We might think of the internet as a way to kill time, check our bank balance or gossip on Facebook.Advertisement
But for one Preston couple it has helped them be reunited with a wedding photo album they thought was gone forever.
After a car break-in their photo album randomly turned up on Blackpool Road and was stumbled upon by Blog Preston reader Russell Baines.
He contacted us, declaring himself a “hopeless romantic”, to see if we could help trace the couple who were pictured as getting married in 2010.
A receipt for the photo book held that clue but the rest of the pictures were smiling, smartly dressed faces.
Russell scanned the pictures and we posted them onto our site and shared the link onto Facebook to ask Prestonians for help.
And boy did they respond, within 20 minutes the couple were deluged with inbox messages, texts and emails to say their photo album had been found.
In this digital age we might think we don’t need hard copies of photos, but for John and Emma Stead from Ashton the album meant a lot.
Russell said they nipped round to pick up the album from him.
He said: “Well I’ve just had the groom collect the album from me he was very thankful, it appears the car was broken into and some items stolen one of which being the album.
“I’ve now deleted the album post to give the bride and groom back their privacy. Thank you so much for helping me get them their happy ending.”
We have now deleted all the pictures, bar the one at the top of this post, to give John and Emma some privacy back.
But it’s a nice story for a Sunday to prove that Facebook, social media and the Internet isn’t all bad.