The Giles Statue

The Giles Statue, also known as 'The Grandma Statue', depicts the popular cartoon family from famous Ipswich-based illustrator Carl Giles, Britain's best loved cartoonist 

Carl Giles drew weekly topical cartoons and comic strips for the Daily Express and Sunday Express that often included characters from his fictional 'Giles Family' of which the Grandma was the most popular character. Other characters from the family that also feature on the statue are The Twins, Lawrence and Ralph and Rush the dog.

This bronze statue depicting Gile's most beloved characters was unveiled in 1993, just 2 years before the cartoonist died. The statue is positioned so that Grandma is looking up at the studio window of the former East Suffolk House where Giles used to work, above what is now a Costa Coffee shop.


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Giles Circus, Queen Street, Ipswich, IP1 1SW

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Monday 24hrs
Tuesday 24hrs
Wednesday 24hrs
Thursday 24hrs
Friday 24hrs
Saturday 24hrs
Sunday 24hrs
Bank Holidays 24hrs

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