Born in Leicester in 1907, Albert Hall was educated at the former
He then became a leader in of the local tenants association and, during the 1930s, produced the `Braunstone Gazette’, which was distributed free to tenants on the estate, campaigning for local community facilities and lower rents.
Hall was an active anti-fascist during the 1930s and resigned from the Labour Party in protest over the party’s initial support for non-intervention in
Having joined the Communist Party he remained a member until he left in the wake of the events of 1956. He was an organiser for the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers for 26 years and Trades Council President 1954 & 1970-1.
In the early 1960s, he lent his support to
Hall died in January 1987.
Sources: Leicester Mercury, 25th August 1982, 12th January 1987, interview
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