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reminder of this great cartoonist

nice to see this famous character from a great cartoon artist great to see the town celebrating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
smarbers
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Remember the cartoon strip?

In the centre of Ipswich this is a well kept statue of the infamous comic / cartoon strip, also a... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
FirstTimerEA
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Princes Street and Queen Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank smarbers
Reviewed 11 October 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.

Thank FirstTimerEA
Reviewed 3 October 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 Geff R
Reviewed 25 September 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
Reviewed 12 September 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
Reviewed 5 September 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

Thank KesgraveKid
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Honey4Tea
Reviewed 25 August 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A quite but sometimes sociable place to meet, accessible by road and on foot. Its in the centre of Ipswich Town and have the Markets, Shops, Pubs and Restaurants all nearby. Can, on occasions have disadvantaged persons there but the Ipswich Rangers do have a...More

Thank paulpaulineips335
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Giles was a much loved Suffolk cartoonist who maintained his roots by including references to local sights and the football team etc.in his daily cartoon in the Express. Grandma Giles was probably his best known character and she sits in a small open area in...More

Thank paddy1232017
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