Callaby, Frank W
Stylist, Designer of Triumph 1800 Roadster. c1946
(Later) Photographic and Film Unit, Standard Triumph c1960Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Callan, DannySubmitted by: James Burke Callaway, S (Mrs)
Costs, Spares Fletch South c1961Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Cameron, PeteSubmitted by: Alan Bateman Campain, Marjorie
Canley and Banner LaneSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
I WAS an apprentice at the Raleigh company in 1930 and later worked for Daimler.
When they were joining with Jaguar, we were on short-time working, so I went to the union and they told me there were nine vacancies at the Standard. That was about 1956 and I worked under a foreman called Frank Knott, who later became a superintendent.
I was a coach trimmer and I joined the TR3 production line, putting hoods on. I later worked in process engineering and went on to be a section leader. I retired aged 62 in 1978 when the firm amalgamated with Rover.
It was a most friendly place to work, and everyone in the city had an ambition to work there because the wages were good.
Sometimes things slowed down because parts suppliers had industrial disputes. I remember that if we were short of a component, then cars would go off the track into a compound. We would come in on a Saturday to fit the parts when they arrived and that gave me the chance to drive a TR3 back down to the track. The TR3 was a lovely car and the best one I worked on.
I owned Standard cars from 1950 onwards and my favourite was a secondhand Standard Eight. Its engine was very tired so I paid £5 for a 1200cc engine which had been used for demonstrations in the Fletch North planning office. I got that fitted and it didn't half move! Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
My dad Fred worked at Standard Triumph, although I'm not sure which department or when he started. He sadly died in February 1977 while he was still employed at the Standard.Submitted by: Lynn Hopkins
Cannings, Edward (Ted)
Accounts Dept Supervisor, c1961 to 1969Submitted by: Jean Hackett
No 1 Shop, Banner Lane 1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Carris, John Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker
Engineering Development Department 1970's
Carroll, DesSubmitted by: Mike Carroll Carvell, Arthur Basil
My father started as an apprentice at Canley in c 1936/7. At the outbreak of war he was transferred to the engine (gear box?) plant in Malvern before he was conscripted in 1943. On returning in 1947 he worked for Massey Ferguson for the next 35 years.Submitted by: Malvern Carvell
Tinsmith c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
I knew a Sheila Cassidy who was in the offices, she was the image of singer Mary Hopkin. Submitted by: Rosie
Sister Cauldwell. Works Surgery c1940-1950Submitted by: Jean Evans
Bricklayers mate/then Boiler house
Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80Submitted by: Alwyne Bates
My granddad Alf Chaplin was there in the 60s and 70sSubmitted by: Keith Chaplin
Albert began working at Standard Motor Company, before going into the Royal Navy.
On his return he went back to the company, where he stayed for 45 years until his retirement.Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
No 5 Machine ShopSubmitted by: Alex Murray
Chapman, H E
Factory Manager, Aero Engine Division c1953Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Worked in paint shop,1960's to 70's.Submitted by: Jackie Hope
He started as a young man at Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd in Baginton before moving on to Standard Triumph in 1962, where he worked for 17 years.
"It was a great factory to work at. The relationship between the men was fantastic. There were 17,000 on site and we always had annual events which were enjoyed by everybody."
My father was a shop steward on the track for 17 years until the closure of the factory. He was a big union man and was on the committee of the Standard Club until his health deteriorated in 2012. Sadly he passed away in September 2013 aged 90Submitted by: Beverley Bridgwater
c1930Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Christensen, J A
Export Commercial Manager c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Experimental & Competition DeptSubmitted by: Morley Faulkner
Clark, WinSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon Clarke, Bill
c1929Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Spares Inspection, Fletchamstead c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
I was born in Coventry but now live in the North East.
I still have close links with my home City and visit regularly.
My day, Ray Clay, is now deceased. He was born in Cov 10.2.1924 and died in Walsgrave hospital in 1985.
Full name was Raymond Alfred Clay, married to Pearl Sylvia Clay.
Dad worked on the 'Track' at The Standard for many years. (Worked alongside family friend, Jack Stanley.)
Excellent Boxer, Darts & Snooker player.
Top class fisherman (caught second biggest Common Carp of 42lb from Billing Aquadrome in Sept 1966)
Second only to Richard Walker's 44lb 'Clarissa'
Dad also went on to become a popular steward at The Standard Triumph Social Club for many years.
I myself spent many happy childhood days at the club and attended the usual kids events like the Pantomime on the highway!Submitted by: Paul Clay
Tracer, Planning Department 1959
Service 10 years 1958-1959
Left upon marrying Ewart Frost a draughtsman from AWASubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Canteen, Social and Welfare Manager. Joined the company in 1939.Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
c1960Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
1950's Body DesignSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Apprentice 1978- 1981 Training in many areas in Canley such as G/Box shop and Fletch north, also worked at Press cars in Templar Avenue and Technical display which was housed in a railway good shed in the middle of the employee car park opposite Canley gate, moved to Gaydon in 1981 working on the Honda Ballard which became the Triumph Acclaim Submitted by: Peter Coates
Cockayne, John Submitted by: Joanne Durno-Cockayne Cohen, RichardSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Colley, Harry
Engineering Development Department 1970'sSubmitted by: Malcolm Whittaker
21 Shop early seventies, working on main wiring harness Dolomites and mk2 2000 and 2.5s. 1300 was just coming to it's final production.Submitted by: Phil Consadine
Home Sales Office, DistributionSubmitted by: Paul Bagley
Conway, MichaelSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Cook, Bill
Works Policeman, Gateman c1961Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Maintenance Superintendant. Retired c1974/75Submitted by: Alwyne Bates
Coach painter, Standard Motor Co.
Horace belonged to St John's Ambulance Brigade from 1927 to 1942 and served in the army during the war, returning to work as a coach painter at the Standard Motor Company until he retired in 1980.Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Cooke, Kerry Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Engineering Development Department
I worked in the paintshop from 1965--1979Submitted by: Gary Cooper
First Company Secretary. Joined 1905Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Purchasing Timing Supervisor at Fletch North, Canley, transferred to Land Rover Solihull, when Jaguar separated from Land Rover about 1980 - 1981. Followed speedway at the Bees, never stopped smiling.Submitted by: John Cremins
Works rally driverSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Tinsmith c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Electricians Mate Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80Submitted by: Alwyne Bates
My Dad Fred Costley was Foreman in 21 shop. Me, my brother Mark and sister Linda worked there
Submitted by: Sue Burdett
Western Avenue c1958Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Refuse collector. Maintenance Dept Fletch South 1971-80Submitted by: Alwyne Bates
1953-1966Submitted by: Iris Carr (nee Cox)
Test driverSubmitted by: Malcolm Whittaker
Cox, PeterSubmitted by: Malcolm Whittaker Cox, R
c1961Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Parts, Fletch SouthSubmitted by: Mike Winterton
Works CovenorSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
JRT Commercial Apprentice 1977 to 1981 based in Purchasing at Fletch North, Canley. Training officers Gordon Malpass and John FitzpatrickSubmitted by: John Cremins
Croft, Jack D
Press Officer c1947
Record still employed Standard Press Officer c1953Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Senior Administrator, Parts Sales 1965 - 1978Submitted by: John Crofts
Driver, Transport deptSubmitted by: John Crofts
Fletch North Engineering Division 1969 - 1972Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Worked on the maintenance @ canley from 1966 to 1980Submitted by: Barry Crowther
Culcheth, BrianSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Cuthbert, Harry
ExperimentalSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive