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Ralph Edward Hall (December 5, 1913 – 1987)

Montague Glover is notable for his depictions of his partnership with his lover, Ralph Edward Hall (December 5, 1913 – 1987), a rare documented example of a gay long-term relationship prior to the legalization of homosexuality in Britain in the 1960s. Ralph Edward Hall was born 5 December 1913 in Bermondsey in the East End of London. The two met around 1930 and Glover employed him as his manservant, perhaps to provide a social alibi for two men living together. The relationship lasted for more than 50 years, surviving the Second World War during which Hall was drafted to the Royal Air Force. Much of their latter years were spent at Glover's country house, 'Little Windovers', in the village of Balsall Heath, near Coventry, where Glover's eldest sister, Ellen, lived with them until her death in 1954 aged 72. Glover himself died aged 85 in 1983, leaving Ralph Hall as his sole heir. Hall died four years later after suffering a gradual decline in health.

Timeline & Places:

December 5, 1913: born.

1930 to 1987: lived at Little Windovers, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9NU, Regno Unito, sharing with Montague Glover.

1987: died.

References:

Queer Places, Vol. 2.2: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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