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Kingston upon Hull trolleybus 82, GRH358, was one of a batch of six Sunbeam W chassis carrying Roe relaxed utility H56R bodies delivered in 1945. Delivered in all over blue apart from the fleetname panel over the windows, the famous white swoops returned after the war. Withdrawal came in September 1963.
Hull had a strange destination system with the number referring to the destination and a via point beneath. In this case 70 was Dairycoates to Hull Waterworks Street (later Paragon Street) via Hessle Road. The blind could thus be left set all day. After withdrawal 82 was scrapped, but one member of the class, 80, remained in Autospares scrapyard until at least 1984 but was too far gone when Hull Museums inspected it for possible restoration although some locals believed that the Musuem's staff were too pessimistic and did not make a suggested approach to Roe.

Photo taken by Wimborne Railway Society Archive (c/o Ken Aveyard), Saturday 12 September 1959, Dairycoates, Hull

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