SK0680 : Gold Postbox, Chapel-en-le-Frith

near to Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Gold Postbox, Chapel-en-le-Frith
Gold Postbox, Chapel-en-le-Frith
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, on Market Street, near Chapel-en-le-Frith Methodist Church, honours Anthony Kappes who won a gold medal in the Men's Track Cycling Individual Sprint 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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Thursday, 4 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 7 October, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 0618 8087 [10m precision]
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