SJ9173 : Sarah Storey's Gold Postbox, Macclesfield

taken 7 years ago, near to Macclesfield, Cheshire, Great Britain

Sarah Storey's Gold Postbox, Macclesfield
Sarah Storey's Gold Postbox, Macclesfield
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 track cycling Women's Individual C4-5 Road Race. It is in Macclesfield Market Place.

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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Wednesday, 3 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 October, 2012
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City, Town centre  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9173 7381 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.6735N 2:7.5261W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9173 7382
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