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The Giles Statue

Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Ranked #12 of 78 Attractions in Ipswich
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Giles Statue which stands at the junction of Queen Street and Princes Street commemorates the well loved "Grandma" character featured in the... more »
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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a great part of the city but it has very little additional knowledge attached to it to signify the importance..

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a very nice but is poorly signposted if you remember Giles it is very good if not it still is a good landmark. I agree that at night it could do with lighting up

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

okay if you like looking at satutues not bad though coffe house round the corner or sandwich shop opposite

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Exeter, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

For many years, Giles produced cartoons showing current events through the eyes of the cartoon family, including Grandma. For the generation which knew these characters, or who have met them through the reissued collections, this is fun to see.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A good place to sit and eat your ice creams in the sun and decide on where you want to explore next in Ipswich

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I just love this statue. Rather than a second guessed attempt at a likeness, this super piece has some of his best loved characters to remind anyone seeing it of those regular cartoons poking fun at as well as criticism of many aspects of our society - not to forget the MUST HAVE Christmas present - A Giles Album. Giles,... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I love this statue. it reminds me of my childhood when I read the books. Giles lived nere hear so it is good to show that Ipswich has a tie with him.

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The Giles character of Grandma (fondly remembered as an 'Hells Granny') is featured in this attractive statue. Great fun and this quality feature brings back amusing memories to those of a mature age group. It is set within an attractive town centre situation and makes an eye catching feature of the historic St Giles Square.

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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Although not the only humorous statue in Ipswich, Grandma and co tickle me and remind me of the books of Giles cartoons that I often received as Christmas presents from relatives when I was in my teens. It's not big, but a nice tribute to a great cartoonist and shows the locals have a good sense of humour. Less barmy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This statue is in the centre of Ipswich & next to Barclays Bank. The cartoonist Giles used to live just north of Ipswich & produced decades of excellent daily cartoons. It is a humorous statute of one of his most famous characters, Grandma.

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