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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.

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

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

Adams, John
No. 2 Machine Shop 19 Years Service d 4 Nov 1972 aged 79
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

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

Adkins, Mac
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

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

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

Allen, F
Engine Assembly Retired Feb/March 1979
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

Allmark, Joe
Engine Stores Retired 1973 after long service
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
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

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, C E
Export Commercial Executive c1957 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Archer, Phil
Tinsmiths More
Submitted by: Beverley Szal

Arden, Frank
Paint ectification, at Allesley 17 years service Retired 1973 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

Armour, William Joseph
Process Panel Cleaner, Tile Hill Service 1963-1973 d 5 feb 1973 aged 44
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, Thelma Jean
My mum in law Thelma Jean Armstrong
Submitted by: Lin Armstrong

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

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, John
Triumph Stylist. MkIV Spitfire and MkIII GT6
Submitted by: 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, Kenneth
Chargehand on the Cylinder Block/Cylinder Head Sections. 3/7/1946 - 10/4/1980........Clock No. 26503
Submitted by: Mark Ashley

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
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Aston, Len
Coachworks
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkins, L
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Atkins, Leslie
Experimental Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

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

Back, Frank
Machinist, Fletch South 38 Years Service Died 1969 aged 56
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Back, Keith
Paint Shop, Tile Hill Married Vanessa Bassett (Production Control, Tile Hill) in 1966 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bagley, Paul
I started at Standard Triumph in the early 70s. Started at Car Despatch I spent a couple of years there and then went work in the home sales office for many years as a Distribution Liaison Officer under Ken Garnett and Arthur Constable and great work colleagues of which I still have fond memories. We would allocate all the new cars to dealers and distributors.
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Baker, Bill
Initially, Tile Hill Inspection Dept. then Assembly Hall, Canley. Retired 1973 after long service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Baker, Fred
My dad worked the nightshift and I'm almost sure it was tile hill cos he met my mum there and she lived in tile hill. He worked there until retirement his name was Fred Baker he was originally from Yorkshire and my mum from Co Durham. He cycled to work and worked nights till he retired. He would have been 105 years old this October (2017)
Submitted by: Pauline Darroch

Baker, L R
Maintenance Chief Works Engineer Baker, Lesley
Canley Works Engineer
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Bakewell, Gretton
Spares/Supplies Manager
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Bakewell, JohnSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Bakewell, T G
Buying Manager c1959 (STWA) Purchasing Dept. (TB)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive/Tom Braund

Baldwin, Albert George
Machine Shop. Fletch. 8 years service Died November 9th, 1963 aged 51
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Baldwin, Gerald
Capstan Lathe Setter, Machine Shop, Radford c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baldwin, W
Maudslay Road 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ball ?
Foreman, Tinsmiths No 17 shop c1969 Ball, 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

Ball, Les
Press Shop. Press Shop Chargehand Press Shop Foreman Machine Shop Night Foreman Prefabrications Area 42 years Service. Retired January, 1973 Ball, Pat
I worked in the Home Sales at Canley. I started in 1960. My boss was Mr Rushworth and my under boss was Mr Russell. I was there when the Triumph Herald was built and sold. We sold the cars to the distributors. The wages were very good we got merit rises every year. I worked with Jean, Muriel, Francis, Mary, Mavis, etc. I started straight from school I had to make the tea and collect the stationary, then did some typing. They took us on trips. One we went to Oxford first to Blenheim Palace then the Randoph Hotel, then down the river, we went to a field for a barbeque. We went in Standard Vanquard cars. We were a great team.
Submitted by: Pat Jackson (nee Ball)

Ball, SylviaSubmitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Ballard, Arthur
Styling Department
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ballard, G
Final Finish Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ballard, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ballard, 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

Ballisat, Keith
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Band, Charles
Service: 1916 to 1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Banks, Colonel Cyril M.B.E., M.P
b: August 12, 1901 Apprenticed to Mechanical Engineering; 1923-6 with the Standard Motor Car Co Member of Parliament, Pudsey Division, 1950 Managing Director, Banks Equipment, Ltd
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Banks, Tommy
Tommy Banks, of Tinsmiths Dept, Canley retired after 26 years of broken service in 1963. Tommy was well known for his work for the Benevolent Fund. He had served on the committee for 17 years. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Banner, Fred
This is a wrong name: See Canner, Fred (This name will be deleted shortly) Allesley Service Dept.
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Banner, RobertSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bannister, Tony
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Baptist, Ted
Toolsetter 1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Barclay, E B
Zone A c1962
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Barfield, J
Apprentice Indenture, 4th Jan, 1952
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Barker, E
23 Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Barnes, ChrisSubmitted by: Val Jones

Barnes, Christopher
My brother-in-law worked in the Saab shop! Lives in Weymouth now!
Submitted by: Val Jones

Barnes, ChristopherSubmitted by: Val Jones

Barnes, John
My dad John Barnes worked there in the 70's in the post room.
Submitted by: Julie Barnes

Barnie, Alistair
Apprentice c1969-74
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Barnsley, Peter
I went there 1975 for a year on engine build. Shame it was closed. Good cars, I worked on the TR6 and TR7. Those were the days
Submitted by: Peter Barnsley

Barr, Alan
Chargehand Gearbox Assembly, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Barr, Patricia
I worked at Standard Triumph in the early 70's. I worked in the offices dealing with the schedules. I can't remember the managers name but the office was in the main building you went up the drive and in through a door on the left. It was a small typing pool. It was a great place to work but had to leave due to pregnancy. We didn't get leave like they do today. My name then was Patricia Barr I was 18
Submitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Barr, Walter
My Dad Walter Barr worked at Standard Triumph, Canley from 1930's until he took redundancy at age 62 after 46 yrs. He worked on the track and in the later years in the engine shop. He did his service in RAF whilst at Standard. His closest friends from this time were Syd Wankling and Derek Ward. We always had cars from Standard we had a Vanguard, Standard 8 and 10 then a couple of Heralds.
Submitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Barradell, Jo
My Dad worked there Jo Barradell sadly no longer with us .
Submitted by: Teresa Morris

Barratt, William
Engine Assembly 50 years service: 1922 to 1972 Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Barrett
PR
Submitted by: Bill Vincent

Barrett, Jeremy
PR Officer c1960's
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Barry, Gerry
Security Guard, Canley More
Submitted by: Sheila Hogg

Bartholomew, Derek
Worked in 21 shop
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Bartholomew, Derick
Worked in 21 shop
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Bartlett, Derek
Tool Room, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bassett, Ben
No 4 Shop, Canley c1959 - 37 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bassett, Vanessa
Secretary, Production Control, Tile Hill c1966 Marries Keith Back, Paint Shop, Tile Hill in 1966. Becomes Mrs Vanessa Back More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bassett, Welsh Stanley
Final Finish, Canley Joined 1961. d. Oct 19, 1968 aged 58
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Basson, Peter
1967- 1973 Worked in Employment Office and Bordesley Green
Submitted by: Peter Basson

Basson, Vicki
Production Control, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bastock, Gordon
Supervisor c1972 Paint Trim and Assembly Section of the Planning Department in Fletch North. Used to play the trumpet in local Jazz bands in Coventry particularly in the Earlsdon Cottage.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Bateman, AlanSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Bateman, BillSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Bateman, Bill (Snr)
UPDATE: A fitter in Engine Assembly, Canley, retired after nearly 48 years service. Bill started in 1925 on SLO4 engines in the old engine shop near 10 Stores. Retired 1973. More
Submitted by: Alan Bateman

Bateman, J
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Bateman, Jack
My uncle worked there Jack Bateman
Submitted by: Edwina Tovey

Bates, Albert
Allesley Service Dept. Late 50's to December 1979 More to follow... (Thank you for your wonderful letter and photos Marilyn!) More
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Bates, Alwyne
Worked at Fletch south maintenace Carpenter and Joiner. From April 1971 till April 1980
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bates, Ernest Alwyne (Ernie)
Bates Superintendant 6 cyl engine division Canley (P/O 2013) Click Here For More More (Names Added)
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bates, Frances
Retired in 1961 with 20 years service d Oct 8, 1971, aged 83
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bates, Laurence
4cyl engine Machine shop
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bates, Leonard
Radford. 44 years Service d Dec 9, 1972 aged 61
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bates, Paul
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Bates, Ray
Technical Engineer. Engine Design
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Batson, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Batt, Leslie Gordon
Service Manager Manager of the Service Division at Allesley Ex-Battle of Britain Hurricane fighter pilot. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Baxter, Eric
Centreless Grinder. Machine Shop, Radford c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Baxter, P J
Best Apprentice of the Year. 1951 http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/apprentices-awards-1951/
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Baybutt, Sidney
Director. Finance
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baynes, Gerald J
Stationery Supervisor, Northey Road 1961. Emigrated to California
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bazeleyi, Arenza
Coach Painter. My dad worked there in the paint shop he was made redundant September 1980. He used to be allowed a pint of milk a day because of the fumes. I believe he painted one of the cars in the transport museum his name was Arenza Bazeley. Known as Ben .
Submitted by: Janice Brogan

Beard, Malcolm George
Worked on track number 2 line approximately 70s for 4 years
Submitted by: Jacqueline Beard

Beard, Tom
No.5 Shop Canley 20 years Service 1953-1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Beaufoy, G
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Beaumont, S O
Machine Shop Manager at Cash's Lane More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Beddow, S W
Production Metallurgist 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Begg, Frank
Chief Body Engineer c1935
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Beggs, D
Security Staff, Liverpool 10 years d. November 9, 1971 aged 51
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Beggs, David
Toledo body assembly, Liverpool c1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Belgrove, Walter James
Experimental Dept., 1927-33 Body draughtsman, 1933-34 Planning and Layout, 1939-44 Chief Body Engineer 1945-1955 Resigned October 1955 Read More Here
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bell, ChristopherSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bell, David
My uncle worked there may be the 60's he actually died on the track. All I can remember is mum telling me he had died at work, she was devastated she said he had been a prisoner of war and had never really recovered.
Submitted by: Janet Bayliss

Bell, Davie
My Uncle Davie Bell
Submitted by: Janet Bayliss

Bell, Dorothy (Dot) Submitted by: Dot Bell

Bell, Eddie (Edward) Submitted by: Dot Bell

Bell, G
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

Bell, James
Shop Steward and Secretary
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bell, Jimmy
Bell, Jonathan (Jon)
Jon worked at Standard Triumph Canley (later Rover Group) in Chassis Packaging.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bell, Maureen

Bell, SteveSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Benfield, R
Shop Steward c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Benfield, RonSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Benger, Les
I started at Standard Triumph in the early 70s working under the legends that were Bert Hickman (Manager) and Les Benger (Supervisor).
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Bennett, Aubrey
Bodyshop Foreman c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bennett, Harvey
c1954 Repairs and Service Executive c1956
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bennett, John
Finisher. After leaving Carbodies, John worked at Baginton Armstrong Whitworth for five years then Standard Triumph in Canley until its closure.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Beresford, Al
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Beresford, H. W. (Bill)
Standard Triumph International Marketing Overseas Publicity Executive c1956
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Berlemont, JohnSubmitted by: Michelle Berlemont

Berlemont, Richard
Big John
Submitted by: Andrew Berlemont

Berry, Hugh
Supervisor. Stock Audit, Canley c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Berry, Stan
My Grandad 30 odd years in the trim shop I believe
Submitted by: Paul Jaggard

Berry, Stanley
he was my maternal grandfather
Submitted by: Paul Jaggard

Bert Twigger
Chief inspector engine and axles
Submitted by: Brian Stansfield

Betteridge, Aubrey
Worked there from 1963 until 1975/1976. Worked in the Rocket Range and then Final Finish.
Submitted by: Aubrey Betteridge

Betteridge, Fred
Foreman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bettmann Siegfried
Born 18th April 1863, died 23rd September 1951. Founded the Triumph Cycle Company c1887. Bought the old Dawson Works in Priory Street Coventry in 1923 and started manufacturing cars,the 10/20 being based on the Dawson. Resigned from the company in 1933.
Submitted by: Mike Costigan

Betts, Geoff
My dad, Geoff Betts, was in telecoms and then the Salvage Officer until it closed, he was one of the last there. Lost him in 2003
Submitted by: Sheila Millar

Bevan, John
Wow I just passed this on to my dad (John Bevan) he used to work I think in the parts/logistics area at the Standard. But I am sure he will add his name. He is in his 80's and computer savvy ! I know he has lots of stories to tell from his days there. There's a challenge for you John - we'd love to hear any memories you have - please email them to iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk - Editor
Submitted by: Wayne Bevan

Bickerstaff, Robert L
London Depot. Retired 1967 41 Years Service d. Nov 12, 1972 aged 68
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bickley, Roy
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Biddle, Walter
Retired 1961 38 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Biggs, Mr
Production Control Manager, 1959 More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

Bilby, Olive
Sewing Room. Pre war More details to follow More
Submitted by: Elaine Sandall

Bilby, Tom
Gate Man More UPDATE: My father was Thomas Bilby,he joined Standard Triumph, when the war finished . His employment there all the time was was a Security Guard on the gates, he worked there until he retired one year before the factory closed. My mother Olive Bilby, also worked there before the war in the sewing room, she is still alive and is 100 this year. Elaine Sandall
Submitted by: Marjorie Bilby

Bingham, P
London Manager, c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Birch, Norman
Fitter Engine Test. 29 years service, Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bird, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bird, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bird, Edward
Coachworks
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bird, Ted
Tinsmith, Allesley Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Birt, Frank
My Grandfather Frank Birt worked in the trim shop i think at canley and retired around 1968 would love to find any information on his working life
Submitted by: Matt Birt

Birtwhistle, Gordon
High Speed Development Engineer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bishop, Eddie
Apprentice Supervisor c1967 Banner Lane Ref c1953 More
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Bishop, Reginald Arthur
b. December 4, 1904 Publicity Manager, Standard Motor Co., Ltd.; 1940-45 Director of Publicity, The British Motor Corporation, Ltd., and Director and General Manager, The Nuffield Press, Ltd (from 1958)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bishop, Tony
Experimental Department (S.U. supremo)
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Black, Joan
Worked in Fletch North during 1977 to 1981 era.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Black, John
Worked in Fletch North during 1977 to 1981 era.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Black, John
Storeman Canley
Submitted by: Karen Sissons

Black, John (Sir)
10 February 1895 – 24 December 1965 September 1929 took up a new position at the Standard Motor Company. He was appointed Standard's joint managing director (with founder R W Maudslay) in September 1933. He was injured in late 1953 in an accident when being given a demonstration of the Swallow Doretti. His fellow board members believed this affected his judgment and he was forced to resign in January 1954, officially because of his health. In December 1954 Black accepted an appointment as deputy chairman of Enfield Cables Ltd. In his retirement he took up farming. He died suddenly at Cheadle Hospital, Cheadle, Cheshire on 24 December 1965 at the age of 70. Shortly after Black died in 1965, Alick Dick, his successor at the helm of Standard-Triumph, recalled Black with obvious affection as an "extrovert and exciting, if somewhat controversial personality".
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Black, N.A.G
Spare Parts and New Car Deliveries. Boundary Road, London c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Blackburne (Miss)
Technical Cost Executive, c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Blackwill, Robert
Tinsmith I served my apprenticeship at the Triumph Motor Co. We were based at Tile Hill training school. All the apprentices served a period of time there, then they were sent off to their departments at Canley, where they would further their careers. I was based at the Tinsmiths near Ivy Cottage, apprentices there at same time were Bill Mcintosh, Eddie Howard, Paul Tranter, Kev Winters, Geoff Turner, Rob Naismith. I stayed there until it was shutting. These we’re good times and we had some good laughs I have just retired from Rolls Royce it was never the same as the Triumph.
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Blake, Rose
I worked in the typing pool at Canley, CKD Northey Road in Radford then for Ray Jenkins - Technical Executive at Service Depot, Allesley.
Submitted by: Rose Blake

Bland, Maxey Hungerford
b: July 12, 1912 First connected with the Industry as a learner at Standard Motor Co., Ltd., in 1929; subsequently with the Technical Dept., S.M.M.T., prior to taking up present position in 1935; served with R.E.M.E., 1941-46, returning to Lodge Plugs on demobilization; took part in N.W. Europe campaign with 6th Airborne Division; assumed command Div. Workshops after V.E. Day, and went with Div. to Palestine; transferred to T.A. after demobilization and served with 16 Airborne Div. (T.A.) until 1957. Chief Engineer, Lodge Plugs, Ltd., since 1935
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bland, Ron
Experimental
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bland, Samuel Joseph
Herald Trim and Finish. Service from 1946 to 1968. d. August 1, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Blower, Ray
Electrician, Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bloxham, L
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bloxham, Maria
Shorthand typist in Supply section of Spares Division, Fletch. South More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Boardman, W.H
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Boardman, Walter
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Bolesworth, Albert Edward
Painter spraying dept. Nickname 'Sonny.' Worked there up to 1979-1980. Redundancies were happening while off work due to a heart attack which happened while at work.
Submitted by: Maxine Bolesworth

Boller, Harry
Paint Shop. Retired 1970. 35 Years Service d 12 Dec 1971 aged 66
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bolt, Eva
26 Years Service Retired from No 12 Bay, Final Finish Spent some time in Plating Shop and Enamel Dip Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bolt, Ron
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Bolton, Arnold
Press Officer and Editor of Standard Triumph Review (RP)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bolton, Peter
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bones, A M
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

Bonner, Charles
Tile Hill body plant, paint preparation area. Housed in the old Fisher and Ludlow Factory . Charles Bonner was the Manager there.
Submitted by: Brian Stansfield

Booker, George
Security
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Booth, John
Worked in the Publicity Department 1968/1969
Submitted by: John Booth

Booth, Joseph
Machinist
Submitted by: Coventry I Remember Facebook Page

Bordicott, Les
Work on track
Submitted by: Sue Barker nee Bordicott

Bordley, D
Radford 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bosher, Arthur
Works Policeman. Joined the company 1951. c1961 still in service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Boswell, R
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bosworth, Norman
My uncle. Norman Bosworth worked there almost all his life. Sadly passed away now
Submitted by: Royston J Milsom

Bosworth, W
Gear Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Boszuk, Piotr
Labourer Canley Standard Triumph until 1982 sorry not sure how long 15+ years
Submitted by: Ann Fletcher

Bott, Horace
My wife's dad Horace Bott worked on the TR line as high as TR6 and towards the end on the dud line at the track at Canley. Retired around 1980. Horace always parked his own car near to the gate, in gear ready to start... and as soon as it was knock off time charged out to be one of the first cars out....then he would head to his own private business garage fixing cars in Wyken with his brother and best friend.
Submitted by: Steve Leeson

Botteral, ArthurSubmitted by: Nick Taylor

Bottrill, A G
Deputy Superintendent, Gearbox Shop c1960 c1973 Area Manager, Engine Manufacture More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bottrill, Arthur
My Dad and two uncles worked there. Fred Bottrill, Arthur Bottrill and Robert Pearson. All I know about my uncle Arthur was that he had something to do with the canteen.
Submitted by: Tony Bottrill

Bottrill, Fred
My Dad and two uncles worked there. Fred Bottrill, Arthur Bottrill and Robert Pearson. My dad started as a HGV driver and I remember him saying that he used to bring car bodies from somewhere. He then went on to become a chauffeur and retired from that position in about 1991 aged 63. My uncle Bob worked as a grinder I don't know where in the factory but he retired at 65 in about 1982. All I know about my uncle Arthur was that he had something to do with the canteen.
Submitted by: Tony Bottrill

Bourke, Eamonn
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Bowers, E A
Sister-in-Charge, Surgery c1973 Canley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bowers, E A (Sister)
Deputy Sister-in-Charge to Sister Kearton Became Sister-in-Charge in February, 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bowers, Reg
Chargehand Sheetmetal worker. 30+ years service Retired c1969 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Boyce, Jim
Carpenter, Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Boycott, Jackie
I worked as a typist in the Specification Office at Standard late 1960s early 1970s
Submitted by: Jackie Boycott

Boyd, Henry
Process Engineer 1st TR prototype body and Vanguard
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Boyes, Cyril
My Dad - Cyril Boyes. He worked at Canley till his retirement.
Submitted by: Carol Stather

Bradley, James
My father James Bradley worked in the paint shop which was located at the end of Torrington Avenue during the 70s
Submitted by: John Bradley

Bradley, Les
My husband worked there in the 70's
Submitted by: Mary Bradley

Bradley, W B
Director Standard and Triumph Sales Ltd (1953)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bradley, W.D
London Trade Sales Executive
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bradshaw, Fred
My uncle Fred Bradshaw used to drive the lorries with the car bodies under a canvas trailor from Tile Hill Lane in the 1960s i recall he would drive past where we lived on Bushberry Avenue
Submitted by: Ron Robinson

Bradshaw, Fred (Alfred)
Lorry driver (Deceased)
Submitted by: Steve Bradshaw (son)

Bradwell, Barbara
My first job was in the photographic department at the Standard Motor Co. This was the late 40's early 50's with the Vanguard.
Submitted by: Barbara Bradwell

Brand, Les
Spares Division c1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Brankin, Frank
Body shop
Submitted by: Geoffrey Street

Braund, Tom
Costs Department More More
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Bray, Roy (Ray)
Maintenance
Submitted by: Richard Bray

Brennan, Jack (proper name John Edward)
Worked at the Canley factory in the fifties after leaving the RAF. I can't remember which department he was in, and he's passed now, so I can't ask him. I do remember him going to work on his trusty old green bike, until he bought his first car, a Standard Vanguard, around 1958. I remember one Summer the whole family went up to the Lake District in it, and having to get out half way up a very steep hill because either the clutch was slipping or the gearbox was a bit dodgy! My father left the Standard in the early sixties and set up his own engineering business.
Submitted by: Roslynne Webb (nee Brennan)

Brennan, John
A friend of my dads, he worked on the Rocket Range
Submitted by: Mark Scorer

Brennan, Mike
No.5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Brewerton, Patrick
Worked at Standard late 70s
Submitted by: Patrick Brewerton

Brigden, Cythia
Supply Division, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Briggs, Terry
Terry Briggs served his apprenticeship at Midland Sheet Metal before moving to Coventry and Standard Triumph then on to Abbey Panels,
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Briggs, Vic
Labourer with Experimental Dept. 21 years with the company in 1961.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bright, R
Engine Despatch Dept. c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bright, Ray
Engine Despatch c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Brimelow, Edward
Director from 1956 to 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brimhouse, Eric
Director 1959 More
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Brindley, John
Apprentice c1969-74
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Brislin, 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

Britten, John
John worked at the Standard, Heskith and finally Jaguar in Radford, before his retirement in 1985.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Broadbent, Jack
My dad Jack Broadbent worked in the paint shop for many years. Finished up in the paint shop at Torrington ave. We lived in Station Ave
Submitted by: Sheelagh Fulford

Brodie-Brown, Joseph
Superintendent Oversea Manufacturing 44 Years Service Retired 1972 Numerous departments. Started in Experimental Shop in 1926 More details to follow...
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Brogan, Jessie (Nee Baylis)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brook, Arthur
Father to Michael (Mike) Brooks and ST Employee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brookes, A
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Brooks, Michael
My dad Michael brooks died 2010. Press Cars Director and land lord of Canley Road before it closed. UPDATE: More details via Triumph Works Archive: Apprenticed: 20th September, 1954 Development Engineer 1962. In total 43 years service at Standard Triumph. Became Director of Vehicle Operations at BMW Rover
Submitted by: Maria Ward

Brooks, Mollie
Secretary to Production Manager
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brotherton, Larry
I was in hospital in the late sixties with a lovely guy called Larry Brotherton, who was in the department that wrote instruction books. I kept in touch with him for a couple of years afterwards then went off abroad to live and lost touch.

Brown, A G
Chief Inspector 1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, Alan
Standard Motors Cricket Club Captain c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, B W
Body Drawing Office, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, Bert
Design Draughtsman
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Brown, Bob
Chargehand c1973 No.5 Shop
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Brown, F L
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

Brown, Harry
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Brown, J
No 2 Shop, Banner Lane c1959 Vice Chairman Bowls Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, Joe
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 More
Submitted by: Martin Cox, Archive

Brown, Joe
Production Control and Materials Manager c1972 Manager, Production Control Procedures and Administration c1973 Brown, Michael
I worked at canley from 1968 until is closed and when on to work at other sites
Submitted by: Michael Brown

Brown, Peter Leslie
Lorry Driver - Bodies from Liverpool to Coventry.
Submitted by: Lesley Brown

Brown, T O
Chief Inspector, Body Paint and Trim 1960 More
Submitted by: STandard Triumph Works Archive

Brown, Tony
Canley & Templer Avenue 1969 until 1978.
Submitted by: Tony Brown

Brown, V
Tinsmiths c1972 Member of the Triumph bowls club
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Brown, William Arthur John
Maintenance Dept. Canley. 15 years Service. Died October 26th, 1963 aged 46
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Browne, Angela
Secretary to Keith Hopkins, Director of Public Relations.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brownlow, Neville
Standard -Triumph ( Liverpool ) Ltd c1955 - 1968
Submitted by: Brian Knight

Bruce, Vic (Jerry)Submitted by: Margaret Parkinson

Bruffin, Tom
Oil Stores. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Brushett, Alan
Commercial apprentice / buyer, 1973 to 1979
Submitted by: Alan Brushett

Brushett, Mick
Fireman
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Bryant, Cyril
My dad worked on paint rectification and cocoon spraying, he worked at Honeybourne too.
Submitted by: Ann Reece

Bryant, Paddy
I did my apprenticeship there 1973-1977, I remember him.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Buck, Peter
Experimental Dept, c1971-1980
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Buckingham, Stan
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Buckley, B
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Buckley, Barry
Apprentice More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Buckley, G
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Buckman, J
Project Development c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Buckman, James
Project Development Manager, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. c1959 Apprenticed to Morris Motors, Ltd., 1927; subsequently worked as Planning Engineer on re-layout of Cowley Works; Planning Engineer with Standard Motor Co.. Ltd., 1937; Chief Works Engineer to S.S. Cars, Ltd., 1940; in 1941 joined Rover Motor Co. (Acro Engines), Ltd., on factory layout for gas turbine aero-engine production; was responsible for the design of production test plant for engines and components until taken over by Rolls-Royce, Ltd., 1943; became Industrial Consultant in 1944, and " worked with Triplex Safety Glass Co., Ltd.. Joseph Lucas, Ltd., and other companies; rejoined Standard Motor Co.. Ltd., 1954
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Budden, BarrySubmitted by: Martin Cox

Budge, John
Works Manager 1924 Joined the company 1905
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bull, Geoffrey
b: September 29, 1914 Joined A. C. Cox (Car Sales), Ltd., Coventry, 1937; The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1939; S. H. Newsome and Co., Ltd., 1945; Sales Director, Cheylesmore Garage (Coventry), Ltd
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bull, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bullivant, Bill
Tile Hill More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bulmer, Bob
Material handler, Radford. 12 years service. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Bunker, Mick
Experimental. Senior Chassis Designer Technical Manager c1970
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bunn, Marlene
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Bunt, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Burch, A T
Employee Services Manager c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burchell-Crookes, G
Export Sales Manager c1960 Export Sales Secretary 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burden, Barbara
Wages office
Submitted by: Jacqueline Longhurst , nee Scholes, daughter.

