Luke Campbell's gold postbox to stay as Royal Mail plans Olympic plaques
The postbox painted gold to mark Luke Campbell's Olympic boxing triumph will not be returned to red, the Royal Mail confirmed today.
Instead, the company will attach a plaque to the Hessle Road postbox, commemorating Luke's London 2012 win.
The Royal Mail painted 110 boxes gold in the home towns and cities of Olympic and Paralympic champions.
It said it believed it was the first time it had permanently changed the colour of its famous red postboxes.
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Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene said: "We are delighted at the way people took to this simple idea.
"The gold postboxes gave communities even more opportunity to mark the successes of Team GB and Paralympics GB, and became a part of local celebrations of London 2012 across the UK.
"I am pleased to confirm that these postboxes will be kept gold permanently."