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

Abbey, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1890 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

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

Adams, George William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1894 Place of Birth: Smethwick, Staffordshire, England
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

Addinall, George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
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, Frederick
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1905 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Allen, Frederick George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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

Allen, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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

Ambrose, Frank
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1904 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ambrose, Herbert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1906 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ambrose, Rose
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1899 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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, Arthur Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1895 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
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

Arnes, William James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1874 Place of Birth: Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Arrowsmith, Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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, James William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1885 Place of Birth: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, England
Submitted 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, Frank Daniel
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Warwickshire, England
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

Ashly, William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ashton, Arthur
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1884 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Athersuch, Thomas
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1902 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Atkins, John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1900 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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. Atkins, Robert Percy James
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth:
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Attwood, Archibald Edwin
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1881 Place of Birth: Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, Arthur W
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1899 Place of Birth: Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
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
We like to see exterior factory photographs - it helps with identifying certain areas and our understanding of the site Read more
Two copies of Alan Jenner's Standard Triumph ID card.The right card is dated 18th July 1958, the left card is earlier Read more
Part of this project is to recognise many of the factory features that made up the Canley Standard Triumph site. Read more
Remarkably we may have 'found' the doors to the main entrance at Fletch South. They still exist! The first photo Read more
A series of photos with the Triumph Mayflower in production. Read more
A couple of photographs taken at a Standard vintage rally at Canley during the 1960's. The first photo shows a pre-war Standard. The Read more
My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the Read more
Another group photo of a team of trim ladies from Mavis Langdon. Here are some of names: (Left to right). Read more
Following on from the Cost Office Part 1 (Part 2 to follow shortly), this little snippet has been found from Read more
Tom Neary , of Maintenance Department, Canley, was presented with a sum of money from the department when he retired Read more
I started work at Standard Triumph in the summer of 1971 working at the Tile Hill training school. I progressed Read more
A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage. Dated 19th April 1995, it is fitting that Read more
Cliff was born on the 9th March 1932 to Arthur and Sylvia Frost. Cliff was the third of four children. 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.
  • Standard Triumph Exterior Photo 1959 - We like to see exterior factory photographs – it helps with identifying certain areas and our understanding of the site itself. Photos are quite rare – colour ones really rare. 
  • Alan Jenner - Two copies of Alan Jenner’s Standard Triumph ID card.
  • Surgery – or Computer Room? - Part of this project is to recognise many of the factory features that made up the Canley Standard Triumph site. We would like your help.
  • Fletch South - Remarkably we may have ‘found’ the doors to the main entrance at Fletch South. They still exist!
  • Mayflower - A series of photos with the Triumph Mayflower in production.
  • Vintage Standard Rally - A couple of photographs taken at a Standard vintage rally at Canley during the 1960’s.
  • John Jones - 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.
  • Mavis Langdon Standard Ladies Pt 4 - Another group photo of a team of trim ladies from Mavis Langdon.
  • Tony Gibbs – Cost Office - Following on from the Cost Office Part 1 (Part 2 to follow shortly), this little snippet has been found from 1979.
  • Tom Neary – Maintenance Department - Tom Neary , of Maintenance Department, Canley, was presented with a sum of money from the department when he retired after many years’ service. Mr. E. K. Wadsworth, Works Engineer, made the presentation.
  • Mark McCombie - I started work at Standard Triumph in the summer of 1971 working at the Tile Hill training school. I progressed to become a trimmer working at Canley and also at the Service Department at Allesley.
  • Ivy Cottage – Demolition - A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage.
  • Cliff Frost - Cliff was born on the 9th March 1932 to Arthur and Sylvia Frost. Cliff was the third of four children. He had an elder brother called Arthur, but called Mick for his entire life, and an older sister Joan. A couple of years after Cliff had arrived the youngest of the siblings, Trevor was born.
  • 1950’s Wages Agreement - Directors from Standard Triumph and representatives from the Trade Union sign the new wages agreement.
  • Senior Executives - A good period photo from 1954 showing for senior Standard Triumph executives.
  • Thomas Joseph Mulrennan Pt 2 - A great series of photos featuring Thomas Joseph Mulrennan from Standard Triumph before emigrating to Australia.
  • Increased Sales 1936 - Period advert from November 1936
  • Garry Owen (Junior) - In the sixties the Standard Triumph apprentices would enter a float to all the local carnivals.
  • Costs Department Pt 1 - My name is Annemarie Mabbs was Annemarie Mckenna I started work on April 17th 1963 as a junior in the costs depart at Canley.
  • Recognise These Faces? - A remarkable set of colour factory photographs have emerged from 1959
  • Pubs: The Fletch - Located on the Fletchamstead Highway, The Fletch was immediately opposite the main Fletch South/North buildings. 
  • Standard Cinema - A period aerial photograph of the Standard Cinema from 1946.
  • Recognise This Face? - This photo was from early 1959 and often, Standard Triumph pulled a ‘model’ from one of the works departments. Do you recognise her?
  • Recognise These Faces? - This looks like the Competition Department – Can you recognise these people?
  • Recognise This Face? - Final Finish perhaps? Taken from a still from a period film in 1965. Do you recognise this lady?

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