Anyone who grew up with Giles cartoons will recognise Grandma straight away. She provides a reason to smile in the middle of town.
Ipswich is a very modern city yet it has a lot of history.like the Ipswich museum.the water front .the portman road football stadium. the Gile's statue..a good town market.. i lived outside Ipswich some time ago .and each time i went to Ipswich there was always something new to see or find and lots of things to do .good place... More
It is super that, instead of an almost lifelike statue of Giles himself there is a three dimensional recreation of some of his favourite characters including Grandma. It has just been moved to a better position and the area has been named Giles Circus. It's fun and it's very Giles.
Although it is just a statue, it has been in Ipswich for a long time and it is one of Ipswich's most familiar landmarks for me.
Giles used to work in Ipswich before he worked for the Daily Express newspaper. Lots of his famous cartoon characters are beautifully on show ( Grandma, Vera, Ralph and Lawrence etc ). in an area of town where you notice the statue. This is one of many fine statues in the town. Probably one of the best.
We saw this at night whilst visiting the Christmas lights. It wasn't floodlit and was just an obstacle to be negotiated. Probaly best seen during the day.
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