Burden, MaySubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Burdett, Rosemary
Secretary to J C Jeffs, Spares Production Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Burdett, SueSubmitted by: Sue Burdett

Burgess, J
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burke, Albert
Track Foreman Albert Burke (at least 32 years' service) in 1972 Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burke, Dennis
Our Dad started at Standard Triumph in approx. 1965 until he passed away in 1976. I'm not sure what line he worked on but he worked with some brilliant characters such as Tom McGarry, Tom Lenehan, Danny Callan, Jim Meehan plus many many more. I then went on to box for The Standard Triumph. If you remember Dennis Burke it would be great to hear from you.
Submitted by: James Burke

Burke, Martin
Fitters Mate. Maintenance 29 Years Service, retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burns, William (Bill)
My dad worked at the Standard many years ago. He worked in the boiler house when the heating was fueled by coal. They kept the boilers running by shoveling coal into the ovens. In later years it was replaced by gas so the job consisted of checking dials. Dad preferred the old way. He worked a 3 weekly shift pattern. Not sure when he started but I think it was late 40s. He took early retirement due to ill health mid 60s. He passed away 1980
Submitted by: Joan Burns

Burslem, Bill
Chief Accountant. Standard Motor Co.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Burton, George
28 Years Service Production Control ww2 Spares Division 1953-1972 More UPDATE: My dad Ian Burton and grandpa George Burton both worked for the company.
Submitted by: Jez Burton

Burton, Ian
Publicity Dept. My dad Ian Burton and grandpa George Burton both worked for the company. Dad worked in publicity. UPDATE: Publicity Production Contoller 1973 More
Submitted by: Jez Burton

Burton, L
Maintenance Foreman. Fletch South 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burton, Len
Electrician's foreman, Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Burwood, Bill
Bill Burwood was the development engineer in charge of the 'Pony' project. The vehicle was fitted with Ajax front end running gear and was four wheel drive.
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Bush, Jackie
Telephone Operator c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Butcher, Albert E
Press Toolroom, died on June 8, 1960 shortly after entering hospital at Exhall. He was 73. Mr. Butcher retired in 1956 after 20 years' service.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Butler, Mike
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Butler, RaymondSubmitted by: Kath Walker

Butler, W
Foreman, New Assembly Hall More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Byers, Bill
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Byrne, Mick Submitted by: Shirley O\'Donnell

Cadman, Gwen
Wages Department, Fletch North. Left 1960. 11.5 years service Calcott, Ted
Trimmer, Gang 81. Herald Trim 16 Years Service Retired February, 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Caldwell, Peter
Final Assembly, Liverpool 1971-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Callaby, Frank W
Stylist, Designer of Triumph 1800 Roadster. c1946 (Later) Photographic and Film Unit, Standard Triumph c1960
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Callaghan, Maggie
Secretary to Len Freeman. Castings & Forgings Buyer, Canley Just looking through my computer and saw a message about old employees from The Standard. Was delighted to see my name and see so many names of the wonderful people I worked with for quite a few years. My name is Maggie Crehan (nee Callaghan) How is everybody. Wow Im soooo excited. I now live in Galway Ireland. Ive lived here since 1972. But all I have is wonderful memories of Len Freeman (the nicest boss anyone could ask for) Mick List (just as wonderful). Lovely Mr. Milne, Tom Jones, Bill Carroll Anne Shakespere and so many more. Lots of love to anyone who remembers me and even if you don’t never mind you still get hugs
Submitted by: Maggie Crehan ( nee CALLAGHAN)

Callan, DannySubmitted by: James Burke

Callaway, S (Mrs)
Costs, Spares Fletch South c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Callen, Jack
My father Jack Callen & brother Terry was an apprentice there, I also worked in offices Canley & then we moved to fletchamstead highway, happy times.
Submitted by: Margaret Curtis

Callen, Margaret
My father Jack Callen & brother Terry was an apprentice there, I also worked in offices Canley & then we moved to fletchamstead highway, happy times
Submitted by: Margaret Curtis (nee Callen)

Callow, Cyril
A close family friend, Cyril Callow worked at Tile Hill Standard as long as I knew him. He never married and his brothers, one was William Callow of Callow and Maddox, and Lord Mayor of Coventry, are all long gone. Cyril was at Tile Hill during the war and I think he worked first at somewhere near Cash's Lane and said Sir John Black was often seen there. He bought a new Standard 8 about 46/7 then a Vanguard KKV866 in 1951 and later taught me to drive in it. He passed away at my parents house in July 1965 after a massive heart attack. He would have been 61. He was a quiet, helpful chap, who enjoyed taking his caravan on holidays, usually with my parents and myself. Still fondly remembered.
Submitted by: Janice Woolnough

Cameron, PeteSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Campain, Marjorie
Canley and Banner Lane
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Campbell Riley, Frederick
Machine tool fitter, died on May 12, 1960 Aged 71, He was living in retirement near Bournemouth. He started with the Company in 1936 and retired in November, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Campion, Jim
Host Operator, Paint Shop, Canley 14 years Retired 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Campion, R
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded First Senior Apprentice 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Camwell, Eric
Service: 1956 to 1978 More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Canner, Fred
My dad Fred worked at Standard Triumph, although I'm not sure which department or when he started. He sadly died in February 1977 while he was still employed at the Standard. We have found he worked at Allesley Service Dept. This building still exists (along the A45). ED
Submitted by: Lynn Hopkins

Cannings, Edward (Ted)
Accounts Dept Supervisor, c1961 to 1969
Submitted by: Jean Hackett

Cappleman, Joe
Foreman Tinsmiths. 36 years service Chargehand on petrol tanks, 1937 Foreman Sheetmetal Workers, 1939 Retired 1971 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carey, F
Wages Dept, Canley c1930's
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carless, Benjamin
Engine assembly
Submitted by: Peter Carless (son)

Carpenter, J
No 1 Shop, Banner Lane 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Carpenter, J K S
Market and Economic Analyst Executive c1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carris, John
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Carroll, Bill
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Carroll, DesSubmitted by: Mike Carroll

Carroll, Edward
Machine Tool Demonstrator, Canley 37 Years Service d 5 Jan, 1973 aged 57
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carroll, J
Press Shop and Fabrications Executive c1973 Carroll, John
Tinsmiths
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carroll, Mick
Fitter in Herald Trim and Finish, Canley, retired in November 1972 after 15 years service. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carroll, W G
Consumable Buyer c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carter, J
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Carter, Richard (Dick)
Assistant Service Manager,London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c196, who I think previously had worked at Allesley Service Division.
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Carvell, Arthur Basil
My father started as an apprentice at Canley in c 1936/7. At the outbreak of war he was transferred to the engine (gear box?) plant in Malvern before he was conscripted in 1943. On returning in 1947 he worked for Massey Ferguson for the next 35 years.
Submitted by: Malvern Carvell

Carvell, J
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Carver-Smith, John William Thomas (Jack)
My father John William Thomas Carver-Smith commonly known as Jack worked in the tool room as a centre lathe turner for many years. He worked first at Cornercroft Engineering (Mr Corner and Mr Croft) but left for more money at Standard Triumph. He returned to Cornercroft for a while but was persuaded to go back to Standard Triumph where he worked until his forced retirement. He drove a Standard Vanguard until 1964 when he bought a brand new Triumph Herald for £515. Ex works. He ran that for ten years and then took advantage of the company discount to buy a Triumph Dolomite. I remember Dad used to do a lot of overtime. Every night and weekends too. He loved his work at Standard Triumph.
Submitted by: Mark Carver-Smith

Case, Horace
Fitter. 27 years broken service. Started 1930. Retired 1973. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cash, Cyril
Sheetmetal Worker 20 years Service d aged 63, 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cassidy, Kathleen
I worked at the Standard in 1969 I was in CKD then as Kathleen Cassidy
Submitted by: Kathleen Judge (nee Cassidy)

Cassidy, Sheila
I knew a Sheila Cassidy who was in the offices, she was the image of singer Mary Hopkin.
Submitted by: Rosie

Castle, F
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Catlow, Peter
Production fitter 21shop
Submitted by: Gary Faulkner

Cauldwell, Sister
Sister Cauldwell. Works Surgery c1940-1950
Submitted by: Jean Evans

Cave, R
Tinsmiths Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chamberlain, David
Bricklayers mate/then Boiler house Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Chance, T
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chandler, Bill
Chargehand Sheetmetal worker. 30+ years service Retired c1969 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chandler, Peter
Service Engineer, c1954 Updated by: John Chandler. Incl. First name added. "My dad was Overseas Eervice Engineer he went to Iraq and California in the early 50’s also my great uncle Les Mackinson was Foreman in the Experimental Department."
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chant, Vic
Foreman Engine Reconditioning c1946 Fletchamstead
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Chaplin, Alf
My granddad Alf Chaplin was there in the 60s and 70s
Submitted by: Keith Chaplin

Chapman, Albert
Albert began working at Standard Motor Company, before going into the Royal Navy. On his return he went back to the company, where he stayed for 45 years until his retirement.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Chapman, Albert Submitted by: Ian Chapman

Chapman, Dennis
No 5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Chapman, H E
Factory Manager, Aero Engine Division c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Chapman, H.E
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chapman, J
Heat Treatment, Fletch c1972 Member of the Triumph bowls club
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chapman, Ted
Standard -Triumph ( Liverpool ) Ltd c1955 - 1968
Submitted by: Brian Knight

Charles, James
Worked in paint shop,1960's to 70's.
Submitted by: Jackie Hope

Chatham, John
Joined Standard Motor Co as an Apprentice in 1934. 1948 Publicity Dept - and Editor of the Standard Car Review In charge of the Publicity Department c1968 Photo 1968 Married 1948
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Checklin, Cyril
Press Shop. He started as a young man at Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd in Baginton before moving on to Standard Triumph in 1962, where he worked for 17 years. "It was a great factory to work at. The relationship between the men was fantastic. There were 17,000 on site and we always had annual events which were enjoyed by everybody." My father was a shop steward on the track for 17 years until the closure of the factory. He was a big union man and was on the committee of the Standard Club until his health deteriorated in 2012. Sadly he passed away in September 2013 aged 90
Submitted by: Beverley Bridgwater

Cheshire, John
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Chinn, Gordon
Buying Office, Canley Buyer
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Chinn, Irene
c1930
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Christensen, J A
Export Commercial Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Churcher, Frank John
Car Body Assembler. Trim and Final Finish, Canley 16 years Service Died 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clamp, Margaret
Engineering Dept. Fletch North. Tracing Section c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Claridge, Les
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Claridge, Sidney Ernest
Coach Trimmer 25 years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clark, P
New Assembly Hall Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clark, Peter
Experimental & Competition Dept
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Clarke, A
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, AlbertSubmitted by: Tina Pettifer. Daughter

Clarke, Alfred
Was my Father and he worked in the Maintenance Department at Capmartin Road, Radford.
Submitted by: Roger Clarke

Clarke, Bill
c1929 Foreman More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, Bill (2)
Assistant Chief Materials Engineer c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, 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

Clarke, Iris
Postal department supervisor, Fletchamstead Highway c1972
Submitted by: Julia Green

Clarke, Malcolm
Car wash at Allesley c1969 Service includes two years prior to 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, Peter
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Clarke, Roger
I worked in the Parts Division at Fletch Central from 1971 to 1979 as a Zone Controller and then in JRT when John Egan amalgamated the parts operations of Jaguar, Rover and Triumph into one unit.
Submitted by: Roger Clarke

Clarke, W
Spares Inspection, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, Winnie
40 Years Service. Retired 1972.
Submitted by: Carmel Langdon

Clay, P
Fletch South Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clay, Ray
I was born in Coventry but now live in the North East. I still have close links with my home City and visit regularly. My day, Ray Clay, is now deceased. He was born in Cov 10.2.1924 and died in Walsgrave hospital in 1985. Full name was Raymond Alfred Clay, married to Pearl Sylvia Clay. Dad worked on the 'Track' at The Standard for many years. (Worked alongside family friend, Jack Stanley.) Excellent Boxer, Darts & Snooker player. Top class fisherman (caught second biggest Common Carp of 42lb from Billing Aquadrome in Sept 1966) Second only to Richard Walker's 44lb 'Clarissa' Dad also went on to become a popular steward at The Standard Triumph Social Club for many years. I myself spent many happy childhood days at the club and attended the usual kids events like the Pantomime on the highway!
Submitted by: Paul Clay

Clayton, John
Retired 1965 14 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cleary, Patrick
Works supervisor. 1963-1991
Submitted by: Johnny McStay

Cleaver, Gwen
Tracer, Planning Department 1959 Service 10 years 1958-1959 Left upon marrying Ewart Frost a draughtsman from AWA
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cleaver, Moss
Competition Dept, Mechanic
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clemments, David
My grandfather, worked at Canley
Submitted by: Anne Dodd

Clews, Walter Frank
Production Control. 24 Years Service. Died Nov, 11, 1969 aged 66
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cleydon, Les
Ref. 1947 Banner Lane Father was Percy Cleydon, Catering Manager More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cleydon, Percy
Canteen, Social and Welfare Manager. Joined the company in 1938. Retired c1955 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clifford, R
c1960
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Coaley, Albert
1950's Body Design 1955 Drawing Office Executive
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Coates, Peter
Apprentice 1978- 1981 Training in many areas in Canley such as G/Box shop and Fletch north, also worked at Press cars in Templar Avenue and Technical display which was housed in a railway good shed in the middle of the employee car park opposite Canley gate, moved to Gaydon in 1981 working on the Honda Ballard which became the Triumph Acclaim
Submitted by: Peter Coates

Cockayne, John Submitted by: Joanne Durno-Cockayne

Coggins, Bert
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Cohen, RichardSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cole, Norman
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Coleman, John
My Dad
Submitted by: Steve Coleman

Coleman, Tony
My brother Tony worked and played rugby for the Standard
Submitted by: Steve Coleman

Colledge, Doris Maud
Part time cleaner. Fletch South for 6 years. Died aged 61, July 11, 1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Colley, Harry
Engineering Development Department 1970's Collier, Ted
Castings & Forgings Department Manager
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Collins, Sid
Inspection, Tile Hill c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Commins, Micheal
Fitter Service 1953-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Connor, J P
Inspection Department He served in the Highland Light Infantry and lost both legs in the advance in Holland 1944. 1947
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Connor, P
BL Parts Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Consadine, Phil
21 Shop early seventies, working on main wiring harness Dolomites and mk2 2000 and 2.5s. 1300 was just coming to it's final production.
Submitted by: Phil Consadine

Constable, Arthur
Home Sales Office, Distribution
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Conway, MichaelSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cook, ArthurSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cook, Bill
Works Policeman, Gateman c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cook, DavidSubmitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Cook, J
Spares Despatch c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cook, Jack
Maintenance Superintendant. Retired c1974/75
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Cook, Nina
Photostatic Clerk, Postal Dept. Canley c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cook, O
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, A H
Employment Department, Canley c1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Chris
Paint Supervisor, Allesley. Retired 1974. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Cooke, Christine
Clerk, Salaries Office c1969 Six year previous service Married John Randle, a buyer in Supplies Dept. Christine Randle nee Cooke
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Greville
Radford c1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Cooke, Horace
Coach painter, Standard Motor Co. Horace belonged to St John's Ambulance Brigade from 1927 to 1942 and served in the army during the war, returning to work as a coach painter at the Standard Motor Company until he retired in 1980.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Irene
IBM operator, Canley Married Alan Hatton, computer programmer at Canley 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Jack
Jack first worked at Tippins in Bodmin Road and then worked at the Humber. He then worked for the Standard Motor Company, and was for many years on the track on the night shift, until he was made redundant. He then worked for the Parks and Leisure department of the Coventry Council for seven years, until his retirement in 1991.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Kerry
Engineering Development Department More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Ted
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Cooper, Adrian
Paint Shop
Submitted by: Anthony Cooper

Cooper, Dave
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Cooper, Freddie
Test Brake Specialist Freddie did a lot of test brake work on Spitfire competition engines
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Cooper, Frederick Arthur
In his later years worked on Assembly Shop 6. Did 2 weeks days then 2 weeks nights. Worked at Standard Triumph for I believe 46 years.
Submitted by: Barry Cooper

Cooper, Gary
I worked in the paintshop from 1965--1979
Submitted by: Gary Cooper

Cooper, HarrySubmitted by: Jackie Cooper

Cooper, Herbert
First Company Secretary. Joined 1905
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cooper, Horace Arthur
Fitter Many years broken service from 1933 d Nov 18, 1971 aged 59
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooper, LeonardSubmitted by: Ann Cooper

Cooper, Malcolm
Purchasing Timing Supervisor at Fletch North, Canley, transferred to Land Rover Solihull, when Jaguar separated from Land Rover about 1980 - 1981. Followed speedway at the Bees, never stopped smiling.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Cooper, Tommy
I did my apprenticeship there 1973-1977, I remember him.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Cope, AnthonySubmitted by: Judith Canner

Copeland, R
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Copeland, Ron
Chief Draughtsman, Body Drawing Office, Fletch North.
Submitted by: Terry Morgan

Corbett, Ernest John
Financial Director of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd. c1940 - 1951 (d1951) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Corbishley, Cyril
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Corcoran, Tony
Tony Corcoran worked as a painter - my dad
Submitted by: Anthony Corcoran

Cordall, E
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Corden, A
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cornish, Eric
Fitter at Canley. Broken Service 1947-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cosgrove, Jim
Member of Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band WW1 Soldier 1899 -1964
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Costain, John
I did my apprenticeship there 1973-1977. My old mate John Costain - wizard of a tinsmith!
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Costello, Andrew
Fitter. Assembly Hall Retired 1973, 34 years service. Approx 1939 - 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Costello, Patrick
Electricians Mate Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Costelloe, Rene
Originally from Scarborough, Rene moved to the city during the war to work at the Standard Motor Company in Tile Hill Lane where she helped to build Bristol Bombers and Mosquitos.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Costley, Fred
My Dad Fred Costley was Foreman in 21 shop. Me, my brother Mark and sister Linda worked there
Submitted by: Sue Burdett

Cotterill, Bill
Staff-Sergt Bill Cotterill. Works Police 12 years service. Retired 1955 Cotterill, William G
Coach Painter, Canley 12 Years Service d 13 Jan, 1973 aged 57
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Coulson, Arthur
Experimental Department
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Coulson, Les
Paint Shop
Submitted by: Ron Baba

Coulthard, John
Western Avenue c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cousins, Bryce

Cowdell, E
Manager of the Machine Division at Canley 1947
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cowdell, Mr
Drawing Office Supervisor. Cash's Lane c1922
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cowley, M K
Quality Investigation, c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cox, Eric
Refuse collector. Maintenance Dept Fletch South 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Cox, George
Spray Painter Final Finish

Cox, George (2)
Spray Painter, Final Finish 22 Years Service Retired, 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cox, Iris
Ivy Cottage 1953-1966
Submitted by: Iris Carr (nee Cox)

Cox, Martin
Test driver
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Cox, Peter
Test driver More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Cox, R
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Coyne, John
Parts, Fletch South
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Craig, Alexander
Standard's first Works Manager. 1903. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Crampsie, Charles
I worked in the bodyshop at standard triumph in the 70's on the Dolomite and Spitfire. Great times there with some brill workmates.
Submitted by: Charles Crampsie

Crane, Francis
I worked in the typing pool, Export Sales, and then moved to be Secretary to the Publicity Manager. Great times and one of the best places to work.
Submitted by: Francis Crane

Cranford, Pauline
Postal Dept. c1958
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Crawford, Bert
Works Covenor
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cremins, John
JRT Commercial Apprentice 1977 to 1981 based in Purchasing at Fletch North, Canley. Training officers Gordon Malpass and John Fitzpatrick
Submitted by: John Cremins

Cridland, FrankSubmitted by: Martin Cox

Crimmins, Jackie
Central Filing, Spares. Fletch South
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Croft, Jack D
Press Officer c1947 Record still employed Standard Press Officer c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Crofts, John
Senior Administrator, Parts Sales 1965 - 1978
Submitted by: John Crofts

Crofts, Ray
Driver, Transport dept
Submitted by: John Crofts

Cronan, 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

Crosby, John
Engine Stores. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Croshaw, Geoffrey John
Coach Maker. 18 years Service Retired November 1972 d 18 January 1973 aged 75
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cross, Florence
Inspector, Trim & Final Finish 31 years service. Retired 1972 Started 1940 in the canteen at Canley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cross, J B
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cross, Nigel
Fletch North Engineering Division 1969 - 1972
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Crowther, Barry
Worked on the maintenance @ Canley from 1966 to 1980
Submitted by: Barry Crowther

Culcheth, BrianSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cumberland, Sid
21 shop I think
Submitted by: Ron Baba

Cumberlidge, Thomas
c1940 onwards More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Curl, Jack
Paint Shop (pre War) Chargehand Inspector, Fletchamstead (War years) Paint Shop (After war) Chargehand, Enamel Dip (20 years) Progress Chaser, Spares Production Control (6 years) 35 Years Service. Retired 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Curry, Lesley
Worked in the Saab Shop as a Machinist
Submitted by: Steven Curry

Curtis, A J S
Deputy Superintendent. Radford More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cuthbert, Harry
Engine Experimental Foreman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

D'Arcy, John
I worked there from 75 til it closed in 80. First 3 years as a trainee so had about 6 months in various depts over the first 3 years...gearbox assembly, rocket range, spares, what was still known at that time as the Herald trim too etc. Ended up there when I finished my training in 78. Many happy memories of some wonderful people and Christmas time in there was just the best! Festooned in decorations and music playing away...a much happier workforce than any I worked in since.
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Daffern, Keith
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More c1973 Leading Fireman More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Daffron, Gary
Security More Service: 1969 - 1987
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Daley, Tom
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Dalton, Frank
Engine Assembly Line. 45 Years Service. Retired 1955
Submitted by: Marton Cox Archive

Damm, Maurice
Gearbox Assembly, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Dance, M (Miss)
Supervisor, IBM computer room c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dance, Marjorie
Works Secretary
Submitted by: Adrian Bott

Daniels, Colin
Finance Director c1975/76 Daniels, Mr
Assistant Fire Officer (Cash’s Lane) c1930's
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dann, R S
Nightshift Superintendent c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Danskin (Junior)
Standard Service Engineer c1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Danskin, (Senior)
"and his father before him worked at The Standard Motor Co. Ltd.'s Cash's Lane factory in the Company's early days" More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Danskin, W L
Travelling Service Engineer Prior to 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Darkins, Harry
c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Darlow, C
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Darragh, Debbie
Secretary, Fletch North 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davenport, Brian
Worked at Canley during his years there working on Stag, TR productiions. Left on closure. During his time there he saw many changes, etc and remember Red Robbie calling them out on strike. He use to be coached over to Honeybourne to work on cars held there.
Submitted by: Davenport, Caroline

Davey, John
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Davidson, Ian
Commercial Apprentice 1970-1976 then worked in Plant Director Fred Young''s Office for 12 months before becoming Staff Relations Officer based in Ivy Cottage. Left in 1978 moving to Bickenhill offices, before working back at Canley in Human Resources HQ 1980-1987
Submitted by: Ian Davidson

Davidson, Jim
Industrial Engineering Manager
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Davies, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Celia
Celia married and became Maule from memory. Worked in Purchase Timing in Fletch North late 1970s.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Davies, Clive
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Davies, D A
Deputy Chief Inspector, Body Paint and Trim 1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, DianeSubmitted by: Mike Winterton

Davies, Edward
I worked there until it closed in 1980. Finished fitting head lamp on the T R 7
Submitted by: Edward Davies

Davies, F
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Jim
Company Driving Instructor c1950's More
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Davies, Julie
Tracer
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Davies, Len
Production buyer in Fletch North until about 1980.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Davies, M J
Body Prep. 15 Shop, Canley c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Norman
Styling Department Fletch North c1972 Started 1968.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Pauline
Secretary to M Miles, Trim Engineer, Fletch North. 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Vinnie
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Davies, W (2)
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded Most Improved Apprentice of the Year 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Wilf
My dad worked there when it was the standard motor company till he retired
Submitted by: David Davies

Davis, Ben
Raw Materials Stores Foreman 28 years service Retired 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, Bert
My Uncle
Submitted by: Gloria George

Davis, F
Deputy Chief Inspector. Radford c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, J
Secretary Recreation Club Committee c1949 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, J N
Recreational Secretary, c1961
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, Maureen
Secretary to Bill Carrol raw materials and consumables. Then Len Freeman (taking over from Maggie Callaghan when she left) and Bill Randle. Ted Collier was over them. Others in office were Gordon Chinn, Pete Russell, John Randle, Charlie Killick, George Milne.My father in law Max Tizick worked in COD with George Key. My father Bert Davis worked on the track
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Davis, Peter
I started at Capmartin road on the gear box section under Jimmy Hope the chargehand. The foreman was a man named Willdig, this was in 1965. In 1967 I was transferred to the Tinsmith dept at Canley as a Tinsmith Welder and there I remained until plant closure, these were the best years of our lives, when mates were mates and helped each other, so many tales to tell and so many memories. Davis, William H (Bill)
On 18 August 1970, Standard – Triumph was renamed simply as Triumph and Bill Davis, George Turnbull’s deputy at Austin-Morris. became Chairman and Chief Executive of Triumph. 1970 - (at least) 1973
Submitted by: Triumph Works Achive

Davison, Paul
I started at Standard Triumph as a 15 year old boy as a trainee trimmer in 21 shop in August 1964, then moving to Herald trim, 15 shop, rocket range final finish. I enjoyed that start to my working life before moving to work in a bank in 1975. I still meet a couple of Triumph workers on my travels from time to time, but I would think a great many from that era have long since left this world. I recently did a GT6 headling and trim work for a man who had rebuilt one for pleasure in Balsall Common with which he was very pleased.
Submitted by: Paul Davison

Davison, Paul
Trainee Trimmer 1964-1975 Worked in all shops as part of my training finishing 21 shop and doing all trim work on the Triumph 2000, 2500 PI, estate etc.
Submitted by: Paul Davison

Davy, J R
Historian for early Standard cars. Standard Register, Author and all round good egg who seemed to be one of the only employees who could see the benefit of recording and documenting the early history of the start of Standard and Triumph. Full article to follow
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dawe, Sidney Edward
Coach Painter, Canley Retired 1961 19 years service d Oct 27, 1971 aged 81
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dawson, W. Nicholas (Nick)
Rate-fixing

Dawtry, Lewis H
Research and Development c1959 Dawtry was present c1938 in Standards Technical Office
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Day, Arthur
Foreman. Arthur's identical twin brother worked at the Radford plant
Submitted by: Roger Day

Day, Ernest
Radford Plant. Ernest's identical twin brother was a Foreman at Canley
Submitted by: Roger Day

Day, Wal
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

de Berner, Stuart
Public Relations and Advertising c1959 Organised launch of Triumph Herald at the Royal Albert Hall. Organised press launch, trial in Ireland.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dealtry, Keith
Fitter - Number 1 line - New Assembly hall, Canley 1979-Plant Closure 1980
Submitted by: Keith Dealtry

Dean, Eric
Toolsetter 1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Debney, Colin
My Dad worked there is the 60/70's in Inspection - Colin Debney - he sadly passed away in 1985 aged 53.
Submitted by: Cheryl Barnacle

Delargy, P J
(Standard Motors Amateur Boxing Club) Champion (Weight unknown) 6th March 1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Demelo, Hughie
Worked with Jack King More
Submitted by: Jackie Roach

Dennis, Alan
Technical Instructor. Apprentice Workshop. Alan himself was an ex-apprentice
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Dennis, David
Experimental Department
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Dennison, Leslie
Trained as a plumber and became an agitator at the Standard Triumph car plant
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Denny, Ray

Dent, Margaret
Started c1956. I worked there in specification dept banner lane, sales dept canley and the overseas manufacturing tile hill till Leyland took over and made redundant like two thirds of the office staff. I saw the Herald launch at the Leofric Hotel
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Denton, HarrySubmitted by: John Stringer

Devine, EricSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Devine, P
Maintenance Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dewis, Joan
My nan drove the first TR3 of the line. We have the official press release photos. I will dig them out.
Submitted by: Ben Moore

Dewis, John William (Bill)
36 years service. Gearbox Shop, Chargehand Started March, 1924 Retired June, 15, 1960 Dewis, Mick
Body drop Barb line
Submitted by: Hayley (Mick\'s daughter)

Dexter, Leslie
Standard Company Secretary. Died prematurely of TB just before WW2
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Diane Winterton
1969 to 1973 - worked as a secretary for Hugh Climie (Company Secretary & Solicitor) and then Alan Edis - Product Planning Divisional Manager before leaving to work at Longbridge, with Alan
Submitted by: Michael Winterton

Dick, Alick Sydney
Managing Director from 1954 to 1961 Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., as an apprentice in 1934. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dick, Mike
Son of ex MD, Alick Dick
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Difford, Ken
My mum and dad worked at the triumph through the 60s (Dad died aged 43). Mum worked until she retired at 60 ( ran the buffet on nights). Their names were Elsie and Ken Difford.
Submitted by: Lyn Todd

Dingley, Albert Edward
Inspector. Had been with the company since 1940 d Oct 21, 1971 aged 62
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dingley, Bill
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Diver, John
Paintshop. 1960-1980
Submitted by: E, Diver (Mrs)

Dixon, BobSubmitted by: Paula Powner

Dixon, Charles
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

Dixon, Frank B
Managing Director, Standard-Triumph (Liverpool), Ltd (Speke)

Dixon, Jimmy
Paint Shop, Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Nigel West

Dixon, John
I joined from school at the age of 15 in 1959. I was a trainee trimmer. Initially working on the Standard Vanguard and TR range making and fitting the trim. I then moved on to the "Rocket Range" (Herald production line) making and fitting seats and trim. Not sure if you are aware why they called it the Rocket Range? It was because the cars came of the line so fast it was like a rocket! I carried on working there till I was 18, then moved on to Humber/Routes at Humber Road, then Massey Ferguson at Banner Lane. Finally ended up building an IT company and selling it some 7 years ago and am now retired. I do remember being told in the early days I would finish my work by lunch time, and then went to see my Foreman, and being told to go and see my shop steward, who told me off. We were forever being told to walk out over something, never did find out why. Also remember the time when they kept on losing the chrome TR wire wheels, and eventually found out that the site workmen where taking them out in wheel barrows full of rubbish through the main gate!!
Submitted by: John Dixon

Dodd, H
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Doherty, Liam
Worked as a Setter at Canley from early 1950's until 1981
Submitted by: Liam Doherty

Dolan, Jim
Engine Spares c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Donaghue, JimSubmitted by: Rowland Williams

Donnelly, Eddie
Engine dispatch
Submitted by: Eddie Donnelly

Donnelly, Terry
Read More HERE
Submitted by: Terry Donnelly

Donoghue, Jim
DOS (Drawing Office Services) Click Here For More
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Dorr, MarshallSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Downes, Don
Nick Downes, dad. More
Submitted by: Nick Downes

Downes, John
Track and stores worker
Submitted by: Su Downes

Downes, Nick
Started in 1968 when I left School as a junior worker I worked in the gear box shop... 21 shop.... dud line... roller test ... when I finished my training worked in the Herald trim shop. I worked with Joe Heads. My father also worked there Don Downes. I left in 1974. More
Submitted by: Nick Downes

Downs, Albert
Worked for Standard Triumph in the 1930's and throughout the war - Banner Lane - and then with Massey Ferguson until his retirement in the early 1970's.
Submitted by: Christine Susnik (née Downs) - his daughter.

