2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics gold post boxes

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The gold post box outside Stoke Mandeville Hospital painted in recognition of the whole of team ParalympicsGB.

To commemorate British gold medal winners at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics, postal companies including Royal Mail painted a number of post boxes gold. Each gold medallist had a post box painted in recognition of their achievement, usually in their home-town.[1][2] It marked the first occasion in modern times that the colour of post boxes in the United Kingdom had been changed from their traditional red.[1] The project was launched on 24 July by painting the pillar box at Westminster Abbey,[1] whilst the first athletes' boxes to be painted were in Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland, and Penzance, Cornwall, England to commemorate the victory by Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the women's coxless pair rowing.[3][4]

In addition to the post boxes a first class stamp depicting each medal winning individual or team was produced.[1][5]

On 2 November 2012 it was announced that the gold postboxes would retain their new colour permanently and would be marked with their associated athlete on a plaque.[6][7]

Public response[edit]

The boxes were met by a very positive public reaction and have became tourist attractions within their local areas and many people have their photos taken alongside them.[8][9][10][11]

Several of the post boxes were subsequently vandalised. These included those recognising triathlete Alistair Brownlee,[12] rower Kat Copeland,[9] heptathlete Jessica Ennis,[13] and tennis player Andy Murray.[9] Fans picked flecks of paint off Murray's box as souvenirs, while Ennis's box was defaced with the words "Go Jess".[9] The gold post box in Jarrow celebrating paralympian Josef Craig has also been vandalised.[14]

Unofficial painted post boxes[edit]

A number of additional post boxes were painted by members of the public; a box in Wyke Regis was painted silver to commemorate the silver medal won by Nick Dempsey,[15] fans painted a post box in Doddington in Lincolnshire bronze in honour of hockey bronze medallist Georgie Twigg;[16][17] a man in Lymington, Hampshire was arrested after painting a box gold to commemorate the gold medal of Ben Ainslie who lives in the town; Ainslie's official box was in Cornwall where he grew up.[18] Similarly, in Lowestoft, fans painted a box bronze to honour boxer Anthony Ogogo.[19] This led to public campaigns to get further post boxes painted in other locations.

Royal Mail eventually agreed to repaint a post box for Ainslie in Lymington,[20] canoeist Tim Baillie had a second box painted in a more central location,[21] and a box was painted in Henley-on-Thames to mark the over one hundred Olympic medal winning rowers who have trained at the town's Leander Club.[22] Outside the United Kingdom, Guernsey Post painted a post box gold on the island of Sark to commemorate Carl Hester's team dressage success,[23] while Isle of Man Post did the same for Peter Kennaugh following success in the cycling team pursuit.[24] After Lizzy Yarnold's win in the Women's Skeleton during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, vandals crudely painted a post box gold in her hometown of Sevenoaks in Kent. Despite an online petition attracting 43,000 signatures, Royal Mail rejected demands for an official gold post box to be decorated, declaring that the 2012 Summer Olympics were a 'unique occasion'. [25]

Paralympics[edit]

While initially planning to only commemorate Olympic gold medallists, on 15 August 2012, Royal Mail confirmed that it would also be painting a post box and producing a first class stamp for each British gold medal winner at the 2012 London Paralympics.[26][27]

Northern Irish sprinter Jason Smyth won two gold medals at the Paralympics, competing for Ireland. Royal Mail initially chose not to provide gold postboxes in his home village of Eglinton, or the hometowns of fellow Irish gold medal winners Michael McKillop and Bethany Firth, saying "the stamps and gold post boxes were specifically for gold medal winning Olympian and Paralympians who competed for Team GB."[28] Following public support for the painting of boxes Royal Mail relented and decided to paint boxes in Eglinton for Smyth, Glengormley for McKillop and Seaforde for Firth.[29]

Olympian commemorative post boxes[edit]

