol KSW6G built in July 1953 with ECW H32/28R bodywork purchased in July 1969 along with JAP500.
Photo taken Sunday 13 June 1971, outside Lintonville Terrace depot, Ashington
29. HAP990
Brighton, Hove & District HAP990, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1954 as 6458.
Photo taken Saturday 18 July 1970, Old Steine, Brighton
30. HAP999
Brighton, Hove & District Bristol KSW6G/E.C.W. 461, HAP999, new in 1954, at Old Steine, Brighton, c.1969 on route 46B to Hollingbury.
Photo taken c.February 1969, Old Steine, Brighton
31. JAP508
OK Motor Services, Bishop Auckland, JAP508, a Bristol KSW6G from 1954 with ECW bodywork.
Photo taken July 1970, rear of OK's Bishop Auckland depot
32. JAP509
Brighton and Hove 471, JAP509, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1955. When delivered it was numbered 6471 but was renumbered to 471 the same year.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
33. JAP510
Brighton, Hove and District 472, JAP510, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1955. When delivered it was numbered 6472 but was renumbered to 472 the same year.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Old Steine, Brighton
34. KNJ556
Brighton, Hove and District 481, KNJ556, a Bristol KSW6G with ECW H32/28R body, new in 1955.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Pool Valley Bus Station, Brighton
35. MPM493
Former Brighton, Hove & District 493, MPM493, a Bristol KS6G with E.C.W. H34/28R body, new in 1957, still in BH&D guise though now under Southdown ownership. This was one of the very last sanction of K-types built, at a time when all other former Tilling/BTC companies had switched to Lodekkas.
Photo taken July 1970, Southern end of Victoria Gardens, Marlborough Place, Brighton
36. OPN801
Brighton Hove & District 1959 Bristol LDS6B / ECW 60 seat no 1, OPN801, one of a batch of 8, 1-8 (OPN801-808). However the first three. including this one, were convertible to open top. Look for the join!
Photo taken 1961, Brighton
37. OPN803
Brighton and Hove 3, OPN803, a Bristol LDS6B with ECW CO33/27R body, convertible to open-top, new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
38. OPN805
Second view of Brighton and Hove 5, OPN805, a Bristol LDS6B with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
39. OPN805
Brighton Hove & District 1959 Bristol LDS6B / ECW 60 seat no 5, OPN805, one of a batch of 8, 1-8 (OPN 801-808). You will note from the other two photos on the site of the same vehicle 3 years later in 1964 that by that time the blind box had been altered. It still had a Watneys advert on the offside however.
Photo taken 1961, Lewes Road, Brighton
40. OPN805
Brighton and Hove 5, OPN805, a Bristol LDS6B with ECW H33/27R body, new in 1959.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
41. OPN806
Brighton, Hove & District 6, OPN806, a Bristol LDS6B with an Eastern Coachworks H33/27R body is seen at Preston Barracks, Lewes Road, Brighton.
Photo taken Sunday 11 September 1960, Lewes Road, Brighton
42. OPN808
Parked opposite Conway Street Garage was OPN808, a Bristol LDS6B built in 1959. This was one day that the position of the sun made it difficult to photograph the front of the bus. I presume the Borough of Hove did not include PSVs !
Photo taken Saturday 11 September 1976, Conway Street, Hove
43. RPN10
Ex BH&D preserved Bristol Lodekka RPN10, fleet number 3226 in Southdown livery, at the 70th anniversary of Southdown on Brighton seafront.
Photo taken 1980s, Madeira Drive, Brighton
44. RPN10
Brighton, Hove and District, 10, RPN10, a Bristol FS6B, new in 1960, with ECW CO33/27R body, convertible to open-top, although sensibly retaining its roof on this damp March Sunday.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Old Steine, Brighton
45. RPN9
Southdown ex-Brighton, Hove & District 9, RPN9, a Bristol Lodekks FS6B with E.C.W. CO33/27R body, new in 1960.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, Old Steine, Brighton
46. SPM22
Southdown (ex B, H & D) convertible open-top Bristol Lodekka no. 2022, SPM22, new in 1960, traverses Old Steine, Brighton in August 1978. Note the fleetname is decidedly worn!
Photo taken Friday 11 August 1978, Old Steine, Brighton
47. SPM22
Brighton Hove & District 1960 Bristol FS6B / ECW no. 22, SPM22. one of a batch of 17 (9-25, RPN 9 - 20, 21-25, SPM 21-25). Five (nos. 9, 10, 11, 21 and 22) were convertible open top.
Photo taken 1961, King's Road, near Brighton Pier
48. TPN26
Southdown 2026, TPN26, a Bristol Lodekka FSF6B with E.C.W. H34/26F body, new in 1961 to Brighton, Hove & District as 26.
Photo taken 6 May 1973, Old Steine, Brighton
49. VAP31
Brighton, Hove and District 31, VAP31, a Bristol FSF6B with ECW H34/26F body, new in 1961.
Photo taken Sunday 14 March 1965, Castle Square, Brighton
50. VAP32
Southdown (ex BH&D) Bristol Lodekka FSF6G 2032, VAP32 in Old Steine, Brighton, in 1972, with an unidentified Southdown Queen Mary behind.
Photo taken Friday 20 October 1972, Old Steine, Brighton
51. VAP33
Southdown (ex B, H & D) 1961 Bristol Lodekka FSF6G/E.C.W. no. 2033, VAP33, passes preserved ex Maidstone & District Leyland Titan PD2 no. DH896, NKT896, at Whitehawk, Brighton in May 1974.
