ST1876 : Gold Postbox, Cardiff Castle

near to Cardiff/Caerdydd, Great Britain

Gold Postbox, Cardiff Castle
Gold Postbox, Cardiff Castle
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. This one honours Geraint Thomas who won a gold medal in the men's cycling team pursuit event. It is on Castle Street, opposite Cardiff Castle.

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). This number is set to 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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Wednesday, 29 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 4 September, 2012
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City, Town centre  Sport, Leisure 
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Geraint Thomas 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1805 7645 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1805 7644
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