Downs, Derek
Foreman Axle Assembly Radford
Submitted by: Malcolm Downs

Downs, L
No. 6 Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Downs, Malcolm
Manager Environmental Services Fletch North
Submitted by: Malcolm Downs

Dowsey, Joe
Maintenance Superintendent Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Dowson, Roger
Experimental Dept. Engineer 1967-1978 Roger joined the Triumph competition department, which was under Leyland’s control then, in 1967 when the official works team had been disbanded, but the competition shop was still involved with preparing cars for privateers like Bill Bradley who was racing his Spitfire which we looked after, and we also prepared Triumph 2000s for Roy Fidler. Our competition shop was at the back of Fletch North then where we had our own small department. Ray Henderson ran the department with Peter Cox as charge hand and the other lads in the department included Pete Clarke, Brian Spencer and Roger. In 1974 moved out of the Competition shop and Pete Cox went to press cars, and Pete Clarke and Roger moved into the main experimental shop on general experimental work for production. But the car industry under Leyland control then was in turmoil and when the three day week started.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dowty, Joe
Maintenance Superintendant
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Doyle, Michael
Fitters Mate Service 1968-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Drakeford, John
Worked there from 1967 to 1981
Submitted by: John Drakeford

Draper, Herbert Maurice
Press Shop Foreman
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden (nee Draper)

Draper, Jack
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Draper, Richard
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Drew, DerekSubmitted by: Eileen Hollins

Drewry, G K
Deputy Chief Inspector Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Drewry, G. K
Gear Standards c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Drewry, Mike
Paint Chemist, Tile Hill Laboratory
Submitted by: Melanie Drewry

Driscoll, Jerry
Spray Shop and Union Convenor
Submitted by: Shane Youngs

Drybrough, Joe
Foreman Electricians Dept, Canley 1973 EDIT: I've been enjoying looking at your Standard Triumph website and I see you have entered the name of Joe Driver, Maintenance Electrician Foreman, 1973. I think you will find his surname is Drybrough. I knew him and his wife very well. Keep up the good work. Chris McGrath.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Duggan, Betty
Cook, Standard Triumph
Submitted by: Betty Duggan

Duggins, George
Purchasing Timing Analyst with JRT at Fletch North, now a senior Coventry Councillor
Submitted by: John Cremins

Duguid, Alma
Married Coventry Bees star Les Owen
Submitted by: Midland Red

Duke, Leslie
Shipping Department, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dunlop, Bill
Foreman - Canley
Submitted by: David Dunlop

Dunn, Harold Bertie
b: March 31, 1909 Started career with Cross and Ellis of Coventry; later joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd. Governing Director, Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd Coventry; joined the Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd. (of which his late father was Founder Director) in 1935; Works Manager, 1939; Director, 1941; became Managing Director in 1953. later succeeding his father as Governing Director.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dunn, Howard Milton
My grandfather was Howard Milton Dunn who was a toolmaker and who was a shop steward in the Transport and General Workers Union who retired in 1953 having started at Canley in the 1920s and who died in 1979.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Jack
Paint Sprayer, worked at the Standard early Sixties
Submitted by: Geoff Dunn

Dunn, Malcolm
I started work at the Apprentice Training School, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry as a Technical Apprentice / Draughtsman on 26 August 1968. More
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Philip Howard
Fleet Sales Executive 1971 UPDATE: My uncle was Philip Howard Dunn, who was Fleet Sales Manager based in The Kremlin who sadly died in September 1981. His wife was Terry Dunn who worked as a secretary for senior management in the 1950s. My uncle was a great friend of Bernard Roberts and was best man at Harry Webster's wedding. My uncle worked overseas for the company just after the war setting up CKD plants in India, Ceylon ( Sri Lanka ) Brazil and all over the Caribbean.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Terry
Secretary for senior management in the 1950s. Wife of Philip Howard Dunn, who was Fleet Sales Manager based in The Kremlin
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Trevor
Apprentice c1969-74
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Dunne, Veronica
Powers Card Room c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dunning, A
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dunning, Linda
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Dunning, Mair
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Dunning, Stan
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Dunning, Susan
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Durand, George E
Spares Manager c1959 Ref c1955 Ref 1972: More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Durham, (Sister) Edna
Divisional Nursing Officer. Surgery, Canley More 24 years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dutton, Dave
Foreman, Barb Line in the Rocket Range c1960's
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Dye, Walter
Maintenance at Tile Hill
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dyke, Fred
New car sales
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Dyke, Sam
Postal Dept c1973 Founding member of the Triumph Art Society 1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dyne, Chris
Rocket Range. I painted my initials with black mastic under the wheel arch of that last Spitfire as it came off the line.
Submitted by: Chris Dyne

Eadon, Brian
Experimental Department
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Eales, Marlene
Typist for Mr D. A. Davies, Deputy Chief Inspector, Body Paint and Trim, 1960 Marlene Bergin (nee Eales) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Earl, Derek
I was only there for about nine months in 1973, before I went back to GEC.
Submitted by: Derek Earl

Early, Richard (Dick)
My Dad worked there, I'm sure he was involved with the Unions ?? Dick Early .... sadly he passed away a few years ago
Submitted by: Jenny Brown

Earnshaw, Jack
JRT Engineering Finance, Fletch North
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Eburne, Ray
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Eccles, Syd
Worked in Fletch North & Bld 40/41
Submitted by: Syd Eccles

Eden, J
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edgar, Jean
Married to Wally Edgar (who also worked at Standard Triumph)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edgar, Roebuck
My Father worked at Standard Motor Co on Broad Lane from approximately 1940 to 1953
Submitted by: Malcolm Roebuck

Edgar, Ron
Ron Edgar (1925-1978) He was born in Durham but came to Coventry with his parents as a young man .. he lived in the Tile Hill area and worked at the Standard Triumph car factory for 28 years.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edgar, Wally
Wally Edgar worked with Bill Hamilton ( Garage Canley ) Married to Jean Edgar (who also worked at Standard Triumph)
Submitted by: Kay Hamilton

Edgington, JackSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edkins, Michael
Met my first husband there who was a maintenance trainee named Michael Edkins, he was there until about 1974/5?
Submitted by: Carole Worwood

Edmonds, C L P
Export Sales, c1959 Export Sales Manager 1956
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, A J
Welfare Department. Broken Service with the Company. Started in 1914, retired 1961. d. 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Alfred
Ratefixer, Standard Motor Co., later Standard Triumph and British Leyland, in the Canley offices. Born in 1908
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Bob
Apprentice 1959. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Chris
Assistant pollution chemist at Fletch North Seven Years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Fred Submitted by: Mark Edwards

Edwards, H
Served (at least) 1922 - 1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Harry
50 years service. Retired November, 1972 No.2 Shop. Gearbox Assembly, Canley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Jackie
I worked in the Specification Office at Standard from 1966-1972 when I left to have my son. My dad worked in the drawing office for 40 years (as his dad did before him) before he retired around 1980. My husband worked in the Rocket Range, Top Shop, No.15 shop and No.21 shop around 1974. I have great memories of my time working there.
Submitted by: Jackie Edwards

Edwards, Len
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Edwards, PaulSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Edwards, Ron Submitted by: Mark Edwards

Edwin, Florence May
Confectioner Radford Bakehouse Later Canley Factory d 1972 aged 65
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Egginton, Albert Benjamin
Tube-bending section of the Tinsmith's Shop. Died aged 65, 1960. He was with the Company for a total of 13 years
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, Harold
Lorry Driver
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, John Thomas
Groundsman, Canley More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Egginton, Michael
Apprentice Tinsmith Awarded Senior Apprentice 1968 More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, Shelia
Foremans office in the Final Finish at Fletchamstead More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy nee Egginton

Eley, David Cecil
Chief Engineer. Joined Standard as an apprentice in 1934. He stayed at the company until 1982, and became chief engineer. d. September 25th, 2009 aged 92
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Elford, Vic
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elks, William
My grandad used to work at the Standard, in the toolroom. His name was William Elks

Elliot, Alan
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Elliot, Terry
Metallurgist 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elliott, W F
Machinist. Service: 1906 - 1948 43 Years Service (Article Coming Soon)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, George
Graduated from the Drawing Office in 1916. Became First (and only) staff photographer for may years. Standard Review magazine contributor
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, Les
30 years' broken service. 1940-56 at Banner Lane. 1959 started back. 14 years at Radford as hardener. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, Max
I joined the Standard Motor Company in 1951 as a chassis designer and worked on the Herald chassis design at the old Massey Ferguson office in Banner Lane.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, Vic
Production and Plant Engineering Manager c1970's More Photo
Submitted by: Jackie Hutt

Elmer, Ian
I worked on the Barb line in the Rocket Range. Ted Smith, Johnny Jones, Larry? and Dave Dutton were the foremen. I then moved to the Engine Shop. Charlie Swain was the superintendant with Harry Woodfield his deputy. Good days!
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Elwood, Leonard
Chief Architect. All building at Standard Triumph was designed and produced 'in-house' - ST had bricklayers/builders/electricians/plumbers etc. Elwood was in charge of designing and producing all the company buildings, including the New Assembly Hall - 'Rocket Range' and Speke Ref 1954 Ref: 1959 Ref: 1967 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Emms, Thomas
Banner Lane and Tile Hill
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Endicott, G J
20 Years Service Chief Allocation Clerk (Export Sales) 1945 - 1950 Retired 1950 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

England, Brian
Styling Executive c1960s
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ennis, Patrick
Worked at the main branch till the split with Massey then at the Radford section has his gold watch for long service
Submitted by: Margaret Ennis

Enstone, MickSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Etheridge, Keith
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Alan
Worked at Canley in the machine shop that produced crankshafts for the Herald from 1968 to 1970. Heavy and mundane, repetitive work but a good supportive bunch of lads who worked hard to earn their wages.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Albert
My dad worked there till 1980. Albert Evans he worked on the engine assembly .
Submitted by: Susan Sergiew

Evans, Alf
Toolkit Stores. Chargehand 25 years service c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Arwyn
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Derek
My father worked at the standard , there was a picture in the standard newspaper, it was a story about my parents driving a Vanguard to Yugoslavia in the mid 50's, my mothers first return trip after leaving .
Submitted by: Daron Evans

Evans, EllenSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Evans, George
General Stores More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Ivor
Petrol Store, Retired 1971. More
Submitted by: Alison Young

Evans, J
Radford Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Jamie
Apprentice then Planning Engineer - Canley - Fletch North - 1971 to 1978. My Father was Albert Evans - Foreman No2 Shop Engine Assembly
Submitted by: Jamie Evans

Evans, Joe
No 1 Machine Shop, Banner Lane. Retired after40 years service 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, John A
Regional Sales
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Joyce
Joyce worked at the Standard Motor Company, until she had her first son in 1957.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, NelSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Evans, Nichola
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Evans, Norman
Norman was a fitter/tester working for Sid Griffin and then worked in the Emissions Dept at fletch North Evans, Ray
Paintshop. 1960-1980
Submitted by: E, Diver (Mrs)

Evans, Roy
Roy worked at Standard Motor Company for six years, before moving to Daimler, then Standard Triumph. Later moved to Quinton Hazel Automotive, from where he retired in 1994.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Thomas
Foreman Machine shop, 6cyl engine
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Evans, Tom
Fletch south maintenance. Carpenter/Joiner
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Eve, Bill
Apprentice Maintenance Engineer 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evely, Anne
Punch Operator, Powers-Samas Room, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evely, Ernest Arthur (Charlie )
Electrician.
Submitted by: Denise Kitto (daughter )

Everett, Robin
Robin or Bob as he preferred to be known as was my dad. Sadly he passed away 3rd December 2009 following an extremely hard battle after a quadruple heart bypass operation failed.
Submitted by: Jaime (his only daughter) -

Everett, RobinSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Everton, Ron
Station Officer, Ron Everton c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eykelbosch, 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

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

Fairweather, Alan
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Falloon, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

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

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

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

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

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

Fawcett, William
Storekeeper at Canley 13 Years Service
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

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

Feltham, Barry
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

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

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

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

Fidler, RoySubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Fielders, Noel M
Specifications Manager Draing Office Executive (Systems) 1955 Click Here For 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, Baz
Worked at Allesley Services
Submitted by: Andy Berdauskas

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

Fitzpatrick, John
Fletch North, Canley. Training officer
Submitted by: John Cremins

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

Flanagan (Bud), Harold
c1959
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, H
No 1 Shop, Canley 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

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

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

Fletcher, Don
Foreman, CKD c1963
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

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

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

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

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

Foster, A O
Editor, Standard Triumph Newspaper Canley
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

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
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, 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

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

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
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Friswell, Olive
Trim Shop Supervisor pre 1939
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Froggatt, GeorgeSubmitted 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

Fuller, Robert
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Fuller

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

Gadsby, Bill
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Gaffney, Patrick
My father, Patrick Gaffney
Submitted by: Ann Gaffney

Gale, A
Captain of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gallacher, Charlie. aka (Hong Kong charlie)
Worked as a fitter on the TR line
Submitted by: Stephen, Gallacher

Gallacher, Hughie.
Gear cutter at the Gearbox section
Submitted by: Stephen Gallacher

Gallacher, Kate
Typist in the Shipping Dept
Submitted by: Stephen Gallacher

Gallacher, Stephen
Worked as a floater, between Barb line body drop and the side line 1975/1978.
Submitted by: Stephen Gallacher

Galway, Tom
Worked first at Torrington Avenue from 1964 then moved to Canley and worked in the paint shop until the factory closed.
Submitted by: Fiona Galway

Gane, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Gannan, W J
Liverpool, d 17 November, 1971 aged 40
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gardner, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Gardner, F
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gardner, G
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gardner, Joe
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Gardner, Joseph
Known as Bill worked there early 72 through to 94 and Unipart
Submitted by: Barbara Dunn

Gardner, Tommy
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Garlick, Robert
I was there during the development of the TR7, code named Bullet. The body style was not the one submitted by Triumph styling but was by Harris Mann of Longbridge and chosen by the powers that were of the Leyland group. From our office we observed the viewing and photography of scale models on the grass. I'm sure others will also recall prototypes of the Lynx Fastback TR7, the Broadside four-seater TR7, and the almost into production Fastback Stag. Sadly for financial reasons these cars were never to be.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Garlick, 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

Garner, John
Coachbuilder Retired 1950 after 30 years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Garnett, Ken
Home Sales Office, Distribution
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Garratt, H W
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Garrett, Ken
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

Gascoigne, Albert
Technical Clerk in Engine Assembly 31 Years Service Started 1941 England Scrum-Half Coached the Coventry works rugby team Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gascoigne, Trevor
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Gatford, Alan
Also played Rugby for the Standard
Submitted by: Mo Gatford

Gatsonides, Maurice
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Geddes, James
My dad worked there
Submitted by: Lynda Geddes

Geddes, William
Formerly of Standard, Triumph and Dunlop. Passed away on June 23rd 2009 aged 79 years. Will be sadly missed.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Geffert, Anthony
Anthony worked at the Standard Triumph from 1970, when he began his electrical engineering apprenticeship there, until the factory's closure
Submitted by: Victoria Geffert (niece)

Geffert, Mary (nee Welsh)
Mary Geffert was originally from Hamilton, Scotland, but spent most of her life in Coventry where she worked at the Standard Triumph.
Submitted by: Victoria Geffert (grand-daughter)

Geinham, Edward George
Deputy Managing Director Lived at Elm Cottage, Malthouse Lane. Kenilworth d March 1967
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gentle, Adrian Francis (Frank)
Apprentice 1955. My Brother was able to finish up his last year of apprenticeship at the NY office. My Brother Francis continued in the auto industry. He now lives in Port Townsend, Washington State, USA. More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

Gentle, William, Francis (Frank)
My dad was with Triumph in the late 40's through 1960. Service Representative In 1957 Dad was transferred to the U.S.A, New York, NY office East Coast Service Manager 1957 to 1960. Sadly died 1960 More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

George, Harry
Storekeeper in Spares Stores, Fletch South for 21 years More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibbons, Bill
Worked in the photography department
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Gibbons, Hazel
Export Sales Clerk Fletch South c1969 - c1972+ Married Graham Stuart (Engine Assembly) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibbs, Edna
Edna Lombard, Previously Edna Downing (nee Gibbs).
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibbs, Len
Tyre fitter basement

Gibbs, Leonard
Body Prep 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gibbs, Tony
Cost Office c1979
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gibson, Aiken
Chargehand Cutter Grinding Section at Radford c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibson, R
BL Parts Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gilbert, Bernard
Engine Test
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gilbert, G
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gilbert, R
Planning Dept c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Giles, Geoff
Rocket Range Herald Trim
Submitted by: Geoff Giles

Gill, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Gill, Doug
Accounts
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Gill, MartinSubmitted by: Isobel Gill

Gill, Pauline
Apprentice in 1979
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gillies, Duncan
Engineering Inspector, Canley Service 1937-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gilmer, Harry
My Dad
Submitted by: Karen Powell

Gittings, AnnieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Gittings, PegSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Glasgow, R
Arc Welding Section, Tinsmiths, Canley c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gleed, Dave
Competition Dept. Service Dept. Allesley 1958-1980
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Glover, Emma
Final Finish 32 years Service (Approx 1941-1973)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Glover, John
My dad John Glover worked on the Stag. He used to pick me up from school in them great car brings back great memories. Experimental Dept.
Submitted by: Graham Glover

Glynn, R
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Goddard, Herbert
38 years' continuous service. Foreman of Car Despatch for 14 years. Was in earlier years employed as a delivery driver and demonstrator. Retired 1960 d. June 3, 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Godfrey, Ed
Tinsmith c1959
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Godfrey, Ralph
c1954 c1956 Security Officer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Goggings, Janet
Apprentice from 1979, Jonit with Jaguar and Standard Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Goldie, George
Paint Shop, Canley, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Goldie, John
Final Finish c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Golding, Frank
Chauffeur to Sir John Black
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Goodridge, ArchSubmitted by: Yvonne Griffin

Goodwin, Alan
I was transferred from Rover to Triumph as an apprentice when Rover Triumph were combined in about 1973. I believe myself and Roy Jolly were the first 2 to move between the companies. I worked in engineering on TR7 European spec car at Fletchnorth and went on to become a chassis development engineer and later working in press cars for many years with Martin Cox and Mike Brooks. Later went on to manage the Preparation of Fleet Demonstrators. Roy was on the drawing board and went on to show great engineering expertise in engine design at Canley, Longbridge and BMW. I left in 1988 after being seconded to ARCONA (Austin Rover North America) and went on to continue to manage the preparation of company cars and demonstrators when the operation was outsourced and based at Baginton and later Lawford Heath, Rugby.
Submitted by: Goodwin, Alan

Gorsuch
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gough, Bob
Trimmer 70's
Submitted by: Mark McCombie

Gough, Charlie
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gough, Margaret
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Gould, Jimmy
35 years service. Machine Shop Joined Standard in 1915 Cash's Lane "was practically the first Gang Chargehand to be installed by the late Mr. S. O. Beaumont, Machine Shop Manager" Retired 1950 More
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Gouldbourn, Ron
Works rally driver
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Goult, P W
Service Training Supervisor (Cars) 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gowland, Jack
Stores, Fletch South 1963 (at least) 25 years service More
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Grace, James
Toolroom, No 1 Plant. Liverpool. 11 years service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grady, B
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
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Grady, Michael
Honorary Technical Advisor to the Registrar. Left ST 1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grady, Mile
Apprentice Instructor More
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Graham-White P
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Graham-White, P J
Manager of the Supplies Division. Supplies Director 1968 Supply Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Graham-White, Peter J
Joined Standard Triumph in 1940. Manager of Supplies Division, 1961 Supplies Director, 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Graham, C 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

Granger, L
Body Drawing Office c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grant, Raymond Wallace
Service 1968-1973 d 16 January 1973 aged just 26
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grant, Roy
My ex father-in law Roy Grant worked there in the 70-80s
Submitted by: Carol Chamberlain

Grant, Tom
Fletch south maintenance. Tom Grant was Foreman
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Gray, Cynthia
Comptometer Operator c1958
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gray, W
Apprentice Supervisor, 1951
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Green, Charlie
I worked in the press shop
Submitted by: Charlie Green

Green, E A
1933. Chief body engineer with Standard Motor Co Source: The Times, Tuesday, Sep 26, 1933
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Green, Fred
My dad worked there in the 50's, 60's and 70's. His name was Fred Green and he was sales manager for overseas. Sadly he died in 1991.
Submitted by: Jenny Miranda Melo

Green, Jimmy (1)
35 years' service Retired 1946. More
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Green, Jimmy (2)
45 Years Service Started 1915 Retired 1963 More
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Green, Julia
Clerk in the Postal department, Fletchamstead Highway 1972
Submitted by: Julia Green

Green, Mary
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Green, Paul
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. The guys who ran the training school were: Barry Jagger, Paul Green, Jack Selby and Cliff Johnson.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Green, Shirley
Supply Division c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Greenfield, Mrs
c1949/55 More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Greenway, Edward John
Toolmaker. Retired 1968 after 40 years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Greenwood Sturges, Angela
Typist Facilities Planning JRT Spares about 1975/6 later Secretary Industrial Relations then to Personel Director in Ivy Cottage Canley until June 1979 when I left to go live in Germany Loved working there, had fun. When I saw Cyril Morris name it tweaked my heart, I worked for him and Nick Crichton in Industrial relations
Submitted by: Angela Greenwood Sturges

Gregory, J
Main Trim Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gresswell, G
Wages Office c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grey, James (Jim)
Cutter Grinding Section at Radford Started 1920 retired 1960 (Aged 76) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grey, W
Apprentice Supervisor, c1954 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grierson, Bert
Electrical engineer, Canley Maintenance More
Submitted by: Terry Donnelly

Griffin, Gilbert Submitted by: Carole Carbery nee Griffin

Griffin, J
Chief Order Clerk. Spares Section, Service Division c1947
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, Jack
Shop Steward, Assembly Shop. TR Section c1959 Find out more HERE
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, James Submitted by: Carole Carbery nee Griffin

Griffin, Jim
AUEW Convenor 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, Syd
c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, William
Spares Division, 13 years service d Oct 29, 1971 aged 62
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffiths, Arthur
21 Shop, Canley 12 years service. 1961-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffiths, Ivor
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More
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Griffiths, Tom
23 Shop Final Finish
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Grimes, Reginald Vaughan
Tile Hill. 20 years service. Died October 22, 1963 aged just 44.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grimston, Jock
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grimwood, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Grinham, Edward (Ted)
Standard's Technical Chief 1931. Left for war service returning in 1945. Technical Director and retired as Deputy Managing Director in 1956 Retained as Consultant to Standard Motor Co. GRINHAM, Edward George M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Consultant to Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since May, 1957. Consultant to Standard Motor Co., Ltd. since January, 1957. b: April 26, 1891, Gillingham, Kent. Educ: Rochester Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Vickers, Ltd., Erith, 1906-11; draughtsman, Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham, 1912-14; draughtsman, Arrol-Johnson, Ltd., Dumfries, 1914-16; Chief Draughtsman, Vulcan Motor Co., Southport, 1917-21; Chief Designer, Humber Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1921-30; Technical Director, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1930-41; General Manager, de Havilland Co., Ltd., Hatfield, 1941-43 ; Chief Engineer, Rootes Group, Coventry, 1943-45; Technical Director and Deputy Managing Director, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1945-56; retired December, 1956. Recreations: golf, fishing. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Holbrook Lane, Foleshill, Coventry. T: Coventry 88733 ; and Holly Hill, Holly Lane, Balsall Common, Nr. Coventry. T: Berkswell 3204. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grubb, Howard
SC Axle engineer 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grys, Walter
Fitters mate Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Guest, Sid
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Gun, Bill
Finisher, Herald Trim, Canley Gang 81. Retired 1973 after long service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gunn, Jimmy
Service Department, 1949
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gutteridge, Ray
Ray worked for the Standard Motor Company for more than 42 years.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hackett, Arthur
My Dad was night superintendent over Canley Fletch and Radford! Arthur Hackett
Submitted by: Eileen Hollins

Hackett, Jean
I worked in the accounts dept. from 1961 until 1969. Mr Cannings was the supervisor of our office. My father Arthur Hackett was night superintendent for for about 30 years.
Submitted by: Jean Barnes (nee Hackett)

Hadden, DickSubmitted by: Theresa Brookes

Haddock, Herbert Charles
Body Liaison Engineer Executive 21 years service. Retired 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Haddon, Dick
Hadley, F E
Service 1918-1952 Finance Personnel Manager Budgets Manager 1951 More
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Hadley, Ken
Internal drivers/ferry drivers Foreman c1969
Submitted by: Austin Roberts

Halford, R
Standard Triumph Apprentice Association Chairman 1946-1948
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hall, Cliff
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972 Flew Vultee Vengeance dive bombers in the RAF in the far east in WW2
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Hall, JIm
Drawing Office
Submitted by: Pat Hall

Hall, L
Works Engineer, No. 1 Shadow Factory. c1940's
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hall, Luke
My father, Luke Hall, was at Fletch from 1936 until about 1960 as Works Engineer.
Submitted by: Pat Penny

Hall, Martin
My two sons, Martin and Robert were apprentices from 1976 and 1980. Martin has just retired after 42 years with the group and Rob is still there.
Submitted by: Pat Penny

Hall, Penny
I was employed at Fletch and Canley from 1954 to 1960 as a secretary. My husband, Jim, was there from until 1980 in the drawing office. My father, Luke Hall, was at Fletch from 1936 until about 1960 as Works Engineer. My two sons, Martin and Robert were apprentices from 1976 and 1980. Martin has just retired after 42 years with the group and Rob is still there. it was a very good company to work for, like one big family.
Submitted by: Pat Penny

Hall, Percy
Paint Sprayer, Canley. 25 year service Retired 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hall, Robert
My two sons, Martin and Robert were apprentices from 1976 and 1980. Martin has just retired after 42 years with the group and Rob is still there.
Submitted by: Pat Penny

Hamilton, Bill
Bill Hamilton worked with Wally Edgar ( Garage Canley ) 1963 onwards sadly Dec
Submitted by: Kay Hamilton

Hammond, Martin
Buyer for presswork in Fletch North. Former apprentice mid 1970's to 1981 when transferred to Land Rover.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Hammond, Vic
Styling. Joined 1945 and left (to join Volvo) in 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hammond, Walter
Fitter Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hampton, A.A
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hancox, Bill
Coachwork
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hancox, Raymond
Inspector in the Assembly Shop. 9 years service. d. May, 13 1960 aged just 39
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hands, NormanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Handy, DerekSubmitted by: Derek Handy

Hannaby, Joe
My father in law Joe Hannaby worked there after Arley pit closed in 1968 into the 70s when he had to finish work due to ill health, he was a material handler
Submitted by: Trevor Allan

Hannessy, Pat
Southern Sales Manager c1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hanson, Alan
Planning Department
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harding, Arthur
Foreman. Assembly. NAH c1973 More
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Harding, William Henry (Harry)
Lived in Nuneaton and worked in the Herald Paint and Trim Stores. Worked from early sixties and until his death in 1976. Was a shop steward for T&GW union.
Submitted by: Brian W Harding (son)

Hardwick, G
Wages Dept. Cash's Lane c1920
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hardwick, John
Studied for a Full Technological Certificate at the Coventry Technical College during the 1960s alongside working at the Standard Triumph Motor Car Company
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hardy King, Anthony
Pipe Fitter (then Fitter foreman) Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hardy, Geoff
Trainee Finisher. Then track finisher (After age 21 )
Submitted by: Geoff Hardy

Harper, Gary
My pal worked at Canley, in various roles, and finished at the old Fisher and Ludlow plant on Torrington Ave
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Harper, John
Warranty Department. 1965 - 1975
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harratt, Dave
I worked on the barb line in the 70's also my father in law Reg Settle worked on the herald line for quite a few years
Submitted by: Dave Harratt

