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The Giles Statue

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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One grumpy old lady

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
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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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich

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