Athlete Event(s) Town/City Address Coordinates
Adams, NicolaNicola Adams Boxing – Women's flyweight Leeds Cookridge Street[2] 53°48′00″N 1°32′50″W / 53.7999°N 1.5472°W / 53.7999; -1.5472 (Nicola Adams, Leeds)
Ainslie, BenBen Ainslie Sailing – Men's Finn Restronguet
Lymington
Pandora Inn[2]
High Street, Lymington[30]
50°11′41″N 5°03′51″W / 50.1948°N 5.0642°W / 50.1948; -5.0642 (Ben Ainslie, Restronguet)
50°45′32″N 1°32′20″W / 50.7589°N 1.5388°W / 50.7589; -1.5388 (Ben Ainslie, Lymington)
Baillie, TimTim Baillie Canoeing – Men's slalom C-2 Westhill[2]
Westhill[2][21]
Westhill Drive North[2]
Westhill Drive South[2][21]
57°09′34″N 2°16′54″W / 57.1595°N 2.2818°W / 57.1595; -2.2818 (Tim Baillie, Westhill)
57°09′14″N 2°16′36″W / 57.1538°N 2.2767°W / 57.1538; -2.2767 (Tim Baillie, Westhill)
Bechtolsheimer, LauraLaura Bechtolsheimer Equestrian – Team dressage Ampney St Peter High Street 51°42′41″N 1°53′01″W / 51.7114°N 1.8835°W / 51.7114; -1.8835 (Laura Bechtolsheimer, Ampney St Peter)
Brash, ScottScott Brash Equestrian – Team jumping Peebles 41 High Street[2] 55°39′05″N 3°11′27″W / 55.6515°N 3.1909°W / 55.6515; -3.1909 (Scott Brash, Peebles)
Brownlee, AlistairAlistair Brownlee Men's triathlon Horsforth Craghill Post Office, New Road Side[2] 53°49′55″N 1°38′27″W / 53.8320°N 1.6408°W / 53.8320; -1.6408 (Alistair Brownlee, Horsforth)
Burke, StevenSteven Burke Cycling – Men's team pursuit Colne Albert Road/Crabtree Street[2] 53°51′18″N 2°10′43″W / 53.8551°N 2.1786°W / 53.8551; -2.1786 (Steven Burke, Colne)
Campbell, LukeLuke Campbell Boxing – Men's bantamweight Hull Hessle Road[2] 53°44′06″N 0°21′54″W / 53.7351°N 0.3650°W / 53.7351; -0.3650 (Luke Campbell, Hull)
Charles, PeterPeter Charles Equestrian – Team jumping Alton Paper Mill Lane[2] 51°09′04″N 0°58′00″W / 51.1511°N 0.9666°W / 51.1511; -0.9666 (Peter Charles, Alton)
Clancy, EdEd Clancy Cycling – Men's team pursuit Huddersfield Railway Street[2] 53°38′50″N 1°47′03″W / 53.6471°N 1.7842°W / 53.6471; -1.7842 (Ed Clancy, Huddersfield)
Copeland, KatherineKatherine Copeland Rowing – Women's lightweight double sculls Ingleby Barwick Apsley Way[2] 54°31′41″N 1°19′35″W / 54.5280°N 1.3265°W / 54.5280; -1.3265 (Katherine Copeland, Ingleby Barwick)
Dujardin, CharlotteCharlotte Dujardin Equestrian – Team dressage
Equestrian – Individual dressage
Enfield Town
Newent
Southbury Road[2]
Church Street[2]
51°39′09″N 0°04′44″W / 51.6524°N 0.0788°W / 51.6524; -0.0788 (Charlotte Dujardin, Enfield Town)
