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Exhibits highlight Giles' county

Carl Giles' famous character Grandma (Copyright: Express Syndication/British Cartoon Archive)
Giles spent many years working in an office in the centre of Ipswich

A exhibition highlighting the work of popular cartoonist Carl Giles is taking place in the county where he lived.

Giles, who worked for the Daily Express and Sunday Express from 1943 to 1991 creating such memorable characters as Grandma, lived just outside Ipswich.

The exhibition focuses on Giles' work linked to Suffolk and takes place at Ipswich's Town Hall Galleries and runs from 8 November to 17 January.

Giles' work had a large influence on the style of British cartoonists.

The exhibition is entitled GILES: Drawn to Suffolk and "takes its focus from Giles' fondness of the locality, presenting works that illustrate the town's places and people", said a gallery spokeswoman.

It also includes his drawing board and chair, drawing equipment, a collection of constabulary helmets (illustrated in one of the cartoons) and photographs.

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