Introduction

Did you work at the Standard or Triumph – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Northey Road, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Standard 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 add the surname first.
Use the format: SmithJohn in the name field, then add a description; here you can include a role, location, service dates etc plus any other information 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

Latest | A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y | Submit a name
There are 118 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
D'Arcy, John
I worked there from 75 til it closed in 80. First 3 years as a trainee so had about 6 months in various depts over the first 3 years...gearbox assembly, rocket range, spares, what was still known at that time as the Herald trim too etc. Ended up there when I finished my training in 78. Many happy memories of some wonderful people and Christmas time in there was just the best! Festooned in decorations and music playing away...a much happier workforce than any I worked in since.
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Daffern, Keith
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More c1973 Leading Fireman More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Daffron, Gary
Security More Service: 1969 - 1987
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Daley, Tom
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Dalton, Frank
Engine Assembly Line. 45 Years Service. Retired 1955
Submitted by: Marton Cox Archive

Damm, Maurice
Gearbox Assembly, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Dance, Marjorie
Works Secretary
Submitted by: Adrian Bott

Daniels, Colin
Finance Director c1975/76 Dann, R S
Nightshift Superintendent c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Darkins, Harry
c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Darlow, C
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Darragh, Debbie
Secretary, Fletch North 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davenport, Brian
Worked at Canley during his years there working on Stag, TR productiions. Left on closure. During his time there he saw many changes, etc and remember Red Robbie calling them out on strike. He use to be coached over to Honeybourne to work on cars held there.
Submitted by: Davenport, Caroline

Davidson, Ian
Commercial Apprentice 1970-1976 then worked in Plant Director Fred Young''s Office for 12 months before becoming Staff Relations Officer based in Ivy Cottage. Left in 1978 moving to Bickenhill offices, before working back at Canley in Human Resources HQ 1980-1987
Submitted by: Ian Davidson

Davidson, Jim
Industrial Engineering Manager
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Davies, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Celia
Celia married and became Maule from memory. Worked in Purchase Timing in Fletch North late 1970s.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Davies, Clive
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Davies, D A
Deputy Chief Inspector, Body Paint and Trim 1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, DianeSubmitted by: Mike Winterton

Davies, Edward
I worked there until it closed in 1980. Finished fitting head lamp on the T R 7
Submitted by: Edward Davies

Davies, F
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Jim
Company Driving Instructor c1950's More
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Davies, Julie
Tracer
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Davies, Len
Production buyer in Fletch North until about 1980.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Davies, Norman
Styling Department Fletch North c1972 Started 1968.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Pauline
Secretary to M Miles, Trim Engineer, Fletch North. 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davies, Vinnie
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Davies, Wilf
My dad worked there when it was the standard motor company till he retired
Submitted by: David Davies

Davis, Ben
Raw Materials Stores Foreman 28 years service Retired 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, Bert
My Uncle
Submitted by: Gloria George

Davis, F
Deputy Chief Inspector. Radford c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, J N
Recreational Secretary, c1961
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Davis, Maureen
Secretary to Bill Carrol raw materials and consumables. Then Len Freeman (taking over from Maggie Callaghan when she left) and Bill Randle. Ted Collier was over them. Others in office were Gordon Chinn, Pete Russell, John Randle, Charlie Killick, George Milne.My father in law Max Tizick worked in COD with George Key. My father Bert Davis worked on the track
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Davis, Peter
I started at Capmartin road on the gear box section under Jimmy Hope the chargehand. The foreman was a man named Willdig, this was in 1965. In 1967 I was transferred to the Tinsmith dept at Canley as a Tinsmith Welder and there I remained until plant closure, these were the best years of our lives, when mates were mates and helped each other, so many tales to tell and so many memories. Davis, William H (Bill)
On 18 August 1970, Standard – Triumph was renamed simply as Triumph and Bill Davis, George Turnbull’s deputy at Austin-Morris. became Chairman and Chief Executive of Triumph. 1970 - (at least) 1973
Submitted by: Triumph Works Achive

