I started my working life in the apprentice training school at Capmartin Road September 1960 as an apprentice maintenance electrician.
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A great period photo showing the build-up team of apprentices for the launch of the Triumph Herald at the Royal Albert Hall in 1959.
Continue reading “Herald Coupe – 4 Minute Build Car, 1959”
As a past employee of B.L. Triumph U.K. Ltd., I read the “Tale of a TR6” by the Assistant Editor (of Motorsport Magazine) with great interest.
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“Jaguar owed a lot to The Standard.” Comment from an old Midlands car man, recalled the other day when I was given the engaging Review of the Standard Motor Club. Hard to believe it’s an all-but-forgotten make that used to be one of the biggest motor manufacturers in Britain. It was, literally, a standard-bearer in Coventry.
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I started at the Standard in 1959, I spent 10 years in the paint shop, the first few years on the sound deadening then masking and spirit white on the side track.
Continue reading “Cyril West”
I first started at The Standard in 1957 at the Banner Lane offices working as a junior for the Supply Division. In 1959 I transferred to Canley working for the Production Control manager Mr Biggs as a typist typing instructions sheets to be sent around the factory for the factory workers to build the cars, I left in 1960 to have a baby.
Continue reading “Evelyn West”