“Honorary gold post boxes for Jason, Michael and Bethany…”

The BBC are reporting that the Royal Mail have decided that Eglinton deserves an honorary gold post box.  As does Glengormley and Seaforde, County Down.  From the BBC report

The honour was a response to overwhelming public support for the tributes, said Royal Mail.

“Honorary gold post boxes for Jason, Michael and Bethany are an appropriate tribute for our local Paralympic heroes given their tremendous achievements and the very clear community support for this,” said Barbara Roulston, Head of External Relations for Royal Mail in Northern Ireland.

No stamps though…

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  • Hip hip hooray.
    Into proverbs recently – All’s well that ends well.

  • Excellent.

  • salgado


  • Rory Carr

    Oh dear !

    Seaforde being only a few hundred yards from Clough, chances are that the golden post box will be painted red, white and blue before the week is out.

  • GavBelfast

    Fair enough …. “honorary”, lol, gotta love Northern Ireland.

    We’re either nobody’s child …. or want the best of both worlds.

    (Actually, best of both worlds can be fine.)

  • sonofstrongbow

    Never let even a good story pass without some bitter little sectarian comment?

    Can’t Irish Nationalists park their MOPERY for one fecking minute?

  • sherdy

    Must’ve had half a tin of gold paint left over!

  • dodrade

    Won’t Barry McElduff insist they be painted green instead?

  • foyle observer

    Didn’t really understand this to be honest. He runs for Ireland.

    Should paint Free Derry Wall gold not a Royal Mail postbox.

  • well,


    Since that wall was likely painted without permission, you could probably be considered a local hero if you went and did it.