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The Giles Statue

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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A fitting tribute to a local genius.

For those who enjoyed the humour of Giles' cartoons over the years, this little group featuring his loveable characters will be a great reminder of the man's comic and poinient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

For those who enjoyed the humour of Giles' cartoons over the years, this little group featuring his loveable characters will be a great reminder of the man's comic and poinient genius. It is fitting that Grandma is looking up to where her creator used to be seen at work.

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Kings Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We came across the Giles Statue by accident and were really taken with it. All the characters are there and looking just as they do in the cartoons. It's a nice open space where people can sit and admire the statue and it brings a smile to your face as you wander through the centre of Ipswich.

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Dunwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is my favourite statue, there is no admission feel you can just walk right up and see it, occasionally there is a wild pigeon or two hanging around, an added bonus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

What an excellent position for this statue, makes you smile ,its very funny😂. A great tribute too Giles.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really love this statue. Is the site that reminds me of Ipswich. Really lovely area of Ipswich. Situated near the office that Giles himself use to work from!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The statue of Granny stands below the office window where Giles created his cartoons. It is just of the Main Street in a fast developing area which is rapidly losing its' character.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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