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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 169 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fagin, M
City & Guilds exam success. London Service Depot c1973 Fairbrother, Paul
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: STandard Triumph Works Archive

Fairfield, Colin
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

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

Fairlie, John Leslie
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1905 Place of Birth: London, Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fairlie, Sydney Ernest
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: London, Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fairlie, Sydney John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1878 Place of Birth: London, Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fairweather, Alan
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Faller, George William
Birth 25 OCT 1900 • Sunderland, Durham, England Death MAR 1994 • Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fallon, Edward Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1894 Place of Birth: Galway, Ireland
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fallon, Mrs
Export Sales, c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Falloon, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Fannon, Bill
Development engine test. 1968
Submitted by: Bill Fannon

Fannon, Bill
I worked in Fletch North, Experimental Engine test in 1968. Foreman was Ted Silver.
Submitted by: Bill Fannon

Fannon, William Bridwater
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1884 Place of Birth: Preston, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Farmer, John
Worked at Canley Shop Floor engineering Got killed coming out of work aged 24 in approx 1935 left a Wife and 4 year old daughter 🙁
Submitted by: Karen Sissons

Farmer, Lily
Body Prep. Retired 1961 after 18 years service d. Dec 3, 1972 aged 81
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Farmer, Ted
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Farndon, Jack
Maintenance, Allesley Retired 1974 Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Farrell, Larry
Fork Lift, Machinist. Larry told a little white lie when he started working at the Standard Triumph Canley plant in 1955. Larry was just 19 when he started as a fork-lift driver and machinist but he and his pals told bosses they were 21 so they could get more cash. We never got caught because they had an 'age amnesty' when they brought in pensions in 1975 and we had to declare our ages. Larry loved working at the plant and says there was an incredible social scene surrounding the thousands of workers.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Farrelly, Brendan
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Farrelly, Peter
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Farrely, Bernard
21 Shop More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Farren, Len
Tool Room, Fletch. South. Service 1937 to 1962 (25 Years) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Farrier, Bill
My dad worked there Bill Farrier
Submitted by: Pauline Ann Sadler

Fassnidge, Nora
Ref: 1931 Physical Culture Club More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Faulconbridge, George
I worked at the Standard Triumph 1969-1970
Submitted by: George Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge, Mark
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1863 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Faulkner, Gary
Auto Electrician 21 Shop May 1976

Faulkner, Gary
Auto electrician
Submitted by: Gary Faulkner

Faulkner, Harry
Company Electrical Engineer
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Faulkner, Maldon
Reception Engineer Allesley Crash Shop 1958

Faulkner, Morley
Apprentice Toolmaker, R&D Fletchamstead, Competition Dept. 1957 - 1967 More (Thank you for the submission Morley - please drop an email with an details you can on your time at ST - iwas@triumphworks.co.uk )
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Faulkner, Phillis
Worked in upholstery, then visitor receptionist
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Faulks, Thomas Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: London, Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fawcett, William
Storekeeper at Canley 13 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fawden, Alfred B
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1883 Place of Birth: Durham, Durham, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fawkner, Ernie
My Dad
Submitted by: Joyce Dean

Fay, Thomas Patrick
Production Control Engineer Joined The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., in the early 1930's Died 1955 aged 47. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fay, Tommy
c1954 Tool Stores, Fletch
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fazackerley, George
Fork Lift Driver. Internal Transport, Liverpool Ref. 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Feakes, Ted
Chargehand. London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Feebury, C
Radford Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Feeney, Paul

Felgate, Reginald
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth: London, Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fellows, Charlie
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Fellows, Morelon
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1885 Place of Birth: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Feltham, Barry
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Feltham, Ray
Field Service Engineer c1961/62 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Feltham, W H
66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More

Fenson, Sydney
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1883 Place of Birth: Coventry
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fenwick, Barry
Bricklayers mate, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates


Ferris, PaulSubmitted by: Paul Ferris

Ferry, Jim
Worked at the Allesley plant setting up cars for the motor shows and press launches, and fixing 'rogue' customer vehicles.
Submitted by: Tim Ferry

