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List of Names (Surnames First)

There are currently 89 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Abbey, Alan
Tin Smith. Tile Hill Factory in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Bob Owens

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, Les
Competition Shop works/">More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Adams, Marilyn
Costs Department c1969-1970 uk/costs-department/">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

Addison, Reg
WW2 production makers-2/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Adkins, Mac
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Ainge, C
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Alcock, Graham
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Alcock, Terry
Experimental Dept. oldroyd/">More
Submitted by: Arthur Oldroyd


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

Allbutt, M (Miss)
Ref: 1931 Physical Culture Club co.uk/physical-culture-club-more-info/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allcock, Steve
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 uk/electrical-team/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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 www.triumphworks.co.uk/sheila-egginton/">More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Allen, Phillip
Car Trimmer Liverpool Speke Company Service: 1956-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allingham, Nora
Secretary (Coventry) to Jock Brown co.uk/jock-brown/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allington, Nora
Secretary to Jock Brown from whilst based at Coventry href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/nora-allington/">More
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 www.triumphworks.co.uk/recognising-faces/">More Fletch North More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Anderson, M
Foreman, Gear Cutting, Gearbox Shop. January, 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Anderton, H
Standard Football Team 1959 uk/football-team-1959/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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 uk/the-russians-are-coming/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Angus, L
Tool Room, Canley. Member of Modern Dance Club c1950. href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/modern-dance-club/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ansell, Frank
Tin Smith. Tile Hill Factory in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Bob Owens

Ansell, L
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley c1931 uk/the-phillips-trophy-pt2/“>Photo
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, Bob
Submitted by: John Macartney

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

Archer, Phil
Submitted by: Beverley Szal

Arden, Frank
Paint rectification, at Allesley 17 years service Retired 1973 href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/frank-arden"/>More 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

Armitage, Bill (Black Bat)
Material Handler. (Brother of Roy)
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Armitage, Roy
Material Handler. Radford Factory
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Armour, William Joseph
Process Panel Cleaner, Tile Hill Service 1963-1973 d 5 feb 1973 aged 44
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Arms, Marilyn
Typist c1972 10 years service Supplies Division and Sales Conversion < a href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/marilyn-arms/">More
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 triumphworks.co.uk/recreation-club-committee"/>More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Armstrong, S
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley c1931 uk/the-phillips-trophy-pt2/“>Photo
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
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

Ashington, Alan
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 uk/electrical-team/">More
Submitted by: Standard 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. (Part of the Leyland takeover redundancies) Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Assinder, J Miss
Wages Banner Lane. Member of Modern Dance Club c1950. href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/modern-dance-club/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Aston, Len
Coachworks
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkins, L
Works team first eleven Cricket Team 1966 www.triumphworks.co.uk/standard-triumph-cricket-club/"/>More

Atkins, Leslie
Experimental Shop Les Atkins worked in the body shop in Fletch North and later became foreman.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkinson, Anne
Technical Publications, Allesley standard-triumph-ladies/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkinson, Des
Inspection, Canley My mum and sister worked at Standard Triumph on the A45 Allesley. Peggy Atkinson and Anne Atkinson. When Anne married she went to work for the Publicity Manager. Her name then was Anne Leech. Dad worked on inspection at Canley: Des Atkinson. More
Submitted by: Jane Taylor

Atkinson, Peggy
My mum and sister worked at Standard Triumph on the A45 Allesley. Peggy Atkinson and Anne Atkinson. When Anne married she went to work for the Publicity Manager. Her name then was Anne Leech. Dad worked on inspection at Canley: Des Atkinson. More
Submitted by: Jane Taylor

Aubertin, Fred
Fitter, Tester. Experimental Fletch North co.uk/fred-aubertin/">More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Aubertin, Lynne
Canley
Submitted by: Lynne Owen

Aucott, Dorothy
Ref. Toolroom Soprano! Mrs. Dorothy Aucott, a soprano, who is employed as a toolroom machinist in Standard Motor Company factory, is the winner of the inter-factory talent contest which has been taking place at the Empire Theatre 27 November 1943
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Austin, Roger
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 uk/electrical-team/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Awde, George
Herald Trim and Finish c1972 co.uk/mick-carroll"/>More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ayres, Bill
Apprentice Electrician 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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Eddie Robinson retired from Basement Stores, N.A.H., after 27 years' Company service. Eddie was a Tyneside miner for 17 years.
Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine
There was a large entry for the Inter-departmental Angling Competition held at Standard Triumphs Angling Society’s waters at Cropredy, recently.
After forty-five years' service Mr Albert Smith retired from The Standard Motor Company Limited on 13th April, 1951. In the

