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Another interesting bit of history.

Many people pass this every day but it is worth reading up about the history of this young man. You... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
A draw for rugby fans & others with a connection

A uniquely interesting man, shame about his untimely death. Someone suggested the reason for his... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
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Sep 21, 2018
“Another interesting bit of history.”
Jun 22, 2018
“A draw for rugby fans & others with a connection”
This is a statue dedicated to a Russian Prince who played Rugby Union for England after escaping the russian revolution, he then joined the RAF in world war 2 but died in an aeroplane crash near ipswich and is now buried in Ipswich cemetary
St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Many people pass this every day but it is worth reading up about the history of this young man. You can find it at the entrance to the car park . You can take a tour of all these statues in Ipswich. Watch out for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

A uniquely interesting man, shame about his untimely death. Someone suggested the reason for his crash-landing is a mystery but we were told that he was in a hurry to get to a rugby match, took off his harness too soon & suffered the consequences...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Well maybe, not so much. Interesting how it present three different aspects of his short fascinating life on the plinth. I'd only really heard of him in a rugby context before.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Richard G
Reviewed April 21, 2018

Unusual statue and very near Willis Building.There are a number of statues in Ipswich and this one is worth seeking out .

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RowePCCA
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This very clever statue to Prince Alexander Obolensky is on the corner of St. Nicholas Street and the car park. It reflects his role as an England rugby international as well as a WWII pilot. I really like this memorial for it's simple but dramatic...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Tim M
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Not quite sure what to make of this, but isn't that what art is all about? An interesting piece is a good way to describe it. Go see for yourself and make up your own mind! Lots of information about the man the statue remembers...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Just outside the main centre the statue offers a talking point when people walk past and stop to find out its origins. Great piece and worthy of its place.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank rayp775
Reviewed September 1, 2015

a statue to a person i had not heard of interesting piece of art in a historic part of town - on the edge of a car park and easy reach of the shopping center and some fine restaruants

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank jay d
Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

An unusual but interesting statue in Ipswich. Not in the very centre of town but is within easy walking distances, situated near one of the towns car park.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank cg2792
Reviewed May 8, 2015

I like this statue very much and visit it whenever I am in Ipswich. It is a fine memorial to an exceptionally talented man who sadly lost his life in World War II.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank Michael C
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