A bus has been named in honour of a lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion supporter who passed away at the age of 93 in February this year.
Mary Emery, from Hove, followed the club for 89 years and was a particularly well known supporter of the Premier league club.
This month, friends and family gathered at the football club’s Amex Stadium to share their memories and to ride the Brighton & Hove bus named in her memory.
The interior of the Mary Emery bus will later be decorated to tell Mary’s story as a football fan and community campaigner.
Mary’s son, Robert Emery, said, “Buses were part of her life. Naming the bus after her is a really nice gesture.”
Brighton and Hove Buses’ managing director, Martin Harris, paid tribute to Mary, saying, “Her commitment was never in doubt. She really shone through when the club was going through its dark days.
“We are not in Mary’s story. All we can do is to keep her story going and to share it with more people.”
The club’s Executive Director, Martin Perry adds, “It’s going to be brilliant seeing this bus going around the city.”