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Bus named in memory of late press photographer

A bus has been named in memory of a press photographer who supplied pictures to both regional and national titles.

Brighton and Hove Buses has named one of its fleet ‘Roger Bamber’ in honour of the press photographer, whose work appeared in the Brighton Argus as well as the nationals.

Roger, who died last year aged 78, also worked with the bus company during his career.

Twenty-one pieces of his photographic work of the company’s fleet featured on the front cover of the Bus Times.

From left: Shan Lancaster, journalist and wife of Roger Bamber, Ed Wills, managing director at Brighton and Hove Buses, Hedley Swain, chief executive of Brighton and Hove Museums

From left: Shan Lancaster, journalist and wife of Roger Bamber, Ed Wills, managing director at Brighton and Hove Buses, Hedley Swain, chief executive of Brighton and Hove Museums

Roger’s widow Shan Lancaster, a former Argus journalist, was among those to see his name being unveiled on the bus.

Ed Wills, managing director at Brighton and Hove Buses, added: “Roger absolutely belongs on the front of a Brighton and Hove Bus, as he is very much part of our history.

“And what better time than with the launch of the Out of the Ordinary exhibition at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery that celebrates all his great work.

“On the day of the bus naming, I had the honour of meeting with Roger’s wife, Shan, and hear first-hand how much he loved to photograph and travel on our buses.

“We are honoured to now have his name on one of our buses.”