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The Giles Statue

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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62 helpful votes 62 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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ipswich
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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suffolk uk
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40 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Younger travellers don't know who Giles was, he was a cartoonist in a newspaper and spent a lot of time round here. He used to drink in The Woolpack in Westerfield Road and you get more of a feel for the guy in there. I barely remember his work though someone always gave my Dad a Giles Annual for Christmas... More 

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