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The Giles Statue

Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Grandma Giles

A little gem for Ipswich, the statue of Grandma Giles sure beats the silly Question Mark of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
glennsbrown
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Grandma Looks Suitably Formidable

I was never a fan of the Daily Express but my grandparents always read it and it had some of the... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Richard G
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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"office window"
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"fitting tribute"
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"town centre"
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"characters"
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"cartoons"
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"vera"
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"newspaper"
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"annuals"
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"circus"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 18, 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 17, 2017

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

Thank smarbers
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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 4, 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.

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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 !

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Reviewed September 12, 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.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I have been a fan of Giles since a pretty young age, couldn't wait for his annuals to come out each year or have a root through book shops to find his old ones. Grandma, Vera, et al are so iconic of Giles there couldn't...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I always enjoy stopping to look at this. My parents read the Daily Express many years ago and of course Giles was their top cartoonist. So the figures shown here are familiar from my childhood. Giles often used local buildings in his cartoons, so it's...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

A statue to make you smile and worthy of a stop to look and read of the signs that describe who Giles was.

Thank Antarctic
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