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Danielle Brown’s Golden Postbox in Skipton

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 by in Event, News, Skipton |

Danielle Brown's gold medal win in Archery at the Paralympic Games 2012 has been honoured by the painting gold of a postbox in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Danielle grew up in Lothersale, a small village not far from Skipton. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The postbox opposite the Post Office in Swadford Street, Skipton gets a scrub down before it is painted gold (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The postbox opposite the Post Office in Swadford Street, Skipton gets a scrub down before it is painted gold (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s Grandmother shows off the commemorative stamps in-front of the postbox which is about to be painted gold (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s Grandmother shows off the commemorative stamps in-front of the postbox which is about to be painted gold (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Work begins on painting the postbox on Swadford Street, Skipton gold to commemorate Danielle Brown’s win in the archery at the 2012 Paralympic Games. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Work begins on painting the postbox on Swadford Street, Skipton gold to commemorate Danielle Brown’s win in the archery at the 2012 Paralympic Games. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s Grandmother shows off the commemorative stamps in-front of the postbox which is about to be painted gold (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Brett Butler, Skipton Town Centre Manager, is interviewed by Calendar News in front of the soon-to-be gold postbox on Swadford Street, Skipton (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The postbox receives a full coat of primer before the gold paint is applied (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The postbox receives a full coat of primer before the gold paint is applied (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The first stroke of gold paint is added to the postbox in Skipton to commemorate Danielle Brown’s gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The first of several coats of gold paint are applied to the postbox (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The first of several coats of gold paint are applied to the postbox (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

BBC York interview the painters while they work (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

BBC York interview Brett Butler while the Danielle Brown golden postbox is painted in Skipton (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Skipton Town Centre Manager helps paint the postbox gold to commemorate Danielle Brown’s gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The finishing touches are applied to the gold postbox (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The finishing touches are applied to the gold postbox (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s gold medal win in Archery at the Paralympic Games 2012 has been honoured by the painting gold of a postbox in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Danielle grew up in Lothersale, a small village not far from Skipton. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s gold medal win in Archery at the Paralympic Games 2012 has been honoured by the painting gold of a postbox in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Danielle grew up in Lothersale, a small village not far from Skipton. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s gold medal win in Archery at the Paralympic Games 2012 has been honoured by the painting gold of a postbox in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Danielle grew up in Lothersale, a small village not far from Skipton. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Skipton Town Centre Ambassadors pose next to the golden postbox (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

The finishing touches are applied to the gold postbox (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Letters are posted into the golden postbox on Swadford Street, Skipton that commemorated Danielle Brown’s gold medal in the 2012 Paralympic Games (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Danielle Brown’s gold medal win in Archery at the Paralympic Games 2012 has been honoured by the painting gold of a postbox in Skipton, North Yorkshire. Danielle grew up in Lothersale, a small village not far from Skipton. (All photos © Tom Holmes/LiveOopNorth.co.uk)

 

Skipton Town Centre Ambassador Judy Probst and Skipton Town Centre Manager Brett Butler pose next to the gold postbox on Swadford Street, Skipton. Painted to commemorate the gold medal won by Danielle Brown in the 2012 Paralympic Games.Judy Probst