Timmy Mallett is welcomed back to Harborough

Timmy Mallett with John Snape, Jenni Snape, Dinah Fordham and Andrew Cartwright during the exhibition at Croft Wingates Gallery.
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Timmy Mallett with John Snape, Jenni Snape, Dinah Fordham and Andrew Cartwright during the exhibition at Croft Wingates Gallery. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
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Former children’s TV favourite Timmy Mallett returned to Market Harborough at the weekend with his new collection of originals and limited edition prints.

During Saturday afternoon (June 3) at Croft Wingates Gallery, Timmy explained to the packed gallery what inspired him to paint and how he loves to capture particular moments in time from his life and observations from visits to India, Australia and London to the way light dances on flowers against his white fence in his own garden.

George Herbert takes a selfie of a Timmy Mallett painting.
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George Herbert takes a selfie of a Timmy Mallett painting. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

During Timmy’s short stay in Market Harborough on Friday and Saturday, he put his preferred mode of transport into good use by cycling from Northampton Train Station to Market Harborough and even took the time to visit sights around the area including: Foxton Locks, Brampton Valley Way and chatted to some of the gardeners in Cottesbrooke preparing for their open gardens event. Timmy said: “This is truly a beautiful part of the country and it is always a delight to come and visit my favourite gallery in the UK – Croft Wingates.”

Gordon Merrey, Sally Merrey, Kipp Allingham, Billy Allingham and Alice Jacques.
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Gordon Merrey, Sally Merrey, Kipp Allingham, Billy Allingham and Alice Jacques. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

John Mayor, Teresa Clipston, Ann Russell and Jim Russell.
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John Mayor, Teresa Clipston, Ann Russell and Jim Russell. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Julie Houghton and Nigel Atkinson with their Timmy Mallett painting.
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Julie Houghton and Nigel Atkinson with their Timmy Mallett painting. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Timmy Mallett with John Snape, Jenni Snape, Dinah Fordham and Andrew Cartwright during the exhibition at Croft Wingates Gallery.
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Timmy Mallett with John Snape, Jenni Snape, Dinah Fordham and Andrew Cartwright during the exhibition at Croft Wingates Gallery. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Jenni Snape, Neil Jennings, Amanda Jennings, Jackie Mendez and Javier Mendez.
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Jenni Snape, Neil Jennings, Amanda Jennings, Jackie Mendez and Javier Mendez. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Carl Chambers, Frances Chambers, Timmy Mallett and Louise Mallett.
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Carl Chambers, Frances Chambers, Timmy Mallett and Louise Mallett. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER