SJ9784 : Barney Storey's Golden Postbox in Disley

taken 6 years ago, near to Disley, Cheshire, Great Britain

Barney Storey's Golden Postbox in Disley
Barney Storey's Golden Postbox in Disley
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. This one is outside the post office on Market Street in Disley. It was painted gold to celebrate Paralympic cyclist Barney Storey's gold medal winning performance in the track cycling Men's Individual B 1km Time Trial trial event.

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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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9757 8471 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.5557N 2:2.2785W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9756 8472
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