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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.

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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.

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