The Dandy comic 10th November 1956.
Peter Gray asked on another strand who the artist was who drew Big Beardie in the 1957 Dandy Book, the answer is an Irish artist with an extremely Irish name, Shamus O'Doherty.
Shamus began working for the Dandy in 1955 after being talent-spotted by Albert Barnes as an artist he thought showed promise. Sadly this early promise failed to flower into anything much more substantial but, even so, Albert Barnes stuck with is protege,in the shape of four strips, on and off for 16 years. Those strips being Big Beardie (1955-1956), Roger and his Lodgers (1960-1962), Butch and his Pooch (1967-1968) and Bodger the Bookworm (1968-1971). Like another Albert Barnes discovery Jimmy Hughes Shamus O'Doherty never worked for any other Thomson comic, or for any other comic publisher as far as I am aware.
Thank you Kashgar for the information.