Somerset

Gold postbox honour in Trull for equestrian Deb Criddle

  • 6 September 2012
  • From the section Somerset
Deb Criddle
Image caption Individual first class stamps featuring Deb Criddle's image are also being produced

A postbox is to be painted gold in Somerset to celebrate a horse rider's success at the Paralympics Games.

Deb Criddle, 46, from Trull, near Taunton, now has a team gold and two individual silvers.

A Royal Mail spokesman said the postbox outside the village post office would be painted gold on Friday morning to mark her achievement.

Ms Criddle said she was at the "top of her career". First class stamps with her picture are also being produced.

She won team gold and claimed silver in the freestyle dressage and individual event.

"It tops all the other games. I don't think anyone could have envisaged it," she said.

"The people involved, the supporters we've had - they've really made it something very special."

The stamps featuring Ms Criddle will be on sale in 500 post offices across the UK on Friday and at a further 4,700 branches thereafter.

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