Harratt, Peter
Electrician, Tile Hill c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harrington-Biddle, Irene
Engineering Department, Fletch North 2 years. 1966-1968 More
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Harris (Mr)
Security Officer, Gate office Fletchamstead Highway, 1967
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harris (nee Eburne), Joan
When I joined Standard-Triumph I worked in the Typing Pool at Canley, next to the Drawing Office. Later, I was secretary to Mr R. Sowerby, Pensions & Insurance, whose Office was in Ivy Cottage. I left 1966/7.
Submitted by: Harris (nee Eburne), Joan

Harris, BrianSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Harris, Charlie
Experimental Department. Retired 1967, broken service starting in 1940 d. Nov 10, 1968 aged 65
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Colin
c1965 Stock Control

Harris, 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

Harris, Fergus
Worked in Production Purchase from mid to late 1970's. He also worked on Walsgrave Hospital radio as dj.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Harris, Fred
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Frederick George
My father was Frederick George Harris born in September 1913 in Oxford, but spent much of his youth in Bermuda Village, Nuneaton. He did work at Standard Triumph. You have a Fred Harris listed as c1929. Could this be my father. I have no other information. (ED - We'll look into this)
Submitted by: Terry Harris

Harris, Ivan
Machinist Canley Service 1955-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harris, J
Chief Production Engineer, Banner Lane Factory c1957 More
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Harris, John
c1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Michael
Ex-Apprentice. Production Engineering. c1968 More
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Harris, Reggie
Engine Assembly 46 Years Service Died 6 October 16, 1969, aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Robert
Worked in the paint shop
Submitted by: Suzanne Harris

Harris, Roddy
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Harris, Roland
Experimental dept
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Harris, T
Internal Audit, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Ted
Head of Security, Canley. (Source: Robin Penrice)

Harrison, A
No 2 Shop, Banner Lane c1959 Secretary Bowls Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harrison, C
1920. Crankshaft grinder, foreman. Cash's Lane
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harrison, David
Tool Room
Submitted by: David Harrison

Harrison, F
Main Trim Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harrison, Jacqui
I worked for the triumph at fletchamstead Highway in the offices my father and brother also worked in the machine shop but unfortunately they have passed away so just me.
Submitted by: Jacqui Harrison

Harrison, Terry
Apprentice 1959 More
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Harrow, 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

Hart, Jeanine
Short-hand typist for W H Davis (Managing Director) c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harte, June
Working in production purchasing. Keen Coventry City fan. Worked with me in 1977 to 1981
Submitted by: John Cremins

Hartley, AlanSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hartley, John William
My great-grandfather worked as an Inspector at the Standard Motor Company, Canley from 1924
Submitted by: Jamie Sullivan

Hartley, Ramsay 'Mac'
Like his father, Mac eventually joined the Standard Motor Company. He worked his way up to Chargehand and Foreman during the Fifties. He was based at the Radford Machine Shop for over two decades as Night Foreman. He enjoyed a close relationship with colleagues from all walks of life and over the years shared in the lives of men and women who knew him simply as 'Mac'. He was quite a storyteller. He related stories about his childhood days like playing pitch-and-toss, and winning, on his way to school. He told stories about his years at sea, tales which would keep those around him spellbound. He told stories about the goings on during the nightshift at the car factory. In his younger days Mac was a keen and successful darts player in the many local pubs and clubs around Tile Hill and Burton Green. He travelled to pubs and to work every day on his push bike and motor bike. On one occasion, returning home after a night on the ale, he parked his bike in someone else's garden, only realising his mistake when he was chased from their garden by a fierce dog. Mac was described by those who knew him well as a 'sound bloke'. Everyone knew if they needed a favour or wanted to borrow tolls or a few quid, they were always welcome at his home. If you locked yourself out, Mac would find a way in, one way or another. Until parting with his car at the age of seventy, you would often have found Mac on his driveway, wearing overalls, under a car, covered with grease and oil; or in his garage, fixing things or making his own designed replacement parts on his lathe.
Submitted by: Jamie Sullivan

Hartley, W M
Administration Manager c1966 Ref also 1969 Company Secretary 1973 More to follow... Administration Manager c1968 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hartnett, MichaelSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harvey, Bill
Started in 1966 as a trainee grounds man, moved into the stores in 1970 and progressed to senior storekeeper in 21 shop about 1973 until closure. Best working times of my life. Fabulous colleagues and a brilliant place to work.
Submitted by: Bill Harvey

Harvey, BrianSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Harvey, 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

Harvey, John (2)
Paint Sprayer, Allesley c1969 Service included 5 previous years Married Sister Audrey Arnold of the Surgery Read More Here
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harvey, Richard
I worked there between 83/91
Submitted by: Richard Harvey

Harvey, Rod
c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hasleton, Dave
Apprentice London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

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

Hathaway, Lawrence
Pupil with Triumph Motor Co., 1921-24; then joined Hotchkiss et Cie, Paris; returned to England and worked in Experimental Department of Standard Motor Co., until becoming a draughtsman with Bristol Aeroplane Co. in 1930; joined experimental staff of Humber-Hillman 1931, Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd., as experimental engineer, 1933, and S.S. Cars, Ltd., as experimental engineer in 1935; became Chief Engineer, Coventry Climax, in 1938, and served on the Board of Directors, 1942-46
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hathaway, S C
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

Hatton, Alan
Computer programmer Canley. c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hawker, Mr
Machine Shop, Cash's Lane c1926
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hawley, Robert William
Engine Assembly, Canley Retired 1966 after broken service starting in 1919. d. Oct 20, 1968 aged 72
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Haworth, H N (Ray)
Hon Treasurer of Standard Cricket Club c1961 Benevolent Fund Secretary 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Haworth, R
Benevolent Fund secretary 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hawthorn, Kenneth G
Fitter Assembly. 39 Years Service Service: 1932-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hawtin, Edward
Worked on the last car to leave the track I have a photograph of him with the banner held above saying THE END
Submitted by: Gail Monger

Hay, Ray
Service Engineer c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Haycock, Albert
Painter Foreman Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Haycock, Aubrey Joseph
Tool Setter, Canley 49 years Service d 15 Jan 1973 aged 64
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Haycock, Fred
21 years' service; hardener for 14 years at Radford. Previously at Canley, as a progress chaser. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hayden, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Hayden, Ken
Drawing Office. Dad moved to Banner Lane when it was Standard then Massey Ferguson took over the plant and Dad continued with them. I know he worked on the development of the Triumph Herald code named 'Zobo". He did tell me that the Herald was suppossed to have an inward sloping rear window, but Ford beat them to it with the revamped Anglia so it was rapidly changed. I did go into the Banner Lane factory one Sunday as he had some work to do and as a young boy was very impressed when, after finishing his work in the drawing office, he took me down onto the factory where a few people were working and they all said "good morning Mr. Hayden"
Submitted by: David Hayden

Hayes, LesSubmitted by: Eileen Hollins

Hayes, R
Wages Dept. Canley c1924
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Haywood, Johnny
Paint Shop Service: c1959 - 1980. More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

Heads, Joe
Herald Trim Shop More
Submitted by: Nick Downes

Healey, Donald
Born 3rd July 1898, died 13th January 1988. Works rally driver, Experimental Manager 1934-1939, and General Manager 1940 under Thos Ward's ownership. Responsible for the Triumph Southern Cross and straight-eight Triumph Dolomite. Famed "Healey" car marque. Joined Triumph in 1933. More
Submitted by: Mike Costigan

Heasman, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Heath, Jack
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Heath, Ken
Final Finish, 1966 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Heath, Pat
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Heathcote, Kit
Technical Office (After) PA to Ken Richardson
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Heatherglen, Paul
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Heaven, Bob
I was a finisher on the "2000" (Barb) from '63 until the factory closed, I enjoyed my time there and made many friends !
Submitted by: Bob Heaven

Hebbard, Harry
Apprentice 1959 Captain of the Standard (Apprentice) football team
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hedley, John
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Hedley, P
Personnel Manager, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hemmings, Fred
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hems, Leslie
Worked in the paint shop at Canley until approximately 1987
Submitted by: Cathy Hems

Henderson Arthur
Forman paint inspection
Submitted by: Brian Henderson

Henderson, Ray
Engineering Specialist. Experimental Service 1943 - 1986 Henwood, Julian
Service Training Instructor, Radford. 1972 .Besides conducting training courses, Julian liaised with Churchill Tools, assisting in the development of special tools required for servicing and repair.
Submitted by: John Whittall

Herbert, Albert
c1958
Submitted by: Alan Evans

Herbert, Arthur Geoffrey Shirley
b: August 15, 1902 Machine shop and material control superintendent, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. (Aero Engine Division), 1936-39; Invalided out of Royal Navy. 1920; served apprenticeship with Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1921-25; and draughtsman with Blackburn Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 1925-28; Senior Draughtsman, with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1928-33; Salesman with Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., 1933-35; machine shop and material control super intendent, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. (Aero Engine Division), 1936-39; Works Manager, Lodge Plugs, Ltd., 1939-50; Overseas Production Manager with Harry Ferguson, Ltd., 1950-53; General Manager, Production Division with Harry Ferguson, Ltd., 1953-54; Overseas Production Manager, The Rover Co., Ltd., 1954-56.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Herbert, G
Commander G. Herbert. Sales Director 1935-1936
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hervey, V
Welfare Department, 1951
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hewins, 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

Hickling, Donald
Apprentice c1956-1959 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hickman, Bert
New car despatch
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Hickman, Gary
I worked there as a student in 1988. Then it was the Engineering centre. They were in the process of moving everything down to Gaydon, and closing the place. I working in the Emissions Labs near the bottom corner nicknamed Dingley Dell, close to Canley station.
Submitted by: Gary Hickman

Hicks, V R
Company Secretary Standard and Triumph Sales Ltd (1953) London Standard House, 37, Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, London
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Higginbotham, W
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Higgs, E H
Production Control Executive Spares c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Higgs, Ewart
Member of Wolvey Bowls Club

Higgs, HellenSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Higham, Frank Edward
Home Sales Director. Joined Company in 1936, Director from 1953 More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hill, Alan B
Publicity Production. Retired 1961 after 33 years with the company. Started as Advertising and Publicity Manager in 1928. First editor of Standard and Standard Triumph Review
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hill, John
Roller test. (Testing cars at the end of the track in rocket range). And the emission control for export cars
Submitted by: John Hill

Hill, T
New Assembly Hall Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hilliar, J
Drawing Office Fletch North c1972 (Ext 502)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hilliar, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Hilliyard, Stan
Experimental Department
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Hills, Jacqueline
I worked there for Mr. Bernard Roberts, the Sales Manager and I bought a 13/60 (hard top) off the Fleet! Navy blue, posh dashboard, I was the bees knees! I was Secretary to Mr. Bernard Roberts (Fletchamstead Highway). Sales Manager. We had a front office! Mr. Roberts was under Sales Director Lyndon Mills. Mr. Roberts was very "abrupt" and one day I had the courage to say to him "say please"!? The following day to staggered through the office door (he was only a little man) with this enormous bouquet of flowers for me to say sorry!! I also bought a navy blue Triumph Herald, a year old, off the Fleet! It had a posh dashboard!
Submitted by: Jacqueline Hills

Hilton, J
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hilton, JanetSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hinchcliffe, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Hind, W
Engineering design drawing office at Fletch North as a gear specialist on transmission for gearboxes. Late 1950's till Closure More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Hindmarsh, John
In the spirit of the 'doing my bit' I obtained work at the Standard Motor Co factory, Canley, Coventry. I was first employed in the Time Office; to which all prospective employees reported. I looked so young the boss took pity on me and employed me there until I was 15, but did not disclose his reason at the time. Meanwhile I traversed this huge and diverse factory site each morning to collect each employee's 'clock card' for marking up and then returned same to the card holders in the afternoon. The factory's war production covered manufacture of the Blenheim Bomber and the De Haviland Mosquito Fighter/Bomber, together with military vehicle engine production and sundry items; employing some 4,500 personnel.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hines, Arthur (possibly Hinds)
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Hinson, Donald
Engineering Department, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hinson, JeanSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Hirons, B (Mrs)
Spares c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hirons, Eric
1968 to 1978 Saab Shop, 10 shop and 3,4,5 shop. Happy days and nights! Triumph Motors produced the SAAB Slant Four Engine for several years. A similar version was later used in the Dolomite and Dolomite Sprint. The Stag V8 Engine was also produced in the SAAB Shop.
Submitted by: Eric Hirons

Hiscox, George
My Grandad worked there George Hiscox
Submitted by: Dawna Haynes

Hitchcox, Mark
I worked there in 79 on the dolomite and spitfire line worked on the last two spitfires to come off the line
Submitted by: Mark Hitchcox

Hitchins, Derek
I started in August 1959 and for over 20 happy years I worked in the new Assembly Hall known as the Rocket Range as a Line Inspector and over the years I was promoted to Quality Foreman. The Last Innsbruck
Submitted by: Derek Hitchins

Hitchman, Trevor
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Hobbins, Bill
My father Bill Hobbins was there possibly 1940's through to maybe middle 70's
Submitted by: Patricia Shimmell

Hobson, John
Fitter on the rocket range late sixties early seventies
Submitted by: Jane Hobson

Hodder, Mick
1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hodges, L
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hodgkins, R W
Deputy Superintendent. Tool Room c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hodgkinson, Roger Patrick
Served apprenticeship with Daimler Co., Ltd., and Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1928-31 b: July 28, 1911 Joined Hollingdrake Automobile Co., Ltd., subsequently cost clerk, salesman, branch manager. Sales Manager and Sales Director. Served with R.A.S.C. during Second World War with rank of Major; taken prisoner with 18th Divn. at Singapore, February. 1942; demobilized January, 1946. Managing Director, Hollingdrake Auto mobile Co from 1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hodgson, George
Tester 50 years service Joined 1920's Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hodkinson, John
Electrician. Final Finish, New Assembly Hall c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hogan, Peter
Radford 30 Years Service d 31 Jan 1973 aged 67
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hogan, 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

Holbrook, Claude (Colonel)
1930s. MD
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holbrook, Jim
Transport manager c1965 46 Years Service Retired 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Holland, E H
Herald Paint & Trim stores Foreman c1966
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Holland, Leslie John Submitted by: Heather Atkins (Daughter) and Ivan Holland (Son)

Holliday, J
Supply Divisional Manager, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holliday, R.J
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hollies, L
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hollingsworth, Alfred Caleb
Retired in July, 1955, after 22 years with the Company — he was employed in the Machine Shop — died on May 26, 1960 aged 71.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hollis, Harry
Grinder on the Final Grind Section, Radford 32 years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Holman, Basil
My uncle Bert Maynard was a tinsmith at Conley in the 40s, 50s and 60s until he became blind. My brother Basil Holman was a draughtsman at Canley too before going on to Motor Panels in the 70s.
Submitted by: Brenda Michel

Holmes, Ernest Joseph
Groundsman, he retired in April 1948 after 17 years with the company.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holmes, Paul
Worked there from the late 60s until he was made redundant in the 80s. He worked on the track and later on on snagging. He often used to travel to Honeybourne for snagging also as that is where they stock pilled the cars. At Christmas we used to recieve presents from the sports and social club.
Submitted by: Joanne Day - daughter

Holt, W
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Holtom, Alwyn
Foreman, Final Finish More
Submitted by: Dave Holtom

Holtom, Dave
My brother (Graham Holtom) and I both did our apprenticeship at Standard Triumph
Submitted by: Dave Holtom

Holtom, Ray
Foreman, Paint Shop
Submitted by: Dave Holtom

Holtom, Raymond
Foreman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holton, Graham
Apprentice
Submitted by: Dave Holtom

Hong Kong Charlie - see Charlie Gallacher
"Hong Kong Charlie ! I bought loads of stuff off him. His metal cupboard was like Aladins cave" Chris Dyne
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Hood, TimSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hook, Gordon
Foreman, 21 shop; Production Manager. Photo 1979 - Body and Assembly Manufacturing Manager 1972 - Deputy Manager, Assembly Division
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Hope, Dorothy
Comptometer Operator. Offices More
Submitted by: Dorothy Hope

Hope, Geoffrey
Submitted by: Dorothy Hope

Hope, Jimmy
Gearbox Section Chargehand. 1965
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Hopkins, Doug
Fitter, Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hopkins, Keith
Publicity Department. Service 1954-1980 C1956 Overseas Public Relations Director of Public Relations More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hopkins, Thomas
Maintenance. Fletch South
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hopkins, Tom
Fitter. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hopwood, JohnSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Horner, H
Drawing Office Executive (Body) 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Horsfall, Wal
Chargehand Sheetmetal worker. 40 years service Retired 1969 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Horton (Mr)
Paint shop. c1935
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hough, George
Canley Offices, 1950
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Howard, Eddie
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Howard, J
Programme Control executive c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Howard, John
Supervisor, Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Howard, John
Production Control Hi John thank you for adding your name - we never get any contact details and we’d love to hear more from you. Please send us an email with any memories you have - iwas@standardtriumphworls.co.uk (Editor)
Submitted by: John Howard

Howard, Trevor
My dad worked their in the early 60s
Submitted by: Alan Howard

Howells, David
My Dad
Submitted by: Miriam Taylor

Howells, Ted
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Howey, Dick
Worked in finishing shop at Canley from 1957 to close
Submitted by: David hemings son in law

Howitt, Barbara
Welfare Officer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Howkins, Alan
Allesley Crash Shop
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Hubbard, Alan
Machine Shop, Canley c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hubbard, Eric
Chargehand in the CKD Body Section c1960 Prior to 1960 served for 33 years and worked on the trim track and assembly line at Canley before transferring to CKD More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hubbard, Gordon
Worked in gearbox shop, latterly as an inspector started in 1950's and continued until retirement. Was treasurer of section social club and helped to organise days out and evening trips to big films in Birmingham. Bought a Mk 4 Vanguard on empty! Knee purchase scheme and later upgraded to 2000 Mk 1 Automatic. Also a member of Standard Triumph Caravan Club.
Submitted by: Phil Consadine, son in law

Huckvale, Neville
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Hudges, T
Apprentice, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hudson, Nellie
Supervisor Spares Invoice section, Fletch. South. (at least) 23 years' service, starting at Banner Lane, moving to Spares as supervisor in 1945. Celebrated 60th Birthday at work in 1963. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Huffer, StuSubmitted by: John Stringer

Huffer, Ted
Painter. Allesley 15 years service Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Huggup, June
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Hughes, Brian
Apprentice started on the same day as me - 26 August 1968. Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section Son of Gerry Hughes who was a supervisor in maintenance
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Hughes, Emlyn
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Hughes, Gerry
Supervisor in maintenance
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Hughes, Goymer
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Hughes, John
Years of service: May 1950 to September 1980. Clock no. 21167. Started in the Re-conditioning department then moved to the gearbox machine shop at Fletchamstead South Works
Submitted by: John Hughes

Hughes, Leslie
I worked in 21 Shop, Canley, from 1963 until 1977. The New Assembly Hall was always called the `ROCKET RANGE` within the factory. At the end of the 2000 production, all the last cars were Estate versions. Carbodies (the company that turned the Saloon bodies into Estate cars) had a lot of bodies left over. Otherwise we normally only did 2 or 3 Estate cars a day. The 2000`s were fully fitted out , but were taken elsewhere to be mounted on their Engines, Gearboxes, and Axles, Etc.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hull, Pat (Mrs)
Publicity, Fletch South, c1971 Lived at 83, Kirby Road, Earlsdon
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hullock, Harold
My Mother's cousin. Started at Canley about 1950
Submitted by: Malcolm Roebuck

Humphries, 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

Hunt, Dennis
Until 1977, personnel manager at Standard-Triumph; it was his job to present the company's cases.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunt, Hazel
Sewing Machinist, Trim Shop Radford c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Bill
Tinsmith. Service 1946-1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Mr
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Terry
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Thomas Noel (Tommy)
Tommy worked in various departments between 1963 and 1978, ending his time there working in engine dispatch.
Submitted by: Garrett Hunter (son)

Hurst, George
Gearbox Assembly Foreman
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Huston, Bev
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Hutchinson, D (Miss)
Deputy Sister-in-Charge, Surgeries Feb 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hutchinson, Pauline
Typist, Engineering Progress, Fletch North
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hutt, Arthur
My Uncle Arthur Hutt who won the VC worked In The Stores There Along Time Ago http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/arthur-hutt/
Submitted by: Adrian Hilton

Hutt, Jackie
I worked at Standard Triumph/Leyland Cars from leaving get school in July 1969 to May 1979 when I left to have a baby. I worked in the Planning Department at Fletch North first as a copy typist, typing the instructions to make the cars, then onto being secretary to Mr Vic Ellis, the Production and Plant Engineering Manager. Like lots of other employees have said, it was a great place to work a day the money was OK too.
Submitted by: Jackie Hutt

Hutt, John (Jack)
Foreman, Saw Mill UPDATE: Jack Hutt joined Standard Triumph in 1931 and was appointed Foreman in 1937. "Mr Hutt was widely known as an expert in timber" (Obituary). Died March 13th, 1955 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Huxley, Brian
Maintenance stores. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hyde, K S
Spares Systems Manager c1972 Spares Division More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hyde, M (Mrs)
Export Service Department (Allesley) c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hylands, George
Competition Department Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Igoe, Micheal
Paint Shop c1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Imbush, D F
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Inegbedion, Victor
Apprentice 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ingram, Arthur
Employed from 1938-1948 with leave for the army. Worked on the car engines.
Submitted by: Adrian Croston

Izzard, L A
Senior Training Officer. Joined 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackman, Bernard
Managing Director of Rover Triumph, 1973-1975
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, Alf
Foreman (at least) 27 years service in 1972 Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, Charles Hugh Bainbridge
Secretary of Coventry Works Benevolent Fund from 1936 to 1949. d. 1972 aged 91.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, Charlie
Final Finish. 28 years Ex Royal Engineer aged 84 in 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, H.H
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, James William
Material Handler. 33 years service. d. July 14, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, John Leslie
Fitter at Canley Service 1948-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, Ken
Shipping Office, Fletch South c1963-1980 More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

Jackson, R S
Production Control
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Jacques, Bill
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Jagger, Barry
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. The guys who ran the training school were: Barry Jagger, Paul Green, Jack Selby and Cliff Johnson.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

James, 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

James, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

James, Jimmy
Process Planning Section
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

James, Joan
Secretary Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

James, Norman
Standard Triumph Film and Photographic dept. c1961
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

James, Tim
1979 I worked on the Triumph Spitfire line at Canley
Submitted by: Tim James

James, Walter
Nickname Nobby my dad worked at the Standard and the Morris
Submitted by: Sandra James

James, Walter (Nobby)
Nobby aka Walter James
Submitted by: Sandra James

Jaques, Malc
My dad Malc Jaques worked there
Submitted by: Julie Tutchener

Jardine, Charlie (Chum)
My dad Charlie Jardine (Chum) worked on Inspection in late 60s and 70s until the factory closed then moved to Rover, Solihull.
Submitted by: Chris Jardine

Jardine, Pete
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Jeanes, DavidSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Jeavons, Graham
Apprentice 1976-1980 then Drawing Office.
Submitted by: Samra Gurch

Jeffcoate, CecilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jeffcoatt, Arthur (Paddy)

Jefferson, A
Foreman, Trim, c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jefferson, Alec C
Work on DUD Line final finish from 1962 to 1980
Submitted by: Alec c Jefferson

Jefferson, Alex H
Herald trim & finish 21 shop inspection foreman 1958 to the end !!
Submitted by: Alec C Jefferson

Jeffries, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jeffs, J C
Spares Production Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jenkins, Dan
Works Engineer Triumph Birmingham, Forward Radiator
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jenkins, G
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jenkins, Gath
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Jenkins, R
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jenkins, Ralph
Finisher on No. 1 Line, New Assembly Hall. 15 years service. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jenkins, Ray
Technical Executive at Service Depot, Allesley.
Submitted by: Rose Blake

Jenner, AlanSubmitted by: Rob Jenner

Jennings, Edward
Fork lift driver Spares Dept Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Jennings, Fred
Rear axle inspector: I worked at Standard Triumph for 40 years, 27 of which were at the Capmartin Road site. At 16, I started doing my apprenticeship with Standard, working on the Vanguard, but then moved to Radford with the factory. I built the very first Herald through to the very last, only leaving when the plant closed in 1986. It was my job to make sure that nothing got through that wasn't perfect. I remember one car I owned where everything had to be replaced, except for the rear axle, that was the only thing that hadn't been changed!
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jennings, Jack
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Jennings, John (Jack)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jephcott, Arthur
Chargehand, Engine Assembly, 1929 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jerrams, Richard (Dick)
Sales conversion from approx 1970 to closure in 82
Submitted by: David Trivett

Jilks, Bill
Paint Shop, Tile Hill 15 Years Service 1958
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johns, A
Factory Manager, Tile Hill 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johns, Alex
Employee Car Sales Manager (Based in Ivy Cottage, on the first floor) 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johns, Sandra
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Johnson, A C A
Toolroom executive c1969 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johnson, Alan
Alan Johnson worked there until the late 70s. Sadly deceased.
Submitted by: Sarah Carpenter

Johnson, Barbara
Telephonist
Submitted by: Barbara Johnson

Johnson, Bob
Fitter in No.7 Shop c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johnson, Charlie
Tile Hill Body Inspection Department. Retired 1973 after long service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johnson, Cliff
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. The guys who ran the training school were: Barry Jagger, Paul Green, Jack Selby and Cliff Johnson.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Johnson, Eric
In the 1960s Eric worked in the Lab at Fletch North. He was heavily involved in the new gas chromatagraphy research for controlling exhaust emissions especially for the American market.
Submitted by: David Mileham

Johnson, George William
Storekeeper. Retired 1970 with 28 years service d. July 14, 1972 aged 74
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Johnston, Andy
Assembly Shop. Tile Hill. "It was a lovely place to work. There was great camaraderie. They weren't just colleagues, they were all your mates. It was a marvellous place to work."
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Johnston, Muriel
Muriel Grimmett. Went on to become Coventry's first female funeral director. Grimmett & Timms until 1996 when the firm was sold but continued to work there until 2006. Muriel was born in Gulson Road hospital on April 30 1931 and in 1940 as a nine-year-old girl her terraced family home in Clay Lane, Ball Hill, was destroyed by a German Luftwaffe bomb as she slept in the air raid shelter at the bottom of the garden with her parents and sisters.
Submitted by: Christina Ceairns

Joiner, Harry
Joined Inspection at Coventry during WW2 30 Years Service 1969 appointed Chief Inspector, Safety Standards d October 1972, aged 62
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Joiner, Roy
Experimental dept
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Jolly, Roy
I was transferred for Rover to Triumph as an apprentice when Rover Triumph were combined in about 1973. Myself and Roy Jolly were the first 2 to move between the companies. Roy was on the drawing board and went on to show great engineering expertise in engine design at Canley, Longbridge and BMW.
Submitted by: Alan Goodwin

Jones, A
Liverpool factory. Died after a long illness aged just 25. Leaves a widow and two children. His chief ambition was to see Liverpool FC at Wembley, he achieved that last season when he saw them play Arsenal.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jones, Albert
Foreman, Trim Shop pre 1939 He was foreman in charge of the Car Trimming Department before the war and during the war Superintendent of the Mosquito Wing Assembly. Service: 32 Years Retired, May, 1948 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jones, Bernard
Chargehand Welding Shop More Jones, Bert
Spares. Retired 1961 24 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jones, Bill
My dad worked there on nights for many years. Sadly he is no longer with us
Submitted by: Carol Wallen

Jones, Bob
Competition Department Jones, David
Fitter Herald trim & finish - amongst other places within the works Played rugby for Standard Triumph (Now David Seeley Jones)
Submitted by: David Seeley Jones

Jones, Dennis
Worked in the Cost Office from 1963 to 1968
Submitted by: Dennis Jones

Jones, Douglas
My father - Douglas Jones, was born and raised in Coventry and spent his working life involved in the car industry. More 1936/67 - 1938
Submitted by: Ian Jones

Jones, Edward Vincent
Machine Tool Setter, Radford. Many years broken service between 1932 and 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jones, Ernie
Chassis design
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jones, Esther
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. My girlfriends Mum, Esther Jones, ran the canteen at Canley (Torrington Avenue). Her husband Tom Jones was the paint shop manager at Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Jones, Frank
My dad worked there Frank Jones, 1970s I think it was, he also played for the bowls team xxx
Submitted by: Mandy Fellows

Jones, GeorgeSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jones, John
My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the day it closed down permanently.
Submitted by: Ann-Marie Staples

Jones, Johnny
Foreman, Barb Line in the Rocket Range c1960's
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Jones, Keith (Taffy)
Apprentice c1969-72
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Jones, Ken
Production buyer in Fletch North
Submitted by: John Cremins

Jones, May
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Jones, Mick
c1956 Apprentice Played in goal for City A team was also a very able boxer.” (Submitted by Robert Stansfield) Mick played in goal for the City A team and was NABC boxing champion also turned out to be a half decent referee. (Submitted by Graham Walker)
Submitted by: Robert Stansfield

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

Jones, Pete
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Jones, TomSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jones, W M
Maintenance Foreman c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Joyce, Clive
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Joynes, Bob
Process Planning Section. Also worked as a croupier in a casino in Coventry
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

