Wedding vow over lost shots [Northern Echo (England)]
(Northern Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A COUPLE were stunned when photographs from their wedding day were found on the other side of the world nearly a year after they married.
Annice and Glen Grundy, both 43, held their special day at Redworth Hall Hotel, near Darlington, on March 10 last year, when they were joined by 120 guests.
Family friends Ayshea and Carl Horsman, of Hartburn Village, near Stockton, took snaps of the big day, but lost the camera's memory card - ironically, while at another wedding. but in Daylesford, Australia.
Mr and Mrs Horsman returned home on Saturday and were devastated to find they had lost the snaps.
But a day later, Mrs Grundy, 43, also of Hartburn, was stunned to be called by a wedding planner at Redworth Hall to say a woman had found their photos half way around the world - weeks before their first wedding anniversary.
Olga Sturludottir, of Daylesford, in Victoria, turned detective after finding the memory card in a garden on Sunday.
Determined to solve the mystery, she loaded the pictures onto her computer and trawled through hundreds of images until she saw wedding photos which led to clues about the owner's identity.
She began searching on the internet after reading a sign for "Barcelo" and "Hall Hotel" above the happy but unknown couple and began piecing the puzzle together.
After researching on the internet, Ms Sturludottir found Barcelo was the former name of the hotel group which owns Redworth Hall Hotel andmade contact with staff on Sunday.
Mrs Grundy, who is studying health studies at Hartlepool College of Further Education, said: "The memory card had about 500 photos on it. It's amazing that this kind lady performed this detective work to find us."
Mrs Horsman and her husband, Carl, 37, a telecoms engineer, had visited Australia to attend a relative's wedding.
He said: "I was videoing the wedding using my brother's memory card, so I put the other card in my bag. I can only assume it fell out."
He said he will send mystery detective Ms Sturludottir flowers as a thank you.
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