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List of Names (Surnames First)

There are currently 212 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Tabone, Joe
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tabram, Bryn
My uncle worked at Canley on the Heller transfer machine, he was a charge hand, and worked for about 40 years
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Tabram, Dave
My cousin worked at Canley on the Heller transfer machines, working on the engine blocks
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Tabram, Ivor
My father worked mainly at Radford, he was a grinder, he worked on a gang which was known as 'the crazy gang'. He worked for the company for nearly 40 years.
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Taft, Doreen
Fletchamstead site
Submitted by: Doreen Hughes (nee Taft)

Tait, J S
Service Training Executive 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tait, Norman
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Talbot, Martin
Trim Shop
Submitted by: Jimbo Mac Coventry

Tallentire, Tony
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tallett, KeithSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Tandey, Henry. VC, DCM, MM
Police Sargeant. Fletch. 38 years service. http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/henry-tandey-vc-dcm-mm/
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Tandy, Jack
Superintendant Engine Division Superintendent Machine Shops July 1960 More Superintendent No. 3, 4, 5 and 10 Shops, January 1973
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Tanner, Angela
Car despatch 1969-1982
Submitted by: Angela Tanner

Tansy, W C
Ref 1952. Civil Defence Unit More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taplin, Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1888 Place of Birth: Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tarrant, Jack
38 years service Started 1935. Retired 1973 Jack started in the Paint Shop under Mr. Horton in 1935, and had worked in most shops since. Retired from Trim Stores. Permanent Nights More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tarrant, S
“A” MACHINE SHOP, CASH'S LANE. c1931
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tate, Stephen
Senior Chemist, Fletch North.
Submitted by: Stephen Tate

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

Taviner, Oliver
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tayloe, Frank
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1872 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Alfred Ernest
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1876 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Taylor, Bill
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, BrianSubmitted by: Lee Taylor

Taylor, Charles
my dad worked on the track fitting bumpers to heralds when he was made redundant when the factory closed he was an inspector on final finish he told me many stories about the place and I used to enjoy the bonfire and firework displays the standard put on I will answer any questions I can for you as unfortunately my dad passed away September last year he also did some time on inspection at remploy with a chap named alan sparks
Submitted by: Nick Taylor

Taylor, Charles John (Jack)
Worked there from the 60s until he was made redundant in the 80s. Worked on the engine track
Submitted by: Rita Holmes - daughter

Taylor, Charlie
Foreman, Engine Stores 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Christine
Two sisters who used to work at The Standard Triumph-Stock Control in the 1970s? Their names were Christine & Sheila Taylor then, although of course they may have since married & have diff names now. They used to live in Nod Rise off Broad Lane back then.
Submitted by: Doug Wesley

Taylor, D
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

Taylor, Edna
Edna Phillips (nee Taylor) John Black’s Secretary More
Submitted by: John Macartney

Taylor, GeoffSubmitted by: Lee Taylor

Taylor, J
Standard Cricket Club Captain c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Jack
Quality Control Engineer. Service 1948 - 1961+
Submitted by: Joan Toone

Taylor, John
I worked in 21 shop at Canley 1976
Submitted by: John Taylor

Taylor, K J
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

Taylor, L F
Final Finish Superintendent c1963 More Assembly Division Manager Final Finish c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Leo
Tinsmith. 27 Years Service. Retired 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Taylor, Mike
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Morris (Muff)
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Mrs
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, ReginaldSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Robert
Electrician's Superintendent, Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Taylor, Sheila
Two sisters who used to work at The Standard Triumph-Stock Control in the 1970s? Their names were Christine & Sheila Taylor then, although of course they may have since married & have diff names now. They used to live in Nod Rise off Broad Lane back then.
Submitted by: Doug Wesley

