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Cheeky snap wins top prize

Holdthefrontpage’s favourite picture from 2001 wasn’t taken by a newspaper photographer.

It was one sent in to the Tamworth Herald for its Hooked on Herald feature, where readers take their favorite weekly paper around the world and have their photo taken in front of a landmark or with some locals.

Deputy editor Phil Shanahan received this entry, and published it in March.

And guess what? It was chosen as the winner!

Sadly, the reader featured, Lavinia Hickling, has since passed away.

But her husband Eric, who took the picture said: “She would have loved to have won the prize.”

He is planning to enjoy the prize, a visit to Disneyland Paris, with their two young grandchildren.

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