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Eglinton Gold ! | by James Whorriskey (Delbert Jackson)
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Eglinton Gold !

The newly painted Royal Mail post box in Eglinton - Derry/Londonderry.

 

Royal Mail had given into calls for the box to be painted Gold in honour of the village's double gold medal winner, paralympian Jason Smyth.They had earlier said that they would only be painting mailboxes in the home towns of Team GB gold medal winners and as Jason had competed under the Team Ireland banner, his home village of Eglinton didn't qualify for one of the gold boxes.

 

There was universal cross community support for the box to be painted regardless, and this morning Royal Mail honoured Jason by giving into the public pressure.

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Taken on September 14, 2012