Olympic gold in the post
2nd August 2012
"Well done Heather,
you're the pride of our village," said proud postmaster
Mark Baker, as he stood beside his gold post box
in Larkhill, Wiltshire this morning.
Mark, who heads the CWU's postmasters' branch, explained
that the redesign was in honour of Heather Stanning, who powered
her way to Olympic gold alongside partner Helen Glover in
yesterday's Women's Coxless Pairs.
Not only was this Team GB's first 2012 gold, it was also the
first-ever Olympic gold for British women's rowing.
Heather is a captain in the Royal Artillery and lives in
Larkhill, which is close to Salisbury Plain and is home to so many
of our servicewomen and servicemen.
"The base is right next door to me," Mark continued,
"and yesterday the whole village was glued to the TV and
cheering Heather and Helen on.
"We're all very proud of her - she's the pride of our village and there's talk of a parade through Larkhill after the Olympics is over."
Royal Mail have also officially unveiled a golden postbox in Chorley, the hometown of now fifth-time Olympic champion, cyclist Bradley Wiggins, and will continue to paint boxes gold with each Team GB win.