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Post box tributes to Olympians will remain gold

COMMEMORATIVE DESIGN: A golden post box

POST BOXES that were painted gold in the hometowns of Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists will remain that colour, according to Royal Mail.

Several post boxes across Britain were painted gold in celebration of Team GB’s achievements during the London 2012 Olympic Games in the summer.

In recognition of their feats, gold medal-winning boxers Nicola Adams and Anthony Joshua had post boxes painted gold Leeds and Watford while double gold medal winning athlete also Mo Farah had two post boxes painted gold – one in Isleworth and one in Teddington.

Commemorative Olympic-themed stamps were also created during the Games and will stay on sale until December 31.

“We are delighted at the way people took to this simple idea,” said chief executive of the Royal Mail group Moya Greene.

“The gold post boxes gave communities even more opportunity to mark the successes of Team GB and Paralympics GB - and became a part of local celebrations of London 2012 across the UK.

“I am pleased to confirm that these post boxes will be kept gold permanently.”

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