Vandals Have Painted A Postbox Gold To Celebrate Lizzy Yarnold’s Gold At The Winter Olympics

It isn’t the most impressive paint job, to be honest.

1. Lizzie Yarnold won gold in the Women’s Skeleton last Sunday. It was the tenth gold Great Britain has ever achieved at the Winter Olympics.

Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Her win then prompted a 23,000 strong petition to have her own gold postbox in her hometown of West Kingsdown, in Kent.

2. You know… all gold medallists got one painted by the Royal Mail during London 2012.


Well, some people couldn’t wait for Royal Mail to respond to the petition. They decided to do it themselves.

3. It’s not the best paint job to the honest.

Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

4. I mean look, entire PATCHES of it are still red.

Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

C’mon guys.

5. Unless the vandals followed the “you should do a first coat, let it dry and then come back and do the second coat” thing. Like when you paint your hallway.

Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Check out more articles on!

Scott Bryan is the UK entertainment editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
  Your Reaction?


    Here Are The Top Stories
    • Joyce Mitchell, the prison worker who was accused of helping inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from a New York prison, pleaded guilty and faces up to seven years in prison.
    • Several people have been wounded after a shooting near Barcelona's famed La Rambla street, according to Spanish media.
    • President Obama addressed the 54-member African Union, a first for a sitting U.S. president. The speech marks the end of his historic five-day trip to East Africa.
    Get The News App

    Now Buzzing