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Before the 2012 Olympics started the Royal Mail committed to turn a red post box gold for each British Gold medal, Olympic and Paralympic. In the event this meant that over 100 boxes turned colour. Each one is associated with a particular gold medal and has been chosen to be close to the medallist's home town/borough. Here's the map. We don't believe that the Royal Mail despatched an employee with a pot of gold paint the instant the medallist crossed the line but they have said the colour is permanent.

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Anthony Trollope - pillar box - Piccadilly

This plaque commemorates the bicentenary of the birth of Anthony Trollope (18...

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Gold post box - Stratford

This post bix has been painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Stratford, as ...

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Gold post box - Westminster

The plaque is a nasty modern thing, as they are on all these Olympic boxes, s...

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Mo Farah gold post box - Teddington

This is Mo's post box for the 5,000m; he has another one for the 10,000m at 4...

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Natasha Baker gold post box

The Braille is a nice touch (ha, ha) but the plaque, on the back of the box, ...

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