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Hess Hans

  Hans Hess Hess was born in Erfurt in 1908 to Alfred and Tekla Hess. Alfred owned Germany's second largest shoe factory but had a socialist outlook and the young Hess was educated in a […]

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Holdsworth Stephen

Stephen Holdsworth The son of an Anglican priest, Stephen had his first gay experiences in London in his mid-teens, but it was when he went to Edinburgh University, where he studied Divinity, that he formed […]

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Hitchens Gilbert

Gilbert Hitchings   A native of Bristol, he joined the Communist Party in 1928. He became very prominent in the marches of the unemployed from South Wales through Bristol to London in the 1920s and […]

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Holbrook David

David K Holbrook Born 9th January 1923 in Norwich, Holbrook read English at Downing College, Cambridge in 1941, where he was a pupil of F. R. Leavis. Already a Communist Party member, he entered the […]

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Hindroth Norman

 Norman Hindroth   Hindroth deserves a mention since he certainly held a Communist Party card, even though he was a spy for the British state who penetrated the Party during the Second World War.   […]

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Hillel Phyllis

Phyllis Hillel   Phyllis Hillel (left) was born in Hackney, the daughter of Pinkus Nirenstein, a grocer who ran a store in Victoria Park Road. When her parents registered her birth at Hackney Town Hall in 1915, they […]

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Heath Terry

 Terry Heath   Born in Arlington Road in 1934, the son of Fred, a postal worker, and Catherine, who worked in a munitions factory opposite their Mornington Crescent home as the Second World War started. […]

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Hatt Doris

 Doris Hatt   Born in 1890 in Bath, the Communist artist, Doris Brabham Hatt trained in Vienna and became a painter, designer and printmaker. She studied at the School of Art in Bath, then at […]

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Hall Albert

Albert Hall Born in Leicester in 1907, Albert Hall was educated at the former Milton Street Board School before starting a five-year apprenticeship with a local wood working firm. In the late 1920s, he managed […]