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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 68 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Nairn, Bill
Security at Standard, Standard Truimph, British Leyland and Unipart. More
Submitted by: Bob Nairn

Naismith, Rob
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Nash, A
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

Nash, Ronald Harry
Foreman, Herald Trim, Canley More More More More More Ref Gang 81, c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nash, Susan
Accounts supervisor
Submitted by: Susan Bamford

Nash, Tony
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Nasmyth, Alexander Gillies
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1884 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nasmyth, Joseph Robertson
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nason, Barbara
My Dad Gordon Sutton worked there in the 60s to 71 also my Aunt Barbara Nason
Submitted by: Caroline Cartwright

Naughton, David
Paint Sprayer More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Naughton, Josephine
Works Nurse More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Naughton, Patrick J
Engine Fitter, Canley Broken Service from 1941 to 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neal, Archie W
Factory visits supervisor c1961 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neal, Harold
My dad Harold Neal worked there before the war and then returned there after.
Submitted by: Jan Neal

Neale, Frank
Worked at Standard Triumph and Unipart. Lived in Attleborough, Nuneaton
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neale, John
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Neale, Neville
Senior Manager, Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Neale, 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

Nealon, Jim
My dad and brother worked there Mick Nealon and Jim Nealon
Submitted by: Linda Foster

Nealon, Mick
My dad and brother worked there Mick Nealon and Jim Nealon
Submitted by: Linda Foster

Neary, Tom
Maintenance Department. 16 years service 1950-1966 Needham, Richard
Middle East Service Engineer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neilson, Dave
Engineering Development Department c1978 More
Submitted by: Dave Howell

Nelson, James Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nesden, June
Norman Nesden and June Nesden. My dad worked in the factory and my mum was a secretary. In the 70 s to the 80 s
Submitted by: Sallie Nesden Thomas

Nesden, Norman
Norman Nesden and June Nesden. My dad worked in the factory and my mum was a secretary. In the 70 s to the 80 s
Submitted by: Sallie Nesden Thomas

Nesden, Trevor
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Neville, Henry
Irish born moved to Coventry age 18 worked at Triumph for a number of years testing all the cars. He is still in Coventry so could get lots more info.
Submitted by: Cathie Bloxham nee Neville, Australia

Newcombe, Brian
My Dad Reg Newcombe worked there for 47years and my brother Brian Newcombe, work as apprentice and then moved to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Judith Redfern

Newcombe, Michael
Cost clerk at Accounts Office. Forward Radiator Bordesley Green from 1969 to 1973. Ron Sutherland accounts supervisor, Derek Digger works accountant, John Maiden retired in 1973 purchase ledger clerk. My age in 1969; was 22 my wage then was £18 per week. My job costing the Triumph Herald and Spitfire car bodies. More
Submitted by: Michael Newcombe

Newcombe, Reg
My Dad Reg Newcombe worked there for 47years and my brother Brian Newcombe, work as apprentice and then moved to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Judith Redfern

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

Newey, Albert
Bordesley Green Service 1960-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Newin, Charlie
WW2 production More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newman, Arthur Percy
Production Control Service 1943-1971 d. Dec 4, 1972 aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newman, Walter
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1875 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newnham, Maurice
c1936 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newsome, Paul M S
Trainee Standard Motor Company
Submitted by: Paul Newsome

Newstead, Michael
Assistant Buyer
Submitted by: Val jones daughter to Mick Newstead

Newstead, MickSubmitted by: Val Jones

Newton-Mason, H
Company Secretary. The Forward Radiator Company. Triumph Motors (Bordesley Green) 50 Years Service. Started September, 1922
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nicholas, Dai
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Nicholas, Steve
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Nicholls, Harry B
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1897 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nicholls, J
City & Guilds exam success. London Service Depot c1973 Nicholls, Stuart
21 Shop
Submitted by: Stuart Nicholls

Nicklin, FredSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Nielson, Dave
Engineering Dept. More
Submitted by: Roland Whittaker

Nieta, L
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot. ex.Rover (Seagrave Rd., London) Nixon, Harold
The retired engineer, who worked in the car industry in Coventry including Triumph, Rover, Standard and Humber
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Niziolomski, Mark
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Noble, Ted
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Noel, Neville
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nolan, Alan
My dad worker there
Submitted by: Tina Thornton

Nolan, Allen
My dad Allen Nolan worked there till around 1977/78 when he took his redundancy. I remember when I was little he had to go in one day for something but he wasn't working and took me with him. I came out with a pocketful of money to get sweets that all his friends had given me. When he passed away in 2014 we had his wake at the Triumph club and my brother was married there. Myself and my 3 sisters were all members of the standard swimming club and always did our swim for the Shields and the river severn swim. Many a happy time.
Submitted by: Adele Burton

Noon, George Samuel
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Noon, Melanie
I worked in the cottage at the end of hearsall common i was on a yts
Submitted by: Melanie Noon

Norbury, Albert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1886 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Norris, W
Foreman, No. 3 Machine Shop. January 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Bill
Finisher, Herald Trim Retired 1973 after long service Part of the Screen Gang and Draught Well Gang More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Charles W
Machinist 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
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Edith Ethel
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Ray
My dad too Ray North
Submitted by: Lisa Cook

Northall, PaulSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Northorpe, Walter

Norton, R F
Paint Shop chargehand, c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nott, Frank
c1944/1949 Car assembly foreman 1946 More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)


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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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