Stratford gets gold post box for James Roe's medal

The post boxes are given an undercoat before being turned glorious gold. Credit: ITV Central

The post box in Bridge Street, Stratford-upon-Avon was painted gold today in celebration of James Roe's gold medal win in Mixed Coxed Four at the Paralympics yesterday (Sunday 2 September).

A stamp celebrating the success of ParalympicsGB's rowers is also being produced.

The Royal Mail began to paint the box gold this morning in front of a growing audience Credit: ITV Central
A gold finish: the post boxes stand proud in Stratford-upon-Avon. Credit: ITV Central

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