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  • Awarded Funding - We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.
  • Eddie Robinson – Basement Stores - Eddie Robinson retired from Basement Stores, N.A.H., after 27 years’ Company service.
  • Hazel Gibbons – Export Sales - Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine Assembly, at Coventry.
  • Inter-Departmental Angling Competition - There was a large entry for the Inter-departmental Angling Competition held at Standard Triumphs Angling Society’s waters at Cropredy, recently.
  • Albert Smith 2 - After forty-five years’ service Mr Albert Smith retired from The Standard Motor Company Limited on 13th April, 1951.
  • British Legion – Standard Motors Branch - The President of The Standard Motors Branch British Legion accompanied by the Chairman, Mr. George Wheatley, Vice-President Mr. Bernard Grady, Secretary Mr. Totterdell, with Mr. A. R. Theobald, Chairman of the London Depot Branch and Mr. C. M. Nightingale, Secretary, took part on behalf of the respective Branches in a presentation to Sir John Black …
  • Baby Boom - Mrs Betty Odgers, after nine years as a wages clerk at Fletch. South. received gifts for her baby.
  • Mick Carroll – Herald Trim & Final Finish - Mick Carroll (67), a fitter in Herald Trim and Finish, Canley, retired after 15 years’ service.
  • 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.
  • Ted Silver Retirement - A marvellous photo taken on the occasion of Ted Silver’s retirement.
  • The Last TE20 - Workers at Massey Ferguson celebrate the 517,651st and last TE 20 tractor to roll off the assembly line at Banner Lane, Coventry. Circa June 1956.
  • Monty at The Standard - 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.
  • Dennis R Pearson - MR D. R. PEARSON joined Standard Triumph in 1948 as an apprentice draughtsman at Coventry. After completing his apprenticeship Mr Pearson did two years national service in the Royal Air Force, and re-joined the Company afterwards in Aero Planning Department, at Coventry.
  • Les Smith – Press Shop - Les Smith, retired from Press Shop, Canley, after 30 years’ service at Canley works.
  • Joe Allmark – Engine Stores - Joe Allmark (68) retired from Engine Stores (Canley) after long service.
  • Canley New Buildings 1934 - Fabulous, albeit a little grainy, photographs dating from 1934 showing the new building at Canley.
  • Telephone Exchange - Telephone exchange staff from 1959
  • Engineering Development Department – Updated - Malcolm Whittaker has sent this photo, taken in the Engineering Development Department. It was Brian Anderson’s leaving do, circa 1978*.
  • Factory Correspondence - We love to see paperwork relating to the factory and we are constantly amazed that it has survived over the years.
  • Jack Gowland – Storekeeper - Jack Gowland Storekeeper in Tool Control, Fletch South.
  • Canley – Rover - Two late photographs from Canley sent in by Melvyn Cox.
  • Reg Phillips – Stock Audit - Reg Phillips (65), retired from Stock Audit, Canley, after 10 years’ service.
  • Ray Henderson’s Retirement - Thanks to Martin Cox, a fantastic contributor and supporter of this archive, for a new photo, taken upon the retirement of Ray Henderson.
  • Canley Halt - Canley Halt was opened for passengers on 30th September 1940, primarily to serve the nearby Standard Motor Company’s Works. The crossing had previously been known as Canley Gates from its inception when the London & Birmingham Railway first provided a gate keeper’s house in 1838 to man the gates.
  • Blood Donors - Period article from the in-house BL/Triumph newsletter dated 1979.

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DECEMBER 2020.
We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.

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The British Motor Museum hold thousands of original Standard Triumph factory negatives, many of which were taken by Frank Callaby – that’s Frank in the photo, an employee at Standard Triumph. The photo was sent to us, as many others are, by his family. The vast majority of these Standard Triumph negatives have never been digitised or even seen in years. We have applied for funding to allow a number of these unseen negatives to be scanned and ‘unlocked’ to share some amazing hidden secrets of the Standard Triumph factories and their employees. Whilst we missed out on the big prizes of £3,000 we are really pleased to have been shortlisted and awarded this funding. It’s such an exciting opportunity for Standard and Triumph enthusiasts, local people, ex-employees and their families and social historians.

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