Seven stunning living statues bring smiles to the Cornhill
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On Saturday, families in Ipswich got to meet up with historical figures, as living statues entertained crowds on the Cornhill.
Children posed for photographs with the statues which included King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes, Queen Victoria, a stone angel, a policeman and a toy soldier.
Shoppers were also mesmerised by Stephen the Magician who was showing off some of his best tricks to the crowd.
A spokeswoman for Ipswich Borough Council said: "The event really went well, we had seven statues in total with one doubling up as two characters.
"Even from when the statues first arrived they immediately attracted a big crowd around them and were bringing smiles to peoples faces.
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"There was something there for everyone to enjoy - even if they were just passing through.
"Queen Victoria was a big character and the toy soldier was very popular with children."
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The living statue event is the latest free activity organised on the Cornhill since it was redeveloped.
If you are interested in holding an event on the Cornhill you can find out more information on the Ipswich Borough Council website. Read more: First look inside the brand new Haughley Spectacle of Light