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

Jukes, R
Radford Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kavanagh, Geraldine
Worked in spares at Canley in the offices where Sainsbury's is now
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kay, Derrick
My dad worked there
Submitted by: Jackie Kay-Finnegan

Ke, Roger

Kearton, Alice (Sister-in-Charge)
Sister-in-Charge of Coventry Surgeries. Service: 1941-c1950 c1960 - 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kearton, Jack
Jigmaker in 12A Shop, Canley 26 Years Service Retired December, 1969 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Keefe, F R
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

Keeling, Tony
My name is Tony Keeling and I was at the Standard Triumph transferring from Morris Bodies which was part of British Leyland 1968. I was on the Rocket Range for some time and Final Finish later transferring to Press Cars after the Canley Site closed we all moved to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Tony Keeling

Keepax, David
Stylist. Service 1966 to 1997
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kelly, Des
Engineering Development Department More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Kelly, Elisabeth
Powers Card Room
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kelly, Marie
Credit Section c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kelly, Patrick Gerald
Played in the Standard pipe band, 1950s UPDATE REF July, 1960. An inspector in Rough Stores, Mr. Patrick Gerald Kelly died on May 31, 1960 aged 25. His service totalled nine years. We do not know if this is the same person (Standard Triumph Works Archive) - Anne can you help us?
Submitted by: Anne Dodd

Kelly, Rita
My beautiful little mum Rita Kelly worked there in the 60s painting the grills for the cars. She left in 1964 to have me
Submitted by: Carole Flynn

Kelly, Roy
Electricians mate. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Ken, Keeling
Paint Sprayer
Submitted by: Alan Keeling

Kendall, M N C
Drawing Office Executive c1963 Fletch North More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kendrick, Bernard
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Kendrick, Horace
Fitter 47 Years Service Goalkeeper works football team 1920 & 1930's Started 1922 Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kennard, Frank
30 years service Stock Control Supervisor Retired 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kennedy, E
Tool Room, Banner Lane c1959 Chairman of the Bowls Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kennedy, PatSubmitted by: Alex Murray

Kennedy, Roger
Draughtsman worked at Auto Body Designs in Dunstable part of British Leyland working on detail drawings and schemes for the code name "Bullet" But support was required in the main drawing office at Canley close to the launch there four of us from Dunstable used to travel daily to Coventry to assist with the last minute designs required. As a young motor enthusiast I was very excited to be able to walk round the factory and go to the design studio. I was very sad when I was called back to the office in Dunstable due to pay negotiation at Canley
Submitted by: Roger Kennedy

Kennedy, Walter
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Kenning, 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

Kenny, Bill
Trim Foreman

Kenny, Pat
Truck driver in Engine Despatch, Canley, included in Ireland's boxing team for the Olympics. 1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kent, Harold
My father Harold Kent worked in the rocket range. He was there till the very end. Very sad how it closed down
Submitted by: Richard Kent

Kerridge, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Kershaw, J
Radford c1972 Member of the Triumph bowls club
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Key, G W
Overseas Manufacturing Manager c1965-1969
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Key, George
CKD Supplies Executive, Northey, Road c1960 More
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Key, Neville
Experimental supplies manager, Fletch North. Around 1965 - 75.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Key, W G
Supply Executive, c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Keyte, George William
Production Paint Supervisor from October 1958. Joined the company in 1956 and was in charge of the "new paint shop". Died suddenly March 27, 1959 aged just 44.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Killick, Charlie
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Kilsby, W
Engine Assembly Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kimber, I P
Training Manager 1971
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Kimberley, 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

King, Brian
1973 started in the Rig Test Dept at Fletch North, then Prototype Build. Left Rover Group in 1999.
Submitted by: Brian King

King, Jack
Charge Hand no 17 shop (I think) welding More
Submitted by: Jackie Roach

King, PatrickSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

King, Peter
Engineering Development Department More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

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

King, RodSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Kingham, Charlie
DCM. Fletch South 23 years Vice president, Works Branch British Legion (20 years)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Kinnond Jack
36 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kinnond, Brenda
I started there in 1952 packing parts for cars to be made in Australia, New Zealand, India. Then I moved to the trim shop and was there for 18 years altogether.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Kirkham, John
I joined in August 1958, working in the Experimental Workshop Stores at Banner Lane where the final prototypes of the soon to be launched Triumph Herald were being made and tested.rnrnAfter a few months, I signed up for a five-year Apprenticeship and enjoyed a very interesting time working in the following locations; Gearbox Assembly at Fletch South, working on the assembly and testing of gearboxes, Engine Assembly at Canley, working on the assembly line and in the rectification area, Chassis Drawing Office at Fletch North in the Engineering Department, working with Draughtsmen and Design Engineers, Service Workshop and Repair Shop at Allesley, working on car maintenance and servicing, and accident repairs. Technical Publications Department at Banner Lane, Radford and Allesley, working on the preparation of Operator Instruction Handbooks and Workshop Service Manuals.rnThis provided me with excellent engineering knowledge and experience for the future working with very dedicated and helpful people. Aug 1958 to Dec 1963
Submitted by: John Kirkham

Kirkham, Tom
(My grandad) Started in March 1941 and retired on 24th March 1979 (38 years). When he started they were making the DeHavilland Mosquito fighter/bomber - then he worked on sequencing the track - Vanguard / Mayflower / Renown / Standard 8 & 10. Also spent time at Banner Lane (Standard were there for a while) Worked for many years in the Specification office (Fletch North) and was a supervisor when he retired - died in July 1984 (aged 66) Click Here For More
Submitted by: Michael Winterton

Kitt, Kathleen
My mum Kathleen Bryant (nee Kitt) was a cleaner, I think she cleaned in Ivy Cottage, and I think Sir John Blacks office. She used to bring home discarded drawings, blue, printed on cotton material, when washed made lovely hankies!!!
Submitted by: Ann Reece

Kleiter, Fred
Crankshaft shop at Canley Supervisor. c1930 Retired in 1948.
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Knee, Walter
Knee of 11, Evenlode Crescent, Coventry, who works in the press tool room at Standard Triumph International, Took a day off yesterday (1961) to celebrate his golden wedding.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Knibbs, Mr
Banner Lane
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Knight, Brian
1955 - 1968 Standard -Triumph ( Liverpool ) Ltd. Woodend Avenue, Speke, Liverpool 24. Apprentice ( Hall Eng ), Junior Draughtsman, Tool Designer. Worked with noted car men, Ted Chapman, John Morton, Neville Brownlow plus many others.
Submitted by: Brian Knight

Knight, E
c1954
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Knight, LenSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Knott, Frank
Superintendent
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Knott, Joseph Norman
My father. I believe he was a parts executive in Coventry, I believe. He left in the mid 1970s. He bought my mother a beautiful dark green Herald convertible, but sadly they did not keep that car. I would love to have it now! UPDATE: 25 years Service. Executive, Technical Services Started 1947. Spares Division Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Jane Keathley

Knox, Jimmy
My dad worked at the standard Truimph Plant Canley on, I believe, the final finish line? I am not sure what cars my dad worked on but I believe they included the herald and the spitfire? My dad worked at the Canley Plant from 1960 to 1980/1 and took redundancy from the plant which I believe at that time was then British Leyland. My dad was from Falkirk in Scotland and came down to Coventry in 1960s to find work. My dad was by trade a coach builder/carpenter. After taking redundancy my dad returned to Falkirk and now has passed away in 2003. Thank you. Mr James Knox (son)
Submitted by: James Knox

Kockelbergh, Reg
From 1945 Reg worked for Armstrong Whitworth at Baginton and at Standard Triumph (later Rover) until he retired.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Koncevicius, Al
Submitted by: Jackie Roach

Kovats, B
Herald Engine Line Assembly Hall (Nights) c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Krnjulac, Marko
I was a maintenance electrician at the Canley plant mid to late 70's, best job I ever had looking back on it.
Submitted by: Marko Krnjulac

Lack, H
Joined 1940. Maintenance Fletch South d 1968
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Laight, Richard
Worked as a trimmer in Herald shop,1972 till 1975 started first day for an hour and on strike next two days! Happy days.
Submitted by: Richard Laight

Lamb, Albert
Liverpool 1968-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lamb, Bill
My Dad did....until it closed...Bill Lamb.
Submitted by: Connie Caldwell

Lambie, Claude
My grandfather Claude Lambie worked on the Standard assembly line until the 1970's. Lots of happy memories.
Submitted by: Stephen Ryan

Lancaster, Bill
Radford and Tile Hill 1972-5
Submitted by: Bill Lancaster

Lander, Harold
Tool Room
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Langdon, Mavis
Photos and more info to follow... Click here for more
Submitted by: Carmel Langdon

Langford, Margaret
CKD, c1968 17 years prior service More
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Langford, William James (Bill)
I was an apprentice from 1952 to 1957, when I emigrated to Canada with another ex-apprentice, Melvyn Lloyd. My Dad, William Thomas Langford (also 'Bill' of course!), worked at Canley for many years, retiring (I think) in 1966. Mel and I bought a 1956 TR3 between us in May of 1958, which we drove from Toronto to Mexico City and back in two weeks in 1958, and to San Francisco and back in two weeks in 1959. The car never gave us any trouble. In 1960 we traded it in on two brand-new TR3As (one each), picking them up in England when I returned that July to get married: Mel was my best man. I sold that car when I went to university in 1962, but bought a used 1967 TR4A and a (very) used 1960 TR3A in 1980. By then, though, they needed more upkeep than I was prepared to give them! Still love sports cars, and (dare I say it) I'm now on my second Mazda MX-5...- beautiful cars! My wife and I now live in Victoria, British Columbia, while Mel still lives in Toronto. Good luck with this project!
Submitted by: Bill Langford

Langford, William ThomasSubmitted by: Bill Langford

Lanigan, John
Engine machine shop
Submitted by: Mike Shirley

Larner, Albert Sidney
Machine Tool Miller 12A Shop 10 years Service Died aged just 47, 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Law, Bill
c1929
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Law, Stan
Paint Shop, Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Nigel West

Lawlor, Pat
My Dad
Submitted by: Sharon Hunt

Lawrence, Ralph
Cost Office Manager c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Lawson, David
From School in 1957 until the plant closed
Submitted by: Alan Evans

Lawson, Thomas
Publicity Department. Joined the company in 1947 working as a guide for visitors until 1955. More
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Lawton, Jim
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Laxon, Sidney
50 Years Service Accounts/Costs Office Started 1918 (aged 14) Retired 1968 More
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Layfield, Malcolm
Junior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
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Lazenby, J
Tinsmiths, Canley c1963
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Lea, Bill
My dad Bill Lea, and uncles Joe and Stan Lea work at the Standard
Submitted by: Lynette McIntyre

Lea, Bill (2)
18 years service Radford. Retired 1968 More ED COMMENT: Is this the same Bill Lea as already supplied?
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Lea, Joe
My dad Bill Lea, and uncles Joe and Stan Lea worked at the Standard
Submitted by: Lynette Mcintyre

Lea, Stan
My dad Bill Lea, and uncles Joe and Stan Lea worked at the Standard
Submitted by: Lynette McIntyre

Leach, Joe
Pipebender Chargehand Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Leaver, Frank J
32 Years Service (approx 1941 - 1973) Ref c1948, Banner Lane Costs Office c1954 Update: Cost Accountant August 1960 32 Years Service Chief Cost Accountant, 1968 Retired as Chief Cost Accountant, April 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive/Tom Braund

Leddington, Bert
My Dad, Bert Leddington worked there in the paint spraying bit
Submitted by: Heather Cox

Lee, Bob
Wish I had a pound for every time I came out the gates good old days great bunch of blokes great memories
Submitted by: Bob Lee

Lee, Charles Henry
15 Years Service. Retired 1957 Died October 14th, 1963 aged 72.
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Lee, Fred
Tile Hill Security Staff c1972
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Lee, Ken
Worked as a bodymaker in the Competition Department and lived in Kenilworth. More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Lee, Ron (Sooty)
21 shop
Submitted by: Tom Lee

Lee, Tom
I worked in main trim then the new assembly hall My dad also worked there in 21 shop his name was ron lee better known as sooty
Submitted by: Tom Lee

Lee, Tony
High Speed Development Engineer. Lee began working for Standard-Triumph in 1946, taking a short break to carry out his National Service before returning to a position in the firm’s Test Rig department in 1947. He got on well working alongside Harry Webster and Walter Belgrove, progressing in his field and quickly becoming recognised as a young talent. One of his earliest projects involved performance testing the first car to be released by Triumph in the wake of the war, the 1800. His work eventually took him overseas to supervise the implementation of Triumph Herald production in Australia, before taking up the role of Chief Development Engineer. Despite having a hand in the development of most vehicles to emerge from Canley during his tenure, Lee became well known latterly for his involvement with the TR7 and TR8. He remained passionate about the cars long after his retirement in 1989. More Leedham, Roger
I worked with Jim Macquarie at the Standard Triumph along with Terry Briggs and Roger Leedham
Submitted by: David Trivett

Leeson, Albert
Storekeeper, Plating Shop c1961
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Lenehan, Thomas
Paint shop worker he worked there for a long while till his death in 1972 aged 62 years. He travelled to work on his bicycle. Paint Operative Service 1954-1972
Submitted by: Margaret Lenehan

Lenehan, TomSubmitted by: James Burke

Lenehan, Veronica
Worked in offices for Max Tyzick until about 1968 or 69
Submitted by: Veronica Lenehan Reed

Lenihan, Margaret
Typist
Submitted by: Margaret Dent

Lenton, G
Apprentice 1929. Deputy Superintendent, Machine Shop, 1961 More
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Lenton, Mr
Foreman Engine Assembly (Early years) More
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Lenton, W
New Assembly Hall Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leopold, Anne
Accounts
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Leopold, Dave
Homologation Department at Fletch North c1973 to 1980
Submitted by: Denise Hodges (nee Amphlett)

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

Levin, R E
Engineering Division, Fletch North c1966
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Lewis, 'Janto'
c1929
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Lewis, Dennis
My Grandfather worked on the boilers, I believe he was a stoker.
Submitted by: Matthew Lewis

Lewis, Edmund
My late dad worked in the Press Shop. Retired about 1971.
Submitted by: Dilwyn Lewis

Lewis, Harry
c1940. Engine Shop 3XA. Chargehand. Gear Cutting. Harry cut gears for Captain Scott's Polar Expedition.
Submitted by: Jean Mason

Lewis, Ian
Works rally driver
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Lewis, James (Jack)
Boiilerhouse, Fletch South c1960
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Lewis, L
c1929
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Liggings, G, Miss
Secretary to J. H. Holbrook, Transport Executive c1961. At the time, Mis Liggings had been with the company for 22 years.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Liggins, Bernard
Manager, Vehicle Sales c1973rn
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Lilley, Jennifer
Assistant Storekeeper. Canley Canteen. 18 years service: 1955-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lilly, Brenda
Salaries Daughter of Peter Lilly - MD
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Lilly, Peter
Plant Director, 1973
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Lincoln, George
Fireman
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Lindsay, JimSubmitted by: Mary Pontin

Lipscombe, Diana
Telephone Operator c1963 More
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Lissaman, D
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

List, Mike
Castings & Forgings Buyer
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Livesey, Frederick
Two days after celebrating his diamond wedding, Mr. Frederick Livesey died in hospital at Exhall on May 16, 1960 aged 83. Mr Livesey retired in 1951, after 21 years' service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd D (Mrs)
Spares Fletch South c1961
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Lloyd-Ward (Mr)
Salaries (Surname not known)
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Lloyd, D Mrs
Recreation Club Office c1971
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Lloyd, Jessie Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, John

Lloyd, LenardSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, MelvinSubmitted by: Bill Langford

Lloyd, Mrs
Canley Canteen, during 1939-1940 war More
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Lloyd, Steve
I worked at triumph and found this very interesting
Submitted by: Steve Lloyd

Lloyd, Steven
Electrician .I started in 1976 and served my apprenticeship with the company. I completed in 1980 and worked as a maintenance electrician at Capmartin Rd until 86, I transferred back to Canley from 86 to 94 and moved to Gaydon where I am now.
Submitted by: Steven Lloyd

Lloyd, Ted
My father Ted Lloyd worked in New assembly hall on production line. I believe he started there in 68 or thereabouts. He took redundancy in 1980 when production was running down. He was known as 'Tambourine Ted.'
Submitted by: Steven Lloyd

Lloyd, Thomas
Body Builder. 13 Years Service d 1972
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Lockley, Freda
Aircraft tappet inspection. 44/45 Employee check number 3952. Married after leaving Standard and became Spraggett
Submitted by: Peter Lockley

Loftus, Geoffrey James
Engine Assembly, Canley Joined 1963 d. Nov 1st, 1968 aged 48
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lole, EricSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Lomas, EricSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lombard, EdnaSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Longmore, Martin
1968 -1979 Engineering and Technical publications Read Martin's Life at Standard Triumph HERE
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lopuszanska, Asia
Postal Clerk, Canley Left October 1966 Lord, Ernest Edward
44 years service, Fletch South Died September 29, 1963 aged 62
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lord, Frank Kershaw
Consultant, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., from January, 1959 b: April 5, 1893 Served apprenticeship with John Holroyd and Co., Ltd., Milnrow, 1908-14; served with Royal Flying Corps, 1914-18; on engine testing with W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., Stafford, 1919-23; ratefixer with James Archdale and Co., Ltd., Birmingham, 1923-25; chief process and planning engineer with Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1925-35; Production Manager, Standard Motor Co. Ltd., 1936-50; Special Director (Plant), 1950-56; (Plant and Planning), 1956-58; member of Council, Production Engineering Research Association of Great Britain.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Loughron, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Lovatt, Maurice
Experimental Department. Banner Lane, 1958 Herald Project Engineer More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lovatt, Terry
Welder Canley, 10 years service. Emigrated to South Africa 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Love, Arthur Leslie
He was my father, and sadly died with dementia two years ago. He was a Daimler trained Tinsmith. Sheet metal worker c1959 "I was there from the start of the Herald, working as a sheet-metalworker in the Standard Triumph Service Department. "I was commissioned to cut the bodywork of a Triumph Herald Coupé* for the sake of advertising; I had to cut the bodywork from front to rear." * This car, or rather half a car, still exists at the Coventry Transport Museum.
Submitted by: Melanie Jane Mullett

Lovegrove, Frank
Lovell, Bill
Electrician More
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Lovering, John (Jack)
Vehicle Test/Rectification & Emissions Dept at Canley, 1973-1987 approx. Died 21/09/2017 aged 94.
Submitted by: Martin Lovering

Lowe (Mr)
Works Engineer, No. 1 Shadow Factory, 1938
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lowe, Trevor
Rocket Range at Canley on Inspection. Mid sixties to 1976.
Submitted by: Carol Lowe

Lowe, Vic
Treasurer, Works Branch British Legion 36 years with Standard Triumph Aged 74 in 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lowrie, G A
Spares Division 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lowrie, H G
Experimental Department. c1958
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lucas, J
Foreman Axle Assembly in Radford. c1969/70
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Ludford, Mrs
Inspection. Trim c1972 More
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Ludford, SylviaSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Lumsden, John
Allesley Service Dept
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Luson, Arthur S
Private secretary to Chairman Sir John Black c1953 Service 1948-1974
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Luxton, TonySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Lynch, George William
28 Years Service Retired 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lynch, Tom
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Lynes, Alan
Chief Buyer - Production Purchasing 1970's until about 1981. Transferred to Land Rover Solihull.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Lyons, Bill
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Macartney, Charles
Joined The Standard Motor Company in 1921 as a mechanic in the Coventry Service Department

http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/charles-and-john-macartney/

Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Macartney, John
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Macaulay, M
Tinsmiths, Canley 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

MacDonald, Yvonne
Salaries (she went on to sing on TV show with host Joe-Mr Piano-Henderson) UPDATE: Yvonne, now Yvonne Bannan has been in touch... Macintosh, Donald AlexanderSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mackey, George
My father and aunt worked there George and Ruby Mackey
Submitted by: Eve Bradley

Mackey, Ruby
My father and aunt worked there George and Ruby Mackey
Submitted by: Eve Bradley

Mackinson, Les
Experimental Shop c1958 Foreman
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Macquarie, Jim
I worked with Jim Macquarie at the Standard Triumph along with Terry Briggs and Roger Leedham
Submitted by: David Trivett

Madden, Andy
My 2 bros worked there . Tommy and Andy Madden ( andy is 82 now )
Submitted by: Maureen Ansell

Madden, Tomy
My 2 bros worked there . Tommy and Andy Madden ( andy is 82 now )
Submitted by: Maureen Ansell

Magee, Barbara
My father worked there in the spares division and I worked there as well in spares offices
Submitted by: Barbara Magee

Maginniss, Mike
Technical Writer, Technical Publications Dept. Left 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Maguire, Patrick
Maintenance Electrician, Canley 1972
Submitted by: John Whittall

Maguire, Philip
Canley Factory 13 Years Service d 26 Jan, 1973 aged 53
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mahon, Mike
Pint Shop Canley, Started 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Maier, David Ludwig
Marketing Manager 1954-1965
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Main, Arnold Hubert
Canley. 25 years service d. July 30, 1972 aged 60
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Makepeace, Derek
I worked at the Radford plant from 1960 till 1979. Starting as a trainee in machine shop on the Non-Current spares section Working under Mr Joe Waite and Sid Wilday as my Foreman. On finishing traineeship at age of 21 I was transferred to the Tool & Cutter Grinding Department 1966-1979. The photo shows nearly all the tool & cutter grinding staff. A great bunch of highly skilled men all prepared to show and train us youngsters. Some good characters from 1965 -1979. I still have an interest in Triumph matters as I own a 1972 TR6 and member of TR Register Coventry.
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Makinson, Leslie Frank
Experimental Engineer d. 1964 (aged 58)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Male, Jack
Foreman/Superintendant Service Department
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Malkin, Arthur
Foreman, F9/40 assembly section in No. 5 Shop c1939
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mallier, Ray
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Mallier, T
Herald Trim & Finish. c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mallier, Walter
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Malone, PatSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Malpass, Gordon
Fletch North, Canley. Training officer
Submitted by: John Cremins

Mander, S
Organisation and Methods Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mann, William (Bill)
Security

Mansell, DerekSubmitted by: Stephen Mansell

Markland, Stanley
Managing Director. From 1961 to 1963. More
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Marklew, Harry
Harry Marklew was a foreman on the dud line (rectification area). Lovely man, went by the nickname of 'black harry' for some reason.
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Marsden, Frank
TR3 Beta
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Marsh, 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

Marshall, Bill
Anyone remember Bill Marshall? or his son Ken?
Submitted by: Michael Rogers

Marshall, Bob
Machinist.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Marshall, Dick
Head Groundsman c Early Fifties More
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Martin William (Bill)

Martin, E W (Ted)
Started at the company in 1912. Appointed Sales Manager in 1931, becoming Sales Director in 1945. Left 1949 due to ill health.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Martin, Eric
My dad Eric Martin did, he was a machine tool setter, untill he was made redundant
Submitted by: Helen Cross

Martin, Percy
Western Avenue Paint Shop Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Martin, Pete
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Martin, RonSubmitted by: Rowland Williams

Martin, William
Started as a trimmer on GT6 line. Came from Falkirk 1967 from Alexander coaches
Submitted by: Steven Martin

Marvin, David
Presscars. I worked in this department. My foremen were Albert Chapman and Tony keeling great days with good team.
Submitted by: David Marvin

Marvin, Rex
Engineering Development Department More
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Mason, Andy
Project development Engineer. Fletch North Left 1966 20 years broken service Previously worked in Experimental Dept. Carburettors, Fletch South Then Served in Army for three years during WW2 Three years on the Jet Engine then nine years Planning Dept.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mason, Jean
Telephonist. Based at Ivy Cottage. 1940-1950
Submitted by: Jean Evans (nee Mason)

Mason, Reginald
Engine Shop 3XA. Started 1943.
Submitted by: Jean Evans (nee Mason)

Mason, Ron
Ron was an amateur boxer in the 60s - boxing for the Rootes and Coventry Irish clubs, before becoming a trainer at Triumph.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Massey, B
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Massey, Mike
Engineering Development Department More
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Masters, Richard (Dick)
Apprentice More
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Mathews, 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

Mathews, 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

Mathias, Doris
Typist 22 years. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mathias, Tudor
Submitted by: Norma Clark

Matthews, Bert
Tinsmith to 1964
Submitted by: Lynne Owen

Matthews, Frank
Driving cars off track to complete a water test to see if the cars leaked.
Submitted by: Frank Matthews

Matthews, Steve
I was an appy there 1974 - 1978, then vehicle development on TR7
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Matthews, TimSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mattocks, Richard
Foreman. No 3, 4 and 5 Shops c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Maud, Alan
Engine Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Maud, Allen Submitted by: Laurence Maud

Maude, Ronald Edmond (Colonel, OBE TD)
Managing Director, Standard and Triumph Sales, Ltd. Retired 1st Jan 1954 Educated at Rugby School. Became an apprentice with Deasy Motor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (afterwards formed as Siddeley Deasy Co.) and later joined sales staff. In 1911 became Sales Manager, of Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Norwich Depot. Served during war with B.E.F. in France—twice mentioned in Despatches and awarded O.B.E. Military Division. In 1919 rejoined Austin's as London Manager, leaving to become London Manager of British Motor Trading Corporation and Director of Bean Cars Ltd. Appointed Director of Car Mart Ltd. in 1928 and later of Dagenham Motors Ltd. Member of T.A.R.O. in 1939 and recalled on outbreak of war, to R.A.S.C. Later transferred to R.A.O.C. and promoted to Colonel. Released from Forces, 1945 and rejoined Car Mart Ltd. Group of Companies. Appointed to MD 1945.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Maudsley, Reginald Walter
Dick Maudsley, born 1871

Maurice, Herbert (Moss)
Foreman in press shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

May, Derek
Fletch south maintenance. Bricklayer (then Foreman)
Submitted by: Alwyn Bates

Maynard, Bert
My uncle Bert Maynard was a tinsmith at Canley in the 40s, 50s and 60s until he became blind. My brother Basil Holman was a draughtsman at Canley too before going on to Motor Panels in the 70s.
Submitted by: Brenda Michel

Maynard, 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

Mayoll, Douglas
Apprenticed as an electrician. Time served with company from approx 1968 to 1985 from Standard to BL to Leyland.
Submitted by: Alison Mayoll

McAuliffe, Jerry
My Dad worked at the Standard in the sixties, I think he worked in the stores, his name was Jerry McAuliffe, he drove a standard ensign
Submitted by: Marjorie Heanes

McCall, MarySubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

McCallum, J
Chargehand, Maintenance, Tile Hill
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McCauley, Vincent T
Driver 11 Years Service d. Dec 15, 1972 aged 32
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McCloughlan, Martin
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

McCombie, John William (Bill)
Worked as Trim Purchase Manager from early/mid fifties until closure
Submitted by: Mark McCombie (son)

McCombie, Mark
Worked there from 1972-1980 when production ended. I ended up working on the Spitfire seat build on the rocket range, I remember going under the raised tracks. We had trimmers up and downstairs. McConville, Tom
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

McCormie, Dean
Material Handler, Tile Hill
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McCrossan, John
Does anyone remember my dad John McCrossan he worked there in the 60's. He was a shop steward along with Eddie Mcgarry. Sadly he died in 1968
Submitted by: Ann Jones

McCulloch, Tom
Competition Department. Press Cars Engine Experimental
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McCusker, John
Shop Steward Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

McDonald, Bill
My dad Bill McDonald worked security at the gates
Submitted by: Frances Anderson

McElaney, Margaret
Secretary for Sir John Black
Submitted by: Barney Barnes

McErlean, Hughie
My father
Submitted by: Dawn McAlister

McErlean, Hughie
Night shift in the Paint Shop
Submitted by: Dawn McAlister

McGarry, Eddie
Shop Steward 1960's
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McGarry, TomSubmitted by: James Burke

McGauran, Francis
Apprentice 1964 Ref: 1963 Apprentice More
Submitted by: John Whittall

McGowan, Tommy
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

McGrath, Tom
My lovely late father in law Tom McGrath worked there for many years,he used to go home for lunch!
Submitted by: Tracy McGrath

McGregor, John IanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McGrouther, J
1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McGrowther, J
No. 7 Shop, c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McIntosh, Bill
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

McIntosh, William
Tinsmith

McKenna, Annemarie
April 1963-January 1970 Costs Department More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

McKeown, Dave
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

McKittrick, Jim
Father
Submitted by: James McKittrick

McKnight, Horace
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 Horace McKnight, who was a turner in the factory, but he died of his wounds on Armistice Day.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McLaughlin, Mick
Toolmaker Apprentice 1959 Standard Motors Amateur Boxing Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McLaughlin, Peter
Machine Shop, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McLean, Roger
Fitter, Herald Trim Shop. Gang 85 c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McLellan, Robert
Machine Operator, Radford 26 years service d 4 Feb 1973 aged 59
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

McMenamin, John
I worked in the paint shop, mainly on the, Wet Deck. That was until Michael Edwards closed us down.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McMullan, John
My grandad worked on those production lines up to when he retired sometime in the 70's - John McMullan. He was a big Northern Irishman with huge hands.
Submitted by: Neils Yard

McMullen, John Submitted by: Lorraine Innes

McNulty, Alan 'Irish'
I did my apprenticeship there 1973-1977, I remember him.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

McNulty, Betty
Card Room, Fletch South c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Medcraft, Charles Harold
Security Staff Joined 1954 d. Oct 30, 1968 aged 56
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Medland, D
Apprentice c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Meehan, JimSubmitted by: James Burke

Meeson, W P
Works Manager c1936 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mellett, John JarlathSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Merrick, NeilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Michael Newstead
Mick Newstead was my dad & worked in the offices as Assistant Chief Buyer! He would come home every Christmas laden with a massive turkey, bottles of spirits & all sorts of goodies from his suppliers! Great times!
Submitted by: Val Jones

Micklewright, John
Plant Director; transferred to Rover Solihull.
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Middleton, 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

Milburn, Alan
Material Handler Canley. 1965 to 1969 (dates approx as we left Coventry and moved to Durham). Alan, my Dad died in 1972.
Submitted by: Jean Ash

Mileham, David
1959-1965 Apprentice draughtsman. 1964- 1971 Planning engineer Fletch North. More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Miles, Denis
Overseas Planning Supervisor
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Miles, H E
Engineering Department Fletch North c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Miles, Horace
Trim supervisor, 1974
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Miles, L T
Sales Ltd. Left and Joined Ernest W. Hatfield as Sales Manager in 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Miles, M
Trim Engineer, Fletch North c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Miles, P
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

Miles, Ron
I worked at Standard from 1950, the first five years on engine assembly then after redundancy a further five years in the body assembly shop. The Herald project was a bit 'hush hush' and revolutionary, and we were quite excited trying to sneak a preview.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Millard, Ann
My dad, mother both my brothers, my sister and myself all worked for standard, my father mother and myself were transferred to Massey Fergusons in broad lane. Surname was Millard.
Submitted by: Ann Millard

Millard, G
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Scrum Half Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Millard, Gwen
My dad, mother both my brothers, my sister and myself all worked for standard, my father mother and myself were transferred to Massey Fergusons in broad lane. Surname was Millard.
Submitted by: Ann Tony

Millard, Harry
My dad, mother both my brothers, my sister and myself all worked for standard, my father mother and myself were transferred to Massey Fergusons in broad lane. Surname was Millard.
Submitted by: Ann Tony

Millard, Jack
My dad, mother both my brothers, my sister and myself all worked for standard, my father mother and myself were transferred to Massey Fergusons in broad lane. Surname was Millard.
Submitted by: Ann Tony

Millard, John
My dad, mother both my brothers, my sister and myself all worked for standard, my father mother and myself were transferred to Massey Fergusons in broad lane. Surname was Millard.
Submitted by: Ann Tony

Millard, Molly
My dad, mother both my brothers, my sister and myself all worked for standard, my father mother and myself were transferred to Massey Fergusons in broad lane. Surname was Millard.
Submitted by: Ann Tony

Miller (Windy)Submitted by: Alan Bateman

Miller, Joe
Foreman Con Rods
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Millett, Mr
Foreman No.2 Shop. WW2 years. Aero engine parts
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Milligan, RonSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Mills, Lyndon
Sales Director. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Milne, Charles Francis
Engine Fitter. Worked at Canley and Banner Lane.
Submitted by: Alexander Milne (son)

Milne, George
Buying Office, Canley Section Leader
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Milnes, B
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mitchell, Frank
My father Frank Mitchell worked at Triumph canley after morris bodies closed up until Standard Triumph closed. He was a spray painter spraying red oxide.
Submitted by: Frances Swan

Mitro, Mick
I worked in 21 shop fitting headlinings, working on 2000's, 2.5 pi's and Dolomites, I worked there from 1974 till 1978, the bodies came into 21 shop, already painted, on a constant procession of artic lorries up and down the M6 from Halewood, they said it was the world's longest track. Also worked in rocket range and Herald paint and trim. They were happy days.

