Stanley Underhill


Growing up in the highly industrialised, economically impoverished region of the Black Country in the 1920s and 1930s, Stanley Underhill found himself in a society shaped by cultural ignorance, (working) class-consciousness and ideals of masculinity which seethed as insidiously as the ’satanic mills’ that dominated the landscape of his childhood. As a gay man, this experience led Stanley to a struggle with his own sexuality that was to consume most of his life.