Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Leiston: Well known couple celebrating diamond anniversary

09:45 22 November 2012

John and June Geater are celebrating their diamond wedding.

John and June Geater are celebrating their diamond wedding.

Archant

FORMER council leader John Geater and his wife June are celebrating their diamond wedding.

The couple were married at St Margaret’s Church in Leiston on November 22, 1952, and have lived in Westward Ho in the town ever since.

Mr Geater, 83, was a teacher for many years at Leiston High School and at Kesgrave.

He was also a founder member of Suffolk Coastal District Council from its formation in 1973, and was chairman of the council in 1985/86.

He sat as a Conservative on the council until the elections in May 2011. By the time he stood down he had been a Suffolk Coastal councillor for 34 years, having spent four years off the council from 1995 to 1999 when a Labour/LibDem coalition ran the authority. He was also chairman of Leiston Town Council three times.

Mrs Geater, 81, ran the family business – an egg and fruit farm – for many years. The couple have four children and six grandchildren. They are celebrating their anniversary with a party for the family at the weekend.

0 comments

The NPAS helicopter. Picture: Gary Stedman

Raiders armed with a gun demanded cash from staff during an alleged robbery at a post office in north Essex today.

The changes are expected to lead to more fines for illegally parked cars.

People who park illegally on yellow lines in Suffolk are more likely to be fined after a new civil parking enforcement scheme was agreed by the county council.

Chris Graham with his son Dexter, two, and Vicky, his wife. Picture: Chris Graham

A father-of-three who was told he had Alzheimer’s when he was just 34 has been picked to speak at Headway Suffolk’s annual neuro conference later this year.

Part of the refurbishment work carried out at Beccles Hospital. Picture:  LSI ARCHITECTS

Patients will today move back into Beccles Hospital following a major £1.65million refurbishment project.

Launch of the Ickworth House walk for Hearing Dogs charity. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The annual walk for the hearing dogs charity in Ickworth Park, near Bury St Edmunds, has been launched, with this year’s event set to be their biggest yet.

The scene of a serious crash. Picture: Gregg Brown

Paramedics, firefighters, police and the air ambulance were at the scene of a serious crash in a north Essex village this morning.

Lowestoft's Britten Centre. A teenager was allegedly assaulted close to the shopping centre on Valentine's Day. Picture: Nick Butcher

Detectives have launched an investigation after an assault allegedly took place in Lowestoft on Valentine’s Day.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24