Search for couple after lost 1970s wedding photos are found

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A photographer has launched a search for a mystery couple after finding their wedding photographs in an old camera.

Romanian Alex Galmeanu discovered the images on undeveloped film inside a camera he bought online.

The amateur sleuth believes the wedding took place in Scotland in the 1970s.

One of the cars featured in the images is believed to have been first registered in the Stirling area in the early 1970s.

Now the professional fashion photographer, who discovered the images last week, has posted them online in the hope of returning the originals to the couple or a relative.

Writing on his blog, Mr Galmeanu said he found the film inside a Balda Baldix camera he bought from an online seller near Birmingham.

He told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme that the car in the photos was probably an Austin Maxi.

He added: “The biggest clue is one of the cars involved in the wedding. It’s decorated in such a manner and has a very visible plate number. If you search for the plate number it will come up as being registered first somewhere between 73 and 74.

“The second clue is in the film and developing process. The film is an old one. It was produced by Kodak until 74 and the process, which is named C22, is an old laboratory process and went on until 74. So this must be either 73 or 74.

“I’ve been sent some emails. Someone has said they have identified the hotel in the background but nothing has been confirmed yet.”

Mr Galmeanu believes the pictures reveal a “discreet, low profile wedding” in a small town or rural area in the UK.

In one, confetti is shown being thrown over the newly-weds outside an AA two star hotel, which according to one email might be in Gretna.

At the end of his blog he said: “Obviously, a happy end will complete this beautiful story.

“Your help is needed to share this to all your British friends.

“Who knows, maybe someone will hopefully recognise his/her family, and I’ll have the opportunity to return these images to those entitled to receive them.”

Do you recognise the people in the photographs? Email us at newsonlinescotland@bbc.co

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