Remember, remember… Robert of Staveley

Robert keyes

Godfrey Holmes travels to Staveley to find out how one of its most famous citizens, Gunpowder Plotter Robert Keyes, is remembered.

THE PROUD, self-sufficient, town of Staveley has been ill-served by its rapacious mine-owners; then by Alfred Robens, the man charged with closing down those mines; then by Vinatex, one of the businesses introduced to relieve mass unemployment in the area; and ill-served, finally, by local government reorganisation…