Friday, August 03, 2012

British Paint Mailboxes Gold

The Associated Press is reporting, "Some of the country's iconic red mailboxes were painted gold Thursday, to celebrate gold medals won by British Olympians."

Royal Mail is quoted in the piece as saying, "Champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins and rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were honored with a gold mailbox in each of their hometowns. It's the first time the mail service has changed the color of its mailboxes in more than a century. The boxes have been red since 1874."

According to the write-up, "The Royal Mail plans to paint another mail box gold every time a British Olympic or Paralympic athlete wins a gold medal during the London games. The pillar boxes will remain in use, and will stay gold for some time. The mail service did not specify when they will be repainted red."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM