Maidenhead has its own golden postbox to celebrate the 3 Gold medals won by 24 yr old Sophie Christiansen in the Paralympic equestrian events at Greenwich Park. Sophie, who was born in Ascot and lives in Maidenhead, takes her place alongside rower Katherine Gainger MBE, who won the Women’s Double Sculls Olympic rowing event at Dorney on 3 August along with her rowing partner Anna Watkins.
<p”>All at the Maidenhead Heritage Centre pass on our congratulations and good wishes to Sophie and Katherine, and to all the other local athletes who took part in London 2012. They all become part of Maidenhead’s sporting heritage, taking their place alongside Bert Bushnell, Richard Burnell, Sir Stirling Moss and many more.
Photos below show the golden postbox at the junction of High Street and Park Street- within sight of Maidenhead Heritage Centre!
Next is Sophie Christiansen celebrating her third gold medal at Greenwich Park (photo EPA)
Third are Katherine Grainger and her partner Anna Watkins proudly showing off their gold medals at Eton Dorney on August 3rd.