51°55′51″N 2°24′13″W / 51.9309°N 2.4035°W / 51.9309; -2.4035 (Charlotte Dujardin, Newent)
Ennis, JessicaJessica Ennis Athletics – Women's heptathlon Sheffield Sheffield City Hall[2] 53°22′49″N 1°28′22″W / 53.3804°N 1.4728°W / 53.3804; -1.4728 (Jessica Ennis, Sheffield)
Farah, MoMo Farah Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres
Athletics – Men's 5000 metres
Isleworth
Teddington
Isleworth Post Office, London Road[2]
Broad Street/North Lane[2]
51°28′30″N 0°20′16″W / 51.4751°N 0.3379°W / 51.4751; -0.3379 (Mo Farah, Isleworth)
51°25′34″N 0°20′17″W / 51.4260°N 0.3380°W / 51.4260; -0.3380 (Mo Farah, Teddington)
GB Cycling Cycling - British Cycling HQ Manchester Piccadilly Gardens[31] 53°28′53″N 2°14′13″W / 53.4814°N 2.2369°W / 53.4814; -2.2369 (GB Cycling, Manchester)
Glover, HelenHelen Glover Rowing – Women's coxless pair Penzance Quay Street, TR18 4BD 50°06′58″N 5°31′52″W / 50.1161°N 5.5310°W / 50.1161; -5.5310 (Helen Glover, Penzance)
Grainger, KatherineKatherine Grainger Rowing – Women's double sculls Aberdeen Castle Street[2] 57°08′54″N 2°05′32″W / 57.1483°N 2.0922°W / 57.1483; -2.0922 (Katherine Grainger, Aberdeen)
Gregory, AlexAlex Gregory Rowing – Men's coxless four Cheltenham High Street[2] 51°53′59″N 2°04′22″W / 51.8997°N 2.0728°W / 51.8997; -2.0728 (Alex Gregory, Cheltenham)
Henley Rowers Rowing – Henley Rowing Clubs Henley-on-Thames Hart Street[2] 51°32′16″N 0°54′15″W / 51.5377°N 0.9042°W / 51.5377; -0.9042 (Henley rowers)
Hester, CarlCarl Hester Equestrian – Team dressage Sark, Guernsey The Avenue[2] 49°25′56″N 2°21′23″W / 49.4321°N 2.3565°W / 49.4321; -2.3565 (Carl Hester, Sark)
Hindes, PhilipPhilip Hindes Cycling – Men's team sprint Manchester Albert Square/Lloyd Street[2] 53°28′45″N 2°14′46″W / 53.4791°N 2.2460°W / 53.4791; -2.2460 (Phil Hindes, Manchester)
Hosking, SophieSophie Hosking Rowing – Women's lightweight double sculls Wimbledon Worple Road[2] 51°25′18″N 0°12′31″W / 51.42165°N 0.2085°W / 51.42165; -0.2085 (Sophie Hosking, Wimbledon)
Hoy, ChrisChris Hoy Cycling – Men's Keirin
Cycling – Men's team sprint
Edinburgh Hanover Street/Princes Street[2]
Hunter Square[2]
55°57′08″N 3°11′47″W / 55.9522°N 3.1965°W / 55.9522; -3.1965 (Chris Hoy, Edinburgh)
55°56′59″N 3°11′16″W / 55.9497°N 3.1878°W / 55.9497; -3.1878 (Chris Hoy, Edinburgh)
James, TomTom James Rowing – Men's coxless four Wrexham Town Hill Post Office[2] 53°02′40″N 2°59′40″W / 53.0445°N 2.9944°W / 53.0445; -2.9944 (Tom James, Wrexham)
Jones, JadeJade Jones Taekwondo – Women's 57 kg Flint Church Street[2] 53°14′55″N 3°08′09″W / 53.2485°N 3.1359°W / 53.2485; -3.1359 (Jade Jones, Flint)
