Chiswick Awarded Olympic Golden Post Box
Situated in front of Town Hall in honour of locally based rower Pete Reed
Following Saturday's win by Team GB in the Men's Four final at Eton Dorney, Chiswick has had one of its post boxes painted gold.
This is in honour of one of the victorious crew, Pete Reed, who lives and trains in the area. His team mates Alex Gregory, Tom James and Andrew Triggs Hodge’s gold medal win will also be marked in their home towns. The post box is just next to Chiswick Town Hall on Heathfield Terrace.
Post box after painting. Pic: Mike F Abbott
Chiswick's Golden Post Box being painted
The Royal Mail have also issued a stamp featuring in the crew which they say will be on sale from Sunday (August 5th).
The UK is believed to be the first country to paint post boxes gold to celebrate Olympic and Paralympic gold medal wins.
This will also be 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 few exceptions
August 7, 2012