Ferry, Jim
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Fester, Archibald
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1897 Place of Birth: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fggin, Edward
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1860 Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fidler, RoySubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Field, M (Miss)
Telephone Exchange 1959 - Exchange Supervisor More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Field, Sue
Secretary to W H Davis (Managing Director) c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fielders, Noel M
Specifications Manager Drawing Office Executive (Systems) 1955 Click Here For More Drawing Office Systems Executive c1963 More
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Fielding, A
Production Engineering c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fife, Bas
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Fife, Basil
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fife, Baz
Worked at Allesley Services
Submitted by: Andy Berdauskas

Fife, James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: N/A Place of Birth:
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fife, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Finch, Wal
My husband Gary Penney worked at Canley so did his Dad Bernard Penney, Kevin Penney, Mervyn Penney there uncle Wal Finch and John Holt. “I worked with Kevin Penney in the press shop.” Kevin Moore
Submitted by: Vina Penney

Finishter, Herbert Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Finlay, JimSubmitted by: Dave Smith

Finney, George William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1903 Place of Birth: Salford, Yorkshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fisher, Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1873 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fisher, Charles
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1858 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fisher, Charlie
Foreman. Body shop, c1960
Submitted by: Christopher Gould

Fisher, Ernest Richard
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1873 Place of Birth: Hull, Yorkshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fisher, K
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot, Western Ave. Fisher, Lilla
Secretary to Ken Richardson
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fisher, P A
Business Management Training Supervisor 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fisher, Ralph
Electrician
Submitted by: Lesley Fisher

Fisher, Walter Lawrence
b: July 7, 1886 Indentured apprentice; drawing office and technical.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Fitt, R
Chargehand, Park Royal, London c1952 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fitt, Roy
Apprentice 1959. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fitzgerald, A
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot. ex.Rover (Seagrave Rd., London) Fitzpatrick, John
Fletch North, Canley. Training officer
Submitted by: John Cremins

Fitzpatrick, Mary
Wages Office, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Fitzpatrick, Sue
Costs Office, Canley c.1965
Submitted by: Philip Moore

Flanagan, F
66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More

Flanagan, Harold (Bud)
No 1 Shop, Canley 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Flavell, Ada
No 10 Trim Shop 25 Years Service Retired 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fletcher, Alfred Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1866 Place of Birth: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fletcher, Colin James
Apprentice and machinist, Canley Left to emigrate to Canada in 1969 More
Submitted by: Kathleen Wapples

Fletcher, D
Foreman, Production Control 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Fletcher, Dave
Costs Office
Submitted by: Philip Moore

Fletcher, Don
Foreman, CKD c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fletcher, G
Manager London Service Depot. 1959
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fletcher, James
Canley Works (father-in-law) Long term employee Used to climb a very high ladder for many years to trim the ivy on "Ivy Cottage"
Submitted by: Kathleen Wapples

Fletcher, Stan
Service Training Instructor, electrical specialist - Radford 1972
Submitted by: John Whittall

Fletcher, Terry
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Fletcher, Tony
Fletch North More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Flinn, Albert W
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Flinn, Arthur (Albert)
No 1 Shop, Inspection, Canley 43 Years Service. Retired December, 1959
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Flint, Jill
Worked in the export department from 1976-1979 on fletchemstead highway. Redundancies came about. Moved all spares to Cowley and some staff managed to transfer to the jaguar browns lane. Fan job big open plan office with different sections. Would think prob around 90 staff. My dad Edward teggin worked at the standard as a toolmaker prob 1954-1974
Submitted by: Jill Flint

Forbes, R
Foreman, Jig and Toolroom, January 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ford, Brigitte
Worked in Telephone Exchange Canley 66/67 and then in Reception Allesley 68/70
Submitted by: Brigitte Hilton (nee Ford)

Ford, Roy
Experimental
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ford, Syd
My dad Syd Ford worked at Canley. Think he started when it was The Standard and went through lots of changes before moving to Gaydon then he retired. He was also involved with the Football team. Used to go as a child and even sat in some of the new cars on colder days to keep warm.
Submitted by: Sue Kilbey

Fordoff, Fred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Kirkstall, Yorkshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Forge, W
66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More

