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Review of The Giles Statue

The Giles Statue
Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Ranked #19 of 166 things to do in Ipswich
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fifty years with Express news anyone who has seen/read cartoons will definately appreciate this statue in memory of his creations. Lived in Ipswich.

Visited November 2012
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Drogheda, Ireland
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“IPSWICH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

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 for photo's as i take photo's every where i go .there is a good bus service and Railway.Norwich is only one hour away.I like Ipswich a lot and would go back any time.

Visited October 2012
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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“its a statue so what?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

its fine if you are into the "Giles stuff" but it really is just a blob of bronze after all ! and it takes up valuable motor cycle parking space...

Visited July 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Granny and Vera - what a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Came across it by accident - what a lovely find. Just like the cartoon but in 3D. A fitting tribute to a man who made everybody smile.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“That wonderful cartoonist would have loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

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.

Visited May 2013
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