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Paralympian James Roe gets Warwickshire gold postbox honour

Gold postbox in Stratford upon Avon
Image caption Royal Mail will also be issuing stamps to celebrate Britain's Paralympic rowers

A pair of postboxes have been painted gold in honour of Warwickshire gold medal winning Paralympian James Roe.

The 24-year-old rower, who was born in Leamington Spa and now lives in Stratford upon Avon, was part of GB's winning mixed coxed four crew.

His mother Anita Roe said she was "immensely proud" after watching his race on Sunday.

Two postboxes have been painted gold in Bridge Street, in his hometown of Stratford upon Avon.

Royal Mail is also issuing stamps to mark the achievements of Britain's Paralympic rowers.

Roe, who started to lose his sight at age 16, only found out he was qualified to take part in the Paralympics after the 2008 Beiijing Games, his mother said.

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