Forrest, Bill
No 5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Forrest, Tom
No 5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Forster, John
Cost Office More
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Forsythe, Arthur
Foreman Heat Treatment, Radford 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Foster, A O
Editor, Standard Triumph Newspaper Canley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Foster, Albert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Foster, Ivor
Foreman Production Control Service 1960-1973 d 1 Feb, 1973 aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Foster, Les
Carpenter, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Fox, Brian
Production Director April 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Fox, Graham
sheet metal worker
Submitted by: Graham Fox

Fox, Maurice
My Father in law Maurice Fox who lived in Arley worked there my husband thinks from sometime in the fifties to early seventies. He used to work at the factory as we think a capstan operator charge hand. Maurice would work at the factory in the week then evenings and weekends he qualified as a driving instructor . He got so busy driving instructing that he finally gave up Standard Triumph and set up Woodside driving school. We also think Maurice's brother Stan Fox worked there, also from Arley.
Submitted by: Fox, Christine

Fox, Nora
PR Office More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Foxon, John Tom
Machine Operator Canley Service 1951-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Frame, Sam
Press toolmaker
Submitted by: Russ Frame

Frampton-Culpin, W H
Export Sales Division c1956 Ref. 1957 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

France, John
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Frances, Stewart (nee Flynn)
Home Sales secretary to Lyndon Mills c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Francis, E
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Francis, Sybil
Powers Punch Room, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Franklin, B
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Franklin, Charles
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1883 Place of Birth: Coventry
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Franklin, Dave
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More

Franklin, Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1880 Place of Birth: Oxfordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Franklin, Herbert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Franklin, Keith
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Franklin, Reg
Toolroom Apprentice c1932
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fraser, Peter
My brother worked at the Standard motor company
Submitted by: Patricia Boyle

Frederick, Betteridge
Foreman in the Herald Assembly Track in Rocket Range.
Submitted by: Aubrey Betteridge

Freeborn, Charles
My uncle worked there for many years maybe 30-40yrs
Submitted by: Anita Rollins

Freebrey, E
Park Royal Standard Triumph Service Depot, North London. c1951 - (at least) 25 years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Alfred J
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth: Small Heath, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Alwyne Dennis
Car Inspector 34 Years Service Service: 1937-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Dennis
My dad Dennis Freeman worked at Canley for 40 years until he was made redundant in the 80’s. He only had a break when he was in the army. He worked nights for the majority of this time. During all this time he never learnt to drive.
Submitted by: Denise Pugsley

Freeman, Frank
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1903 Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Harold
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Herbert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Joseph
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1885 Place of Birth: Oxfordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Freeman, Len
Section Leader Castings & Forgings
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Freeman, Samuel A
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: N/A Place of Birth: Coventry
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

French, Alfred Gerald
My dad worked there Alfred Gerald French
Submitted by: Elaine Clark

French, Jim
My dad worked at Torrington Avenue body in white where they started life before transported to canley his name is jim french and we lived in tile hill...sitting with me 92 Years old. Was in paint spraying, under sealing then moved to canley to become inspector
Submitted by: Peter French

French, RoseSubmitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Friswell, Charles
Chairman, 1909 Friswell, Olive
Trim Shop Supervisor pre 1939. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Froggatt, George
Inspector, Rocket Range Photo
Submitted by: John D’Arcy

Frost Arthur (Sergeant)
Corps of Commissionaires at Standard (ST Police) Read More Here (1900 - 1969)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Frost, Cliff (Jack)
Cliff started as an apprentice toolmaker in around 1949. He spent most of his time in the Tool Room at Canley, fifteen years of those on permanent nights. In about 1973 he had to come off nights and out of the Tool Room because he contracted bad dermatitis in his hands. He then spent the rest of his time until redundancy in 1980 working on days in the Standards Room.
Submitted by: Steve Frost

Frost, JoanSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Frost, Trevor
I worked at canley fletch&Gaydon total service 42 yrs
Submitted by: Trevor Frost


Fulham, Alfred Joseph
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1906 Place of Birth: Nantwich, Cheshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fulham, Alfred Sylvester
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: India
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fullbrook, Roy
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fuller, C. H.
Training Officer, Western Avenue, London Ref 1973 Photos
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Fuller, Robert
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Fuller


Furness, Raymond
My grandad did! Raymond Furness, does anyone remember him?x
Submitted by: Molly Georgia

Furnwal, Joseph
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1890 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
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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