10th August, 2012.
Image shows Dee Adams, the proud mother of Olympic Gold Medallist (2012), Nicola Adams, as she gives a formerly red pillar box in Cookridge Street a lick of gold paint. The two pillar boxes, adjacent to the art gallery, are being given the gold treatment in honour of Nicola's outstanding achievement. She won through to the woman's flyweight 51 kg final at the London 2012 Olympic Games where she beat Ren Cancan from China, 16-7. Nicola Adams, who is from Burmantofts, was the first woman boxer to represent England when she was only 18. She went on to win a European Boxing Medal in 2007 and since 2009 has received sponsorship from the International Olympic Committee. Royal Mail has honoured each Team GB Gold Medallist with a gold pillar box in their home town. It has also issued special stamps to commemorate the success of each Gold Medal winner. Photograph by Ian Nipper.