Modd, John
Industrial Relations Officer, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Moffatt, Bill
British Legion Drum and Pipe Band. Joined 1945 Banner Lane, Canley, Radford and Gearbox Shop, Fletch d. 1972 aged 68
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mohan, Eileen
Worked as a comptometer operator in the wages department from 1956 until 1963. Married in 1962 name changed to Butterly and left to have a baby October 1963. http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/comptometers/
Submitted by: Eileen Butterly

Moldsworth, Betty
Telephone Exchange Manager c1940-1950
Submitted by: Jean Evans

Molesworth, Harry
Banner Lane
Submitted by: Linda Molesworth

Molloy, Mr
Maintenance fund chairman c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Monaghan, Mary
Import/Export
Submitted by: Mary Monaghan

Moore, Alan
My dad he retired in 1993
Submitted by: Lindsey Deacon

Moore, Bernard

Moore, Charlie
My dad Charlie Moore worked as a fitter in the 60s ish, he was a shop steward for years, after the downfall went on to be national organiser for the AUEW, always fought for the working man's rights.
Submitted by: Tony Moore

Moore, Henry Albert
Cellarman. Recreation Club 18 years service Joined the Company in 1950 d. Oct, 30 1968 aged 56
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Moore, Les
Stylist MkIV Spitfire and MkIII GT6
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Moore, Mick
Experimental Moore, Phillip
Costs Department c1969-1970 More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

Morell, Fred
Postal department, Fletchamstead Highway
Submitted by: Julia Green

Morgan, Allan
Used to work in the Herald shop in 69-70 mainly on night, before that was at Honeybourne in Evesham, used to get buses every morning from the factory, working out there in the summer was like being in a holiday camp, great old days
Submitted by: Allan Morgan

Morgan, Allan
Heralds at Honeybourne
Submitted by: Allan Morgan

Morgan, Bob
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Morgan, D
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Morgan, Dave
Apprentice More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Morgan, Edward
Inspection Canley Retired 1969. 26 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Morgan, Harold
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morgan, Janet
Tracer, drawing office, Fletch North 1963 to 1968.
Submitted by: Terry Morgan

Morgan, John
John worked for 18 years at BTH Coventry as a machine operator, he then spent another 11 years at the Standard Motor Company as a setter and he finally retired after another 11 years as an inspector.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morgan, Terry
Started as an Apprentice Body Draughtsman in May 1960. Hi Terry - thanks for adding your name - why not drop us an email with some of your memories? iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk (Editor)
Submitted by: Terry Morgan

Mori, Bill
I WORKED on the Triumph Herald from 1959-71. The first ones were built at the Canley plant in April 1959, all components coming in red primer ready for assembly, until the following year when we moved to the Torrington Avenue plant where a new track and paint shop had been built. From then on, until the end of production of the Herald range, all components came in bare metal and after assembly were primed and then transported to Canley for colour spraying and final finish.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morris 'Sec'
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morris, Christine
Three Years Service secretary to the Assistant Materials Engineer at Fletch. North Emigrated to USA June 1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Morris, CyrilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morris, F.W
Hon Treasurer ST Apprentice Association c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Morris, NormanSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Morris, Sandra
Typist in the C.K.D. Department at Northey, Road Emigrated to USA 1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Morris, Terry
Also played Rugby for the Standard
Submitted by: Mo Gatford

Morris, Walter
10 years Service chargehand in Gang 76. No. 5 Shop, Canley Emigrated to USA June 1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Morrison, Harry
My father worked there Harry Morrison 70's I worked in one of the offices Jayne Morrison also i was there in 70's
Submitted by: Jayne Connell nee Morrison

Morrison, Jayne
I worked in one of the offices. I was there in 70's
Submitted by: Jayne Connell nee Morrison

Morrow, Nevil
My dad worked there until 1980
Submitted by: Faye Bullingham

Morton "Monty"
Apprentice More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Morton, John
Standard -Triumph ( Liverpool ) Ltd c1955 - 1968
Submitted by: Brian Knight

Mottram, BobSubmitted by: John Stringer

Mottram, Robert
Vehicle electrician
Submitted by: Gary Faulkner

Mountford, S
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Mountford, Stan
Publicity Department c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Mulholland, Jimmy
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

Mullen, David
Worked in Canley Finance
Submitted by: John Cremins

Mullen, J
c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mulligan, Michael
I worked at canley with my father peter mulligan in the 70s he worked in the press shop and I worked on the drilling section names I remember Roy Bickley ted Howells jack Heath the formans name was Morris can't remember his surname but a smashing chap he retired and Gordon reay took over the reins.I was the youngest in the shop and was well looked after by all the other lads.when Michael Edwards closed the plant in 1980 a lot of the men never worked again.Some managed to get jobs at the jag and Chrysler but many left the car industry and engineering industry all together
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Mulligan, Peter
I worked at canley with my father peter mulligan in the 70s he worked in the press shop and I worked on the drilling section names I remember Roy Bickley ted Howells jack Heath the formans name was Morris can't remember his surname but a smashing chap he retired and Gordon Reay took over the reins.I was the youngest in the shop and was well looked after by all the other lads.when Michael Edwards closed the plant in 1980 a lot of the men never worked again.Some managed to get jobs at the jag and Chrysler but many left the car industry and engineering industry all together
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Mullis, Frank
Submitted by: Carmel Langdon

Mulrennan, Thomas Joseph
Employed from 1964 or 1965 to 1971 when he left to emigrate to Australia. Was a tester at the end of the line. More
Submitted by: Michael Thomas Mulrennan (Son of Thomas Joseph Mulrennan)

Munslow, Kenny
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Munster, Fergus
Worked at Canley. Moved up to Speke,Liverpool in 1969 or 1970.
Submitted by: Frances Munster

Munster, John
My husband John was Superintendant of the Plant. His brother (Fergus) moved up to Speke outside Liverpool, in 1969 or 1970. John left the company in 1975 as we and our children emigrated to Canada.
Submitted by: Frances Munster

Murdoch, D
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Murphy, James (Jim)
Dad (James (Jim) Murphy ) worked there for many years then went to Massey Ferguson in the 60s and mom (Margret Murphy) worked night shift there in the war when it was an armament factory.
Submitted by: Ken Murphy

Murphy, John
Machine Shop. John worked nights
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, Margaret
Mom (Margret Murphy) worked night shift there in the war when it was an armament factory.
Submitted by: Ken Murphy

Murphy, Marie
My Sister Marie Murphy worked in the telephone exchange until the Triumph closed.
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, Martin
My dad worked on the tracks I think what they called the Dudline. Then became a charge hand and travelled to Honeybourne and worked on the rectification side of things, making sure the cars that had minor problems were put right. My Sister Marie Murphy worked in the telephone exchange until the Triumph closed. More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, May
I think she worked in salaries but not 100% sure. May Schmida, nee Murphy
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, Patrick (Pat)
Postroom. 'Postman Pat' delivered the post around the firm!
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murray, Alex
I worked at Standard Triumph 63/74 before moving overseas . I only ever worked night shift in number 5 Shop and had no reason to go to the rest of the plant as most was closed overnight
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Murray, Alex
11yrs at canley 5 machine shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Murray, Roy
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Murrell, John B
Service Division, Allesley. Divisional Manager c1958 Service Manager when the Herald went into production (1959)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Musson, J
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Myatt, John
My dad worked there from 1969 to 1999 he worked in the engine shop before that he worked at Rootes
Submitted by: Maxine Marsh

Myles, Paddy
I started as an apprentice in 1967, worked 3,4,5 machine shop, cutter grinding, rocket range, experimental depts, left to go to masseys 1978
Submitted by: Paddy Myles

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, R
Foreman, Herald Trim, Canley Gang 81, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nash, Susan
Accounts supervisor
Submitted by: Susan Bamford

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

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, A W
Factory visits supervisor c1961
Submitted by: 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

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

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

Newin, CharlieSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Newman, Arthur Percy
Production Control Service 1943-1971 d. Dec 4, 1972 aged 63
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, Steve
Engineering Development Department 1970's
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Nicholls, Stuart
21 Shop
Submitted by: Stuart Nicholls

Nicklin, FredSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

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

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

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

North, C 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

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)

O'Brian, Gerry
Body maker
Submitted by: Gary Faulkner

O'Connor, Dick
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

O'Donoghue, T
Maintenance Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O'Keeffe, Jim
My dad Jim O'Keeffe worked at the Standard in the early sixties. He was also the goalkeeper for their work football team
Submitted by: Helen O\'Keeffe

O'Mara, Les
Worked on the track from the early 60s until he was made redundant in the 80s
Submitted by: Joanne Day

O'Neill, Arthur
Inspector Engineering. Service 1959-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O'Neill, Phil
My grandad Phil O'Neill worked at the Standard for years after the war (was a train driver before that)
Submitted by: Mark Brain

O'Really, Matthew
My dad was a supervisor there his name was Matthew o ' really sadly he passed away in his 30s
Submitted by: Kathy Busby

O'Shea, D
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O'Sullivan, DavidSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

O'Toole, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

O’Connor, Jim
Dad worked at Canley from circa 1963-1975. He sadly passed away in 1998.
Submitted by: Chris Quinney

Oakes, Jack
Fletch North, Bought-Out Inspection Assembly Shop. Foreman
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Oakley, E
Chief Safety Officer, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Odgers, Betty
Wages Clerk 9 Years Service 1959-1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ogilvie, Jimmy
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Oldfield, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Oldfield, Harold
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Oliver, JamesSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Olorenshaw, CecilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Orr, William Charles Edward
Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1916; drawing office. Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1930-38; works manager, b: June 26, 1902 Armstrong Siddeley, 1926-30; in charge experimental engine section, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1930-38; works manager, then works director, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., 1938. Manager, Car Division, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.,1957-59
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Orton, Sydney
33 years service. Retired 1961. Died, aged 66 October 14, 1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Osborne, A S
Sales Manager c1936 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Osmond, EdSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Oswin, Alfred
Inspection Dept Service: 1911-1955
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Overton ?
Ratefixing Department, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Overton, William (Bill)

Owen, Carol (nee Bartholomew)
Typing Pool Supervisor where I met her and married her in 1967
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Owen, Diane
Diane Fraser nee Owen worked in Home Sales
Submitted by: Ian Fraser

Owen, Garry
Apprentice 1962-1967, worked in body shop, Final Assembly, Body Development, Torrington Avenue Body Shop, Body Tooling and Cost Investigation then left after finishing apprenticeship. Returned 1978- 82 as Chief Industrial Engineer and then Works Manager.
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Owen, Garry
My father in law use to work in the Experimental shop, for a number of years
Submitted by: Ian Fraser

Owen, Lynne
I worked 1971-1979 Spares on the Highway (Fletch)
Submitted by: Lynne Owen

Owen, Wally
My husband Wally Owen worked in the new assemble hall on the track inspection around 1964 till the plant closed
Submitted by: Debbie Owen

Owen, William
Worked in the machine shop....I think. 1930's through to 1960's? Talked of there being a ghost who used to keep undoing his shoe laces!
Submitted by: Jill Whelan ( Owen)

Owens, Denis
Tinsmiths
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Packe, Valerie
I worked as a Clerk/Typist in the Unit Reconditioning Office on the Fletchamstead Highway from approx. 1964 to 1968. Hope to meet up with ex colleagues.
Submitted by: Valerie Thorley

Page, Cecil
Maintenace Dept Fletch South. Refuse Collection
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Palmer, Diane
I worked there part time as shorthand typist 1960. First time I experienced striking!
Submitted by: Diane Palmer

Palmer, P
Wages Office Cash's Lane 1918
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parham, Gordon Phillip
Apprentices' Supervisor. Physical Training Instructor. Standard Triumph Apprentice Association. c1954 c1960 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parham, Patricia Edna
Worked at Standard Triumph c1954. Married Gordon Phillips Parham (Apprentices Physical Training Instructor) in 1954 Maiden Name: Patricia Edna Smith. From Tile Hill
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parker, Clarrie
Plating Shop and Black Dip. Service 1944-1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Parker, Norman
More c1930's
Submitted by: Ian Jones

Parkes, R
Foreman Final Grind Section More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parkes, Ralph
Foreman Allesley Crash Shop
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Parkes, William J
Supplies Manager. Service of 25 years Died aged just 45 in 1957
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parkinson, J
c1965 Experimental Dept.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parkinson, Jim
Engine Design. Started at Cash's Lane in 1930. Retired 1976
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parr, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Parr, RonSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parry, Eddie
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parry, RolandSubmitted by: Steve Matthews

Parry, Ron
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parsons, Bill
Fitter in Gearbox Assembly, Fletch South, retired after 22 years' service in 1963. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parsons, George
Millwright's Mate. 11 years service. Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parsons, H (Tadge)
Spline grinding section (Gearbox Dept, Fletch) Parsons, Irene
My mother Irene Parsons worked in the comptometer room at Standard Motor Co around 193? to 1939 approx http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/comptometers/
Submitted by: Peter Lewis

Parsons, Terry
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Partridge, Derek
Triumph Bordesley Green Service 1963-1973 d 25 Jan, 1973 aged 40
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Partridge, F
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Partridge, Maurice
Inspector Saab Machine Shop 7 years Service Left company (to run 'Corner House' - a Hotel, 218 Central Drive, Blackpool) in 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Patience, Jack
Transport Department 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Patterson, Bob
Apprentice Supervisor/Assistant c1967
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Paul, Derek
Paulley, Les
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Pay, Vic
A transport union convenor, 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Payne, George
Maintenance Dept.
Submitted by: Lorraine Burgham

Peacock, A
Foreman. Black Dip c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Peacock, H
Foreman, Body Section CKD, Northey Road c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Peacock, Les
JRT Commercial Apprentice 1977 to 1981 in Production Purchasing
Submitted by: John Cremins

Peakman, Raymond Samuel
Worked at the Standard Triumph, Rolls Royce
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pearce, Dave
My ex Dave Pearce worked there in the early 70s
Submitted by: Jenny Tedds

Pearce, John
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Pearse, Betty
CKD c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pearse, Billy
My dad, uncle and grandad worked here. Billy Pearse, Charlie Pearse and Billy Pearse snr
Submitted by: Emma Marie

Pearse, Billy snr
My dad, uncle and grandad worked here. Billy Pearse, Charlie Pearse and Billy Pearse snr
Submitted by: Emma Marie

Pearse, Charlie
My dad, uncle and grandad worked here. Billy Pearse, Charlie Pearse and Billy Pearse snr
Submitted by: Emma Marie

Pearson, Albert William
My father - 10/01/22 (now deceased) travelled from Stockingford in Nuneaton to work at Triumph Canley Plant. He was a track worker on 2000's, 1500's, Spitfire etc. He must have started work there about early 1960's and he was there till the plant closed about 1976/1977(?) I know he worked night shifts for some time. I remember when l was about 10yrs old (1971) and dad took me into his workplace and all l remember is how incredibly noisy the place was... which probably explained his hearing problems in later life!
Submitted by: Antony Pearson

Pearson, B
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Pearson, D R
Joined Standard Triumph in 1948 Apprentice draughtsman Facilities Engineer, 1960 Assembly Planning Section Works Manager at No. 2 Plant, Speke Hall Road, Liverpool General Works Manager at Forward Radiator 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pearson, H
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pearson, Leslie
Paint Shop
Submitted by: Christine Williams

Pearson, Melanie
Secretary PR Dept. c1960s
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pearson, Robert
My Dad and two uncles worked there. Fred Bottrill, Arthur Bottrill and Robert Pearson. My uncle Bob worked as a grinder I don't know where in the factory but he retired at 65 in about 1982.
Submitted by: Tony Bottrill

Peck, DerekSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pemberton, RaySubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Penn, Geoff
Machine shop

Penn, Geoff
Machine shop
Submitted by: Penn

Penrice, Ivor J
PR from 1946 until 1958 Public Relations Manager c1953 Public Relations Executive c1955 Resigned 1958 More 1939 Ivor was conscripted to join The Standard Motor Company’s drawing office as a draughtsman at Canley for the war effort.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Penrice, RobinSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Percival, James
b: June 6, 1908 Body draughtsman, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1931-36 Served apprenticeship to motor body design with Willys-Overland, Crossley, Ltd., Stockport, 1922-28, and as body draughtsman, Hillman Motor Co., Ltd., 1928-30; body draughtsman, Humber Motor Co., Ltd; body draughtsman, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1931-36; Chief body designer, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., 1936 to 1959 Director of Fisher & Ludlow 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Percival, MauriceSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Percy, Colin
Salesman, Berkeley Square c1960’s
Submitted by: Sandard Triumph Works Archive

Percy, Harry
My Dad Harry was a Design Engineer at Canley in the 1970’s. He bought a 1972 (‘K’) Sapphire Blue GT6 from a colleague in 1974, which they kept for many years. I am now the proud owner.
Submitted by: Mike Percy

Percy, Hazel
My Mum Hazel worked in the Drawing Office at Canley in the late 1970’s, joining my Dad Harry who was a Design Engineer there. They bought a 1972 (‘K’) Sapphire Blue GT6 from dad’s colleague in 1974, which they kept for many years. I am now the proud owner.
Submitted by: Hazel Percy

Perkins, Frank
Supervisor. Responsible for sectional mechanical units and working chassis for exhibitions. Frank was a craftsman extraordinaire and overseeing around four blokes built all the special show display cars, engines and gearboxes. He oversaw the cut-away Mayflower and Perspex TR, together with special Standard Ten and Eight bits and show finish Vanguards. Technical Display Unit - Fletch South
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Perkins, Ray
Fitter. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Perrett, Alfred James
Machinist, Canley Many years broken service d 8 Dec 1971 aged 64
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Perrin, Dave
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Perrin, Elsa
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Perry, Tom
Chief Coppersmith
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pettipher, Dennis
My father started with the Standard Triumph in around 1966 after he was made redundant from AWA at Baginton, he worked as a draughtsman at Canley until he retired in the early 1990's . Pettit, Colin
Maint Fitter (served my time in Speke, Liverpool). Saw the last Stags on the line as I started
Submitted by: Colin Pettit

Phelan, Pat
Security
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Phelan, Patrick
Millwright, Canley Service 1963-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Philips, 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

Phillips, G
Works Manager c1923
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Phillips, Ray
Fitter, spares dept.
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Phillips, Reg
Stock Audit, Canley 10 years service retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Phillips, William Thomas
Materials Handler 18 years Service d Dec 5, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pickard, Barbara
Powers Card Room, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Picken, F
Assistant Maintenance Engineer c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pickles (Dickie) RichardSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Piggot, 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

Piggott, C
1949 (Standard Motors Amateur Boxing Club) Finalist
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pilch, Reginald Sutherland
b: December 7, 1909 Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd. in 1936 as Eastern Representative and travelled extensively throughout all countries east of Suez. Joined Rootes, Ltd., in 1945 as Export Sales Manager, and was appointed - Director and General Export Sales Manager, Rootes, Ltd in January, 1954.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pinfold, F
Engineering Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pinks, J
Press Tool Design Office c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pirie, J (Mrs)
Machine Room Spares c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pirie, John
Powers Control Supervisor c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pitt, R H
Joined the company in 1911. 1919 became Drill Instructor to the Fire Brigade and also Foreman of the Car Despatch Section. In 1928 he was made Chief Fire Officer. He was appointed full time Fire Officer in 1936, and formed the fire brigades at No. 1 and No. 2 factories. Retired 1948, Nearly 40 years service.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pluck, George William
Tinsmith; Argon Arc welder; 1940ish to 1960ish. Was seconded to Rolls Royce in the 50's. Involved in Comet crash investigation
Submitted by: Malcolm Pluck (son)

Plummer, Horace
Apprentice Instructor c1950's
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pond, Jack
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Poole, Doug
My Dad, Doug Poole worked there in the toolroom for many years.
Submitted by: Jean Macleod

Poole, Douglas Walter
Worked in Toolroom from 1950's to 1980(?)
Submitted by: Jean MacLeod (was Poole)

Poole, Frank
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Porter, Eric 2
Maintenance electrician, when I first knew him he was in the chrome plating shop (later number 6 crank shop. Later on the top floor of the New Assembly hall body handling area).
Submitted by: Terry Donnelly

Porter, Jack
Machine Shop Retired in 1966. 46 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Portman, Louis
Export Sales Manager c1961 Portman came from Leyland
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Poser, Robert. (Bob).
Technical illustrator. Standard Triumph, Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Jezebel Deadlock

Postlethwate, George
My father in law George Postlethwate in the 60 s
Submitted by: Sue Brewster

Potts, Bill
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section Manager. Photo
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Povey, Philip
Deputy Convener at Standard Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Powell, A E (Bert)
Foreman, Final Inspection. What memories of the old Standard Motor Company there must be around the world. At the end of the Second World War, thousands of ex-servicemen were looking to get back to the jobs they had left while serving the country. Many others were looking to get into the Standard, as the family atmosphere and high wages were well known in the industry. Sir John Black and his wife had a great interest in the men who had served the country, forming the pipe band that not only travelled the length and breadth of this country, but toured and were acclaimed all around Europe. Hundreds of Americans would arrive at Canley, where their new sports cars would be assembled in front of the main offices. The pipe band would play them off, for the tour of Europe, thus advertising some of the finest cars made at the time. In those days before the introduction of car delivery, garage owners would pick up the new cars from the factory. One lady that I remember travelled every day - twice a day on occasion - from Gloucester. And there were no motorways in those days. Having spent nearly 20 years as a foreman, plus time on the shop floor, and having had some real work friends over the years, I thank those who are organising the celebrations. And thank you to Coventry for giving a good living to thousands from across the globe.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Powell, Albert
Final Inspector, TR3 c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Powell, Baden
Factory worker Service from 1940 d, 10 July, 1972 aged 68
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Powell, 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

Poynton, KennethSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pratley, Winnifred
Trim 1931-38 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Pratt, David
c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pratt, Mick
Fitter
Submitted by: Kevin Pratt

Pratt, Reg
Groundsman c1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Preston, E
Canley c1950 Machine Shop. The section moved to Radford in 1958. UPDATE: Foreman. Radford 1960 More
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Price, A
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954

Price, ArthurSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Price, George William
Fletch South Many years broken service d 27 Jan, 1973 aged 59
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, J
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, M
Assembly Department Manager c1960 Production Control, Factory Manager Tile Hill c1966 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, M (2)
Plating Shop, Foreman c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, T
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, W
Final Finish Foreman c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Prince, Maurice Arthur
Bodymaker, Tile Hill 10 years Service Died 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Prior, E
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Probert, Norman Sidney
Body Finisher, Canley Many years broken service since 1940 d. Dec 5, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Proctor, Steve
Inspection at Basement Stores, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Prosser, B
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Protheroe, Benjamin
Pipe Bender. Joined the company in 1942 and had 20 years service.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pugh, H E
Spares Divisional Manager c1959 Spares Divisional Manager c1947 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pugsley, P J
Planning Director, c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Purchase, Tommy
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pyatt, Tony
Editor of Standard Triumph Monthly Newspaper. c late fifties upto 1964 Born in Kent, Mr Pyatt lived his early life in the south of the country before the family moved to East Anglia, where he attended Wisbech Grammar School, one of the oldest schools in the country. In early 1933, he started work as an indentured apprentice on the Wisbech Standard – the beginning of a lifelong love affair with newspapers. He joined the Territorial Army in 1939 and two weeks later with the outbreak of war was called up to the 48th Royal Tank Regiment, initially as a Trooper and rising to the rank of Lieutenant and tank commander. His war service brought him to Suffolk – where he met his wife Audrey – and billets at Glevering Hall, near Wickham Market, and Orwell Park, where the tanks had to be waterproofed before being loaded onto ships at Felixstowe for the D-Day landings. Mr Pyatt left for D-Day from the Port of London, as a signals officer in charge of communications for the regiment, landing with thousands of other British soldiers to secure the beachhead on Gold Beach. He said: “We had some hairy battles in the landing area, Arromanches, Caen and Bayeux. I was with the regiment all the time as we moved through Europe and Germany to Berlin, where I spent my last six months in the Army before being demobbed. “I was so thankful that I came through it all and I was never wounded.”
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pyott, F
1936 No. 2 Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pyott, Frank
Cash's Lane. Gearbox Assembly. Supervisor Ref: c1924 Ref: c1928
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Quinn, Michael
Carpenter. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Radburn, Bob
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Radburn, W
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Raftery, Bernard John (Chips)
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Rainbow, F G
Development Engineer Executive 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Raistrick, Norman
Electrician. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Raitt, BetSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Ramsell, Edward (Ted)
Standard 8,Vanguard track

Ramsey, Arthur
Banner Lane Development department
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ranby, Thomas
Electricians mate Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Randall, C
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

Randle, Bill
Buying Office, Canley Manager
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Randle, Frank
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Randle, John
Buyer in Supplies Dept c1969 8 years previous service. Married Miss Christine Cooke, a clerk in Salaries Office
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Randle, Robert
Toolroom worker Many Year Service d. Dec 2nd, 1972 aged 80
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rankin, Iain
New Assembly Hall
Submitted by: Iain Rankin

