On Friday 16th December there was a Community Christmas Party for people who play an active role in the community of Acocks Green. It was set up several years ago to acknowledge the work of community champions and named after long-standing Acocks Green Carnival volunteer Ray Newton. This year it was presented to Mike Byrne who is a familiar face in Acocks Green and hard to miss bring a very tall man. The formerLibrarian at Acocks Green Library, Mike has established and continued to play a key role in the historical and cultural development of Acocks Green.
Mike originates from Nottingham and came to Birmingham in 1969 tostudy at Birmingham University, and after graduation in 1973, joined thelibrary service in Birmingham in 1974. He commenced as a librarian at Central Library, moving to Hall Green, then South Yardley untiljoining Acocks Green in 1993.
Mike Byrne receives the Ray Newton Active…
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