Introduction

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.

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There are 116 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Bagley, Paul
I started at Standard Triumph in the early 70s. Started at Car Despatch I spent a couple of years there and then went work in the home sales office for many years as a Distribution Liaison Officer under Ken Garnett and Arthur Constable and great work colleagues of which I still have fond memories. We would allocate all the new cars to dealers and distributors.
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Bakewell, T G
Buying Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baldwin, Gerald
Capstan Lathe Setter, Machine Shop, Radford c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baldwin, W
Maudslay Road 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ball, Pat
I worked in the Home Sales at Canley. I started in 1960. My boss was Mr Rushworth and my under boss was Mr Russell. I was there when the Triumph Herald was built and sold. We sold the cars to the distributers. The wages were very good we got merit rises every year. I worked with Jean, Muriel, Francis, Mary, Mavis, etc. I started straight from school I had to make the tea and collect the stationary, then did some typing. They took us on trips. One we went to Oxford first to Blenhiem Palace then the Randoph Hotel, then down the river, we went to a field for a barbeque. We went in Standard Vanquard cars. We were a great team.
Submitted by: Pat Jackson (nee Ball)

Ballard, Arthur
Styling Department
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ballard, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ballisat, Keith
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Band, Charles
Service: 1916 to 1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Banner, RobertSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baptist, Ted
Toolsetter 1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Barclay, E B
Zone A c1962
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Barnes, ChrisSubmitted by: Val Jones

Barnes, John
My dad John Barnes worked there in the 70's in the post room.
Submitted by: Julie Barnes

Barr, Patricia
I worked at Standard Triumph in the early 70's. I worked in the offices dealing with the schedules. I can't remember the managers name but the office was in the main building you went up the drive and in through a door on the left. It was a small typing pool. It was a great place to work but had to leave due to pregnancy. We didn't get leave like they do today. My name then was Patricia Barr I was 18
Submitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Barr, Walter
My Dad Walter Barr worked at Standard Triumph, Canley from 1930's until he took redundancy at age 62 after 46 yrs. He worked on the track and in the later years in the engine shop. He did his service in RAF whilst at Standard. His closest friends from this time were Syd Wankling and Derek Ward. We always had cars from Standard we had a Vanguard, Standard 8 and 10 then a couple of Heralds.
Submitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Barradell, Jo
My Dad worked there Jo Barradell sadly no longer with us .
Submitted by: Teresa Morris

Barrett, Jeremy
PR Officer c1960's
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bartlett, Derek
Tool Room, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bassett, Ben
No 4 Shop, Canley c1959 - 37 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Basson, Peter
1967- 1973 Worked in Employment Office and Bordesley Green
Submitted by: Peter Basson

Basson, Vicki
Production Control, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bateman, AlanSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Bateman, BillSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Bateman, Bill (Snr)Submitted by: Alan Bateman

Bateman, Jack
My uncle worked there Jack Bateman
Submitted by: Edwina Tovey

Bates, Alwyne
Worked at Fletch south maintenace Carpenter and Joiner. From April 1971 till April 1980
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bates, Ernest Alwyne (Ernie)
Bates Superintendant 6 cyl engine division Canley (P/O 2013) Click Here For More
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bates, Laurence
4cyl engine Machine shop
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bates, Ray
Technical Engineer. Engine Design
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Batson, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Batt, Gordon
Service Manager
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baybutt, Sidney
Director. Finance
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Baynes, Gerald J
Stationery Supervisor, Northey Road 1961. Emigrated to California
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bazeleyi, Arenza
Coach Painter. My dad worked there in the paint shop he was made redundant September 1980. He used to be allowed a pint of milk a day because of the fumes. I believe he painted one of the cars in the transport museum his name was Arenza Bazeley. Known as Ben .
Submitted by: Janice Brogan

Beard, Malcolm George
Worked on track number 2 line approximately 70s for 4 years
Submitted by: Jacqueline Beard

Begg, Frank
Chief Body Engineer c1935
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Belgrove, Walter James
Experimental Dept., 1927-33 Body draughtsman, 1933-34 Planning and Layout, 1939-44 Chief Body Engineer 1945-1955 Resigned October 1955 Read More Here
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bell, ChristopherSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bell, James
Shop Steward and Secretary
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bell, Maureen

