August 13, 2012 9.41 am This story is over 135 months old

Doddington postbox painted bronze for hockey team win

Bronze accolade: A postbox in Doddington was painted bronze to celebrate the hockey team’s medal win.

A postbox in Doddington village was painted bronze over the weekend after Great Britain’s hockey team came third in the Olympics.

One member of the team, Georgie Twigg, hails from the village just west of Lincoln.

The postbox was painted by a member of the public, inspired by Royal Mail painting postboxes gold in athletes’ home town on receiving the top medal.

Twitter user Bertie_Bryant took a picture of the postbox and tweeted Twigg on the social networking website, who shared it with her fans.

Royal Mail painted the postbox red again at the weekend.

A Royal Mail spokeswoman said: “We understand the sentiment, and congratulate the women’s hockey team on their achievement.

“However, we’d rather people left the painting of postboxes to us.”

While the Olympics may be over, Lincoln will be represented in the Paralympics by Sophie Wells.

The Mo Farah gold postbox in Teddington