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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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Nice tribute

Nice to have a statue put in place to commemorate a local celebrity. Ideally situated on the junction of major pedestrian routes. This is an ideal place for locals to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
daveinkent44
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice to have a statue put in place to commemorate a local celebrity. Ideally situated on the junction of major pedestrian routes. This is an ideal place for locals to enjoy.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to think that Giles will be remembered by one of his characters. He was a local celebrate, so may not interest everyone

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Thank Chrissie B
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An iconic part of The rich history of Ipswich . It is right in the town centre so well well a look if you are visiting

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Thank Ellie C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

A very accurate representation of several of Giles's best loved characters. Guaranteed to raise a smile for anyone who remembers the country's favourite cartoonist. Don't miss the gin bottle. The statue is overlooked by his former office window. My wife used to work in a nearby shop, and took him his lunchtime sandwiches.

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Thank Vic G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A lovely stature in the centre of Ipswich,right near to the offices where Giles worked as a journalist.

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Thank Sozlovesholisays
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Carl Giles was a renown cartoonist who made Ipswich, well Witnesham actually, his home and main place of work. This statue sits near to his office and is of some of his fantastic creations. Giles was always topical with his drawings and his humour carried important critical comments. The statue is well worth a visit.

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Thank Nigel J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

For anyone who remembers the fantastic Giles cartoons from the Daily Express, this statute is a tribute to the local Carl Giles and one of his characters"Grandma". Not worht making a spcial trip but worth looking at if you are in the area close to Barcalsy Bank, Princes Street.

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Thank David S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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468 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This statue makes me smile. The Giles figure is such a friendly and lovable character that it is hard not to look at it and smile. It looks like it ought to be cuddly rather than made of hard stone, the sculpter has made it looks so soft. Well worth seeking out to look at

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Thank Jan W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is basically just a statue in Ipswich near to where Giles worked. Nice to look at with a sort of seating area round the edges...that's it.

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Thank Sozlovesholisays
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I don't know why it is on here,it is just a small statue in Ipswich town center covered in crisp packets and bird poo.

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Thank Manny L

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