Ranyard, Babs
1958/59 for about 18 years in the Printing Department, Fletch South, my happiest working days
Submitted by: Babs Ranyard

Rattigan, Jack
Maintenance supervisor at the Radford plant
Submitted by: Dave Wilson

Raven, Bernard
Chief Draughtsman c1943
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Raven, Sidney Wiliiam
Canley. Retired 1965 20 years broken service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rawlings, Kenneth
Kenneth Rawlings till 1972 fork lift driver till a bad accident
Submitted by: Julie Dawn Johnson

Ray, Jimmy
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rayment, A J
Director Standard and Triumph Sales Ltd (1953)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Read, Graham
Toolroom Apprentice 1979-1983 at Canley & Capmartin Rd
Submitted by: Graham Read

Rearden, John B
Export Manager. Executive Director 1968 Service from 1947 Reardon, J B
Appointed Manager of the Export Dept, 25 August, 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reason, F
Fire Station, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reason, Frank
My granddad was chief fireman at the standard works until he retired somewhere around 1960
Submitted by: Geoff Reason

Reay, Gordon
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Reeves, 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

Restall, Albert
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section Cost control clerk who looked after the budgets.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Reynolds, HarrySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Rice, C S
Production Control, 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, Cliff
Shop Steward, Engine Assembly c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, Joseph
c1977 More details to follow...
Submitted by: Josephine Ward (Daughter)

Richards, Ken
I started swimming for the Standard Triumph swimming club, Livingstone Road as an honours member as my uncle Ken Richards worked there. My cousin also belonged to the club, but I carried on and swam for the club in many galas. I had many fabulous times and have so many good memories.
Submitted by: Lynne Farren

Richardson, Ernest
Polishing Shop, Canley. d 1961. Worked for Standard at Cash's Lane for a short time in 1919
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, F
nstructor to the apprentices in the sheet metal working trade, 1951
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Graham
Printing Department 1972-1980
Submitted by: Our Warwickshire

Richardson, Ken
21/8/1911 - 27/6/1997 Joined Triumph and help develop the TR2. Drove at the British Grand Prix in 1949 and Le Mans in 1955. Competition Department. 1952-1961. TR2 - WVC575 Richardson was then hired in 1952 by Sir John Black to develop the "Triumph Sports 20 TS" prototype make a true sports car; so the TR2 was born. In May 1953 he drove one, fitted with a standard engine, to an average speed of 124,889 miles or 200,94 km per hour on the Jabbeke motorway.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, P A
21 Shop. Shop Steward c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Peter Submitted by: Peter Richardson

Riches, Eileen
Offices at Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Veronica Riches

Riches, Ken
Worked in the stores Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Veronica Riches

Richmond, Frank
Trimmer
Submitted by: Diane Brimley

Ridd, John
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Ringley, Tom

Ritchie, Colin
Submitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roach, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Robathan, Frank
Triumph Bordesley Green 25 Years Service d 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robbins, 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

Robbins, Sam
I have fond memories of my 1700cc Vitesse, which I bought in 1965 for £666 on the road. It was a lovely car to drive. My son owned a 2000cc Vitesse and he still talks about it. I retired from the company in 1973 when I was 65. I worked on the Stag and the Bullet.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Alan
Ex Apprentice. Gear Standards c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Austin
I started work at the Standard Triumph in 1969. I was taken on as a internal driver better known as a ferry driver. My foreman was Ken Hadley. I spent many happy years before moving to unipart the spares division,they were great days.
Submitted by: Austin Roberts

Roberts, Bernard J
Home Sales Distribution Manager c1966 We had a front office! Mr. Roberts was under Sales Director Lyndon Mills. (UPDATE - We now have a letter by Mr Roberts, Distribution Manager, dated 8th September 1960 More).
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Clive
Student Apprentice, 1971 - 1976. Engineer (Fletch North) 1976 - 1978
Submitted by: Clive Roberts

Roberts, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roberts, Eddie
Senior Foreman (at least) 13 years service in 1972. Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Ernie
Storeman, my wifes grandad worked there until it closed , was there for over 30 years
Submitted by: Mark Scorer

Roberts, Harold
Foreman. Basement Stores c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, J
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Joe
No. 5 Shop, Canley. 20 years service c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Joseph William (Joe)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Micheal
My name is Michael Roberts, I started at Canley on Aug 21st 1978 as a Trainee Trimmer. I was moved to Browns Lane in June 1980 and then to Castle Bromwich in Aug 2005, where I still work. I go into my 40th year in the company on August 22nd.
Submitted by: Michael Roberts

Roberts, Paul
Started in 1969 at the training school in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Paul Roberts

Roberts, R
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded Second Senior Apprentice 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, 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

Robertson, Charles
Canley Service 1963-1973 d 10 Feb, 1973 aged 45
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, A
Planning Director, 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, D
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Eddie
Basement Stores 27 Years Service Retired 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Harry
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Robinson, J
Machine Shop, Radford c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Walter A
Plant Engineering and Maintenance, c1959 Started 1939. Planning Director, 1968 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robottom, Mark
Computer Department, Canley in 1967. Was on night shift on my 21st birthday.
Submitted by: Mark Robottom

Robson, Graham
Standard Triumph Motorsport Dept. 1962-1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rock, John
Service Technical Liaison Executive. Service Technical Department
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Rodgers, Charlie
Maintenance foreman in Paint Shop, Canley 20 years service: 1952-1972 Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rodgers, William
Electrician, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Roe, Albert
Prototype model builder. Retired late ‘60’s
Submitted by: Tony Roe

Rogers, Diane
Secretary to Joe Brown. Manager, Production Control Procedures and Administration 14 Years Service Left March 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rogers, Les
50 Years Service. Foreman Started 1920's retired 1974 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, DaveSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, JoanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rome, Bob
Storeman, Tool Store. Retired 1961 with 17 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Ian
Experimental body shop and trim & hardware workshop 1976 until Canley closed
Submitted by: Ian Rose

Rose, Jack
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Rose, Jerry
Maintenance Over 20 years Service Retired 1967 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Norman
Body Engineering Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rose, RobertSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ross, L A (Mrs)
Started 1965, dept unknown d. August 12, 1972 aged 66
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roston, Jeff
My dad was a sheet metal worker or tin smith he met my mum who worked in the tracing office (Margaret clamp)
Submitted by: Ian roston

Round, George
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Round, Joe
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Round, Tony
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Rowe, Bob
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowe, Myra
Worked in wages at Fletchamstead H'way, 1st car I ever drove was a Triumph Herald
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowe, R
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded First Junior Apprentice 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowland J R
c1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowles, Edwin
Hardening Dept, Toolroom. 15 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowles, R R
Director of Industrial Relations and Personnel 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowley, Jim
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowley, John
Foreman, CKD Body Shop c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowney, S
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roy-Applin, Col. V. J.
Director. c1953 Standard & Triumph Sales, Ltd. Standard House, 37, Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, London
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rubley, Peter
Apprentice c1955. Son of Walter Rubley, s Factory Manager of the Car Division.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rubley, Walter J
Factory Manager, Car Division. 1953 Served since 1922 c1954 Factory Manager 1955 41 Years Service Rudkin, Ron
Ron Rudkin worked on 6cylinder heads in machine shop at Canley from end of ww2 till he died in 1979 aged 52
Submitted by: Ron Rudkin

Rumble, Edwin Joseph
Electrician. 32 years service. d. 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rush, Jeremy
Assistant public relations officer c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rushworth
Home Sales Manager, Canley 1960
Submitted by: Pat Jackson

Russell (Mr)
Home Sales Under Manager, 1960
Submitted by: Pat Jackson

Russell, A C
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

Russell, Edward (Ted)
Worked at Standard Triumph for a time around the early 70's as a line operative on the 'Saab' engine line. To my recollection his job involved using an air gun to blow the swarf out of the machined cylinder heads.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Russell, Ernest (Jim)
Apprentice pre WW2. Worked on the 'Dud' Line, Canley Experimental Shop, initially Banner Lane then Fletch North. Read More HERE
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Russell, Pete
Raw materials and consumables
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Russell, Peter
I joined Standard Triumph straight from school in 1964 as a clerk in the Cost Office at Canley. In my time it was situated in the large open office immediately behind the Canley reception suite & directors offices. I finally left the Company in 1975 to work in the aircraft industry.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Ryan, Jim
Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Ryan, JimmySubmitted by: Marilyn Bates

Ryan, P 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

Ryan, Peter
My dad Peter Ryan worked in the paint shop for 30 years but sadly passed away in 1976 while still working at the Standard. Peter was also the Entertainment Secretary and Compere at the Standard Triumph workings mens club right up until he's Death in 1976.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ryan, Stephen
I worked at the Standard Triumph from 1973 to 1981, then made redundant, I was working as a machinist in the SAAB machine shop, making Con rods ( connects the piston to the crankshaft ) My dad Peter Ryan worked in the paint shop for 30 years but sadly passed away in 1976 while still working at the Standard My dad Peter Ryan was also the Entertainment Secretary and Compere at the Standard Triumph workings mens club right up until he's Death in 1976. There was great Comradeship and many happy memories.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ryeland, Kenneth
Overseas Service Engineer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ryman, John

Sadler, Jill
Started work in 1966 after finishing school in Canley. First in the typing pool then accounts office.
Submitted by: Jill Sleath

Sadler, Maureen
Clerk/Typist 1958-1961. I worked in an all-male office at the end of the Herald Assembly Track. On my first day, I had to wash the cups and mugs and had to walk the entire length of the track to the Ladies washroom. As I stepped out of the office, all the men started banging spanners, hammers and everything else they could find, very loudly and of course, many ‘wolf whistles’. I had to brave that for about 3 days and then they stopped making so much noise and actually started talking to me. Worked with Bill McCombie and Mr MacDonald (Mac) from Birmingham. Whilst there, I got married and received an Electric Toaster as a wedding present. One memorable day was when I had just moved from my desk and a set of fork lift truck forks, came crashing through the windows just behind my desk – what a fright! I did however, during my time there, learn my first rule of engineering – If it doesn’t fit, hit it with a hammer!
Submitted by: Maureen Sweatman née Sadler

Sadler, Thomas
Metal Polisher 1950’s/60’s. This was an extremely noisy activity. How anyone worked in that dark, noisy and filthy environment is a wonder to this day.
Submitted by: Meureen Sweatman (Daughter)

Salmon, Pete
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Salter, Frank
Planning Engineer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sammons, Raymond (Ray)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Samra, Gurch
Apprentice 1976-1980, then worked as a development engineer till May 1987
Submitted by: Gurch Samra

Sams, Martin
Service Training Instructor, Radford.
Submitted by: John Whittall

Sanders, Charles Victor
Storekeeper Service: 1933-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sanders, Mervyn W J (Bill)
General Works Manager. Appointed Works Director 1st November 1968 General Works Manager 1970-1973 1973 - Operations Director Click here for more Click here for more
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sanders, Vic
I worked at Canley plant on headlining from 76 to 80 when it shut for good
Submitted by: Vic Sanders

Sant, Robin
Apprentice 1959 Standard Football Team member
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Savage, Alan
I LEFT Broadway School in 1937 at the age of 14. I got a job straight away at Standard's service/spares division opposite the cinema in Fletchamstead.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Savage, Barry
Worked on the rub deck then in to the spray booth back peg Foreman Joe ? 1967 1968 1969
Submitted by: Barry Savage

Savage, G P
Overhead Investigation, Canley (Ext 2283)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Savage, W
Toolroom Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Savery, John
Sales Operation Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Manager

Sawrey, Fred
Forklift driver
Submitted by: Norm

Saye, Simon
Apprentice 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Scattergood, John Robert
Born 1934 Emigrated 1965.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Schillinger, Mr
Publicity Office, Fletch South c1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Schnabel, Eric
Senior Quantity Surveyor. Planning Dept.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Scholes, Sam
Wages office then later production control
Submitted by: Jacqueline long hurst ( nee Scholes, daughter)

Scholes, Sam
Worked in wages department, then on to spares, stock control.
Submitted by: Jacqueline ( nee Scholes ) Longhurst. ( Daughter)

Scholes, T
Painting Shop 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Scorer, Jack
Worked at Banner Lane and stayed when it became masseys, to work for fergusons, my dad knew sir john black and said he knew the first name of every man on the shop floor
Submitted by: Mark Scorer

Scott-Lee, Hubert
Head of Print Room. Always known as Tom Scott-Lee. 34 Years Service. Started 1938, Retired 1973 Scott, Albert George
Retired 1969 after 26 years service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Scott, Glen
Experimental supplies , Fletch North. Around mid 1960’s.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Scott, Harold
Fletch south maintenance, Painter
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Scott, William
Electricians Mate Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Scoular, Eddie
Workshop Executive. Western Avenue. c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Scrivener, Ernie
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Scrivens, George
Wages Executive c1960 Seager, Bob
Student apprentice 1952-55. This was a sort of up market apprenticeship where one worked for a brief time in virtually every department, works and office. Planning Dept at Fletch South till 1957, then did two years as Merchant Navy engineer in place of National Service. Back in Planning early 1960, was supposed to become PA to Cliff Swindell, then Production Director at Canley, but the first of the major redundancies took place and got chopped in Nov. 1960. Spent next thirty years in Engineering at Rover. More
Submitted by: Bob Seager

Sears, Stan
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Seedhouse, Josephine
Powers Card Room, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Seigle-Morris, David
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Selby, Jack
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. The guys who ran the training school were: Barry Jagger, Paul Green, Jack Selby and Cliff Johnson.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Selvey, R
Wages Dept. Supervisor c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Settle, Reg
My father in law Reg Settle worked on the herald line for quite a few years
Submitted by: Dave Harratt

Shakespeare, Anne
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Shale, Dick
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Sharp, Kate
Cleaner in the surgery, Canley. 21 years Service. Retired 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sharpe, Vic
Supervisor, parts dept
Submitted by: John Crofts

Sharpe, Vincent
Trainee Trimmer from 79/80 in the rocket range my clock number was 98191 transferred to Browns Lane at closure to complete my 2 years training completed 30 years service before redundancy in 2009.
Submitted by: Vince Sharpe

Shaw, Alexander
My dad worked here then at Unipart
Submitted by: Julie Nutting (nee Shaw)

Shaw, Alexander
My dad worked here then at Unipart
Submitted by: Julie Nutting (nee Shaw)

Shaw, F J D
Materials Handling Engineer c1961 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Shaw, Harold
Assembly 1946-1980 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Shaw, Tina
Commercial Apprentice, worked in various areas of the company including apprentice school at end of Torrington Ave, Meriden and main plant in Canley. Started in 1968 when I left school until 1970
Submitted by: Tina Found nee Shaw

Sheasby, Don
My dad was Charlie Taylor was an Inspector at canley worked there for 18 years until the factory closed couple of his mates were Don Sheasby and Alan Sparks also Arthur Botterill hope this helps unfortunately my dad passed away 18 months ago.
Submitted by: Nick Taylor

Sheerman, Mick
Worked at Canley from 1970-1977 mainly in Finishing Shop main assembly. Remember standing on Hearsall Common during Strike ballots!
Submitted by: Mick Sheerman

Sheffield, Tom
Tool Room Stores, Fletch 22 years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Shepherd, Dave
Competition Dept. Shepherd, Mary
Used to be a delivery driver. So loved the vitesse. Stag, 2000, etc etc. Lovely times 1965/6 for me
Submitted by: Mary Shepherd

Sheriff, Dennis
Track Worker
Submitted by: Gary Browning (Nephew)

Sherlock, H
Fletchamstead 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sherratt, Arthur
Works Engineer From 1949-1966 d1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sherriff, Dave
I grew up with Dave Sherriff . I think he lived in Westbury Rd then Webb Street, Nuneaton. After he was married he worked at the Standard Triumph as an apprentice welder and enjoyed his fishing. Smashing lad much missed.
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Sherriff, Ron
Fitter. 27 Years service. Retired 1973. Ron had always been a fitter and worked on all the new models produced since the last wa More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sherwin, George
My father in law George Sherwin, now deceased, was a Standard Triumph worker in the machine shop. He worked from just after the war until it finally closed in 1980.
Submitted by: Tony Keeling

Sheward, Henry John (Harry)
Toolroom milling section known as Harry worked for over 30 years till about 1979. My name is John Sheward his son
Submitted by: John Sheward

Sheward, Henry John known as Harry
Toolroom fletch south . Milling. Worked there from about 1949 to 1979. My father
Submitted by: JOHN SHEWARD

Shields, J (Miss)
Secretary to Group Quality Manager, Fletch North
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Shindler, J
Cost Dept. Fletch South c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Shiner, CyrilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Shirley, Mick
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Shirley, Mike
Forward Planning, Fletch South
Submitted by: Mike Shirley

Shirley, Reg
Final finish inspector, Spitfire Line
Submitted by: Mike Shirley

Shorney, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Short, Raymond
Draughtsman
Submitted by: David Short

Shorthouse, Rosaleen
Overseas Manufacturing Dept. Secretary to Mr. G. W. Key, Overseas Manufacturing Manager for four previous years c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Shortridge, FrankSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Shufflebottom, Jack
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Shute, Richard Gerard [Dick]
Worked at Triumph at Canley from approx 1960 to 1979. He was an electrician in the maintenance dept.
Submitted by: Bernadette Evans

Siddle, BillSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sidoli, Brian
Drawing Office c1960's Sidoli, Tony
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

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

Simms, Sylvia
Postal Dept. Fletch c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Simons, D
Press Tool Room, Canley c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Simpson, B
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Simpson, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Simpson, Charles (Paddy)
My dad worked there after the war . He was originally an electro plater . When that process was abandoned , he was put in the paint shop but had the most awful allergic reaction to the paint . I remember him coming home with is face and hands red swollen and blistered ! As a result the only job available was in the stores . Of course the pay for a store man was considerably lower so my dad went on permanent night shift to ensure a reasonable income . His name was Charles ( Paddy) Simpson . My late sister ( Wendy Simpson) worked in the offices when she left school in 1957 .
Submitted by: Marion Robinson

Simpson, Gwen
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Simpson, Kaga
I did work at the Standard/Triumph from around 59 to 64. I worked on the electrical panel that dropped the shells onto the track, much like a giant car park above the track. We could select any shell from the floor above, drop it on the track, the typist would then type out the sequence of the models, distribute them to various departments, which then placed the right gearbox engine or whatever to meet that particular shell. If the typist made a mistake and omitted the 'o' for overdrive or visa versa, then the workman would hammer and bang the engine in the wrong car. Same with a number of things, whatever came to meet the shell, in it went, these were called foreigners and placed outside in a special part of the car park. I'm sure you understand that two Spitfires could not follow each other, because of the time allowed for the workman to fit said parts, same with disc brakes, overdrives and a whole host of things so it was quite a tricky job to place them in the right sequence. We had all manner of people visit our little office, including the managing director of General Motors USA, Russians, Chinese, celebrities, we tried to explain the system to them all, This system was reputed to have been worked out and put in place by the electricians of the company. Workers were offered 17½% off a new car.

Simpson, Mr
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Simpson, Wendy
My late sister ( Wendy Simpson) worked in the offices when she left school in 1957 .
Submitted by: Marion Robinson

Sivyer, Lt Col Arthur Charles
Works Director, Standard and Triumph Sales, Ltd. Born London, 30th March, 1900. Educated London Polytechnic. Attended course at Mansions Motor Training School, London. Served as Rifleman, Q.V.R.'s, 1918-19. Assistant in Buying Dept. of British Motor Trading Corporation, London, during 1920. From 1921-28, in Sales and Accounts Depts., Standard Motor Co., Ltd., London. Taken over with Standard Concession by Standard Cars. Assoc. Company of Car Mart Ltd., in 1929 and served in Sales Depts. until 1939, when Commissioned in R.A.O.C. from A.O.E. Reserve. Served 1940-45 with M.E. Forces, early in 1943 attaining rank of Lieut.-Col. with appointment as A.D.O.S.(P.) M.T. Spares for entire Mediterranean Area. Rejoined present concern in 1945 as Works Manager, and appointed to present position in 1949. (1953 listing)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sked, Gordon
Styling studio Manager, Fletch South
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Skelcher, Brian
Costs Department. Office Supervisor More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

Skelcher, Tom
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Skidmore, Tommy
Chargehand Gearbox Assembly, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Skinner, Ann
My mother in law Ann Skinner was a legend in the Buffet where she fed many a young and hungry worker giving them a little extra , she called them her Wee laddies My father in law worked in the paint shop he is John Skinner aka Jack
Submitted by: Sue Skinner

Skinner, John (Jack)
My father in law worked in the paint shop he is John Skinner aka Jack
Submitted by: Sue Skinner

Skuse, George
Process Engineer 1st TR prototype body and Vanguard
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Skyrme, Dennis
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Sladen, Robin Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Slaymaker, Eric
My husband Eric Slaymaker worked in the Spares also his Dad Fred Slaymaker.
Submitted by: Maureen Slaymaker

Slaymaker, Fred
My husband Eric Slaymaker worked in the spares also his Dad Fred Slaymaker.
Submitted by: Maureen Slaymaker

Sleddon, Gerry
Carpenter(then foreman) Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Slotemaker, Rob
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smailes, Tommy
Tinsmiths. c1958 Secretary of the six Standard Football teams.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Small, Bill
Receptionist, Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Smart, Bill
Standard Triumph Review contributor
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smart, Joan
Secretary to Sir John Black (RP) War Years - Early Fifties Is this Joan here: More ?
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Smith Alan (2)
Service Technical Department
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Smith, Alan
Allesley Service Dept.
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Smith, Albert (Eric)
Tester, Fitted and Works Fire Brigade. Retired in 1980
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Albert Edward
45 years service! Smith started in 1905 and retired in 1951. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Arthur Alan
I believe my late father in law was in the spray shop many years ago. His name was Arthur Alan Smith.
Submitted by: Helen Smith (Daughter-in-law)

Smith, Dave
My name is Dave Smith, and I started an Apprenticeship as a Motor Mechanic with Standard Triumph on 2nd October 1967, My clock number was 8481. More to follow...
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Smith, Frank
Tester, c1927 Foreman of the Test Brake section, c1953 Retired 1962 as Foreman of the Experimental Engine Test Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smith, G H
No1 Shop, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smith, George Edward
Think he worked in engine area round about 1960’s. Had an interest in canals!
Submitted by: Gren Smith (son)

Smith, Harry (2)
Inspection. Radford. 22 years Service. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Joe
Transferred to USA 1957 West Coast Service Manager, California More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

Smith, KathSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Smith, Kenneth
Canley Mid 1970s
Submitted by: Trisha Ferrus

Smith, Kevin
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Smith, Les
Les Smith, retired from Press Shop, Canley, after 30 years' service at Canley works. 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Mick
My dad Mick Smith and lots of our family worked at the Standard
Submitted by: Jeannette Jones

Smith, Mick (2)
Mick Smith who was the tyre and wheel king at Allesley Service Department and lived in Hawkes Mill Lane, Allesley More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Smith, Mike
Ex-trainee at London Allesley Service Centre c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Smith, P
Press Tool Room c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Ron
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

Smith, Roy
Test Driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Roy (2)
Deputy Chief Inspector, Assembly Hall c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Smith, Ted
Barb Line in the Rocket Range c1960's
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Smith, Victor
Draughtsman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Smyth, Austin
My dad I believe was a supervisor on the assembley line and worked at The Standard Triumph for 12 years before being made redundant in the late 70's. He remained a lifelong friend of Jim Spain who ran The Standard Triumph Club until they both passed away 6 months apart in 2013. RIP to both lovey Irish gentleman.
Submitted by: Lisa Smyth

Snape, Frank
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Snell, Dave
Gearbox assy at Canley - i can remember me asking how many a day and I'm sure it was always around 230. One of his mates was Jack Allen a white haired Irishman - Dad had one of the early 948cc Heralds in 1959 in Coffee and White reg YHP 31 from Newsomes at Styvechale complete with Dunlop Gold Seal tyres and very soon somehow a Spitfire twin carb head was acquired to pep it up a bit but they werent quick. Remember people would stand and be amazed at 25ft turning circle which virtually rolled the front tyres off the rims.
Submitted by: Neal Snell

Soisbault, Annie
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Soulby, Tom
Inspector at Standard Triumph, Banner Lane
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Soutart, Conrad
Carpenter, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

South, Eric
Worked with Jack King, No 17 Shop More
Submitted by: Jackie Roach

Sowersby, R
Pensions and Insurance Executive 1961 Based in Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sowersby, Ron
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Spain, Brendan
Petrol Store Photo
Submitted by: Alison Young

Spain, Jim
Started 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Spann, Irene
Salaries
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Sparks, Alan
My dad was Charlie Taylor was an Inspector at canley worked there for 18 years until the factory closed couple of his mates were Don Sheasby and Alan Sparks also Arthur Botterill hope this helps unfortunately my dad passed away 18 months ago.
Submitted by: Nick Taylor

Speed, John
Security Executive. Covering Coventry plants, Honeybourne and Western Avenue, London c1973 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Speight, Mickey
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Spencer, Anthony (Tony)
Joined in 1941 as a 15 year old, working on Constant Speed Unit for Spitfires and other planes in 3XA shop. 1941 moved into toolroom as an apprentice and worked there until closure other than national service.
Submitted by: Andy Spencer

Spencer, Brian
Competition Department Spencer, Derek George
My dad was a millwright for a number of years in the 60's
Submitted by: Linda Farren nee Spencer

Spencer, Jim
Jim worked at the Standard Triumph from the 1940s until it closed
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Spencer, R
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Spencer, William (Steve)
My dad, William (Steve) Spencer worked there in the Experimental department.
Submitted by: Hilary Milner

Spittle, Frank Bernard
Planning Dept. Emigrated to Australia in 1955 to become Chief Planning Engineer to The Standard Motor Co. (Australia) (Pty) Ltd. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sprinzel, John
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sprung, Jack
Shop Steward
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Spurrier, Henry
Chairman and MD of Leyland 1957. Leyland acquireds Standard-Triumph International, cars, vans and some agricultural machinery interests 1960. Leyland: 1961 Employed 19,000 persons. Parent of seven subsidiaries. Manufacturer of heavy commercial and passenger motor vehicles, trolleybuses, fife engines and heavy oil engines. 1963 June. Henry Spurrier resigns as chairman on reaching 65 and is succeeded by William Black.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Squires, Dorothy
Secretary to Sir John Black to 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stables, David
Started as an apprentice on 26th August 1968. Happy days.
Submitted by: David Stables

Stables, Eric
Business Management Training Manager, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stacey, J C
Home Sales. Service 1921-1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stackhouse, Geoff
PR Dept c1960 Export Sales c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Staley, Frederick John
Security
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Staley, John
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Standell, Betty
1940, aged 14
Submitted by: Betty Whyman, nee Standell

Stanley, Des
Final Finish Drivers Manager, 1971 Superintendent, Final Finish, 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stanley, Graham
Supervisor, Competition and Engineering More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stanley, Harry
Tinsmiths. Service 1943-1961. Coventry's Lord Mayor 1960
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stanley, Jack
Worked on the 'Track' at The Standard for many years. (Worked alongside family friend, Ray Clay.)
Submitted by: Paul Clay

Stansfield, Brian
Inspection Engineering, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stansfield, Brian Robert
Spotted Ray Denny, John Ryman and my old chum Bob Treanor doing a Talyrond graph of a piston, happy days in Inspection Engineering.
Submitted by: Brian Robert Stansfield

Stansfield, Ron
Submitted by: Ian Jones

Stanton, Fred
Herald Paint & Trim Stores Engine Reconditioning at Fletchamstead Unit Reconditioning at Canley 20 years Service. Retired October 1966
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Stanton, TommySubmitted by: Steve Matthews

Stapleton, DaveSubmitted by: Marilyn Bates

Startin, Jack
My dad Jack Startin worked there on nights in the trim shop
Submitted by: Sue Startin

Steane, Walter
Production Control. 41 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Steel, Leslie Hiron
Apprentice 1921. Became Director Steelseif, Ltd.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stenton, F
Shipping Supervisor. Shipping Department, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stenton, Frank
Shipping Office, Fletch South c1969-1980 More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

Stephenson Mr
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sterland, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Sterry, Arthur
Arthur was a toolmaker with Standard Triumph in Canley for 40 years. During this time he was an active shop steward, a deputy and a convenor.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stewart, B
Stores Control Executive. c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stidder, E
Stores Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stinchcombe, C
Captain of the Bowls Club, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stinton, RoySubmitted by: Alex Murray

Stirling, James
Retired 1971 Service: 1954-1971 d Oct 12, 1971 aged 67
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stirrup, Sid
Chief Buyer in Production Purchasing on Presswork team in late 70's in Fletch North
Submitted by: John Cremins

