Introduction

This Website was Launched February 1, 2017.
Did you work at the Standard or Standard Triumph
 – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane 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 102 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

Callen, Jack
My father Jack Callen & brother Terry was an apprentice there, I also worked in offices Canley & then we moved to fletchamstead highway, happy times.
Submitted by: Margaret Curtis

Callen, Margaret
My father Jack Callen & brother Terry was an apprentice there, I also worked in offices Canley & then we moved to fletchamstead highway, happy times
Submitted by: Margaret Curtis (nee Callen)

Cameron, PeteSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

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

Camwell, Eric
Service: 1956 to 1978 More
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, Kathleen
I worked at the Standard in 1969 I was in CKD then as Kathleen Cassidy
Submitted by: Kathleen Judge (nee Cassidy)

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

Cave, R
Tinsmiths Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Chandler, Peter
Service Engineer, c1954 Updated by: John Chandler. Incl. First name added. "My dad was Overseas Eervice Engineer he went to Iraq and California in the early 50’s also my great uncle Les Mackinson was Foreman in the Experimental Department."
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Chant, Vic
Foreman Engine Reconditioning c1946 Fletchamstead
Submitted by: Martin Cox 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, Albert Submitted by: Ian Chapman

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, P
New Assembly Hall Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard 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, AlbertSubmitted by: Tina Pettifer. Daughter

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, P
Fletch South Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard 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 1938. Retired c1955 Clifford, R
c1960
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Coaley, Albert
1950's Body Design 1955 Drawing Office Executive
Submitted by: Standard 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

Coggins, Bert
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Cohen, RichardSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Colley, Harry
Engineering Development Department 1970's
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Connor, P
BL Parts Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, Greville
Radford c1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

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, Frederick Arthur
In his later years worked on Assembly Shop 6. Did 2 weeks days then 2 weeks nights. Worked at Standard Triumph for I believe 46 years.
Submitted by: Barry Cooper

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, LeonardSubmitted by: Ann Cooper

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

Cope, AnthonySubmitted by: Judith Canner

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

Corcoran, Tony
Tony Corcoran worked as a painter - my dad
Submitted by: Anthony Corcoran

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

Cotterill, Bill
Staff-Sergt Bill Cockerill. Works Police 12 years service. Retired 1955
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Coulson, Les
Paint Shop
Submitted by: Ron Baba

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

Cumberland, Sid
21 shop I think
Submitted by: Ron Baba

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

Currie, Anne
Costs Department c1969-1970 More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

Curry, Lesley
Worked in the Saab Shop as a Machinist
Submitted by: Steven Curry

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


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November 2017 UPDATE:
Remember, remember all through November. We’ll be posting a new memory everyday throughout November. Take a look at the Latest News posts to see them.
Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,450 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

  • Percy Cleydon - Mr. Percy Cleydon, Social and Welfare Manager of The Standard Motor Co. Ltd., has retired at the age of 65.
  • Blood Donors - Period article from the in-house BL/Triumph newsletter dated 1979.
  • Tony Gibbs – Cost Office - Following on from the Cost Office Part 1 (Part 2 to follow shortly), this little snippet has been found from 1979.
  • Fred Stanton - FRED STANTON, known as the “Nut and Bolt king” in the Herald ‘ Paint & Trim Stores, Canley, retired last month.
  • TR6 Production - Another great photo from Mike Winterton, this time part of the TR6 line, Mike thinks probably 1975 or possibly 1976.
  • Tom Neary – Maintenance Department - Tom Neary , of Maintenance Department, Canley, was presented with a sum of money from the department when he retired after many years’ service. Mr. E. K. Wadsworth, Works Engineer, made the presentation.
  • Mark McCombie - I started work at Standard Triumph in the summer of 1971 working at the Tile Hill training school. I progressed to become a trimmer working at Canley and also at the Service Department at Allesley.
  • Assembly Hall 1965 - A good interior photograph of the new Assembly Hall, nicknamed the Rocket Range.
  • Ivy Cottage – Demolition - A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage.
  • Schedule Control - Outside the New Assembly Hall, Canley, are the personnel of Schedule Control — happily looking forward to working on big orders for our new models !

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