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List of Names

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There are 81 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 More
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

Chandler, P
Service Engineer, c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Chapman, H.E
c1954
Submitted by: Standard 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, A
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, Alfred
Was my Father and he worked in the Maintenance Department at Capmartin Road, Radford.
Submitted by: Roger Clarke

Clarke, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Clarke, Roger
I worked in the Parts Division at Fletch Central from 1971 to 1979 as a Zone Controller and then in JRT when John Egan amalgamated the parts operations of Jaguar, Rover and Triumph into one unit.
Submitted by: Roger Clarke

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

Clay, Ray
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

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

Cleaver, Moss
Competition Dept, Mechanic
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Clifford, R
c1960
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

Consadine, Phil
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

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

Cooke, Jack
Jack first worked at Tippins in Bodmin Road and then worked at the Humber. He then worked for the Standard Motor Company, and was for many years on the track on the night shift, until he was made redundant. He then worked for the Parks and Leisure department of the Coventry Council for seven years, until his retirement in 1991.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cooke, Kerry
Engineering Development Department More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Cooper, Freddie
Test Brake Specialist Freddie did a lot of test brake work on Spitfire competition engines
Submitted by: Standard Triumph 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

Corden, A
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cosgrove, Jim
Member of Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Costelloe, Rene
Originally from Scarborough, Rene moved to the city during the war to work at the Standard Motor Company in Tile Hill Lane where she helped to build Bristol Bombers and Mosquitos.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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 More
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, J B
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Cumberlidge, Thomas
c1940 onwards More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Cuthbert, Harry
Engine Experimental Foreman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive


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July 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,200 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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  • Coventry Car Day 9th September, 2017 - Share your stories with us from Standard Triumph – at the Coventry Car and Motorcycle Day Saturday 9th September, 2017 As part of the UK-Wide Heritage Open Weekend, Vehicles from Coventry’s finest factories built by Coventry’s finest generation will be assembling at Coombe Abbey Country Park and leaving (at 9.15am) to drive into Coventry City Centre for a day-long …
  • Home Guard - As an apprentice toolmaker, Thomas Cumberlidge was considered a far too valuable commodity to have his life put at risk in the regular army.
  • Standard Eight, Early Production - Excerpt from Standard Eight early production.
  • Recreation Club – Jim Spain - When the last Triumph car left the assembly line at Coventry’s Canley plant the last workers were redeployed to other factories in the group.
  • Herald Pub – The Pub Sign - This pub was named after the Triumph Herald motor car, which was first built in 1959 in the Standard factory that stood on the other side of the railway line from the pub.
  • Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band - For Jim Cosgrove of Coundon, the skirl of the pipes was a familiar sound at home. Three members of his family were musicians in the famed Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band. My grandfather Jim Cosgrove was founder of the band when he came to Binley in 1936 to work at the colliery. He came …
  • Standard Vanguard, full-sized model - I worked for the Coventry Tile Company, one of the finest tile fixing firms in the country. One Saturday morning, I was sent to do a small tiling job at the Standard Motors factory. I arrived with my small tool bit, the tiles and other materials having been delivered the day before. I was instructed to …
  • Douglas Jones - My father – Douglas Jones, was born and raised in Coventry and spent his working life involved in the car industry (as did all his family).
  • Blitz - In the late spring of 1940 Germany was winning the war and had occupied France, poising to invade Britain. And my mother was dying.
  • Banner Lane and Massey Ferguson - During WW2 The Standard Motor Company had operated on behalf of the Government a new “shadow” factory making aero engines. This 1,000,000 sq ft (92.903 sq m) plant in Banner Lane, Coventry, stood idle once the war had ended and Standard’s managing director Sir John Black was anxious to find a use for it. Such a large empty …
  • Redundancy – Standard Motors 1956 - An excerpt from the House of Commons relating to redundant workers at Standard and their efforts for new employment.

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