2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics gold post boxes
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English: A sortable table of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics gold post boxes (see also #Table key and notes).
Table key and notes
- Box no. - The box No. For Royal Mail boxes, they are numbered with the first part of their actual postcode, followed by an identifying number. The Isle of Man Post Office box was numbered 32, while the Guernsey Post box on the isle of Sark is simply numbered "Sark".
- A - Recipient class, denoting boxes painted for individual Olympic athletes (O), individual Paralympic athletes (O), for groups, teams or places (X), and the two boxes painted to launch the Olympic and Paralympic phases of the scheme (L).
- T - Box Type:
- A/B - Type A/B pillar box, the classic cylindrical single aperture box
- C - Type C, the double-aperture oval shaped pillar box
- D - Type D, Type C shaped but with stamp dispenser and single end sited aperture
- FM - the modern design of franked mail only collection box
- G(d) - the Type G square pillar box, in double aperture formation
- G(s) - the Type G square pillar box, in single aperture formation
- K - Type K pillar box, the current cylindrical pillar box design
- K(p) - two Type K pillar boxes sited close together
- M - the Type M variant of pole mounted box
- P - classic pole mounted box types
- PF - the Penfold pillar box type, designed by John Penfold
- WB - wall mounted box types (including where mounted as standalone boxes)
- R - reign. The Royal Cipher cast on the box:
- EIIR - Queen Elizabeth II
- EVIIR - King Edward VII
- G R - King George V
- GVIR - King George VI
- None - no cipher at all
- S - Scots crown (EIIR in Scotland)
- V R - Queen Victoria
- Place1 - the nearest city, town or village to the box (and disambiguation where necessary)
- Place2 - the country/territory (and county/London district if applicable) the box is in
Footnotes in the For column
- a - Andy Murray, Ben Ainslie, Bradley Wiggins, Heather Stanning, Mo Farah, Nick Skelton, Peter Charles & Timothy Baillie all ultimately received 2 individual gold boxes in 2 separate sites, to commemorate a single gold medal.
- b - Charlotte Dujardin, Chris Hoy, Eleanor Simmonds, Hannah Cockroft, Jason Kenny & Natasha Baker all ultimately received 2 individual gold boxes in 2 separate sites, to commemorate 2 gold medals.
- c - Bethany Firth, Jason Smyth & Michael McKillop are the three Northern Irish athletes who competed for Paralympics Ireland not Paralympics GB, and ultimately received only one medal each, regardless of numbers of gold medals won (1 for Firth, 2 for Smyth & McKillop).
- d - Laura Trott ultimately received 3 individual gold boxes in 3 separate sites to commemorate 2 gold medals, CM20 223 in Harlow then EN8 29 in Cheshunt to commemorate her first medal, followed by EN8 76 also in Cheshunt to commemorate her second medal.
- e - James Roe received a pair of Type K boxes (CV37 104 and CV37 105) standing next to each other on the same site, to commemorate a single gold medal.
- g - Pete Reed ultimately received 4 individual gold boxes in 3 separate sites to commemorate 1 gold medal. There are single boxes at Chiswick Town Hall (W4 36) and in Watledge Road, Nailsworth (GL6 63). Also at Nailsworth Post Office in Old Market, there's a pair of Type K boxes standing side by side. Administratively, they're numbered GL6 195 and GL6 195A, although in practice both appear to be numbered GL6 195, at least at the time of repainting.
- k - Nicola Adams ultimately received 2 individual gold boxes on the same site in Leeds to commemorate 1 gold medal, a Type C box for ordinary post (LS1 424), and the franked mail deposit box alongside it (LS2 1051).
- n - As quadruple gold medallists, both Sarah Storey and David Weir ultimately received 4 individual gold boxes on 4 different sites to commemorate their medals. David's boxes are located in and around Wallington in London, with three in very close proximity in the Roundshaw estate. Sarah's 4 boxes by contrast are distributed in 3 different towns and 1 village in north west England.
- o - Greg Rutherford received a pair of Type K boxes (MK9 334 and MK9 521) standing next to each other on the same site, to commemorate a single gold medal.
- p - Wimslow, Cheshire, based cyclist Craig MacLean initially received 1 gold box (PH26 58) in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland, to commemorate his single gold medal won as an able-bodied pilot in the Paralympics, while fellow Wimslow resident and Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton also initially received 1 gold box (SG5 111) in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, to commemorate her single gold medal. A third box (SK9 6) was later painted in their home town Wimslow, dedicated to both of them.
- r - Sophie Christiansen ultimately received 4 individual gold boxes in 4 separate sites to commemorate 3 gold medals.
- s - Joanna Rowsell's gold medal was initially marked with a box in Carshalton (SM5 47), however this was repainted red within a few days and replaced by a box in Cheam (SM3 215).