First one-man exhibition at the ‘Green Room’, the People's Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Marries Sarah Bartley at Rose Street Methodist Church in Trimdon Grange, County Durham. They ‘live in’ with a grandmother in Marmaduke Street, Spennymoor. Dr. W. Revans, Director of Education for the National Coal Board buys five paintings for the NCB. The Spennymoor Settlement is dubbed by the regional press as ‘The Pitman's Academy.’