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An iconic statue in the heart of Ipswich

'Giles' was a cartoonist for the Daily Express who moved to Ipswich in the 1940's, spending the... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2018
Unique statue

A unique statue of the cartoons, interestingly placed in the town centre. Go right around it to... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Mike F
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

Thank Richard G
Reviewed November 16, 2017

nice to see this famous character from a great cartoon artist great to see the town celebrating local talent

Thank smarbers
Reviewed October 11, 2017

In the centre of Ipswich this is a well kept statue of the infamous comic / cartoon strip, also a meeting place. Worth a hunt for on your travels through Ipswich.

Thank FirstTimerEA
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Really nice to see a statue that makes you smile. Not one that shows off some forgotten dignitary of celebrity. Well done Ipswich for this one.

Thank geoff r
Reviewed September 25, 2017

OK, so it's a statue, but , Hey it's 10 minutes of FUN for free, so an absolute bargain. It will make you laugh and brighten up your day. Nice one !

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