SD7109 : Jason Kenny's Gold Postbox on Churchgate

near to Bolton, Great Britain

Jason Kenny's Gold Postbox on Churchgate
Jason Kenny's Gold Postbox on Churchgate
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 post boxes in the town were painted gold. This one, for the track cycling team sprint, is on Churchgate; the other one, for the individual sprint, is outside the main post office on Deansgate SD7109 : Gold Post Box (Jason Kenny), Bolton Deansgate.

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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People, Events  City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services  Sport, Leisure 
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Jason Kenny 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7193 0931 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7193 0930
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