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.

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 64 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Callaby, Frank W
Stylist, Designer of Triumph 1800 Roadster. c1946 (Later) Photographic and Film Unit, Standard Triumph c1960
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Callan, DannySubmitted by: James Burke

Callaway, S (Mrs)
Costs, Spares Fletch South c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cameron, PeteSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Campain, Marjorie
Canley and Banner Lane
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Camwell, Eric
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

Canner, Fred
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 1969
Submitted by: Jean Hackett

Carpenter, J
No 1 Shop, Banner Lane 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Carris, John
Engineering Development Department 1970's
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

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

Carvell, J
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cassidy, Sheila
I knew a Sheila Cassidy who was in the offices, she was the image of singer Mary Hopkin.
Submitted by: Rosie

Cauldwell, Sister
Sister Cauldwell. Works Surgery c1940-1950
Submitted by: Jean Evans

Chamberlain, David
Bricklayers mate/then Boiler house Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Chaplin, Alf
My granddad Alf Chaplin was there in the 60s and 70s
Submitted by: Keith Chaplin

Chapman, Albert
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

Chapman, Dennis
No 5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Chapman, H E
Factory Manager, Aero Engine Division c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Charles, James
Worked in paint shop,1960's to 70's.
Submitted by: Jackie Hope

Checklin, Cyril
Press Shop. 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 90
Submitted by: Beverley Bridgwater

Chinn, Irene
c1930
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Christensen, J A
Export Commercial Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Clark, Peter
Experimental & Competition Dept
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Clark, WinSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Clarke, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, W
Spares Inspection, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cleaver, Gwen
Tracer, Planning Department 1959 Service 10 years 1958-1959 Left upon marrying Ewart Frost a draughtsman from AWA
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cleydon, Percy
Canteen, Social and Welfare Manager. Joined the company in 1939.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Coaley, Albert
1950's Body Design
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Coates, Peter
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's
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Constable, Arthur
Home Sales Office, Distribution
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Conway, MichaelSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cook, Bill
Works Policeman, Gateman c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cook, Jack
Maintenance Superintendant. Retired c1974/75
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Cooke, Horace
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

Cooper, Gary
I worked in the paintshop from 1965--1979
Submitted by: Gary Cooper

Cooper, Herbert
First Company Secretary. Joined 1905
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cooper, Malcolm
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

Corbishley, Cyril
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cordall, E
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Costello, Patrick
Electricians Mate Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Costley, Fred
My Dad Fred Costley was Foreman in 21 shop. Me, my brother Mark and sister Linda worked there
Submitted by: Sue Burdett

Coulthard, John
Western Avenue c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cousins, Bryce

Cox, Eric
Refuse collector. Maintenance Dept Fletch South 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Cox, Iris
Ivy Cottage 1953-1966
Submitted by: Iris Carr (nee Cox)

Cox, Martin
Test driver
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Cox, Peter
Test driver
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Cox, R
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Coyne, John
Parts, Fletch South
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Crawford, Bert
Works Covenor
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cremins, John
JRT Commercial Apprentice 1977 to 1981 based in Purchasing at Fletch North, Canley. Training officers Gordon Malpass and John Fitzpatrick
Submitted by: John Cremins

Croft, Jack D
Press Officer c1947 Record still employed Standard Press Officer c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Crofts, John
Senior Administrator, Parts Sales 1965 - 1978
Submitted by: John Crofts

Crofts, Ray
Driver, Transport dept
Submitted by: John Crofts

Cross, Nigel
Fletch North Engineering Division 1969 - 1972
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Crowther, Barry
Worked on the maintenance @ canley from 1966 to 1980
Submitted by: Barry Crowther

Culcheth, BrianSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cuthbert, Harry
Experimental
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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Memories

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LATEST POSTS

  • 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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