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Defaced golden postbox is repainted.

A TOUCH-UP job has already been needed on Bedworth's gold postbox.

Within hours of it being unveiled as a tribute to Olympic champion Nick Skelton, vandals had defaced the paintwork.

Kevin Wise, who led the Facebook campaign for the Royal Mail to give the showjumper recognition in his home town, said: "It looks as if someone took a screwdriver to the postbox and scraped the surface. The damage was only small but it shows that some people do not have any honour, respect or pride."

The marked area, on the back of the High Street box, was quickly repainted - in time for a group of visitors to visit the new local landmark.

Members of the Nuneaton Probus club, for retired professional business people, had their photograph taken alongside the postbox during a tour around the nearby Almshouses.

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NEW LOCAL LANDMARK: Members of the Probus club take a look at Bedworth's gold postbox during a visit to the town
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 24, 2012
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