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standard motors 1936Did you work at the Standard or Triumph – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Northey Road, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Standard Triumph? If so, we’d love to hear from you to build a database of names associated with the Standard and Triumph company. Read More HERE. You may notice adverts on the site. You can help this site by clicking on them which supports the archive. Thank you.

List of Names (Surnames First)

There are currently 111 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Abbey, Alan
Tin Smith. Tile Hill Factory in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Bob Owens

Abbey, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1890 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ackland, Warwick
Does anybody remember Warwick Ackland in the drawing office/body engineering at Triumph, Canley (sadly he died 2011 ) great days when he brought home tr7 and triumph spitfire etc
Submitted by: Jon Ackland

Adams, Frank
Trim Shop Superintendent c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Adams, George William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1894 Place of Birth: Smethwick, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Adams, Herbert
Toolroom, No 1 Plant. Liverpool 46 years service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Adams, Les
Competition Shop More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Adams, Marilyn
Costs Department c1969-1970 More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

Adams, W
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Addinall, George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Addison, George
31 Years Service. Progress Chaser. George started in Experimental then moved to progressing Beaufighter parts during the war. Afterwards he was tool chasing for the post-war car models. Toolroom 1960-1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Addison, Reg
WW2 production More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Adkins, Mac
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Ainge, C
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Akeister, Alan
Apprentice at Tile Hill (Until they moved us to jaguar apprentice facility) Worked in the Paint lab then at Materials Engineering Fletch North
Submitted by: Alan Akeister

Akeister, John George
Machinist, Radford Service 1962-1972 d 15 Nov, 1972 aged 78
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Akeister, Victoria
Worked in Canteen accounts, Canley
Submitted by: Vicky Akeister

Akers, Mike
Plant Director 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Alcock, Graham
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Alcock, Terry

Allbutt, H F
Patternshop Superintendent. c1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allbutt, John
Inspector Seen in 'This is Triumph' Video 13:27
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Allbutt, M (Miss)
Ref: 1931 Physical Culture Club More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allcock, Steve
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allen, F
Engine Assembly Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allen, Frederick
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1905 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allen, Frederick George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allen, Gordon
My late Dad, Gordon Allen was a toolmaker for about 40+ years there.
Submitted by: Lesley Kirby

Allen, Jack
Gearbox Assembly 1960's
Submitted by: Neal Snell

Allen, Mr
Foreman, c1945-1949 Foreman Inspector. Assembly Shop More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Allen, Phillip
Car Trimmer Liverpool Speke Company Service: 1956-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allen, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allingham, Nora
Secretary (Coventry) to Jock Brown More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allington, Nora
Secretary to Jock Brown from whilst based at Coventry More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allmark, Joe
Engine Stores Retired 1973 after long service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ambrose, Frank
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1904 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ambrose, Herbert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1906 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ambrose, Rose
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1899 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Amphlett, Denise
1973 to 1980 Secretary to Dave Leopold Homologation Department at Fletch North
Submitted by: Denise Hodges

Anderson, Brian
Engineering Development Department 70's. Left c1978 More Fletch North More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Anderson, M
Foreman, Gear Cutting, Gearbox Shop. January, 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Anderton, H
Standard Football Team 1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Anderton, Johnny
Worked at the Standard Triumph factory between 1964 - 1969 trim fitting in the Rocket Range and also on Final Finish. Permission given by my Father to share this information.
Submitted by: Jerome Anderton

Andrews, Chris E
More President of Standard-Triumph Motor Inc, 1963. Export Commercial Executive c1957 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Angus, L
Tool Room, Canley. Member of Modern Dance Club c1950. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ansell, Arthur Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1895 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ansell, Frank
Tin Smith. Tile Hill Factory in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Bob Owens

Ansell, L
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley c1931 Anstey, C
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Anstey, Charles
Heat Treatment Service 16 Years Retired 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Antcliffe, Joe
Started c1929. Chargehand Engine Assembly in 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Antczak, Jozef
Jozef Antczak was originally from Posnan, Poland. Josef came to work at the Standard Triumph in Coventry following the Second World War
Submitted by: Victoria Geffert (grand-daughter)

Anthony Peters (Tony)
Worked in the engine shop /experimental vehicle proving current cars from 1972-1980
Submitted by: Tony Peters

Appleby, William Victor
b: August 10, 1903 Standard Motor Co. 1927; there was engaged on component design for the Standard Nine 1953- Chief Designer of Engines and Gearboxes, British Motor Corporation, Ltd
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Archer, AudreySubmitted by: Sarah Stevens

Archer, Bob
Publicity and PR. More
Submitted by: John Macartney

Archer, P
Foreman, Welders c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Archer, Phil
Tinsmiths More Apprentice
Submitted by: Beverley Szal

