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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 22 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter Y.
Yarnold, Dave
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yarwood, Bill
Engineering Dept. Fletch North. Chief ‘checker’ for the chassis D.O Emigrated to Australia late sixties/early seventies More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yates, Jack
Chief Test Driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Yates, Ted
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Yeates, E R
Director and General Manager 1968 c1972 Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yeo, Arthur
Tinsmith More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Yeomans, David
Junior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
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York, Cecil Joseph Thomas
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1894 Place of Birth: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1870 Place of Birth: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, Cyril
Safety Office More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Young, Dennis
My grandad worked there from the age of 14 (about 1939), but signed up to the navy aged 15 (after lying about his age!) and returned to work here after the war (1945/46) as jobs were kept open. Worked here until everyone was made redundant. He worked on both Standard and Standard Triumph, and I think he worked in the gear box room.
Submitted by: Kayleigh Thomson

Young, Fred
Rover Triumph projects director. After the war, he took up a post with Standard and by 1971, had become manufacturing manager for the Canley, Tile Hill and Radford plants, responsible for more than 10,000 staff. Responsible for planning and executing the relocation of TR7 production from Speke in Liverpool to Coventry before taking early retirement in 1980.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive


Young, Harry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Coventry
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, J
Apprentice, 1962 More
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Young, J
Apprentice 1962
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Young, J (Mrs)
It certainly was a great firm to work for. Sir John Black was a frequent visitor to our office, and I typed the letter thanking him for the bonus we received in respect to the profits the firm made during the year.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Young, John
Apprentice chef, c1964. Son of Cyril Young, company Safety Officer. MoreSubmitted by: David Mileham

Young, Joseph
Finishing Dept. Pre war, pre 1940 More
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Young, Steve
Fireman c1973 More
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Younger, Tim
Body Section
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Younger, V A
Body Shop Superintendent 1955
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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Memories

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LATEST POSTS

  • 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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