Alfred Robens MP lived at 13 Prentis Road
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Robens took over Britain's coal industry in October 1960 for his Ten-Year Stint (the title of his own 1972 book).
He held a number of prominent positions and was a director of the Bank of England, on the board of Times Newspapers, the first Vice Chancellor of the University of Surrey and Chair of Governor's at Guys Hospital.
He retired to Laleham Abbey once the home of Lord Luchan
Photo by Elliott & Fry bromide print, November 1947 NPG x91157 © National Portrait Gallery, London