Taylor, Tim
c1958 Taylor, TonySubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, William
Worked for 24 years at Jaguar, Daimler and Standard Triumph before retiring in 1979.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Tayton, Gerry
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Tayton, James William John
Turner. 46 years service. Died July 5, 1962 aged 68
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Teasdale, Leonard Musgrove
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Gateshead, Durham, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Teasdale, Richard William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1876 Place of Birth: Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tedder, Arthur William (Lord)
Chairman. 1954-1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Teed, Victor
Grinder gearboxes etc parts
Submitted by: Peter Teed

Teeling, John
I worked on the final assembley finishing line at Canley as an inspector in 1976
Submitted by: John Teeling

Teggin, Edward
My dad Edward Teggin worked at the Standard as a toolmaker prob 1954-1974
Submitted by: Jill Flint

Teggin, Rob
TRANSPORT DEPT. MAINTENANCE SECTION. THEN EXPERIMENTAL DEPT. TEST DRIVER,TRANSFERRED TO GAYDON ON PLANT CLOSURE.
Submitted by: Rob Teggin

Temel, L
Apprentice, 1962 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Temel, L
Apprentice 1962
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tennant, Charles (Dr)
I worked for Austin Rover Group from 1985 to 1999 when it was Rover Group owned by BMW. I was based at the Canley site working in Group Quality (Kremlin Building) and Engineering (Building 40) from 1990 to 1994 when it closed and I relocated to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Dr. Charles Tennant

Thatcher, Ernest A E
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1887 Place of Birth: Basingstoke, Hampshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Theobald, A R
Park Royal Standard Triumph Service Depot, North London. c1951 - (at least) 30 years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Theobald, J.W
London Service Manager, c1954 c1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, A
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, Arthur Edward
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1888 Place of Birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, Dick
Apprentice 1960-65. Metallurgist. I recall the training centre at Radford. The basic training in the workshop was, later in life, invaluable. Jim Davies taught me to drive, passed first time. Day release at Coventry tech then Wednesbury, (nightmare car journey with other apprentices from other Coventry companies). During apprenticeship briefly on Herald line at Tile Hill. (Vividly recall how the car body was spread by brute force so doors would fit!) Worked in labs by Experimental Dept at Fletch, Then at Tile Hill as paint chemist. (The factory reeked of white spirit from the degreasing prior to phosphating process!)
Submitted by: Richard (now) Thomas

Thomas, Edith E
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1904 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, George Frank
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1888 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, James Packer
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1888 Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, John
Worked on 2000, Dolomite, Stag in 60s 70s on the Exhausts with John Harvey, great team we had it sewn up. good times
Submitted by: John Thomas

Thomas, K A
Supply section of Spares Division, Fletch. South More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, Ken
Field Service Engineer c1961/62 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, Owen
Herald Engine Line. Assembly Hall (Days) c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, Stan
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, W H
Assistant Materials Executive c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, William Kenneth
DFC Ex RAF also Standard Triumph/Jaguar Landrover Husband of the late Mary, father of Graham and Jane, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on 2nd March 2021, aged 99.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomason, Francis Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1870 Place of Birth: Worcestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Alfred John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1880 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Arthur
Tinsmith. Service 1948-1961 (plus two years in the thirties!)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Basil
Stores
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Thompson, George Horatio
My Father George Horatio Thompson worked immediately before and during the second world war. The 1939 register shows that he was an armaments inspector anti-aircraft guns and he lived with his parents and siblings in Churchill Avenue, Foleshill. I remember him working later at Coventry Victor, Hadden and Abbotts and Standard Motors until his death at 49 but cannot find anything about Anti-Aircraft gun manufacture in 1939.rnHe was 19 at the time of the register, an engineering inspector all his working life I have his certificate from the Institution of Engineering showing that he was enrolled as an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineering Inspectors July 1952.
Submitted by: Tony Thompson

