Wallington gets a gold post box after Weir seals second gold

Croydon Guardian: Olympic legend David Weir gets Wallington a gold post box Olympic legend David Weir gets Wallington a gold post box

As David Weir delivered his second gold medal of the paralympic games last night residents in Wallington got their own golden delivery this morning.

To mark the Paralympian gold medal efforts at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, Royal Mail have painted a post box gold on Woodcote Road in Wallington.

Weir sealed his second gold of the games in the T54 1500m last night in dramatic fashion taking command on the final lap to storm to victory.

Just this morning, Weir, from the Roundshaw Estate, was on the track again as he cruised to victory in his 800 metre heat, the final of which is tomorrow.

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1:48pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Moozey says...

I think Royal Mail have found an innovative way to memorialise our Olympians and Paralympians. Well done them and well done Team GB you have done us all proud.
I think Royal Mail have found an innovative way to memorialise our Olympians and Paralympians. Well done them and well done Team GB you have done us all proud. Moozey

3:56am Thu 6 Sep 12

timm says...

"Legend"? Another ruddy legend. No, James. An accomplished sportsman. Just cos "legend" is such a fashionable word by people like you. Ali, Lewis, Coe, Elvis, James Dean - legends. Can you please explain why you have used "legend"? Another reader lost.
"Legend"? Another ruddy legend. No, James. An accomplished sportsman. Just cos "legend" is such a fashionable word by people like you. Ali, Lewis, Coe, Elvis, James Dean - legends. Can you please explain why you have used "legend"? Another reader lost. timm

10:44am Thu 6 Sep 12

imalaydee says...

Nice gesture, but there is a post box 5 minutes walk from David's house on Roundshaw, which would maybe have been more appropriate than one in Wallington which is 2 miles away! still, nice one David.
Nice gesture, but there is a post box 5 minutes walk from David's house on Roundshaw, which would maybe have been more appropriate than one in Wallington which is 2 miles away! still, nice one David. imalaydee

3:28pm Thu 6 Sep 12

sfocata says...

It might be two miles from his house, but it'll still only take him 5 minutes to get there :)

Lighten up, timm - it's just a bit of fun for a good cause. And if we're playing pedantry, none of the people you mentioned are legends either... they're all people, not narratives.
It might be two miles from his house, but it'll still only take him 5 minutes to get there :) Lighten up, timm - it's just a bit of fun for a good cause. And if we're playing pedantry, none of the people you mentioned are legends either... they're all people, not narratives. sfocata

4:36pm Thu 6 Sep 12

Likkle says...

imalaydee, They probably painted the one in the high street being as it would be seen more, bit like the one in cheam village. No disrespect to the roundshaw, but i dont travel near or through there and nor would i. However i do go through the high street on my way to and from work. Its nice to see that its there for all the residents, as well as those passing through the town.
imalaydee, They probably painted the one in the high street being as it would be seen more, bit like the one in cheam village. No disrespect to the roundshaw, but i dont travel near or through there and nor would i. However i do go through the high street on my way to and from work. Its nice to see that its there for all the residents, as well as those passing through the town. Likkle

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