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The Giles Statue

Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Much loved son of Suffolk

Giles was a much loved Suffolk cartoonist who maintained his roots by including references to local... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom

Made me smile a lot to come across this statue - and then to find it was made by the infamous... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Giles was a much loved Suffolk cartoonist who maintained his roots by including references to local sights and the football team etc.in his daily cartoon in the Express. Grandma Giles was probably his best known character and she sits in a small open area in...More

Thank paddy1232017
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Made me smile a lot to come across this statue - and then to find it was made by the infamous Giles. It has all his hallmarks of fun. Situated in the pedestrian area, it's great to have a look over as you take stock...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A statue of Grandma by the Daily Express cartoonist Giles. It add a lovely touch to the pedestrian area by the local artist.

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Will bring a smile to all ages Pride in Ipswich tourism and interest Good place to stop and take stock of your day out

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The fellow loved drink on the corner of his local sitting watching the world and their friend pass by with a cheerful wave and smile for all and sundry .what gold plated geezer!

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Lovely little statue in the centre of Ipswich. It adds a nice local touch to the town, it's worth taking a look.

Thank Rachel K
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It's quirky and it certainly does look like Giles' most memorable of characters. Even it's plinth is nice and the setting has become, over the years, quite a pleasant town centre spot.

Thank TravelinYokel
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice to have a statue put in place to commemorate a local celebrity. Ideally situated on the junction of major pedestrian routes. This is an ideal place for locals to enjoy.

Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 26 August 2016

It is nice to think that Giles will be remembered by one of his characters. He was a local celebrate, so may not interest everyone

Thank Chrissie B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

An iconic part of The rich history of Ipswich . It is right in the town centre so well well a look if you are visiting

Thank Ellie C
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