Diamond Wedding for the Fullertons

Ray and Joyce Fullerton were married at the now demolished St Peter’s Church during twelve days leave at the end of the Second World War. Ray was a staff sergeant with Essex Yeomanry and worked on many covert missions. In his younger days he had been a champion athlete and won a place in the national county championships. In 1934, with the late Arthur Beeton, he founded the Chelmsford Athletic Club and served on the board of the Amateur Athletic Association. He was one of the people who persuaded Chelmsford Borough Council to create Melbourne stadium. Joyce came to Chelmsford in 1924 aged four and later worked for the Essex education department. Being Welsh she joined many local choirs and has also been a helper for Farleigh Hospice and a nurse for St John Ambulance. The celebration took place in Broomfield hospital where Joyce has been a patient for nearly a year with a serious kidney complaint.