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

Ackland, Warwick
Does anybody remember Warwick Ackland in the drawing office/body engineering at Triumph, Canley (sadly he died 2011 ) great days when he brought home tr7 and triumph spitfire etc
Submitted by: Jon Ackland

Ackland, Warwick
body engineering
Submitted by: jonathan ackland

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, Chris E
More President of Standard-Triumph Motor Inc, 1963. 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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On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we'd write something about Alf Welch. Alf Read more
A photo we have been sent through, with a snippet of information confirming this lineup is a group of Standard Read more
Edgar Ashley a storekeeper in No. 10 Stores, CanIey, retired after 18 years' service at Standard Triumph. On behalf of workmates, Read more
George Addison (65), a progress chaser in TooIroom, Fletch., retired after 31 years of good service. George started in Experimental Read more
George Henry Turnbull, motor industry executive,  born 17 October 1926. General Manager Standard Motors 1959-62, Deputy Managing Director British Leyland Read more
Alexander Craig was the very first Works Manager for the fledgling company of The Standard Motor Co. Craig, seen here, Read more
Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at Read more
A brochure on the Triumph 2.5 PI, Mk.2, produced by Marketing Services of Rover/Triumph, won a national award recently. It Read more
Norman Birch (65), a fitter in Engine Test, Canley, retired after 29 years' service. Norman joined during the last war Read more
It has occurred to us we have so much info from the early days (pre war, fifties and sixties) history Read more
A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can Read more
Martin Burke, (70), a fitter's mate in Maintenance Department, Canley, retired (in 1972) after 29 years of valuable service. Martin Read more
Florence Cross (60), an inspector in Trim and Finish at Canley, retired after 31 years' service with Standard Triumph. Florrie Read more
The story of two men who both worked for the same company - by one of them. The book is divided into Read more

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  • Alf Welch – Service Instructor in Market Promotion and Training - On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we’d write something about Alf Welch.
  • Foremen – Recognise Anyone? - A photo we have been sent through, with a snippet of information confirming this lineup is a group of Standard Triumph Foremen. Can you help identify anyone or the location?
  • Edgar Ashley – Storekeeper No 10 Stores - Edgar Ashley a storekeeper in No. 10 Stores, CanIey, retired after 18 years’ service at Standard Triumph.
  • George Addison – Progress Chaser - George Addison (65), a progress chaser in TooIroom, Fletch., retired after 31 years of good service.
  • George Turnbull - George Henry Turnbull, motor industry executive,  born 17 October 1926.
  • Alexander Craig – Works Manager - Alexander Craig was the very first Works Manager for the fledgling company of The Standard Motor Co.
  • Edward (Ted) George Grinham - Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at the age of 78.
  • Ian Burton – Triumph Publicity Wins Award - A brochure on the Triumph 2.5 PI, Mk.2, produced by Marketing Services of Rover/Triumph, won a national award recently. It was runner-up in the four colour section of the competition and was printed by Nuffield Press Ltd., Cowley, a member of British Leyland Motor Corporation.
  • Norman Birch – Engine Test - Norman Birch (65), a fitter in Engine Test, Canley, retired after 29 years’ service.
  • Go On – Get Involved… - It has occurred to us we have so much info from the early days (pre war, fifties and sixties) history from the Standard Triumph factories we don’t actually have that much info from those employees from the latter days.
  • First Aid Course – Can You Help? - A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can you help identify anyone?
  • Martin Burke – Maintenance - Martin Burke, (70), a fitter’s mate in Maintenance Department, Canley, retired (in 1972) after 29 years of valuable service.
  • Florence Cross – Trim - Florence Cross (60), an inspector in Trim and Finish at Canley, retired after 31 years’ service with Standard Triumph.
  • Charles and John Macartney - The story of two men who both worked for the same company – by one of them. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the life and career of Charles Macartney, who joined The Standard Motor Company in 1921 as a mechanic in the Coventry Service Department. After two years, he became …
  • Senior Management 1930 – Updated - A fabulous photograph with senior management at the Standard Motor Company dated c1930.
  • Sister Edna Durham - Edna Durham, Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries at Standard-Triumph in Coventry. Miss Durham started work with the Company in 1946, as a nurse. She was promoted to Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries in 1959. She liked to keep up modern methods of treatment and install new equipment. Dedicated to her work, she undertook studies in industrial welfare.
  • George Cox – Spray Painter, Final Finish - George Cox, a spray painter in Final Finish, Canley, retired after over 22 years’ service.
  • Chris Andrews (President of Standard-Triumph Motor Co) - CE Andrews was appointed President of Standard-Triumph Motor Co.. New York, with effect from 1 June 1963.
  • A Standard Triumph Sign for Christmas? - We have been after an original Standard Triumph sign c1960 for a few years. They very seldom come available, are often in bad condition and sell for high figures. After missing out on a recent auction (Cheffins £1,900 yes 1,900 pounds – plus fees!) for a Standard Triumph sign we decided to commission a sign …
  • 1925 Dispatch Dept. - A superb photo from 1925 showing the Dispatch Department at Canley.
  • Paint Stores - A great photo from Martin Murphy, who says, “while going through some photos of my Aunty’s I came across this one. There are no names but it is definitely from the Standard as there was faint markings of the Standard logo.”
  • Forward Radiator – Pt 1 - The Forward Radiator Company Limited was formed in February 1919 and I started work with them in September, 1922. I was the first clerical employee set on, all the clerical work up to this time having been done by “the boss’. Mr. C. N. Rawsthorne, the Secretary and Director of the Company.
  • Walter Rubley - Walter Rubley was Factory Manager of the Car Division at The Standard Motor Company Limited, where he had been employed for 41 years.
  • Jabbeke Speed Test – Original Standard Triumph period film - Original Standard Triumph period film of the Jabbeke speed test featuring TR2 prototype MVC575. This car has recently been restored.  The film shows Sir John Black and Ken Richardson. Can you help with other names?
  • Mavis Langdon - Hello, my name is Carmel Langdon and my mother Mavis Langdon, my aunts and their friends worked at Standard Triumph.
  • Graham Richardson – Printing Dept. - I started working at Triumph in 1972 in the Printing Department, where I printed all the internal documents for parts forms, wages slips and all that was required. There were about 12 people who worked in that department.

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