The city of Leeds had two Olympic champions at the London games of 2012 triathlete Alistair Brownlee and boxer Nicola Adams. The Royal Mail decided to celebrate team GB wins by painting some of our iconic post poxes gold in their home towns.
Alistair Brownlee has a golden postbox in Leeds and Nicola Adams the winner of the first Olympic gold medal for a woman at boxing now has her very own gold post box in Leeds city centre.
The Royal Mail chose a post box for Nicola on Cookridge Street but if someone was looking for it I would say it was on The Headrow right next to the Henry Moore Institute and opposite the Radisson hotel, these being better known places.
I am not sure why the Royal picked this post box, it is a double post box and they also painted gold the less common franked mail post box that stands adjacent too. Each Olympic champion had a post box painted gold by the Royal Mail and also a postage stamp featuring them too.
The Hull boxer Luke Campbell got a hat trick with stamp, post box and also a telephone box too, this being due to the city having for historical reasons a different phone company run locally and decided to celebrate too.
Another athlete Laura Trott has 2 golden post boxes in separate towns, this being due to a mix up. When Laura made known her disappointment that the town she was born in (Harlow) got the post box rather than the town that she considers home Cheshunt Royal Mail painted one there too.