1943 - 2018

Mike Akehurst

Michael D. Akehurst was born at Harrogate, Yorkshire in 1943 and at the age of four, Revd David and Grace Akehurst adopted Michael when he moved to Barnsley. The family then moved to Hartlepool where he spent his teenage years and attended West Hartlepool Grammar School for Boys. At Durham University he graduated in Maths and Philosophy. He married at Sunderland, co. Durham in 1967, Patricia Hutton. As Mike Akehurst, he exhibited at Bury St Edmund's Church Walks in 2012 from 1 Rembrandt Gardens, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk when sixty highly regarded professional artists as well as local artists and students donated their work and supported by the School of Art at West Suffolk College, all the proceeds going to St Nicholas Hospice Care. He was a member of the Bury [St Edmund's] Sketchers and of the Felixstowe Art Group. Michael D. Akehurst died on 5 January 2018.