Special livery highlights Hull’s famous local people and driver’s airbrushing talents

EYMS has prepared a specially-liveried double-deck bus to commemorate famous Hull people and landmarks in the city.

Believed to be unique as the only one in the UK which has been adorned in this way the bus is the work of EYMS driver Keith Holmes who approached the company with the idea several weeks ago.

Having seen an example of his work, chairman Peter Shipp agreed to provide a bus for Keith to work on and the final result has now been unveiled although visitors to the EYMS Big Bus Day in September saw a part-finished version.

Keith (31) developed his airbrushing skills simply by watching YouTube videos and just having a go at it. He joined EYMS over two years ago having spent two years in the armed forces and two years as a Kwik Fit fitter, and then as a driver for Stagecoach from 2005.

As well as his airbrush painting skills, Keith enjoys making fancy dress attire - he was ‘Jack Sparrow’ from Pirates of the Caribbean when many drivers wore fancy dress in support of the first ‘Wacky Wardrobe’ Day organised by the Hull Children’s University last year.

And to utilise his skills further, he has now moved from his job as a driver into the EYMS paint shop as a technician.

The bus includes pictures of Amy Johnson, Philip Larkin, Norman Collier, William Wilberforce and the Wilberforce Monument, the Lord Line building and a Hull trawler.