Photo taken Sunday 5 May 1974, Whitehawk, Brighton
52. VAP33
Brighton, Hove & District Bristol Lodekka FSF6G/ECW 33, VAP33, with Bristol KSW6G 483, KNJ558, behind. It was the VAP-batch of FSFs in 1961 that introduced the offside illuminated advertisment panel and fluorescent lighting to the BH&D fleet. Note the more informative destination display of the KSW compared to the Lodekka.
Photo taken c. 1961, Queens Road, Brighton
53. WNJ37
Southdown (ex B, H & D) Bristol Lodekka FSF6B/E.C.W. 2037, WNJ37, wearing the green/cream livery and gold block joint fleetname, passes Old Steine, Brighton, in October 1972.
Photo taken Friday 20 October 1972, Old Steine, Brighton
54. WNJ38
Brighton Hove & District Bristol Lodekka FSF6B/E.C.W. H60F 38, WNJ38, photographed when new in Brighton in 1962.
Photo taken 1962, North Street, Brighton
55. XPM41
Scarborough and District have used a variety of older vehicles on the Scarborough sea front service These have include a number of second hand purchases including this well travelled Bristol Lodekka which came from Yesteryear Travel of Hunmanby in 1990. The bus was a Bristol Lodekka FS6B with convertable open top ECW bodywork new to Brighton and Hove in 1962 as their 41, XPM41.
Photo taken 1991, Westwood parking by Scarborough Station
56. XPM42
Southdown-Brighton, Hove & District Bristol Lodekka 2042, XPM42, on service outside The Pavillion, Brighton.
Photo taken c.1972, Old Steine, Brighton
57. XPM47
Hants & Dorset 3495, XPM47, a Bristol FS6B with H33/27R ECW body new to Brighton Hove & District in 1962
Photo taken Southampton
58. 4656AP
Southdown 2056, 4656AP, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with E.C.W. H33/27R body, new in 1963 as Brighton, Hove & District 56.
Photo taken 6 May 1973, Old Steine, Brighton
59. 4656AP
At Rottingdean, 14 April 1973, Southdown (ex B, H & D) Bristol Lodekka FS6G/E.C.W. 56, 4656AP, still carries its former owners livery and fleetname, the fleet number and legal lettering being the only tell-tale signs of Southdown ownership.
Photo taken Saturday 14 April 1973, Rottingdean
60. 4657AP
Southdown (ex B, H & D) FS6G Lodekka no. 2057, 4657AP, waits to turn left into Castle Square from Old Steine, Brighton, on a particularly wet day.
Photo taken c. 1964(??), Old Steine, Brighton
61. APN53B
Brighton and Hove 53, APN53B, a Bristol FS6B with ECW CO60R body, built in 1963 but registered in 1964.
Photo taken Sunday 12 April 1964, Old Steine, Brighton
62. BPM58B
Brighton, Hove & District E.C.W. bodied Bristol FS6G 58, BPM58B, new 1964, in Old Steine, Brighton, in May 1967.
Photo taken Sunday 7 May 1967, Old Steine, Brighton
63. DAP62C
Smiths of Marple DAP62C a 1965 Bristol Lodekka FS6G/ECW H33/27RD originally BH&D 62
Photo taken Saturday 23 July 1977, Wood St, Stockport
64. DPM65C
Marine Parade, Brighton, with Southdown 2065, DPM65C, ex Brighton Hove and District 65, making its way towards Portslade Station. Although smart enough, it does look odd having lost its lovely red and cream livery, sorry to all you Southdown fans!
Photo taken Friday 17 September 1976, Marine Parade, Brighton
65. DPM65C
Southdown (ex BH&D) Bristol Lodekka FS6G/E.C.W. no. 65, DPM65C, repainted into Southdown livery with joint Southdown-BH&D fleetnames.
Photo taken Saturday 8 April 1972, Old Steine, Brighton
66. FAP72C
Southdown 2072, FAP72C, a Bristol Lodekka FS6G with E.C.W. H33/27R body, new in 1965 to Brighton, Hove & District as 72.
Photo taken Sunday 6 May 1973, North Street, Brighton
67. FPM74C
FPM74C, Bristol FLF6G, Southdown 2074 turns into the terminus at Rottingdean, with the "White Horse" on the left of the picture. It had been new in 1965 as Brighton & Hove 74.
Photo taken Thursday 16 September 1976, Rottingdean Terminus
68. FPM74C
United AS 550, FPM74C, a Bristol Lodekka FLF6G built in 1965 with ECW H38/32F bodywork.
Photo taken March 1978, Redcar Bus Station
69. JPM81D
Brighton, Hove & District no. 81, JPM81D, a 1966 Bristol Lodekka FLF6G with E.C.W. bodywork, parked in Old Steine, Brighton, 7 May 1967, when only one year old.
Photo taken Sunday 7 May 1967, Old Steine, Brighton
70. KPM84E
Southdown (ex BH&D) Bristol Lodekka FLF/E.C.W. 2084, KPM84E, in Brighton, February 1977, in full N.B.C. livery with later style double N logo. This vehicle was withdrawn and sold 11 months later.
Photo taken February 1977, Western Road, Brighton
71. KPM91E
Preserved Brighton, Hove and District 91, KPM91E, is a 1967 Bristol FSF6G with an ECW body that has been converted to LDO70F
Photo taken Sunday 30 July 2006, The Adur Recreation Ground, Brighton Rd, Shoreham by Sea
72. OCD770G
Southdown Bristol VRTSL6G/ECW 2100, OCD770G, in Brighton in April 1972. One of ten VRs ordered by BH&D, but (with the exception of 2093) actually delivered in March 1969 to Southdown. For the first three years of their lives the OCD-G batch were operated in full BH&D livery.
Photo taken Saturday 8 April 1972, King's Road, Brighton