From the Cardinal Wolsey statue to the Giles statue in Ipswich, several Suffolk icons have been immortalised across the county. 

We asked our readers which local legends they would like to see made into a statue, but do you agree?

John Constable

John Constable was a Romantic landscape painter born in East Bergholt in 1776 and spent his lifetime immortalising the local countryside.

He even had an Area of National Beauty informally named after him – Dedham Vale is commonly referred to as 'Constable Country.' 

His descendants still live locally and Constable's legacy lives on.

Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran is a proud local legend who spotlights key Suffolk landmarks in several of his songs, including Castle on the Hill, which references Framlingham Castle. 

Now our readers are calling for landmark of the multi-award winning singer in Suffolk.

An Ed wax work has been unveiled at a museum in Hamburg, Germany, but Suffolk is yet to follow with a statue of its own.

Basil Brown 

Basil Brown is from a tiny Suffolk village called Rickinghall, where he was living when he discovered and excavated a 6th-century Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939.

His most famous discovery was recorded in the Netflix film The Dig, in which Ralph Fiennes plays the archeologist.

A blue plaque has been erected on his former home, but now our readers would like to see a statue of the famous local.

Griff Rhys Jones 

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While Griff Rhys Jones is not from Suffolk, he has made a home in our county in the village of Holbrook and is often spotted out and about at the weekend.

The Welsh actor, comedian and writer spent many holidays in Suffolk as a child and now splits his time between the countryside and London.

Brian From Melton

A bit of a light-hearted suggestion: Brian is a man from Melton whose story went viral after appearing he called in to BBC Radio Suffolk.

On October 15, 1987, a woman called into the BBC to ask if a storm was on its way. She was Brian's mother and predicted a hurricane after a cuckoo didn't crow one day, and Brian regaled the story to the BBC Radio Suffolk listeners one weekend.

He has called in several times since his original performance and is an icon in Suffolk.