Pandora Inn gets gold post box for Ben Ainslie Olympic win
The post box at the Pandora Inn is being painted gold this morning in tribute to sailor Ben Ainslie’s Olympic gold medal win yesterday.
It answers one of the most frequently asked questions in the Falmouth area since Ben won his gold medal yesterday afternoon – which town would be given the gold post box.
With Falmouth as the area’s largest town, Penryn as the town Ben went to school in and Mylor, as the area he learnt to sail in, all staking a claim, the jury was out.
This morning, however, Royal Mail announced that Restronguet was to be given the honour, due to Restronguet Sailing Club helping Ben become the sailor he is today.
The post box is built into the wall of the village’s pub, the Pandora Inn, with manager Catherine Croft saying: “It’s so exciting.”
Royal Mail has promised to paint one of its red post boxes gold every time Team GB and ParalympicsGB win a gold medal during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
This will be Cornwall’s second gold post box – the first taking pride of place in Penzance’s Quay Street to celebrate the gold medal win of Helen Glover, who grew up in the town, and her rowing partner Heather Stanning in the women's pair rowing final.
- For an interview from Ben Ainslie, speaking about his epic medal race, click the link below. http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/sport/9856963.Olympics___Hardest_week_of_my_life___says_gold_medal_winner_Ben_Ainslie/