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The Giles Statue

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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Take a break & watch the world go by

Lovely location for a sit down, love the statue too, great 3d rendering of a 2d original )) Worth a visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Lovely location for a sit down, love the statue too, great 3d rendering of a 2d original )) Worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Well I have walked past this a couple of times and not really given it much attention until last week when I was in Ipswich. Nice statue, and a nice town

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This statue is a tribute to that superb cartoonist, Carl Giles and the wonderful family which he created. It has recently been moved to a much better position and is now an important part of the town centre. I always make a point of visiting it whenever I am in Ipswich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Everyone of a certain age will remember Granny Giles, the twins and Flo. This statue is excellent, depicts them perfectly.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I am pleased they uprooted this statue and remodelled this part of town turning it from a statue deteriorating that not everyone (especially the younger people) knew what it was, to a focus tourist attraction. It is only a statue but it is a common meeting place that wasn't there before. Well worth a visit if you are visiting Ipswich... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

a lovely large sociable statue located close to where Giles once worked and full of the many characters he used in his distinctive cartoons - popular with many town locals and even visitors who often sit and chat around it whilst their children may clamber about

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wonderful statue depicting cartoonist Giles's best loved character. Apparently the studio where he drew his famous cartoons overlooks the statue.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Carl Giles was one of the most famous cartoonists of his era, lived local & a true gent! The statue of Grandma is placed so her gaze is centered on his old office on the corner of The Buttermarket.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Famous Giles cartoon come to life and close to Waitrose town-centre shop , it is a famous landmark now and puts Ipswich on the map.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Think the statue has been put in just the right place for all to see.Granny looks so happy being there.It is a credit to Giles and all that he did for our lovely Ipswich

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich

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