Exhibits the painting ‘The Fish Shop’ in the exhibition ‘Contemporary Artists of County Durham’ at the Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead, as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. Participates in the Spennymoor Sketching Club‘s group exhibition at The Crow's Nest Hotel, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne. His painting, ‘The Three Beers’, is mentioned by Ivan Geffen in the Evening Chronicle review of 16th January. Geffen subsequently purchases the painting, which he describes as “the best painting by an amateur artist he has ever seen.’ Exhibition, The Mirror and The Square - Realism to Abstraction, New Burlington Galleries, London: Including L.S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, Wyndham Lewis, Victor Pasmore, Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland, Fred Uhlman, Norman Cornish.