This Website Was Launched Feb 1, 2017
Did you work at the Standard or Standard Triumph
 – at Canley or any of the associated sites/companies associated with 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.

To add a name, click on the ‘Submit a Name’ link below.
Please use the format: Smith, John in the name field, then add a description; here you can include your role, location, service dates etc plus any other info you think may be of interest, finishing with your name (you may be submitting on behalf of a family member). Don’t worry how much – or little – you write in the description box – everything helps!
PLEASE NOTE: By using the ‘submit name’ element on the site we DO NOT get any record of you or your email and sometimes we’d love to get in touch with you, but we can’t! Please either drop your email details on the entry (don’t worry we won’t publish that) or a separate email to say hello. Thank you.

List of Names

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There are 16 names in this directory beginning with the letter A.
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, Victoria
Worked in Canteen accounts, Canley
Submitted by: Vicky Akeister

Akers, MikeSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Allen, Gordon
My late Dad, Gordon Allen was a toolmaker for about 40+ years there.
Submitted by: Lesley Kirby

Anderson, Brian
Engineering Development Department 70's. Left c1978
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Antcliffe, Joe
Started c1929. Chargehand Engine Assembly in 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Archer, AudreySubmitted by: Sarah Stevens

Arnold, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Asbury, Dick
Senior Engine Designer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ashford, John
Triumph Stylist. MkIV Spitfire and MkIII GT6
Submitted by: 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

Atkins, Leslie
Experimental Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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March 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,000 names in the database with articles, info, memories and photos coming in. We’ll show everything, that comes in, at some point soon, please bear with us. We still need more… Email your stories today!
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  • Deliveries Pt1 - A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports for export.
  • Milk - Such a common commodity – and what has it got to do with Standard Triumph?
  • Ernest Alwyne Bates (Ernie) - Ernie (Ernest Alwyne) Bates was cutter grinding in the early days and then 6 Cylinder Superintendent till the end in 1981 (he was there till approx a year after Factory closed, disposing of the machinery etc in his department, as other’s  had to do. Alwyne Bates (son) Here is a great photo, in happier times, …
  • Standard Triumph, Standard or Triumph or Both? - Interesting letter by JR Davy, 1978
  • The Last Car at Canley? - A very sad photo showing the last car – a Triumph Spitfire coming off the line.
  • The Big ‘O’ - Standard Triumph welcomed a huge number of visitors to the works with many famous faces amongst the visitors warranting an official photograph or two.
  • TR2 WVC575 - A unique piece of Triumph history has gone on display at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London, this week. There aren’t many bits of early Triumph TR history left. Of the genesis of the Standard Triumph range of sports cars, from TRs to Spitfires, Stags and GT6s, we have little to point at and say, “That’s the start of it …
  • 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*. The smartly uniformed chap saluting (1) the Crown Prince (2) was none other than my grandad Arthur Frost (1900 – 1969) who was the companies Commissionaire. Sir John Black can also been seen …
  • Walter Belgrove - Born in Liverpool, where he attended the Liverpool College of Art, in 1927 Walter Belgrove moved to Coventry where he was hired by Triumph, after some years of apprenticeship first at the “J. Blake and Co.” body shop in Liverpool, then at “Windovers” in London, where he practiced both the design and the bodyworks modeling. In 1931 Belgrove moved from …
  • Canley Halt – the Railway - 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.

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