‘Art by the Miner’, including eighteen paintings from the Spennymoor Sketching Club, travels to the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Buys 24 Catherine Street, Spennymoor, from his maternal grandmother. 1949 Daughter Ann Cornish is born, 17 October. Wins a drawing prize at the ‘Federation of Northern Art Societies’ Annual Conference,’ North Shields.