More interesting, BBC says the original work shows a lady looking at an empty plinth, she's not looking at an empty plinth in my view, she's looking at the grey paint which has been elevated on a pedestal. Am I wrong? Were the big grey rollered patches painted there by Banksy? I think there are others on that wall that are not part of this picture, I'm sure that's how it looked when I was there... Can't go back for another investigate this weekend as I'm busy.
UPDATE: Of course the banksy is now gone from Folkestone :-(
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.