Joshua, AnthonyAnthony Joshua Boxing – Men's super heavyweight Watford[2] High Street[2] 51°39′19″N 0°23′45″W / 51.6552°N 0.3958°W / 51.6552; -0.3958 (Anthony Joshua, Watford)
Kennaugh, PeterPeter Kennaugh Cycling – Men's team Pursuit Onchan, Isle of Man Main Road/Kelvin Road[2] 54°10′27″N 4°27′20″W / 54.1741°N 4.4555°W / 54.1741; -4.4555 (Peter Kennaugh, Onchan)
Kenny, JasonJason Kenny Cycling – Men's team sprint
Cycling – Men's individual sprint
Bolton Deansgate
Churchgate[2]
53°34′45″N 2°25′57″W / 53.5792°N 2.4324°W / 53.5792; -2.4324 (Jason Kenny, Bolton)
53°34′47″N 2°25′33″W / 53.5796°N 2.4258°W / 53.5796; -2.4258 (Jason Kenny, Bolton)
King, DaniDani King Cycling – Women's team pursuit Hamble-le-Rice High Street[2] 50°51′32″N 1°18′54″W / 50.8590°N 1.3150°W / 50.8590; -1.3150 (Dani King, Hamble-le-Rice)
Maher, BenBen Maher Equestrian – Team jumping Elsenham Robin Hood Road[2][32] 51°54′51″N 0°13′45″E / 51.9142°N 0.2292°E / 51.9142; 0.2292 (Ben Maher, Elsenham)
McKeever, EdEd McKeever Canoeing – Men's K-1 200 metres Bradford on Avon The Shambles 51°20′52″N 2°15′03″W / 51.3478°N 2.2509°W / 51.3478; -2.2509 (Ed McKeever, Bradford on Avon)
Murray, AndyAndy Murray Tennis – Men's singles Dunblane
Wimbledon
High Street[2]
Church Road
56°11′18″N 3°57′51″W / 56.1883°N 3.9641°W / 56.1883; -3.9641 (Andy Murray, Dunblane)
51°25′49″N 0°12′45″W / 51.4303°N 0.2124°W / 51.4303; -0.2124 (Andy Murray, Wimbledon)
Village, OlympicOlympic Village 2012 Summer Olympics Stratford Post Office, Broadway[33][34] 51°32′26″N 0°00′03″E / 51.5405°N 0.0007°E / 51.5405; 0.0007 (Olympic Village, Stratford)
Pendleton, VictoriaVictoria Pendleton Cycling – Women's Keirin Stotfold
Wilmslow
Brook Street[2]
Alderley Road[35]
52°00′50″N 0°14′09″W / 52.0140°N 0.2359°W / 52.0140; -0.2359 (Victoria Pendleton, Stotfold)
53°19′34″N 2°13′52″W / 53.3261°N 2.2312°W / 53.3261; -2.2312 (Victoria Pendleton and Craig MacLean, Wilmslow)
Reed, PetePete Reed Rowing – Men's coxless four Chiswick
Nailsworth
Nailsworth
Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick[2]
Old Market, Nailsworth[2]
Watledge Road, Nailsworth [1]
51°29′29″N 0°15′57″W / 51.4913°N 0.2658°W / 51.4913; -0.2658 (Pete Reed, Chiswick)
51°41′44″N 2°13′08″W / 51.6956°N 2.2190°W / 51.6956; -2.2190 (Pete Reed, Nailsworth)
51°42′01″N 2°13′15″W / 51.7004°N 2.2209°W / 51.7004; -2.2209 (Pete Reed, Nailsworth)
Rowsell, JoannaJoanna Rowsell Cycling – Women's team pursuit Cheam[36]

