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standard motors 1936Did you work at the Standard or Triumph – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Northey Road, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Standard Triumph? If so, we’d love to hear from you to build a database of names associated with the Standard and Triumph company. Read More HERE. You may notice adverts on the site. You can help this site by clicking on them which supports the archive. Thank you.

List of Names (Surnames First)

There are currently 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 More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

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

Addison, Reg
WW2 production 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

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 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allcock, Steve
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 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 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 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allington, Nora
Secretary to Jock Brown from whilst based at Coventry 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 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 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 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Angus, L
Tool Room, Canley. Member of Modern Dance Club c1950. 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 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
Publicity and PR. More
Submitted by: John Macartney

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

Archer, Phil
Tinsmiths More Apprentice
Submitted by: Beverley Szal

Arden, Frank
Paint rectification, at Allesley 17 years service Retired 1973 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 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 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Armstrong, S
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley c1931 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

Ashington, Alan
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 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. 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 More

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

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


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Come to this virtual chat to explore some of the documents from the British Motor Heritage Industry Trust archives about Read more
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For the final day of March - a month we have posted something new every single day - something apt? Read more
Ok detectives - can you help with this photo? Probably very early, probably linked to the early beginnings of the Read more
A superb reaction to the recent Le Mans photos, so how about a couple more? This first photo shows the Read more
Dated c1928/1930 this superb factory image shows the Standard Motor Co body assembly. With very little info known about the Read more
A trio of photos for you today - with suitable clues what can they tell us? The first. PPC? These Read more
Harry and his three Brothers at the Duke of York pub in Tewkesbury.  From Left to Right.  John Webster, George Read more
I was a JRT sponsored student from 1980~1984 and spent time in several departments at Canley - Prototype Build, NVH Read more
Anyone remember attending the Christmas parties?  This one was 1961 at Western Avenue, London I think.  I’m the little chap Read more
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Park Royal.  Here is a great photo of a number of the staff c mid 1970’s. Here Dick Carter (centre) Read more
This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito's visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early Read more
Experimental Dept. Engineer 1967-1978. Roger joined the Triumph competition department, which was under Leyland’s control then, in 1967 when the Read more
Brian John Albert Williams was born in Shropshire in 1934, worked at Standard Triumph and was a Lab Technician at Read more

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  • Factor us in: FREE Online Event - Come to this virtual chat to explore some of the documents from the British Motor Heritage Industry Trust archives about the more human side of the Canley car factory and its impact on the local area.
  • Awarded Funding - We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.
  • Final Finish - For the final day of March – a month we have posted something new every single day – something apt? – Final Finish.
  • Super Sleuths? - Ok detectives – can you help with this photo? Probably very early, probably linked to the early beginnings of the Standard Motor Co.
  • Le Mans – Getting There! - A superb reaction to the recent Le Mans photos, so how about a couple more?
  • Standard 1928 - Dated c1928/1930 this superb factory image shows the Standard Motor Co body assembly.
  • Any Clues? Photo Participant Competition - A trio of photos for you today – with suitable clues what can they tell us?
  • Harry Webster CBE - Harry and his three Brothers at the Duke of York pub in Tewkesbury.  From Left to Right.  John Webster, George Webster, Harry, Derek Webster.
  • John Batchelor - I was a JRT sponsored student from 1980~1984 and spent time in several departments at Canley – Prototype Build, NVH and Trim and Hardware Design – before joining the Aerodynamic Department full-time in the autumn of 1984.
  • Terry and Win – Western Avenue - Anyone remember attending the Christmas parties?  This one was 1961 at Western Avenue, London I think.  I’m the little chap wearing a hat at the back (top left of the pic) with the man leaning over me, I was 6 and my brother Phillip on my right was 10. 
  • Frances Flynn – Home Sales - Warwickshire cricketer Jim Stewart and his bride Frances Flynn pass under a guard of honour after their wedding at St Michael’s Church in Coventry, 8th November 1960.
  • Dick Carter – Park Royal - Park Royal.  Here is a great photo of a number of the staff c mid 1970’s.
  • Arthur Frost – and Hirohito - This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early to mid 1920’s*.
  • Roger Dowson - 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 …
  • Brian Williams - Brian John Albert Williams was born in Shropshire in 1934, worked at Standard Triumph and was a Lab Technician at the technical college.
  • Standard FC – 1918 - One of our earliest photographs from Standard Motor Company and certainly one of the earliest sporting photos. Here, showing the Standard FC team from 1918-1919 season.
  • Colour TR3 Factory Production Line Pt.2 - More production line photographs in glorious colour!
  • Colour TR3 Factory Production Line Pt.1 - We have said before how colour factory photos are extremely rare – and this series are a particularly excellent archive set.
  • Anyone for Tennis? - The Standard Tennis club of 1931-1932. Recognise anyone?
  • Ted Silver Pt.4 – Le Mans - Another fascinating set of photos featuring Ted Silver. Here as part of the Triumph Le-Mans team.
  • Pensioners - A brilliant – but frustrating – photograph because we have no details. Can you help?
  • Standard Motors Staff - Another superb, and very early, photograph from the Standard Motor Co. Sadly we do not currently have any dates (any guesses?) but we do have a couple of names…
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 3 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.
  • Ted Silver Pt.3 – Le Mans - Another fascinating set of photos featuring Ted Silver. Here as part of the Triumph Le-Mans team.
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 2 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.
  • Ted Silver Pt. 2 - Further pictures have been sent through from Ted’s grandaughter Louise.
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 1 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.

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