Arden, Frank
Paint rectification, at Allesley 17 years service Retired 1973 More More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arkle, Dave
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Armfield, (Mr)
Security Officer, Gate office Fletchamstead Highway, 1967
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Armitage, Bill (Black Bat)
Material Handler. (Brother of Roy)
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Armitage, Roy
Material Handler. Radford Factory
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Armour, William Joseph
Process Panel Cleaner, Tile Hill Service 1963-1973 d 5 feb 1973 aged 44
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arms, Marilyn
Typist c1972 10 years service Supplies Division and Sales Conversion More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arms, Reg
Worked at the Canley plant Worked at the Standard Triumph from the late 50's to the early 90s. His name was Reg Arms. He worked in the Stores. Photo Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Chris Frankton (daughter)

Armstrong, R
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Armstrong, S
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley c1931 Armstrong, Thelma Jean
My mum in law Thelma Jean Armstrong
Submitted by: Lin Armstrong

Arnes, William James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1874 Place of Birth: Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arnold, Audrey (Sister)
Standard Triumph Surgery c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arnold, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Arnold, John
Material Handler, Canley. Started 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arrowsmith, Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Asbury, Dick
Senior Engine Designer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ash, Peter
Apprentice 1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashby, HaroldSubmitted by: Samantha Bentley

Ashby, KenSubmitted by: Samantha Bentley

Ashcroft, RonSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashford, James William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1885 Place of Birth: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashford, John
Triumph Stylist. MkIV Spitfire and MkIII GT6
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ashington, Alan
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashley, Edgar
Storekeeper in No 10 Stores, CanIey. 18 years' service. Retired April 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashley, Frank Daniel
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashley, Kenneth
Chargehand on the Cylinder Block/Cylinder Head Sections. 3/7/1946 - 10/4/1980........Clock No. 26503
Submitted by: Mark Ashley

Ashly, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashton, Arthur
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1884 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashton, Barry
Early 50's Fletch, Aero Shop '59 Herald Trim and Finish - building the first cars by hand - three a day! Service Dept, Allesley c1967> Sales Rep for SW (Devon, Cornwall and Channel Isles)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ashton, Peter
Pipe fitter, Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Aspin, BillySubmitted by: Alex Murray

Aspland, Kenneth
Company Secretary and Director. Joined Company in 1940. Director from 1953, left 1961. (Part of the Leyland takeover redundancies) Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Assinder, Austin
My grandad was Chief Fire Officer at the Standard Motor Company
Submitted by: Lorraine Maud

Assinder, J Miss
Wages Banner Lane. Member of Modern Dance Club c1950. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Aston, Len
Coachworks
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Athersuch, Thomas
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkins, John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1900 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkins, L
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Atkins, Leslie
Experimental Shop Les Atkins worked in the body shop in Fletch North and later became foreman. Atkins, Robert Percy James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth:
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkinson, Anne
Technical Publications, Allesley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkinson, Des
Inspection, Canley My mum and sister worked at Standard Triumph on the A45 Allesley. Peggy Atkinson and Anne Atkinson. When Anne married she went to work for the Publicity Manager. Her name then was Anne Leech. Dad worked on inspection at Canley: Des Atkinson. More
Submitted by: Jane Taylor

Atkinson, Peggy
My mum and sister worked at Standard Triumph on the A45 Allesley. Peggy Atkinson and Anne Atkinson. When Anne married she went to work for the Publicity Manager. Her name then was Anne Leech. Dad worked on inspection at Canley: Des Atkinson. More
Submitted by: Jane Taylor

Attwood, Archibald Edwin
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1881 Place of Birth: Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Aubertin, Fred
Fitter, Tester. Experimental Fletch North More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Aubertin, Lynne
Canley
Submitted by: Lynne Owen

Aucott, Dorothy
Ref. Toolroom Soprano! Mrs. Dorothy Aucott, a soprano, who is employed as a toolroom machinist in Standard Motor Company factory, is the winner of the inter-factory talent contest which has been taking place at the Empire Theatre 27 November 1943
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Austin, Arthur W
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1899 Place of Birth: Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Austin, Roger
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Awde, George
Herald Trim and Finish c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ayres, Bill
Apprentice Electrician 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we'd write something about Alf Welch. Alf Read more
I started work at the Apprentice Training School, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry as a Technical Apprentice / Draughtsman on Read more
An Initiative Test for apprentices was organized in 1963. The object of the exercise was to see who could travel Read more
Mr. T. R. S. Lawson. A member of the Publicity Department, Mr. Thomas Richard Stone Lawson, died on March 19, 1959, aged Read more
A superb period photo showing pre-war Triumph management.The car, a Gloria Six, is being collected by it's new owner. Flt-Lt Read more
The million mile brothers. Peter and Martin Cox, both development engineers for Triumph engineering department at Coventry have just celebrated Read more
Representatives from various factory sections attended the retirement presentation to Sister Alice Kearton, Sister-in-Charge of Coventry Surgeries. Sister Kearton spent nearly nine Read more
(Little Bill) Bill Wooldridge (68), and his wife, left for a six months' holiday in Australia last month after both Read more
When Sidney Laxon retired from Standard Costs Office, Canley, he left behind a record which was unique. He was the only member Read more
I started an Apprenticeship as a Motor Mechanic with Standard Triumph on 2nd October 1967, My clock number was 8481. Unlike Read more
Again a great response for the Fire Station photos. Here we clear up the identity of one of the men. Read more
Jack Tarrant, who worked permanent nights in the Main Trim Stores, Canley, retired after 38 years' service with the Company. Read more
A great response from the Canley Standard Triumph post with two new photos being sent in by Laurence Maud who says Read more
Fresh faced  Apprentices at the 1953 Motorshow. Apprentices could be taken on from aged 15 and lasted 5 years. Does anyone Read more