Carshalton[37]

Ewell Road[2]

Carshalton Road/Cambridge Road[37]
(Box repainted red on request by
family for gold box in Cheam)

51°21′27″N 0°13′03″W / 51.3576°N 0.2175°W / 51.3576; -0.2175 (Jo Rowsell, Cheam)

51°21′47″N 0°10′18″W / 51.3630°N 0.1716°W / 51.3630; -0.1716 (Jo Rowsell, Carshalton)

Rutherford, GregGreg Rutherford Athletics – Men's long jump Milton Keynes Silbury Boulevard[2] 52°02′40″N 0°45′26″W / 52.0444°N 0.7571°W / 52.0444; -0.7571 (Greg Rutherford, Milton Keynes)
Skelton, NickNick Skelton Equestrian – Team jumping Alcester
Bedworth
High Street[2]
High Street[2][38]
52°12′50″N 1°52′13″W / 52.2140°N 1.8703°W / 52.2140; -1.8703 (Nick Skelton, Alcester)
52°28′44″N 1°28′19″W / 52.4788°N 1.4719°W / 52.4788; -1.4719 (Nick Skelton, Bedworth)
Stanning, HeatherHeather Stanning Rowing – Women's coxless pair Lossiemouth Clifton Road West, IV31 6DP[2] 57°43′13″N 3°16′51″W / 57.7202°N 3.2809°W / 57.7202; -3.2809 (Heather Stanning, Lossiemouth)
Stott, EtienneEtienne Stott Canoeing – Men's double canoe slalom Bedford St Paul's Square MK40 1SQ[2] 52°08′06″N 0°28′05″W / 52.1351°N 0.4681°W / 52.1351; -0.4681 (Etienne Stott, Bedford)
Thomas, GeraintGeraint Thomas Cycling – Men's team pursuit Cardiff Castle Street[2] 51°28′52″N 3°10′55″W / 51.4810°N 3.1820°W / 51.4810; -3.1820 (Geraint Thomas, Cardiff)
Triggs-Hodge, AndrewAndrew Triggs-Hodge Rowing – Men's coxless four Hebden Main Street[2] 54°03′50″N 1°57′42″W / 54.0638°N 1.9616°W / 54.0638; -1.9616 (Andrew Triggs-Hodge, Hebden)
Trott, LauraLaura Trott Cycling – Women's team pursuit
Cycling – Women's Omnium
Cheshunt
Cheshunt
Harlow
College Road[2]
Cadmore Lane[2]

Post Office Road[2]

51°42′08″N 0°02′08″W / 51.7022°N 0.0355°W / 51.7022; -0.0355 (Laura Trott, Cheshunt)

51°42′32″N 0°01′46″W / 51.7090°N 0.0295°W / 51.7090; -0.0295 (Laura Trott, Cheshunt)
51°46′19″N 0°05′38″E / 51.7719°N 0.0940°E / 51.7719; 0.0940 (Laura Trott, Harlow)

Watkins, AnnaAnna Watkins Rowing – Women's double sculls Leek Derby Street[2] 53°06′21″N 2°01′29″W / 53.1057°N 2.0247°W / 53.1057; -2.0247 (Anna Watkins, Leek)
Wiggins, BradleyBradley Wiggins Cycling – Men's road time trial Eccleston
Chorley
Carrington Centre[2]
Chorley Centre, Market Street[2]
53°38′46″N 2°43′26″W / 53.6461°N 2.7239°W / 53.6461; -2.7239 (Bradley Wiggins, Eccleston)
53°39′14″N 2°37′57″W / 53.6540°N 2.6326°W / 53.6540; -2.6326 (Bradley Wiggins, Chorley)
Westminster Abbey Project launch[39] Westminster Abbey[39] Tothill Street[39] 51°29′59″N 0°07′47″W / 51.4996°N 0.1298°W / 51.4996; -0.1298 (Westminster Abbey)
Wilson, PeterPeter Wilson Shooting – Men's double trap Sherborne Cheap Street[2] 50°56′55″N 2°30′58″W / 50.9486°N 2.5162°W / 50.9486; -2.5162 (Peter Wilson, Sherborne)

Paralympian commemorative post boxes[edit]

Key

   *   Athlete competed for Ireland

Athlete Event City Address Coordinates
Applegate, Jessica-JaneJessica-Jane Applegate Swimming – Women's 200 metre freestyle S14 Belton with Browston[40] Station Road South[40] 52°33′52″N 1°39′32″E / 52.5645°N 1.6589°E / 52.5645; 1.6589 (Jessica-Jane Applegate, Belton with Browston)
Baker, NatashaNatasha Baker Equestrian – Individual championship test grade II
Equestrian – Individual freestyle test grade II
Uxbridge[41]
Cowley, London[42]
High Street[43]
Church Road[42]
51°32′46″N 0°28′45″W / 51.5461°N 0.4793°W / 51.5461; -0.4793 (Natasha Baker, Uxbridge)
51°31′40″N 0°28′27″W / 51.5277°N 0.4743°W / 51.5277; -0.4743 (Natasha Baker, Cowley)
Brown, DanielleDanielle Brown Archery – Women's individual compound Skipton[44] Swadford Street 53°57′37″N 2°01′07″W / 53.9602°N 2.0185°W / 53.9602; -2.0185 (Danielle Brown, Skipton)
Bushell, MickeyMickey Bushell Athletics – Men's 100 metres T53 Telford Arleston Lane[45] 52°41′44″N 2°29′57″W / 52.6955°N 2.4992°W / 52.6955; -2.4992 (Mickey Bushell, Arleston)
Christiansen, SophieSophie Christiansen Equestrian – Individual championship test grade Ia
Equestrian – Team
Equestrian – Individual freestyle test grade Ia
Sunningdale[46]
Maidenhead[2]
Egham[2]
London Road[46]
High Street[2]
Royal Holloway College[2]
51°23′34″N 0°37′44″W / 51.3928°N 0.6290°W / 51.3928; -0.6290 (Sophie Christiansen, Sunningdale)
51°31′22″N 0°43′11″W / 51.5228°N 0.7197°W / 51.5228; -0.7197 (Sophie Christiansen, Egham)
51°25′33″N 0°34′06″W / 51.4257°N 0.5682°W / 51.4257; -0.5682 (Sophie Christiansen, Maidenhead)
Cockroft, HannahHannah Cockroft Athletics – Women’s 100m – T34
Athletics – Women’s 200m – T34
Halifax[47]
Halifax[48]
Town Hall, Crossley Street[47]
Mount Tabor Road[48]
53°43′27″N 1°51′38″W / 53.7241°N 1.8605°W / 53.7241; -1.8605 (Hannah Cockroft, Halifax)
53°44′26″N 1°55′11″W / 53.7406°N 1.9196°W / 53.7406; -1.9196 (Hannah Cockroft, Halifax)
Colbourne, MarkMark Colbourne Cycling – Mens individual pursuit Tredegar,[2][49] Commercial Street[2][49] 51°46′32″N 3°14′46″W / 51.7756°N 3.2462°W / 51.7756; -3.2462 (Mark Colbourne, Tredegar)
Craig, JosefJosef Craig Swimming – Men's 400 metre freestyle S7 Jarrow[50] Grange Road[2][50] 54°58′53″N 1°29′23″W / 54.9813°N 1.4896°W / 54.9813; -1.4896 (Josef Craig, Jarrow)
Criddle, DeborahDeborah Criddle Equestrian – Team Trull[51] Church Road[51] 50°59′40″N 3°07′18″W / 50.9944°N 3.1217°W / 50.9944; -3.1217 (Deborah Criddle, Trull)
Davies, AledAled Davies Athletics – Men's discus throw F42 Bridgend[52] Gentle Way[52] 51°30′06″N 3°36′04″W / 51.5017°N 3.6012°W / 51.5017; -3.6012 (Aled Davies, Bridgend)
Fachie, NeilNeil Fachie Cycling – Men's individual sprint B Aberdeen[53] Golden Square[2] 57°08′46″N 2°06′19″W / 57.1462°N 2.1053°W / 57.1462; -2.1053 (Neil Fachie, Aberdeen)
Firth, BethanyBethany Firth* Swimming – Women's 100 metre backstroke S14 Seaforde, County Down[54] Newcastle Road[citation needed] 54°18′23″N 5°50′28″W / 54.3064°N 5.8411°W / 54.3064; -5.8411 (Bethany Firth, Seaforde)
Fox, JonathanJonathan Fox Swimming – Men's 100 metre backstroke S7 St Stephen-in-Brannel[55] Fore Street[2][55] 50°20′37″N 4°53′27″W / 50.3437°N 4.8908°W / 50.3437; -4.8908 (Jonathan Fox, St Stephen-in-Brannel)
Frederiksen, HeatherHeather Frederiksen Swimming – Women's 100 metre backstroke S8 Leigh[56] Market Street[2] 53°29′53″N 2°31′08″W / 53.4981°N 2.5189°W / 53.4981; -2.5189 (Heather Frederiksen, Leigh)
Hynd, OliverOliver Hynd Swimming – Men's 200 metre individual medley SM8 Kirkby-in-Ashfield[2] Chapel Street[2] 53°04′57″N 1°15′09″W / 53.0825°N 1.2524°W / 53.0825; -1.2524 (Oliver Hynd, Kirkby-in-Ashfield)
Kappes, AnthonyAnthony Kappes Cycling – Men's sprint Chapel-en-le-Frith[2] Market Street[2] 53°19′29″N 1°54′31″W / 53.3248°N 1.9086°W / 53.3248; -1.9086 (Anthony Kappes, Chapel-en-le-Frith)
Lucas, HelenaHelena Lucas Sailing – One Person Keelboat – 2.4 Metre Easton[57] Pound Piece[2][57] 50°32′34″N 2°26′40″W / 50.542657°N 2.444399°W / 50.542657; -2.444399 (Helena Lucas, Easton)
MacLean, CraigCraig MacLean Cycling – Men's sprint Grantown-on-Spey[58]
Wilmslow
High Street, A939[58]
Alderley Road[35]
57°19′50″N 3°36′31″W / 57.3306°N 3.6086°W / 57.3306; -3.6086 (Craig MacLean, Grantown-on-Spey)
53°19′34″N 2°13′52″W / 53.3261°N 2.2312°W / 53.3261; -2.2312 (Victoria Pendleton and Craig MacLean, Wilmslow)
McKillop, MichaelMichael McKillop* Athletics – Men's 800 metres T37
Athletics – Men's 1500 metres T37
Glengormley[54] Sandyknowes Roundabout[59] 54°40′35″N 5°58′14″W / 54.6763°N 5.9705°W / 54.6763; -5.9705 (Michael McKillop, Glengormley)
Peacock, JonnieJonnie Peacock Athletics – Men's 100 metres T44 Doddington[60][61] New Street 52°29′45″N 0°03′36″E / 52.4959°N 0.0600°E / 52.4959; 0.0600 (Jonnie Peacock, Doddington)
Pearson, JosieJosie Pearson Athletics – Women's discus throw F51/52/53 Hay-on-Wye[2][62] Church Street[2] 52°04′24″N 3°07′41″W / 52.0732°N 3.1281°W / 52.0732; -3.1281 (Josie Pearson, Hay-on-Wye)
Pearson, LeeLee Pearson Equestrian – Team Bagnall[63] School Road[63] 53°03′20″N 2°06′30″W / 53.0555°N 2.1083°W / 53.0555; -2.1083 (Lee Pearson, Bagnall)
Relph, PamPam Relph Rowing – Mixed coxed four Weston Turville[64] Main Street, (Brick pillar)[2][64] 51°47′24″N 0°45′46″W / 51.7899°N 0.7627°W / 51.7899; -0.7627 (Pam Relph, Weston Turville)
Riches, NaomiNaomi Riches Rowing – Mixed coxed four Marlow[65] High Street[65] 51°34′14″N 0°46′32″W / 51.5706°N 0.7756°W / 51.5706; -0.7756 (Naomi Riches, Marlow)
Roe, JamesJames Roe Rowing – Mixed coxed four Stratford-upon-Avon[66] Bridge Street[66] 52°11′34″N 1°42′22″W / 52.1928°N 1.7060°W / 52.1928; -1.7060 (James Roe, Stratford upon Avon)
Simmonds, EleanorEleanor Simmonds Swimming – Women's 400m freestyle S6
Swimming – Women's 200 metre individual medley SM6
Aldridge
Swansea[67]
High Street[68]
Trawler Road[67]
52°36′18″N 1°54′56″W / 52.6050°N 1.9155°W / 52.6050; -1.9155 (Eleanor Simmonds, Aldridge)