Bell, SteveSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Benger, Les
I started at Standard Triumph in the early 70s working under the legends that were Bert Hickman (Manager) and Les Benger (Supervisor).
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Bennett, John
Finisher. After leaving Carbodies, John worked at Baginton Armstrong Whitworth for five years then Standard Triumph in Canley until its closure.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Beresford, Al
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Beresford, Bill
Standard Triumph International Marketing
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Berlemont, JohnSubmitted by: Michelle Berlemont

Bert Twigger
Chief inspector engine and axles
Submitted by: Brian Stansfield

Betteridge, Aubrey
Worked there from 1963 until 1975/1976. Worked in the Rocket Range and then Final Finish.
Submitted by: Aubrey Betteridge

Betteridge, Fred
Foreman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bettmann Siegfried
Born 18th April 1863, died 23rd September 1951. Founded the Triumph Cycle Company c1887. Bought the old Dawson Works in Priory Street Coventry in 1923 and started manufacturing cars,the 10/20 being based on the Dawson. Resigned from the company in 1933.
Submitted by: Mike Costigan

Betts, Geoff
My dad, Geoff Betts, was in telecoms and then the Salvage Officer until it closed, he was one of the last there. Lost him in 2003
Submitted by: Sheila Millar

Bickley, Roy
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Bird, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bird, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Birt, Frank
My Grandfather Frank Birt worked in the trim shop i think at canley and retired around 1968 would love to find any information on his working life
Submitted by: Matt Birt

Birtwhistle, Gordon
High Speed Development Engineer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Black, Joan
Worked in Fletch North during 1977 to 1981 era.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Black, John
Worked in Fletch North during 1977 to 1981 era.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Black, John (Sir)
10 February 1895 – 24 December 1965 September 1929 took up a new position at the Standard Motor Company. He was appointed Standard's joint managing director (with founder R W Maudslay) in September 1933. He was injured in late 1953 in an accident when being given a demonstration of the Swallow Doretti. His fellow board members believed this affected his judgment and he was forced to resign in January 1954, officially because of his health. In December 1954 Black accepted an appointment as deputy chairman of Enfield Cables Ltd. In his retirement he took up farming. He died suddenly at Cheadle Hospital, Cheadle, Cheshire on 24 December 1965 at the age of 70. Shortly after Black died in 1965, Alick Dick, his successor at the helm of Standard-Triumph, recalled Black with obvious affection as an "extrovert and exciting, if somewhat controversial personality".
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Blower, Ray
Electrician, Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bolesworth, Albert Edward
Painter spraying dept. Nickname 'Sonny.' Worked there up to 1979-1980. Redundancies were happening while off work due to a heart attack which happened while at work.
Submitted by: Maxine Bolesworth

Bolton, Arnold
Press Officer and Editor of Standard Triumph Review (RP)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bolton, Peter
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Booker, George
Security
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Booth, Joseph
Machinist
Submitted by: Coventry I Remember Facebook Page

Bordicott, Les
Work on track
Submitted by: Sue Barker nee Bordicott

Bordley, D
Radford 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bosher, Arthur
Works Policeman. Joined the company 1951. c1961 still in service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bosworth, Norman
My uncle. Norman Bosworth worked there almost all his life. Sadly passed away now
Submitted by: Royston J Milsom

Boszuk, Piotr
Labourer Canley Standard Triumph until 1982 sorry not sure how long 15+ years
Submitted by: Ann Fletcher

Bottrill, Arthur
My Dad and two uncles worked there. Fred Bottrill, Arthur Bottrill and Robert Pearson. All I know about my uncle Arthur was that he had something to do with the canteen.
Submitted by: Tony Bottrill

Bottrill, Fred
My Dad and two uncles worked there. Fred Bottrill, Arthur Bottrill and Robert Pearson. My dad started as a HGV driver and I remember him saying that he used to bring car bodies from somewhere. He then went on to become a chauffeur and retired from that position in about 1991 aged 63. My uncle Bob worked as a grinder I don't know where in the factory but he retired at 65 in about 1982. All I know about my uncle Arthur was that he had something to do with the canteen.
Submitted by: Tony Bottrill

