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The Giles Statue

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Address: Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England

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Nice tribute

Nice to have a statue put in place to commemorate a local celebrity. Ideally situated on the junction of major pedestrian routes. This is an ideal place for locals to enjoy.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
daveinkent44
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This must be one of the most efficient, welcoming Hotel around. Lovely garden with lots of private areas & views. Great choice of food ,promptly served, Cheerful ,friendly staff, warm ,cosy lots of books to read, very relaxing. Convenient position in St Peter Port, bus station at bottom of hill.

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Thank Barbara M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice to have a statue put in place to commemorate a local celebrity. Ideally situated on the junction of major pedestrian routes. This is an ideal place for locals to enjoy.

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Thank daveinkent44
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It is nice to think that Giles will be remembered by one of his characters. He was a local celebrate, so may not interest everyone

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Thank Chrissie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

An iconic part of The rich history of Ipswich . It is right in the town centre so well well a look if you are visiting

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Thank Ellie C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A very accurate representation of several of Giles's best loved characters. Guaranteed to raise a smile for anyone who remembers the country's favourite cartoonist. Don't miss the gin bottle. The statue is overlooked by his former office window. My wife used to work in a nearby shop, and took him his lunchtime sandwiches.

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Thank Vic G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

A lovely stature in the centre of Ipswich,right near to the offices where Giles worked as a journalist.

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Thank Sozlovesholisays
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Carl Giles was a renown cartoonist who made Ipswich, well Witnesham actually, his home and main place of work. This statue sits near to his office and is of some of his fantastic creations. Giles was always topical with his drawings and his humour carried important critical comments. The statue is well worth a visit.

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Thank Nigel J
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

For anyone who remembers the fantastic Giles cartoons from the Daily Express, this statute is a tribute to the local Carl Giles and one of his characters"Grandma". Not worht making a spcial trip but worth looking at if you are in the area close to Barcalsy Bank, Princes Street.

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Thank David S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This statue makes me smile. The Giles figure is such a friendly and lovable character that it is hard not to look at it and smile. It looks like it ought to be cuddly rather than made of hard stone, the sculpter has made it looks so soft. Well worth seeking out to look at

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Thank Jan W
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is basically just a statue in Ipswich near to where Giles worked. Nice to look at with a sort of seating area round the edges...that's it.

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