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This review may be a bit biased as I am a great fan of Giles cartoon (aka the work of Ronald "Carl" Giles OBE) and so were my grandfathers (although I have never been a fan of the Daily Express newspaper).
This is a bronze...More
Nice statue dedicated to the original artist whose studio overlooked the spot. Usually crowded with people sitting on the steps of the marble base. It is also surrounded on market days by food and coffee vans not to mention the 'street people'
Giles cartoons appeared in the express . I used to get a book with the cartoons in at Christmas. Most didn't have words as the pictures told there own stories. The statue is one of the Giles characters . He was born in Ipswich and...More
This is a statue which represents the fictitious characters which used to be featured by Carl Giles in his Daily Express cartoons. The cartoons were a comment on the current political situation, or events that were reported in the paper.
Younger people, or people who...More
It's a fairly iconic statue in the heart of the town centre. Children and young teens use it to congregate and sit on the little step. Sometimes its a bit dirty but generally it's nothing special. If you're visiting Ipswich see it, but it's a...More
'Giles' was a cartoonist for the Daily Express who moved to Ipswich in the 1940's, spending the rest of his life in the area.
His cartoons became famous for their style and the extended 'Giles' family of which Grandma became the most known character.
A little gem for Ipswich, the statue of Grandma Giles sure beats the silly Question Mark of the waterfront. Its real-life history of a man who brought a smile to the faces of many people for many years even if you didn't like the Daily...More
I was never a fan of the Daily Express but my grandparents always read it and it had some of the best cartoons, including Giles. This statue I only noticed today as a few kids were standing on it but it certainly captures the essence...More