SJ7899 : Eccles Old Road, Gold Post Box

near to Salford, Great Britain

Eccles Old Road, Gold Post Box
Eccles Old Road, Gold Post Box
Royal Mail celebrated every gold medal won by a British athlete during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by repainting one of their iconic red pillar boxes gold for each gold medal winning Olympian or Paralympian. Sarah Storey won four gold medals, so four postboxes were painted gold in her honour. This one celebrates Sarah’s gold medal winning performance for the road cycling Women's C5 Time Trial event. It is outside the Gilda Brook Post Office on Eccles Old Road.

In total there were 29 Team GB Gold Medals for the Olympic Games and 34 Paralympics GB Gold Medals (see LinkExternal link for list and more examples).

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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Thursday, 13 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 13 September, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7843 9920 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.3439N 2:19.5933W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7845 9920
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