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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
WineTravelandSong
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Suffolk
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
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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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
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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

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
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

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
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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