Look! Royal Mail Are Painting Post Boxes Gold In Each Winning Athlete's Hometown!

03 August 2012 by

So you probably know that Royal Mail are printing limited edition stamps to commemorate each GB gold medal win, but that's not all they're doing. The postal service have had THE. CUTEST. IDEA. EVER.

They're painting a post box gold in each gold medalist's home town! So far boxes have been painted for Chris Hoy in Edinburgh, Bradley Wiggins in Chorley, Helen Glover in Penzance, Jessica Stanning in Lossiemouth and Tim Baillie in Aberdeenshire. The original golden postbox is in Westminster though.

Grazia Daily think that this is an amazing way to celebrate Team GB's success. Not only because we like sparkly things, but also because if a gold medallist lived in our home town we'd definitely want to make sure there was evidence to prove it. PLUS how many times do you reckon an athlete's Mum is going to cry when they go to post a letter in their local golden post box? It's just too sweet to think about.

The postboxes have become a bit of a treasure hunt for locals in each area with people tweeting pictures with the hashtag #goldpostbox when they find each one. Take a look through our gallery to see them all!

What do you think of the idea?

By Kate Lloyd


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