The Wedding Detectives Charlotte Sibtain and Cole Moreton


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Take one wedding photo, add some research and you’ll end up with quite the story. That’s the premise behind The Wedding Detectives on BBC Radio 4. Charlotte Sibtain was on The Photo Detective back in episode 44 vintage Wedding Photos. I discovered Charlotte’s Instagram feed and so did reporter Cole Moreton. Together they uncover the tales behind what on the surface look like ordinary wedding images. Murder and mayhem are just one of the stories they found. You don’t have to live in the UK to listen to their program. My fingers are crossed the series gets expanded. Let’s help them by tuning in via the web. Link in the show notes.

Related Episodes:

Episode 44: Vintage Wedding Photos

Episode 98: Collect Photo Stories with StoryGlory


About My Guest:

Charlotte Sibtain is a London-based social researcher who collects vintage wedding photos and then reunites them where possible with the families. She is also the co-host of the popular BBC Radio 4 series, ‘The Wedding Detectives’.

Cole Moreton is a writer and broadcaster exploring who we are and what we believe in. His BBC Radio 4 series The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away won Audio Moment of the Year at the Arias and Best Writing at the World’s Best Radio Awards in New York. He also contributes to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2. Cole was named as Interviewer of the Year at the Press Awards for his work with the Mail on Sunday and also writes for other titles including The Guardian and the i. He is the author of five books including Hungry for Home, which was shortlisted alongside Zadie Smith’s White Teeth for the prestigious John Llewelyn Rhys Prize for first book of any kind. An East Ender by birth, he now lives by the sea.

About Maureen Taylor:

Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker on photo identification, photograph preservation, and family history at historical and genealogical societies, museums, conferences, libraries, and other organizations across the U.S., London, and Canada. She’s the author of several books and hundreds of articles and her television appearances include The View and The Today Show (where she researched and presented a complete family tree for host Meredith Vieira). She’s been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, The Boston Globe, Martha Stewart Living, Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel, American Spirit, and The New York Times. Maureen was recently a spokesperson and photograph expert for, an internationally known family history website, and also writes guidebooks, scholarly articles, and online columns for such media as Learn more at

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