Where are the gold postboxes?
The gold post box in Arleston, Telford, that commemorates the gold medal won by paralympian Mickey Bushell.
Why are post boxes painted gold?
The Royal Mail said it believed it was the first time it had permanently changed the colour of its distinctive red postboxes. They were painted gold to mark gold medals won by Britons in the Olympics and Paralympics and have become “cherished local landmarks”.
Why are post boxes being painted purple?
Royal Mail said the postbox locations were chosen to ensure the representation of all four nations of the UK, and to commemorate the Trafford General Hospital, the birthplace of the NHS, founded by Aneurin “Nye” Bevan in Manchester in July 1948.
Will post boxes change when Charles becomes king?
Any postboxes put up during the reign of Charles will bear the initials CR (unless he chooses another name as monarch) for Charles Rex, just as most of the current postboxes have ER on them – Elizabeth Regina.
Are post boxes always red?
Over the following years, all boxes nationally were repainted red. Royal Mail have agreed that, only where there is historic precedent, will post boxes be painted in any colour other than the current official, standard colour- red.
Are there gold medal post boxes in Ireland?
Boxes were also painted for Irish gold medal winners of which there were three winners for the Paralympics. The boxes were originally to be repainted in their traditional red, but the boxes will now remain gold, and a plaque put on each one. Over 53 post boxes were painted Gold for the Olympic winners.
How many post boxes were painted in gold?
The boxes were originally to be repainted in their traditional red, but the boxes will now remain gold, and a plaque put on each one. Over 53 post boxes were painted Gold for the Olympic winners. Two post boxes were painted for Andy’s one gold medal.
Who was the only man with 4 gold post boxes?
This post box was mistakenly painted in Harlow instead of Cheshunt, which was then also painted, giving Laura Trott a total of 3 golden post boxes. The only man with four gold post boxes for his one gold medal. Continued on next page…