51°36′53″N 3°56′19″W / 51.6148°N 3.9385°W / 51.6148; -3.9385 (Eleanor Simmonds, Swansea)
Smith, DavidDavid Smith Rowing – Mixed coxed four Aviemore[69] Grampian Road[2] 57°11′33″N 3°49′43″W / 57.1925°N 3.8285°W / 57.1925; -3.8285 (Dave Smith, Aviemore)
Smyth, JasonJason Smyth* Athletics – Men's 100 metres T13
Athletics – Men's 200 metres T13
Eglinton[54] Woodvale Road[70] 55°01′36″N 7°10′44″W / 55.0267°N 7.1789°W / 55.0267; -7.1789 (Jason Smyth, Eglinton)
Stoke Mandeville Hospital 2012 Summer Paralympics Stoke Mandeville[71] National Spinal Injuries Centre,
Entrance 3, Lower Road[71]
51°47′51″N 0°48′19″W / 51.7976°N 0.8054°W / 51.7976; -0.8054 (Stoke Mandeville Hospital)
Stone, DavidDavid Stone Cycling – Mixed road race T1-2 Rawdon[72] Town Street 53°51′00″N 1°40′18″W / 53.8499°N 1.6716°W / 53.8499; -1.6716 (David Stone, Rawdon)
Storey, SarahSarah Storey Cycling – Women's individual pursuit C5
Cycling – Women's 500m time trial C4-5
Cycling – Women's road time trial C5
Cycling – Women's road race C4–5
Disley[73]
Poynton
Eccles[2]
Macclesfield[2]
Buxton Road[73]
Poynton High School[74]
Gilda Brook Road[2]
Market Place[2]
53°21′33″N 2°01′50″W / 53.3591°N 2.0305°W / 53.3591; -2.0305 (Sarah Storey, Disley)
53°20′43″N 2°06′43″W / 53.3452°N 2.1119°W / 53.3452; -2.1119 (Sarah Storey, Poynton)
53°29′20″N 2°19′35″W / 53.4890°N 2.3265°W / 53.4890; -2.3265 (Sarah Storey, Eccles)
53°15′41″N 2°07′32″W / 53.2614°N 2.1255°W / 53.2614; -2.1255 (Sarah Storey, Macclesfield)
Storey, BarneyBarney Storey Cycling – Men's individual sprint B Disley Market Street[74] 53°21′34″N 2°02′16″W / 53.3594°N 2.0377°W / 53.3594; -2.0377 (Barney Storey, Disley)
van den Broecke, LilyLily van den Broecke Rowing – Mixed coxed four Oxford[75] Divinity Road[75] 51°45′00″N 1°13′30″W / 51.7499°N 1.2250°W / 51.7499; -1.2250 (Lily van den Broecke, Oxford)
Weir, DavidDavid Weir Athletics – Men's 5000 metres
Athletics – Men's 1500 metres T54
Athletics – Men's 800 metres T54
Athletics – Men's marathon
Wallington[2]
Wallington[2]
Wallington[2]
Wallington[2]
Woodcote Road[2]
Mollison Square[2]
Foresters Drive[2]
Mollison Drive[2]
51°21′32″N 0°08′59″W / 51.358757°N 0.149732°W / 51.358757; -0.149732 (David Weir, Wallington)
51°21′12″N 0°08′04″W / 51.3533°N 0.1345°W / 51.3533; -0.1345 (David Weir, Wallington)
51°21′11″N 0°08′15″W / 51.3531°N 0.1376°W / 51.3531; -0.1376 (David Weir, Wallington)
51°21′15″N 0°07′45″W / 51.3541°N 0.1292°W / 51.3541; -0.1292 (David Weir, Wallington)
Wells, SophieSophie Wells Equestrian – Team Lincoln[76] Exchequergate[76] 53°14′04″N 0°32′19″W / 53.2344°N 0.5385°W / 53.2344; -0.5385 (Sophie Wells, Lincoln)
Whitehead, RichardRichard Whitehead Athletics – Men's 200 metres T42 Lowdham[77][78] Main Street[77] 53°00′43″N 1°00′17″W / 53.0120°N 1.0048°W / 53.0120; -1.0048 (Richard Whitehead, Lowdham)

Gallery of Gold Post Boxes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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