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Royal Mail

Categories: Transport

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.

The Royal Mail have their own website of memorials, nationwide: https://www.royalmail.com/memorials/home .

2022: Londonist have posted (ha ha) an excellent page on postboxes

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Royal Mail

Creations Information

Anthony Trollope - pillar box - Fleet Street

5 similar plaques have been erected.

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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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Anthony Trollope - pillar box - Rutland Gate

5 similar plaques have been erected.

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Anthony Trollope - pillar box - Strand

5 similar plaques have been erected.

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Charlotte Dujardin gold post box

{On plaque attached to side of box:} This post box has been painted gold by R...

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Other Subjects

men and women of the London Midland and Scottish Railway

men and women of the London Midland and Scottish Railway

The building in which some of these people worked is nearby. 1934 Euston House was built on what is now Eversholt Street as the headquarters of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. Designed by...

Group, War Memorial WW2, Transport

1 memorial
Marcial Echenique

Marcial Echenique

Professor of Land Use and Transport Studies and Dean of Architecture at Cambridge.  Born Chile.  Awarded an OBE in 2009.

Person, Architecture, Education, Transport, Chile

1 memorial
Marylebone Station

Marylebone Station

A Central London railway terminus and London Underground complex, designed by Henry William Braddock. Originally it was the London terminus of the former Great Central Railway, and is now the Londo...

Building, Transport

1 memorial
Conservators of the River Thames / Thames Conservancy

Conservators of the River Thames / Thames Conservancy

Came into being as a result of the Thames Conservancy Act,1857. Completed the building of Teddington Lock. Lost some of its responsibilities in 1909 to the Port of London Authority and in 1974 the ...

Group, Engineering, Gardens / Agriculture, Transport

3 memorials