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  • Alf Welch – Service Instructor in Market Promotion and Training - On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we’d write something about Alf Welch.
  • Malcolm Dunn – Planning Engineer - I started work at the Apprentice Training School, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry as a Technical Apprentice / Draughtsman on 26 August 1968.
  • Apprentices Initiative Test – 1963 - An Initiative Test for apprentices was organized in 1963. The object of the exercise was to see who could travel furthest from Coventry, with a maximum of ten shillings to spend, and also get back within the allocated time.
  • Thomas Lawson – Publicity Department - Mr. T. R. S. Lawson. A member of the Publicity Department, Mr. Thomas Richard Stone Lawson, died on March 19, 1959, aged 63. He leaves a widow and one son.
  • 1936 – Key Figures - A superb period photo showing pre-war Triumph management.
  • Martin and Peter Cox – Development Engineers - The million mile brothers.
  • Alice Kearton – Sister-in-Charge - Representatives from various factory sections attended the retirement presentation to Sister Alice Kearton, Sister-in-Charge of Coventry Surgeries.
  • Bill Wooldridge – Final Finish - (Little Bill) Bill Wooldridge (68), and his wife, left for a six months’ holiday in Australia last month after both had retired after long service.
  • Sidney Laxon – Costs Office - When Sidney Laxon retired from Standard Costs Office, Canley, he left behind a record which was unique. He was the only member of Standard Triumph’s office staff to have achieved 50 years of service.
  • Dave Smith - I started an Apprenticeship as a Motor Mechanic with Standard Triumph on 2nd October 1967, My clock number was 8481.
  • Fire Station Pt 3 – Jack Whittall - Again a great response for the Fire Station photos. Here we clear up the identity of one of the men.
  • Jack Tarrant – Main Trim Stores - Jack Tarrant, who worked permanent nights in the Main Trim Stores, Canley, retired after 38 years’ service with the Company.
  • Fire Station Pt 2 - A great response from the Canley Standard Triumph post with two new photos being sent in by Laurence Maud who says “My Grandad was Chief Fire Officer at The Standard Motor Company”.
  • Apprentices – 1953 Motorshow - Fresh faced  Apprentices at the 1953 Motorshow. Apprentices could be taken on from aged 15 and lasted 5 years. Does anyone recognise anyone here?
  • Fire Station – Canley - Standard Triumph had it’s own Fire Station, manned 24 hours a day by full time firemen.
  • Canley Memories – Ivy Cottage - I cannot let yet another milestone of motoring history pass by without recording that the Canley factory of BL in Coventry has commissioned its very last motor car, a Triumph Spitfire.
  • Diesel Engine Shop - A rare photo of the Diesel Engine assembly shop.
  • First World War Planes Built by Standard - In the early years of the 1st World War air  warfare was in its infancy. The first planes were used for observation and as “spotters” for the artillery. They carried no armaments — except the pilot’s revolver! Later, the planes were fitted with light machine guns and the epic battles between enemy “aces” have become legends.
  • Factory – 1964 - The previous Competition department photograph from 1964 was cropped to show the faces of the team better. The original photograph offers a detailed image of part of the factory.
  • Ferguson 50,000th Tractor - The Banner Lane plant of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., has just completed the 50,000th  Ferguson tractor.
  • Frank Lord - Frank Kershaw Lord.
  • Wages Agreement – December 1948 - Following on from the earlier post of the Wages Agreement photograph, full details have now emerged from this agreement.
  • Bob Wilson – Experimental Department - A new photograph taken at Bob Wilson’s retirement presentation.
  • Reg Arms – Stores - My dad worked at the Standard Triumph from the late 50’s to the early 90s. His name  was Reg Arms. He worked in the Stores. 
  • Competition Department - Here’s a rather splendid photo Triumph competition boys taken in 1964 with the rally 2000’s.

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