Stock, JeffSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Stock, Len
Inspector, No 2 Machine Shop c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stockham, Janet
Secretary, New Assembly Hall c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stoker, F
Body Drawing Office, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stokes, Donald
Sales Director 1961. Chairman 1964 More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stokes, FrankSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Stokes, Ken
Security (Sargeant) c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stokes, L
Gear Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stone, David
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stoney, Anne
Secretary to J Hedley, Personnel Manager, Canley c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Storey, Ann
Telephone Operator c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Storey, Ann Sylvia
Telephonist c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stringer, John
Service 1965-1974 Stringer, John
Electrician
Submitted by: Gary Faulkner

Stringer, Tony
Allesley Service Dept
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stringer, William Sidney
Canley Factory Retired 1966, 51 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Strong, Archibald, Peter
I'm sure he was a foreman for standard
Submitted by: Ben Handy

Strong, S
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stuart-Auchterlonie, Margaret
Filing Section, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Stuart, Graham
Engine Assembly c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Stuart, R
Production Control Spares c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sturdy, Eric
Assembly
Submitted by: Eric Sturdy Jr

Sturland, George
Chargehand Trimming Department c1948 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sugden, Elizabeth
Mum also worked at the Radford branch as a secretary (Mrs Elizabeth Sugden) sadly passed now.
Submitted by: Christina McCann

Sugden, Joe
My (late) father, Joe Sugden worked at Standard Triumph. Part of his work was to drive new cars to Berkeley Square in London*. He worked there for many years *Berkeley Square was Standard Triumph's main London showroom/dealership.
Submitted by: Christina McCann

Sullivan, Danny
My grandad - possibly the late 60s, early 70s. I used to go to the Xmas party at the Odeon and also had a tour of the factory. I don't know his role though.
Submitted by: Jane Osmond

Summerton, TerrySubmitted by: Terry Summerton

Surman, Les
Head Groundsman c1958 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sutcliffe, Mike
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sutherland, M (Miss)
Secretary to Divisional Manager, Service Division, Allesley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sutherland, R A
Publicity Production Executive c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sutherland, Ron
Costs and Accounts Supervisor. Forward Radiator, Triumph Motors Bordesley Green. c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sutton, Gordon
My Dad Gordon Sutton worked there in the 60s. He worked nightshift until he died in 1971 when I was 10. I think it was Tile Hill we lived in Rothesay Ave then moved to Kenilworth
Submitted by: Caroline Cartwright

Sutton, John Ward
b: 1916 Engine Test, Standard Motor Co., Ltd Site engineer, Gas Turbines, Armstrong Siddeley; Senior Production Engineer, Jaguar Cars
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sutton, Nick
Personal Assistant to the Purchasing Director c1970.
Submitted by: Barrie Wills

Swain, Charlie
Superintendent, Engine Shop c1960's Shadow factory at Fletch. aero carburettors during WW2 More
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Swain, Gwen
Hard chrome Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Swain, William
Gearbox Stores. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Swallow, Frank
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Swan, Doug
Cost Office, Fletch South
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Swann, Doug
Accounts
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Swann, Joyce
Castings & Forgings (Buying Dept) Secretary to Ted Collier (Department Manager)
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Swindle, Andrew Clifford
Chief Production Engineer c1959 Director and General Manager of Standard-Triumph International -1969 General Manager of Triumph 1968-1970 1973: Director of Facilities and Production Engineering, Rover Triumph More to follow... More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Sydney John Ford (Syd)
My dad worked in 23 Shop and Engineering. He was there when they built Triumph 2000 and Dolomite 1500. He went to work in Gaydon before retiring.
Submitted by: Sue Kilbey

Sydney, Ron
Head of Gearbox Engineer. SC (Small Car) 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Sykes, Graham
Design/Development engineer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Sykes, Roger
Competition Department Symonds, Brian
Banner Lane Planning Department, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Symons, H H
Field Executive (Service) c1959
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

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

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
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

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

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

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

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, 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
Assembly Division Manager Final Finish c1968 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

Tedder, (Lord)
Chairman. 1954-1961
Submitted by: 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

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

Theobald, J.W
London Service Manager, c1954
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, Owen
Herald Engine Line. Assembly Hall (Days) c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, W H
Assistant Materials Executive c1961
Submitted by: 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, JimSubmitted by: 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

Thomson, Christine
Secretary to W H Thomas, Assistant Materials Engineer
Submitted by: 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

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

Throne, I
c1960
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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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, GeoffSubmitted by: Candis

Townley, John Walter
Maintenance engineer
Submitted by: Candis

Townley, KennethSubmitted by: Candis

Toye, GarySubmitted by: Alan Bateman

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

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

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

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

Tromans, Ken
My dad
Submitted by: Dee Comasky

Troop, A T
European Service Executive c1956
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Troop, Freddie
Senior Manager, Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Troop, Stan
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Truslove, BobSubmitted by: 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

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

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

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
Chassis design.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Turner, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Brian
Communications Manager c1972
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, 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

Turrall, AlanSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

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

Twidale, J D
Group Welfare Manager c1961 Took over from Percy Cleydon c1955.
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
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Twissell, Cheryl
Worked in the offices in 1978 to when it transferred to the Jag around 1981.
Submitted by: Cheryl Twissell

Tyrell, Alec
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tyrie, Alan
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Underhill, Cecil
Assistant Groundsman formerly Sir John Blacks Gardener.
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Upton, Barry
End of Line painter, final finish. Worked there from 1962 to 1980.
Submitted by: Liz Costall (daughter)

Upton, Horace
End of Line, final finish. Engine room, Worked there 1930s to 1972
Submitted by: Liz Costall (granddaughter)

Vail, Ken
My father Ken Vail Worked at the Standard late 60s early 70s
Submitted by: Kevin Vail

van Wijgerden, Cornelis
Known as "Cor"

Varney, 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

Varney, Mr
Assistant Fire Officer (Canley) c1932
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Vaughan, Owen
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Venn, L
Inspection Foreman, 1966 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Vernon, JohnSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Vickers, Wal
c1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Vincent, L W
Engineering Manager, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Vincent, Rose
1939 Accounts Department. Married L W Vincent
Submitted by: William Vincent, son of L W Vincent and Rose Vincent

Vincent, William Charles
Engineer. He was the driver for King George V at the Dehli Durbar in 1911. Standard supplied all the vehicles for the royal party
Submitted by: William Vincent, son of LW Vincent

Vine, Martin
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Vines, T (Mrs)
Purchase Office pre 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Vinnie, Dave
Production buyer based in Fletch North in late 1970's.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Wadsworth, Edward Kennith
Works Engineer More More
Submitted by: Peter Wadsworth

Wadsworth, Ken
Maintenance
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Wadsworth, Peter
Planning Dept. Engineering Division, Fletch North. 1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wagstaff, Ernie
No 4 Shop, Canley c1959 - 27 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wainwright, H
Deputy Superintendent, Press Shop, 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Waite, Joe
Machine Shop, Radford c1960 Non-Current Spares Section
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Waite, Peter

Walker, George
Styling Dept.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Walker, 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

Wall, V (Mrs)
Production Control Spares 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wallen, Ena
Trimmer. Married to Fred Wallen, a Polisher at Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wallen, Fred
Polisher. Married to Ena, a Trimmer at Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Walsh, Eddie
Toolsetter 1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Walsh, John James
Driver, Catering Dept. Joined in 1946 d. Oct 24, 1968 aged 58
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Walsh, Ken
My dad worked at Masseys and included on heat treatment at Standard. Ken Walsh no 2 shop chargehand
Submitted by: Raymond Walsh

Walsh, Vic
Experimental Department
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Walton, I
Technical Publications Supervisor c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Walton, Ike
c1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Walton, Isaac
Experimental Dept. c1953 Technical Publications
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wankling, SydSubmitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Wanley, Bill
Chief Inspector, 1961 c1930 c1958 Chairman of Standard Triumph Apprentices' Association, 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wapples, Kathleen
Secretary to Mr. Twigger, Engine Inspection, Canley Left to emigrate to Canada in 1969
Submitted by: Kathleen Fletcher (nee Wapples)

Ward, C
Assistant Superindendent, CKD Northey Road c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ward, Charles
Superintendant CKD, 1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ward, DerekSubmitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Ward, H
Technical Cost, Canley 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ward, J
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Ward, J (2)
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Ward, Joseph
Sheet Metal Worker at Tile Hill. Started 1964 Died August, 19th, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ward, Pat (Miss)
Clerk, Cashiers Office 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ward, T F
Engineering Department Fletch North c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ward, Tom
Manager - Body Drawing Office, Fletch North.
Submitted by: Terry Morgan

Wareham, Maleta
I worked in the office( punch card) department.
Submitted by: Maleta Wareham

Waring Brown, M (Miss)
Specification Dept. Fletch North c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Warman, W
Chairman Shop Stewards Committee, 1951
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Warmington, 'Sos'
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warmington, G 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

Warner, E C 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

Warner, F (2)
Body Engineer Executive 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Warner, Frank
Chief Body Engineer Head of the Styling Dept. Left Triumph to join SS (Later to become Jaguar) in 1935
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warner, Robert (Bob)
Worked as an electrician until the 1980's
Submitted by: Jayne Dewar

Warren, A B
Best Junior Apprentice of the Year 1951 http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/apprentices-awards-1951/
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Warren, D E
Joined Standard Triumph in 1931 in charge of Planning and Maintenance, Coventry Manager, Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors 1962 More Director and General Manager Standard Triumph (Liverpool) 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Warren, Joe
Paint Shop, Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Nigel West

Warren, TonySubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Warren, William John Reeks
General Sales Manager, c1952 Director of Export Sales c1959 b: April 12, 1913 Joined The Standard Company as sales representative in April, 1947; appointed to Director in January, 1953 Lived Cryfield Grange Road (just off the main Kenilworth to Coventry road)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warwick, Alan
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Warwick, Ben
Competition Department Foreman. Joined The Standard Motor Company in 1937 and worked in the old service department which was at Canley in those days and cars had side valve engines then of course.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warwick, Clifford
My father Clifford Warwick worked at the Triumph motor factory at Canley until he retired in 1978 and owned a Standard car most of his life. I think his favourite was a dark green Stag.
Submitted by: Cheryl Barker

Washbrook, George
My Dad - George Washbrook worked there until the plant was closed
Submitted by: Martin Washbrook

Waterfall, Herbert
My step-dad worked there for years, on one of the lines. His name was Herbert Waterfall
Submitted by: Rosie

Waters, Paul
Zone Controller Spares Dept. Fletchamstead. I was there between 1970 and 1978.
Submitted by: Paul Waters

Watkins, R
Deputy Safety Officer, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Watling, S
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Watson, E J
Group Financial Accounts c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Watson, Les
Chargehand Triumph Mayflower Assembly Line
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Watson, Peter
Allesley Service Dept
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Watt, Alf
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Watts, Leonard
Canley, 10 years Service d 10 Nov 1972 aged 58
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Weale, Harold Sydney
Production Director. Joined company in 1914. Director from 1949. Held posts of Machine Shop Manager, Assembly Manager and Aircraft Manager b: March 12, 1898
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Weatherall, D
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded Second Junior Apprentice 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Weatherly
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Weaver, Rex
Engine Shop, c1940
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Webb, C
Salvage Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Webb, Frederick Norman
Worked Standard Triumph 1950s to 1980
Submitted by: Christine Blacker (Daughter)

Webb, James (Jim)
My Dad worked there for 40 yrs or more where he went into Gate 1 Canley. He was a charge hand in no.1 Machine shop. Does anyone remember the Standard Holiday Camp in Weston Super Mare,two weeks holiday under canvas for the grand total of £5. Happy days God Bless Sir John Black!
Submitted by: Glen and Tom O\'Hara

Webster, C
Production Control, Canley c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Webster, Henry George (Harry)
Director of Engineering. Joined company in 1932 Chief Engineer: 1955-1957 Director from May 1957
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Webster, Peggy
Main Telephone Switchboard. Married to Harry Webster. Met at Standard
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wedgewood, Dave
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Weir, Dorothy
Verifier in Punch Card Room/Computing. 1968-1970. Left to go to Denmark. Shirt, dark hair and very outgoing
Submitted by: Dorothy Matthews nee Weir

Weir, Harold
He started as a boy with the Company, progressed through various - positions, he was Chief Buyer at one time on the material side. Then went into Machine Shop Management and through Machine Shop Management through WW2. He was responsible for the organisation of the production of the war-time effort and then became a Director of the Company.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Welch, Alfred T
Service Instructor, Market Promotion and Training, Radford. c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Welch, Marion
Costs Department 1960's Welham, Dick
Triumph Service Depot, Western Avenue 50 Years Service Retired 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Weller, Edward
Machinist Canley 4 5 6 shops
Submitted by: Edward Weller

Weller, Edward John (Ted)
Worked from 1970 -1977 training school then Canley machine shops left to go to canada
Submitted by: Ted Weller

Wells, Charlie
Workshop Foreman. London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Went, Reg
Foreman. Stores, Canley c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wesley, Doug
Is there anyone out there who worked in one of the offices at The Standard Triumph in the 60s & 70s before the site closed? Especially Stock Control. I would love to hear from anyone who knew me when I was there from 1969 to 1975. I didn't realise it at the time but it was the happiest place I've ever worked & have wonderful memories of the good times & great people I worked with. Ones like Sheila & Christine Taylor, Barry, John, Geoff, & any others I worked with. If anyone knows me you can e-mail me. It was a great shame that The Standard Triumph closed when it did as they produced wondedful cars like the Spitfire & T.R. range & the Stag. They always had a beautiful smell of leather, & that new car smell when you sat in them. Something you don't get in new cars now. We have lost nearly all the great car factories Cov once had.
Submitted by: Doug Wesley

West, Alfred
My Auntie Vi, Uncle Alf, cousins Brian and Beryl all worked there. Mum,Auntie Vi's sister,used to take us to Cov visiting and as kids we used to go the Standard social club.
Submitted by: Mick Ransley

West, Arthur
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

West, Beryl
My Auntie Vi, Uncle Alf, cousins Brian and Beryl all worked there. Mum,Auntie Vi's sister,used to take us to Cov visiting and as kids we used to go the Standard social club.
Submitted by: Mick Ransley

West, Brian
My Auntie Vi, Uncle Alf, cousins Brian and Beryl all worked there. Mum,Auntie Vi's sister,used to take us to Cov visiting and as kids we used to go the Standard social club.
Submitted by: Mick Ransley

West, Cyril
Paint Shop and final finish 12 bay Service: 1959-1980. More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

West, Doug
Mechanic, Allesley Service Department. Dougie worked in experimental dept as charge hand in engine build section
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

West, Evelyn
Service: 1957-1980 More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

West, Fred
Sweeper. TR Section, Assembly Shop, Canley. c1959 Find out more HERE
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

West, LenSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

West, Lilian May
Cleaner, Canley 14 years Service Died 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

West, Nigel
My never ending Gratitude goes to Joe Warren, (Theosophist), Jimmy Dixon and ‘Uncle’ Stan Law of the Paint shop Chess players, at Torrington Avenue!!! I was entered into one ‘o’ level at Woodlands school: ......art..., and I failed that ! At Torrington, besides the characters in ‘the paint mix’, I came across the chess men (I was 16). They inspired my education, via a C&G in vehicle painting, by which I escaped the Langian ‘Metropolis’ to Graduate from three Russell Group Universities including degrees in Oriental Philosophy at Lancaster University, Psychiatric Social Work studied at the Medical school of Manchester University, and Psychotherapy at Bristol University !
Submitted by: Nigel West

West, Phil
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

West, Violet
My Auntie Vi, Uncle Alf, cousins Brian and Beryl all worked there. Mum,Auntie Vi's sister,used to take us to Cov visiting and as kids we used to go the Standard social club.
Submitted by: Mick Ransley

Westbury, Mike
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Weston, G
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

Weston, Ralph
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Westwood, Stanley (Lofty)
Worked in tool shop in Canley, Fletchamstead Highway, till retired due to poor health in 1981/2 passed away 1985
Submitted by: Michelle Court nee Westwood

Whalen, Geoff
Personnel Director c1975/76 Whalley, Les
Costs Department c1969-1970 More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

Wheeler, C H
Retired 1963 after many years of broken service d Oct 17, 1971 aged 74
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wheeler, Clare
Clare Wheeler retired from Inspection, Basement Stores, Canley after 26 years' service. 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Whitall, John
Apprentice 1959. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

White, Graham
Supplies Dept.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

White, Leslie
Woodmill and Spares. Worked there 1935 ish to 1975 ish
Submitted by: Liz Costall Granddaughter

White, Vincent
Catering Dept. c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whitehead, Edith (Marion)
Nurse 1970-80
Submitted by: David Smith

Whitehead, Marilyn
Secretary to W. G Key, Supply Executive.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whitfield, KathSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Whitfield, Martin
Director. Joined company in 1932. Director from 1951. Assistant Managing Director (1953) , Standard Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Warwickshire, 1911. Joined Standard Motor Co. Ltd., in 1932. Worked in various departments and became personal assistant to Managing Director in 1937. Called up from T.A. in August, 1939 and served in ranks prior to obtaining commission. Became Lieut. -in Royal Artillery, serving in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria. On demobilisation in 1945 (rank of Captain) re-joined present firm as Repairs Manager. Was appointed General Manager (organisation) in April, 1951 and later that year to Assistant Managing Director.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whitmore, Alan
Metallurgist/laboratory Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Whitmore, 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

Whittaker, Malcolm
I was an apprentice at Standard Triumph between 1966 and 1970. I then joined the Engineering Development Department in Fletch.
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Whittaker, Neil
Mechanic
Submitted by: Gail Rose

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

Whittaker, Ronald
Fitter
Submitted by: Gail Rose

Whittall, Jack
Deputy Fire Chief, worked initially at Banner Lane then Canley 1948-+-1973
Submitted by: John Whittall (son)

Whittall, John
I joined Standard-Triumph as an apprentice Motor Mechanic in 1956. More to Follow... Apprentices Football Team
Submitted by: John Whittall

Whittingham, B
Chassis Drawing Office, Fletch North c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wickens, Albert
Engine Test. 22 years service. Retired 1961. d. August 20th 1972, aged 89
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Widlake, Barry
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

Wiggington, Ralph
Joined 5th September, 1950 from Singer. Harry Websters first appointment! Chassis Engineer Zobo (Herald) Project Engineer, c1959 d. Dec 6th, 2012 aged 88
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilcock, G
No 1 Shop, Banner Lane 1959 Works Bowl Club Commitee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilcox, J
Fletchamstead 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilcox, Vic
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Wilday, Sid
Machine Shop, Radford c1960 Non-Current Spares Section
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Wilde, A H
1927. Chief Engineer. Fell ill and died 25th December, 1930 aged 39.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilde, Alfred H
c1928 Chief Engineer 1927/1930
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Wilde, Oscar
Chief Engineer c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilkes, Dave
Area Training Officer. Training Department. Beechwood House c1973 Joined company in 1966 as 1st Year Apprentice Instructor
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilkes, Mr
Apprentice Training School, Torrington Avenue Milling Section supervisor
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Wilkes, Tom
Worked for Graham Stanley on the Prototype Section he was also a detail fitter and lived in Kerseley, Coventry. More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Wilkinson, Christopher (Tiffer)
My Brother in law, Christopher (Tiffer) Wilkinson both worked there for many years Wilkinson, Margaret
My Mother in law, Margaret Wilkinson and my Brother in law, Christopher (Tiffer) Wilkinson both worked there for many years
Submitted by: Edna Wilkinson

Willday, C S
c1968 Foreman, Radford More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Willdig ?
Gearbox Section. 1965 (If anyone can help with this name please let us know - Ed)
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Willett, Ken
Endurance Driving Team, c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Bill
No15 Shop. Body Shop. 35 years broken service. Joined at Cash's Lane in 1922, retired Canley 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Brian
My grandpop and my dad worked at this place. In fact im pretty sure thats my Grandpop stood behind the driver with the glasses on. He was called Eric James Williams and he worked there in the fifties but not sure how long for. He was Lord Mayor of Coventry in 1967. His son, Brian Williams, my dad also worked there around the same time, I think Dad died in 1972 but if anyone remembers him or his dad, that would be great to know.
Submitted by: Kathryn King

Williams, Chris
Competition Department
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Eric James
My grandpop and my dad worked at this place. In fact im pretty sure thats my Grandpop stood behind the driver with the glassess on. He was called Eric James Williams and he worked there in the fifties but not sure how long for. He was Lord Mayor of Coventry in 1967. His son, Brian Williams, my dad also worked there around the same time, I think Dad died in 1972 but if anyone remembers him or his dad, that would be great to know.
Submitted by: Kathryn King

Williams, FrankSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Williams, P (Miss)
Minute Secretary c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Reg
Supervisor on the Diesel Line, Canley c1961. 38 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Rowland
I worked at Standard when the Sprint was being built and followed the Sprint on every work station when it the was being assembled up to the first vehicles (30) were built and then released for standard production.
Submitted by: Rowland Williams

Willis, BettySubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Willis, Eric
Tool Room Machinist, Experimental Shop, Radford
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Willis, James Harland
Joined The Standard Motor Company on the Apprenticeship scheme on 21/2/1936 ( a five year scheme as a "Fitter & Machinist"Starting wage for year one 12 shillings a week rising to 24 shillings a week in the final year. Dad took redundancy and the pension that was offered by Rover Triumph cars and his last working day was 23/7/1981
Submitted by: Alan Willis

Willis, John
30 years' broken service. 14 years at Radford. Previously at Banner Lane and Canley on heat treatment. Hardener. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wills, Bill
Senior Receptionist Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Wills, Jimmy
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Wills, John
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wills, W
Chief Receptionist, Allesley Service Centre
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilmott, Wal
Auto-electrician at Canley, 20 years service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilson, A E
30 years Service Chief Car Allocation Clerk (Home Sales) 1945 - 1950 Retired Jan 1950 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilson, Alex
My Godfather. Died 1977 just before he would have received his gold watch for long service. His wife was given a ladies watch instead. She gave it to me on my 40th birthday.
Submitted by: Lynn Harper

Wilson, Bob
c1958 c1953 Wilson, D
PMC Retired Feb/March 1979 (Can anyone tell us what PMC stood for? Thank you ED)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wilson, Peter
Joined in 1968 as a Show and Service Week engineer Trainee Instructor. Based in the Dealer Training School at Capmartin Road. Progressed to a Senior Instructor and then onto Course Development Technician. The Training School had by now had been joined by the Rover School and was established at Allesley on the A45. Finally the school was combined with the Austin Morris school based at Cowley. This was the end of Triumph as I moved on to join BL as a Service engineer. I will try and remember some of the various dates.
Submitted by: Peter Wilson

Wilson, Roy
Worked at the Standard for 28 yrs.
Submitted by: Pat Whitehouse

Wing, Anthony
Planning Department, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wingfield. R
Five year apprenticeship followed by 12 months, Experimental Shop. Left 1972 for Southampton University
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Winstanley, Tony
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Winter, John
I started working at the standard motor company as an apprentice from 1958 to 1963 as a motor mechanic then in the service department at Allesley
Submitted by: John Winter

Winter, Leonard
My gran and grandad, Nell and Leonard Winter. I think a few of their brothers and sisters worked there too. Both sadly passed away now.
Submitted by: Lucy Winter

Winter, Nell
My gran and grandad, Nell and Leonard Winter. I think a few of their brothers and sisters worked there too. Both sadly passed away now.
Submitted by: Lucy Winter

Winters, Kev
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Wise, Bill
Tinsmith, Canley c1958 Member of the Standard Triumph Archers Club
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wise, GeoffSubmitted by: Steve Matthews

Witcombe, F
New Assembly Hall Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Witton, Joe
Foreman, Main Trim 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wolohan, Dave
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

Wolstenholme, J E
Appointed Chief Accountant of Standard Triumph 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wood, Anthony
Auto electrician Final Finish
Submitted by: Anthony Wood

Wood, BetSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Wood, Eric
Material Handler, Canley 41 years broken service d 28, Oct 19 1972 aged 60
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wood, H
Body Prep. 15 Shop, Canley c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wood, H 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

Wood, J
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Wood, Robin
Apprentice c1956-1960 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wood, S
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wood, Thomas
My Grandfather worked there ? I'll have to ask my mom , Thomas Wood ( Tom )
Submitted by: Julie Dale-Tipple

Woodall, Leonard A
Supplies Director. Joined company in 1940, Director 1948 More Appointed Executive Chairman Forward Radiator Co. Ltd 1960 Board of Directors STI May 1962
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Woodcock, G
Chassis Drawing Office, Fletch North c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Woodfield, H
Engine Shop,Deputy Superintendent c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Woodfield, Harry
Deputy Superintendent, Engine Shop c1960's c1970 Foreman Engine Assembly at Canley
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Woodfield, William G
Finisher, Canley Service 1953-1972 d 5 Nov 1972 aged 57
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Woodier, Alan
I started as a apprentice trim development engineer in the Experimental Dept at fletch south from 1968 to 1973 and then went to Callow and Maddox the company which supplied Triumph with its seating. Alan Woodier - Trim
Submitted by: Alan Woodier

Woodier, Albert
Albert woodier (always called ED) he was Manager of the back axle dept in Radford
Submitted by: Alan Woodier

Woodier, Alf
Competition Department Foreman following Ben Warwick's departure in 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Woodier, Henry 'Dick'
45 years service Cash's Lane 1922 to Radford 1967 More
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Woodwood, Denis
Sales conversion from approx 1970 to closure in 82
Submitted by: David Trivett

Woolam, Bill
Sheetmetal worker. Tinsmith 47 years service. Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wooldridge, Bill (Little Bill)
40 years service Retired 1968, Final Finish, Canley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wooldridge, K
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wooldridge, Violet
32 years service Maintenance, Fletch. South. Retired, 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Worral, Lynne
Secretary

Worrall, Alfred
Tool room/Gearbox Mch Shop Superintendent Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Worrall, Fred
Chargehand, No 105 Gang, Machine Shop, Canley c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Worrall, George Henry
Storekeeper. Retired 1967 27 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Worrall, Lynne
Postal department, Fletchamstead Highway
Submitted by: Julia Green

Worrall, P
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Worthington, Trevor
Apprenticed 1958-63. Apprentice of the year 1962. Worwood, Carole
Typist in Production Effeciency Dept. From 1965 to 1968. Met my first husband there who was a maintenance trainee named Michael Edkins, he was there until about 1974/5?
Submitted by: Carole Brown

Worwood, Jim
My uncle was on the gate his name was Jim Worwood
Submitted by: Carole Brown

Wright, C
Foreman of the assembly line, Banner Lane. Tractor Division. cDecember, 1947 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wright, Gordon
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wright, James
Toolmaker
Submitted by: Margaret Wright

Wright, Kenneth Harry
Final Finish Retired 1960 after 17 years service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wright, S
Superintendent Tractor Assembly Shop c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wright, Sammy
Fletch North, Bought-Out Inspection Assembly Shop. Main Assembly Foreman
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Wyatt, C
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 More

Wyatt, Colin
Apprentice c1956-1960 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wyatt, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Wyatt, Maurice
Technical Services Manager
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wykes, Alan
My Dad
Submitted by: Mark Wykes

Wykes, DennisSubmitted by: Beverley Wishart

Wylie, AlexanderSubmitted by: Anne Arnold

Wynne, Edward Ernest
Chargehand, Machine Shop Canley 10 years Service d. 3 Dec, 1971 aged 48
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yarwood, Bill
Engineering Dept. Fletch North. Emigrated to Australia late sixties/early seventies
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

Yeomans, David
Junior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, 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, Steve
Fireman c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Younger, Tim
Body Section
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Younger, V A
Body Shop Superintendent 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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  • Bernard Spittle – Planning Department - Bernard Frank Spittle – Chief Planning Engineer, Australia.
  • Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery, KG, GCB, DSO - On Saturday, October 4th, a very warm welcome home was given to the employees of The Standard Motor Company Ltd., who have returned from service with the forces. The event, “A Welcome Home Party,” was held at the Company’s Banner Lane Canteen.
  • Factory Photo – Unknown Date - This grainy photograph sees Ivy Cottage at the very centre of the photo and the original dispatch area for finished vehicles to the left.
  • Body Shells - This photo shows finished body shells for the Stag and TR6.
  • The Standard Pub - “Held up as the best,” says the famous Atkinson’s advertisement. And no exception is “The Standard,” the new Atkinson’s public house at Eastern Green, just down the road from Standard’s Banner Lane factory on the outskirts of Coventry.
  • My Standard Memories by Alan Evans Pt2 - The Canley and Fletchamstead areas were very busy every working day with thousands of people travelling to work at the Standard or other factories in the area.
  • My Standard Memories by Alan Evans Pt1 - I was born in Oldfield Road, Chapelfields in 1942. Many of the men who lived in our road worked at the Standard as it was only a short walk across Hearsall Common to the Canley factory.
  • Leonard Woodall - Standard Motor Company appoint New Director.
  • Sir John Black – to South America - This picture shows the departure by boat train from Waterloo Station of Sir John Black, Managing Director of The Standard Motor Company Ltd., who sailed recently from Southampton on R.M.S. Alcantara for South America.
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