KCOM launches Hull city centre trail around its historic cream phone boxes

Published: Thursday 13th April 2017 by Tom Drinkall

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Hull city centre is rich with history and heritage.

It’s also an ideal place for a wander with the kids to explore the city’s past through its magnificent architecture.

And, unlike any other city in the UK, Hull has cream phone boxes; symbols of its proud and independent history.

Now, with the City of Culture year in full swing, KCOM is launching a tour around its classic cream K6 phone kiosks which will take you through the heart of Hull city centre and Old Town.

Along the way you will find out where King Henry VIII once went bowling, discover which main city centre thoroughfare was originally going to be called Quality Street and learn more about the grand Victorian buildings – and who lived in them.

The walk should take no more than 90 minutes, although there are plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the way, and is an ideal way to experience the 2017 UK City of Culture.

And if you take the trail with the family this Easter holiday you have a chance to win some City Of Culture goodies. Just collect 12 letters hidden in our phone boxes to make a name of a famous figure from K6 history and you are in with a chance of scooping a prize.

Cathy Phillips, KCOM’s chief marketing officer, said: “We’re delighted to be launching our K6 trail that will give everyone a perfect excuse to explore all the great things Hull has to offer.

“The trail leads through Hull Old Town to Paragon Station and the Marina via the city’s medieval walls, historic churches and proud maritime past. So download a map and get ready to see Hull in a whole new light.”

To find out more about the KCOM phone box trail and to download a map click here.

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Published: Thursday 13th April 2017 by Tom Drinkall

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  • Fiona Chatwin

    WHAT A BRILLIANT IDEA. I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA FOR US TO HAVE OUR VERY OWN TELEPHONE MUSEUM, SEEING AS OUR TELEPHONE SYSTEM IS UNIQUE IN ITS HISTORY!

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