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Painting Bramhope Gold for the Brownlee brothers

This postbox has mysteriously gone Gold in Bramhope Credit: Calendar news

Residents of Bramhope, near Leeds, have welcomed the sudden and mysterious appearance of a "Gold" postbox in their village, in honour of the Brownlee brothers.

Some people - and obviously the person behind this artwork - are annoyed that the nearby village of Horsforth is home to the official Gold postbox to celebrate Alistair Brownlee's Gold Medal.

The brothers were born and spent their early years in Horsforth but now live in Bramhope. The painting of the postbox by an anonymous fan and display of Union Jacks has been welcomed by residents.

Nicola's Gold is celebrated in Leeds

Going for Gold - red postbox in Leeds is painted in Nicola's honour Credit: Calendar news

It's only magnolia at the moment, but this postbox outside Leeds City Art Gallery is being painted gold to commemorate Nicola Adams' victory in the women's boxing final at the Olympics.

Gold Medal Winner stamp is also issued Credit: Calendar news

And a commemorative Gold Medal Stamp has also been issued in Nicola's honour.

Stamp in Alistair Brownlee's honour

Gold medal stamp in Alistair Brownlee's honour

Alistair Brownlee's Triathalon Gold is being commemorated - with both a stamp, and a golden postbox in his honour. The Royal Mail will paint one of its red post boxes gold in his hometown of Horsforth.

And this will be followed by the issue of a Gold Medal stamp, which will be on sale in over 500 Post Offices including one in neighbouring Pudsey.

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