PHOTO – Gold postboxes in Edinburgh in honour of Sir Chris Hoy

 

Edinburgh’s Sir Chris Hoy won two medals in the London 2012 Olympics and took his total record of gold Olympic medals won to six. The Royal Mail stated they would paint a postbox gold in the home town of every winner and the first one in honour of Sir Chris and his first track medal was painted in Hanover Street last week.

In the early hours of this morning, a second one in Hunter Square was painted after he won his second gold medal last night. We think they’re great and hope they stay like this for many months.

Update May 2016

Mark Brown caught the latest addition to the postbox – a golden bike!

Mark Brown captured a golden bike addition to the postbox

Mark Brown captured a golden bike addition to the postbox

Update July 2013 – Both of the gold postboxes are to remain gold permanently and now have plaques to explain why they are gold.

Hanover Street gold post box

Business as usual

A double gold post box in Hunter Square

Plaque on the Hanover Street post box

Hunter Square plaque

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