Thompson, Jim
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Jim
WW2 production More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Mathew
Machine Shop at Radford, died on May 23, 1960 at the age of 47. He had five years' service with the Company.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Ron
My father worked at the Standard Triumph between 1957-1961 where he was made redundant. He then started back again in 1962-1980. He worked on the standard 10, vanguard, triumph tr herald and the triumph 2000. His name is Ron Thompson. He's had a look at some of the photos that have been submitted and it's bought back some lovely memories, he's found himself on one of them! Find out more HERE
Submitted by: Rachel Thompson

Thompson, T
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

Thompson, Ted
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Thomson, Christine
Secretary to W H Thomas, Assistant Materials Engineer. Fletch. North 3 Years Service. Emigrated to USA July 1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomson, Les
Toolsetter c1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Thorne, T
Divisional Superintendent. Herald Shop, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thorne, Thomas (Tom)
Sir John Black's Butler 1940-1954 Upon the departure of Sir John Black, Tom worked at Canley in the Company Executive Dining Room 1954 onwards
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thorne, Tom
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1873 Place of Birth: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thorneloe, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1895 Place of Birth: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thornhill, ArthurSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thornhill, Frank
24 years' service, about ten years at Radford. Previously on Engine Assembly at Canley. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thornley, Joan
Secretary to Mr. J. H. Chatham, Advertising manager, and with 12 years' Company service (in 1963). Joan had worked in Spares, and for the Company solicitor, before joining Publicity. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thornton, Janet
Ivy cottage printroom moved printroom to northey road foleshill coventry
Submitted by: Janet Thornton

Thornton, Maurice
I worked there when the Herald,TR5/6 & Stag were in production
Submitted by: Maurice Thornton

Thornton, Thomas
Saw Mill, Canley Retired 1961 40 Years Service d 31 Oct, 1971 aged 77
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Throne, I
c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thurlow, Joseph Charles
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Buckinghamshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tierney, FrancisSubmitted by: Frances Tierney

Tierney, Joe
Chairman of the Spares shop stewards 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tierney, John
John served in the Royal Navy for five years during the Second World War before taking employment with the Standard Motor Company
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tildesly, George
Maintainance Foreman. Radford Factory.
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Timmins, Samuel
Fitter, Assembly Track. 29 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Timms, Bill
c1976 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Timms, Dave
Worked their in the 70's stock audit, then 21 shop (2000 & Toledo) body trim
Submitted by: Dave Timms

Timms, Harry
Foreman, Cash's Lane c1922
Submitted by: Luke Garland


Timms, Marie
Telephone Exchange 1959 (Banner Lane) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tipper, Alfred
Fitter, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Tite, Winifred
Win Murray nee Tite Western Avenue More
Submitted by: Len Murray

Titmus, Bill
My father & I worked at the Canley plant. Dad was a machinist and I was doing a Traineeship befor joing the Army. Dad was Bill Titmus, passed away 04/10/2018
Submitted by: John Titmus

Titmus, John
My father & I worked at the Canley plant. Dad was a machinist and I was doing a Traineeship befor joing the Army. Dad was Bill Titmus, passed away 04/10/2018
Submitted by: John Titmus

Titmus, William George Alfred
70's to 80's machine shop, Canley
Submitted by: John Titmus

Tizick, Max
My father in law Max Tizick worked in COD with George Key
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Todd, 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

Todd, Andy
Transmissions development. 1977 to 1978. Mainly TR7, TR8 and Lynx. Worked with Laurie Knight and David Hughes

Todd, R
Gear Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tomlin, John
Material Handler. 32 years service. Retired 1973 John started at Canley in 1940 in the old 3XA Shop More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tomlinson, KennethSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Toms, George
Fletch North, Bought-Out Inspection Assembly Shop. Chargehand
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Tonsley, Joseph
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1871 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Toogood, Robin
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Tookey, Harold George
Joined the Company in 1940. He was an electrical fitter in Car Assembly. Died in hospital at Leamington on May 20, aged 53. 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tookey, Richard
Quality control inspection, joined 1970 as a trainee , went through all section of vehicle build from body in white to final finish where worked until 1976 then transferred to Jaguar
Submitted by: Richard Tookey

