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Ghosts of the Past

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Architecture and other features from the UK that are derelict, have changed, or have disappeared completely.

King Kong statue at the Bullring, Birmingham, from the early 70s. He still exists and efforts are being made to get him back to Brum.

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The old Bullring in Birmingham, now completely redeveloped. There's something about the old city that I miss, even though it's now a clean, and altogether improved, destination.

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Forward sculpture by Raymond Mason, Centenary Square, Birmingham - destroyed by fire.

Did you know the River Thames has moved? There's direct evidence of this in the form of York Watergate that used to lead down to the water's edge. Now it's nowhere near!