After telling the stories of 200 people from the past and present, The Northern Daily Leader on Monday wraps up its Faces of Tamworth project.
Almost every day since January, our reporters have shared the stories of people who live or lived here – their successes, ups and downs, passions and journeys.
Helped by our readers, who nominated some admirable Faces, we selected people we believed had made a mark on the city, its development and its character over the past two centuries.
We started this special project as part of the city-wide commemoration of 200 years since explorer John Oxley came across this area.
This occasion led to the establishment of what would become a thriving city of more than 40,000 people.
When we started talking about Faces of Tamworth, we decided to constrain it to 200 faces from the past 200 years – which turned out to both a huge and limiting task.
We can assure you we never ran out of ideas, or submissions from our readers.
NDL editor Fiona Ferguson said Faces of Tamworth had been “challenging but very satisfying”.
“A long campaign such as this takes a lot of planning, organisation, teamwork and stamina,” she said.
“However, it become something our readers looked forward to every day, which validated our efforts.
“We feel it’s been a great feature – one that has shone a light on some terrific people, and one that has been a valuable contribution to documenting the city’s residents, history and lifestyle.
“We thanks our readers for their interest and contribution to Faces of Tamworth.”