King Kong’s Custard Holiday

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Several Digbeth residents will remember the King Kong statue, which stood briefly at the Bull Ring markets in the early 1970s.

As with most pieces of art and architecture, it initially received mixed reviews (to put it nicely!) from the good people of Birmingham, but with time it became a much-loved local landmark. After its stint at the Bull Ring, King Kong moved close to Camp Hill at the other end of Digbeth.

Although the statue now lives in Scotland, there have been rumblings in the media that it may be taking a holiday right to the centre of Digbeth soon: Kong’s current owner has offered to allow him out to Birmingham on loan, and the Custard Factory could be his chosen destination.

This is all of course speculation for now, but we’ll keep you to up to date if anything changes!

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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  1. 23 October, 2013

    […] statue of King Kong once stood in Birmingham’s Manzoni Gardens in the city centre back in the 1970s. It was loved […]