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Fitting memorial to this brilliant cartoonist

This review may be a bit biased as I am a great fan of Giles cartoon (aka the work of Ronald "Carl... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2019
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Giles cartoons

Giles cartoons appeared in the express . I used to get a book with the cartoons in at Christmas... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew081
Reviewed January 21, 2019

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'

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Roger S
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed December 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dodod1950
Reviewed October 24, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mattfrost216
Reviewed August 7, 2018

'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. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WineTravelandSong
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Visiting Ipswich then its worth looking for Giles, a bit of fun. The general area is nice and clean, great place to have a coffee and see the world go by.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Islandhoppers005
Reviewed April 29, 2018

A unique statue of the cartoons, interestingly placed in the town centre. Go right around it to look at it form all sides

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed April 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank glennsbrown
Reviewed March 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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