Toone, D R
Organisation Planning Executive 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Toseland, Bill
c1939 - c1950 Dad was in the home guard, during the war, so had to shuffle shift-work between that and the Standard. Whenever I watched 'Dad's Army' I had to chuckle as I wondered if that was what it was really like! I don't think I ever wanted for anything. There was an ice-cream man used to come around the streets on his bike with a large metal box on the front, obviously a cooler of some kind. Dad kept chickens, ducks, and grew veg whenever he had the time. Lived on Lime Tree Avenue, Tile Hill, to 1947 and moved to Welland Road, Stoke
Submitted by: Jo Shepherd

Totterdell, R G
Wages Supervisor, Fletch South Ref 1963 More Standard Motors Branch of the British Legion Branch Secretary c1961 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tovee, Sid
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Towe, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1847 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Towers, L
Toolroom, Fletch South c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Towers, Leslie
My father worked at the Coventry plant for about 35 years. His name was Leslie Towers. We lived at Warwick.
Submitted by: Eileen Green

Townend, E
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

Townley, Frederick Daniel
(Pipe fitter) my 2nd great grandfather died in 1939
Submitted by: Candis

Townley, Geoff
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Candis

Townley, John Walter
Maintenance engineer
Submitted by: Candis

Townley, KennethSubmitted by: Candis

Toye, GarySubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Train, LeslieSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Train, Peter
Apprentice Technician. 1976 - 1980 at Canley. 1st year at training school in the Jaguar plant. Worked in prototype build.
Submitted by: Peter Train

Tranter, Paul
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Tranter, Ray
Update: Jig Shop, Submitted by Malcolm Dunn
Submitted by: Stuart Tranter

Trapnell, W
Foreman Final Finish Drivers 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Traynor, John (Jacky)
My dad - John (Jacky) Traynor worked there for many years from about 1960 - in paint spraying
Submitted by: Kim Traynor

Treanor, Bob
Inspection Engineering

Tretwell, Ralph
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1887 Place of Birth: Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Trevelyan, Jim
Senior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Trevelyan, JimSubmitted by: Jim trevelyan

Trevelyan, Jim (Senior)
Welder in the tinsmiths shop and was my uncle
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Trickett, Alfred John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Trippass, Thomas Arthur
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1877 Place of Birth: Coventry
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Trivet, Dave
Electrical Team More
Submitted by: Michael Hales

Trivett, David
Electrician maintainance/final finish/sales conversion
Submitted by: David Trivett

Trivett, G
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley c1931 Trivett, Harold
Trimmer
Submitted by: Harold Trivett

Tromans, Ken
My dad
Submitted by: Dee Comasky

Troop, A.T. (Freddie)
European Service Executive 1956 More (Later) Senior Manager, Allesley Service Division (Submitted by Dave Smith)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Troop, Stan
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Truslove, BobSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Truslove, Samuel William
Truck Driver. (1918–1974)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Trythall, Reginald
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1883 Place of Birth: Tunstall, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tubey, Charles
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1895 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tubey, James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1866 Place of Birth: Droitwich, Worcestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tucker, Keith
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tucker, Robert
I'm sure my dad Robert Tucker and his sisters and brothers from Canley worked there
Submitted by: Sharon Barriscale

Tuckley, James
Spares, Fletch South Joined in 1951 d. Oct 24, 1968 aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tudhope, Jim
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Lindsey Deacon

Tully, Jill
Shorthand Typist, Benevolent Fun Office, Canley c1969-1973 Married 1973 at Balsall Common
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tully, John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1892 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tunnicliffe, T
Foreman, NAH, Rocket Range c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Turnbull, Bart J
Manager of the Standard Service Division c1947 Apprentice Supervisor c1950's George Turnbull's father 32 years service More Ref: 1951 Park Royal More Ref: PresentationMore
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turnbull, Bill
(Not known if related to Bart and sons George and John - Ed) Photo Available HERE
Submitted by: Bob Edwards

Turnbull, Colin
Started as an Apprentice Toolmaker in January 1959 He can be seen HERE
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Turnbull, George
Joined as an apprentice in 1941. Son of Bart Turnbull. General Manager Standard Motors 1959-62 Deputy Managing Director British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd 1968-73 Managing Director 1973, Biography Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turnbull, John
Design Office. Chassis design. Son of Bart, Brother of George Left pre-Herald Launch to join Ford.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turnbull, John
Draughtsman Chassis 1967 to 1984. Fletch North
Submitted by: JOHN TURNBULL

Turner G
21 Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Alfred Barton
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1870 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Brian
Communications Manager c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Ernest
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1894 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Florence Annie
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Geoff
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Turner, George Alfred
Joined The Standard Motor Co., as a planning engineer (Aero Engine Divn.), becoming assistant to Production Manager, 1936-41 Managing Director, Alforder Newton, Ltd., and Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd.; Joint Managing Director, Newton and Bennett, Ltd.; Deputy Chairman, Power Jacks, Ltd. b: June 27, 1913. Educ: Dartford Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd., 1932-36; joined The Standard Motor Co., as a planning engineer (Aero Engine Divn.), becoming assistant to Production Manager, 1936-41; returned to Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd., 1941, as Production Engineer; appointed Engineering Director, 1943; Joint Managing Director, 1950; joined the Board of Directors of Newton and Bennett, Ltd., and Power Jacks, Ltd., 1956.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1887 Place of Birth: Southport, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1873 Place of Birth: Durham, Durham, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Martin John
My Grandfather after coming back from Africa in World War 2 joined Triumph as a Machine Tool Fitter. Would love any info on his time there (We'll see if anything comes up ED)
Submitted by: Matthew Lewis

Turner, Norman
I WORKED for Triumph for more than 20 years, starting in 1968 at Tile Hill where I was working on the Herald and Vitesse. I moved from there to Canley where I worked on the track building the Triumph 2000. That was my favourite Triumph - it was a big car with leather upholstery and it was great when I got to drive them around. I always wanted a 2000 of my own but I never got round to buying one. I remember there were a lot of strikes in those days - I did not do a full week's work for years. I later moved into working on experimental prototypes and I retired aged 62 after Rover had taken over. It was a great place to work and there were some great lads.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Ray
Triumph 1800 Roadster Chassis Development
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Stan
Engine Test. My dad stan Turner worked in the engine test until his sudden death in 1980
Submitted by: Val Lockhart

Turner, Stuart
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Walter Raymond
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1897 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turrall, AlanSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Turrall, Frank Edward
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1897 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turrel, Alan
Apprentice Metallurgist c1958-1963 More
Submitted by: Terry Elliott

Tuson, Bill
Production Control Manager (Nearly) 14 years service Left April 1973 Tustin, Martin
Works Director Came from Ford in 1954. Appointed Director and General Manager Chief Executive Officer Standard Triumph USA. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Twidale, Jim D
Group Welfare Manager c1961 Took over from Percy Cleydon c1955. Photo Ref: c1964 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Twigger (Mr)
Engine inspection c1969
Submitted by: Kathleen Wapples

Twigger, Neville
Fitter, Experimental Dept, c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Twiss, Davis
Public Relations Officer c1959
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Twissell, Cheryl
Worked in the offices in 1978 to when it transferred to the Jag around 1981.
Submitted by: Cheryl Twissell

Tyrell, Alec
c1950
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Tyrie, Alan
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Tyrrell, Thomas
Guardsman Thomas Tyrrell, who lived at 79, Meadway. Stoke Heath, Coventry, for number of years, was employed by the Standard Motor Co., Ltd. 13 August 1944 Age 22 BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY. Irish Guards More
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Tysley, Mike
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
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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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