Boyce, Jim
Carpenter, Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bradley, James
My father James Bradley worked in the paint shop which was located at the end of Torrington Avenue during the 70s
Submitted by: John Bradley

Bradshaw, Fred
My uncle Fred Bradshaw used to drive the lorries with the car bodies under a canvas trailor from Tile Hill Lane in the 1960s i recall he would drive past where we lived on Bushberry Avenue
Submitted by: Ron Robinson

Brankin, Frank
Body shop
Submitted by: Geoffrey Street

Bray, Roy (Ray)
Maintenance
Submitted by: Richard Bray

Brennan, John
A friend of my dads, he worked on the Rocket Range
Submitted by: Mark Scorer

Brennan, Mike
No.5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Brigden, Cythia
Supply Division, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Briggs, Terry
Terry Briggs served his apprenticeship at Midland Sheet Metal before moving to Coventry and Standard Triumph then on to Abbey Panels,
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Briggs, Vic
Labourer with Experimental Dept. 21 years with the company in 1961.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brimelow, Edward
Director from 1956 to 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Britten, John
John worked at the Standard, Heskith and finally Jaguar in Radford, before his retirement in 1985.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Broadbent, Jack
My dad Jack Broadbent worked in the paint shop for many years
Submitted by: Sheelagh Fulford

Brogan, Jessie (Nee Baylis)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brook, Arthur
Father to Michael (Mike) Brooks and ST Employee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brooks, Michael
My dad Michael brooks died 2010. Press Cars Director and land lord of Canley Road before it closed. UPDATE: More details via Triumph Works Archive: Apprenticed: 20th September, 1954 Development Engineer 1962. In total 43 years service at Standard Triumph. Became Director of Vehicle Operations at BMW Rover
Submitted by: Maria Ward

Brooks, Mollie
Secretary to Production Manager
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brotherton, Larry
I was in hospital in the late sixties with a lovely guy called Larry Brotherton, who was in the department that wrote instruction books. I kept in touch with him for a couple of years afterwards then went off abroad to live and lost touch.

Brown, A G
Chief Inspector 1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, Alan
Standard Motors Cricket Club Captain c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, B W
Body Drawing Office, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, J
No 2 Shop, Banner Lane c1959 Vice Chairman Bowls Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Brown, Michael
I worked at canley from 1968 until is closed and when on to work at other sites
Submitted by: Michael Brown

Brown, Tony
Canley & Templer Avenue 1969 until 1978.
Submitted by: Tony Brown

Bruffin, Tom
Oil Stores. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Bryant, Cyril
My dad worked on paint rectification and cocoon spraying, he worked at Honeybourne too.
Submitted by: Ann Reece

Buck, Peter
Experimental Dept, c1971-1980
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Buckman, J
Project Development c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Budge, John
Works Manager 1924 Joined the company 1905
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bull, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Bunker, Mick
Experimental. Senior Chassis Designer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Burden, Barbara
Wages office
Submitted by: Jacqueline Longhurst , nee Scholes, daughter.

Burden, MaySubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Burdett, Rosemary
Secretary to J C Jeffs, Spares Production Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Burdett, SueSubmitted by: Sue Burdett

Burke, Dennis
Our Dad started at Standard Triumph in approx. 1965 until he passed away in 1976. I'm not sure what line he worked on but he worked with some brilliant characters such as Tom McGarry, Tom Lenehan, Danny Callan, Jim Meehan plus many many more. I then went on to box for The Standard Triumph. If you remember Dennis Burke it would be great to hear from you.
Submitted by: James Burke

Burslem, Bill
Chief Accountant. Standard Motor Co.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Burton, George
My dad Ian Burton and grandpa George Burton both worked for the company.
Submitted by: Jez Burton

Burton, Ian
Publicity Dept. My dad Ian Burton and grandpa George Burton both worked for the company. Dad worked in publicity.
Submitted by: Jez Burton

Burton, Len
Electrician's foreman, Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Butler, Mike
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Butler, RaymondSubmitted by: Kath Walker

Byrne, Mick Submitted by: Shirley O\'Donnell


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