Robin apparently became rich by marrying a girl whose dad was called 'Alf Price. (That was his real name!) He had a fruit & veg barrow in a West London market. Robin expanded his father-in-law's business exponentially, until it comprised a multi-million pound fresh produce export/import concern. People in our neighbourhood used to laugh at Robin and 'Alf Price's daughter, but when he came to visit his parents in a gleaming new RR, they stopped laughing. I'd left home by then for Uni, so I missed out!
(Sorry about thread drift)