SD7109 : Gold Post Box (Jason Kenny), Bolton Deansgate

near to Bolton, Great Britain

Gold Post Box (Jason Kenny), Bolton Deansgate
Gold Post Box (Jason Kenny), Bolton Deansgate
Royal Mail celebrated every gold medal won by a British athlete during the London 2012 Olympic Games by repainting one of their iconic red pillar boxes gold for each gold medal winning Olympian. Boltonís Jason Kenny won two gold medals, so two postboxes in the town were painted gold. This one, for the track cycling men's sprint, is outside the main post office on Deansgate (SD7109 : Bolton Main Post Office ); the other one, for the team sprint, is on Churchgate.

In total there were 29 Team GB Gold Medals for the Olympic Games. For team medals, a post box was painted gold for all team members so that over 53 post boxes were painted Gold (see LinkExternal link for list and more examples). Hopefully, this number will rise further during the Paralympic Games.

This is the first occasion in modern times when Royal Mail has changed the colour of its post boxes. Red has been the standard colour for UK boxes from 1874, with very few exceptions. The boxes will be returned to their traditional red colour in due course.
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Saturday, 11 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 18 August, 2012
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