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The Giles Statue

Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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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 1 week ago
WineTravelandSong
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Suffolk
As a visitor, worth having your picture taken with Giles

Visiting Ipswich then its worth looking for Giles, a bit of fun. The general area is nice and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Islandhoppers005
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

'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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Mike F
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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

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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

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

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

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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.

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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
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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 !

Thank mr_sleepwell
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Its a great statue of Grandma Giles staring up the road at her 'dad's' office window. Brought back fond memories of the Giles cartoons in the Express newspapers and their annuals during my childhood.

Thank fatboyuk
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