After weeks of basking in Team GB’s Olympic glory from the safety of my sofa, via the television coverage and the sports pages of the papers, it felt great to finally take to the streets and soak up some of that positive energy created by Luke Campbell’s bantamweight boxing success. Golden postboxes were popping up across the country at the time, but Kingston Communications went one further and painted one of their cream telephone boxes gold, so, as far as I am aware, Luke Campbell MBE is the only member of Team GB 2012 to have a gold medal, a gold postbox and a gold telephone box.
The box in action.
In the media spotlight.
You’ll find the telephone box, if you have been inspired to go and see it for yourself, outside the Job Centre Plus on Market Place, between Holy Trinity Church and the statue of William of Orange [or, as an old colleague of mine used to call it, “The statue of King Billy”].
The Olympic flag flying over The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull city centre.