Davison, Paul
I started at Standard Triumph as a 15 year old boy as a trainee trimmer in 21 shop in August 1964, then moving to Herald trim, 15 shop, rocket range final finish. I enjoyed that start to my working life before moving to work in a bank in 1975. I still meet a couple of Triumph workers on my travels from time to time, but I would think a great many from that era have long since left this world. I recently did a GT6 headling and trim work for a man who had rebuilt one for pleasure in Balsall Common with which he was very pleased.
Submitted by: Paul Davison

Davy, J R
Historian for early Standard cars. Standard Register, Author and all round good egg who seemed to be one of the only employees who could see the benefit of recording and documenting the early history of the start of Standard and Triumph. Full article to follow
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dawe, Sidney Edward
Coach Painter, Canley Retired 1961 19 years service d Oct 27, 1971 aged 81
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dawson, W. Nicholas (Nick)
Rate-fixing

Dawtry, Lewis H
Research and Development c1959 Dawtry was present c1938 in Standards Technical Office
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Day, Arthur
Foreman. Arthur's identical twin brother worked at the Radford plant
Submitted by: Roger Day

Day, Ernest
Radford Plant. Ernest's identical twin brother was a Foreman at Canley
Submitted by: Roger Day

Day, Wal
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

de Berner, Stuart
Public Relations and Advertising c1959 Organised launch of Triumph Herald at the Royal Albert Hall. Organised press launch, trial in Ireland.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dealtry, Keith
Fitter - Number 1 line - New Assembly hall, Canley 1979-Plant Closure 1980
Submitted by: Keith Dealtry

Dean, Eric
Toolsetter 1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Debney, Colin
My Dad worked there is the 60/70's in Inspection - Colin Debney - he sadly passed away in 1985 aged 53.
Submitted by: Cheryl Barnacle

Delargy, P J
(Standard Motors Amateur Boxing Club) Champion (Weight unknown) 6th March 1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Demelo, Hughie
Worked with Jack King More
Submitted by: Jackie Roach

Dennis, Alan
Technical Instructor. Apprentice Workshop. Alan himself was an ex-apprentice
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Dennis, David
Experimental Department
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Dennison, Leslie
Trained as a plumber and became an agitator at the Standard Triumph car plant
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Denny, Ray

Dent, Margaret
Started c1956. I worked there in specification dept banner lane, sales dept canley and the overseas manufacturing tile hill till Leyland took over and made redundant like two thirds of the office staff. I saw the Herald launch at the Leofric Hotel
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Denton, HarrySubmitted by: John Stringer

Devine, EricSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Devine, P
Maintenance Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dewis, Joan
My nan drove the first TR3 of the line. We have the official press release photos. I will dig them out.
Submitted by: Ben Moore

Dewis, John William (Bill)
36 years service. Gearbox Shop, Chargehand Started March, 1924 Retired June, 15, 1960 Dewis, Mick
Body drop Barb line
Submitted by: Hayley (Mick\'s daughter)

Dexter, Leslie
Standard Company Secretary. Died prematurely of TB just before WW2
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Diane Winterton
1969 to 1973 - worked as a secretary for Hugh Climie (Company Secretary & Solicitor) and then Alan Edis - Product Planning Divisional Manager before leaving to work at Longbridge, with Alan
Submitted by: Michael Winterton

Dick, Alick Sydney
Managing Director from 1954 to 1961 Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., as an apprentice in 1934. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Difford, Ken
My mum and dad worked at the triumph through the 60s (Dad died aged 43). Mum worked until she retired at 60 ( ran the buffet on nights). Their names were Elsie and Ken Difford.
Submitted by: Lyn Todd

Dingley, Albert Edward
Inspector. Had been with the company since 1940 d Oct 21, 1971 aged 62
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Diver, John
Paintshop. 1960-1980
Submitted by: E, Diver (Mrs)

Dixon, BobSubmitted by: Paula Powner

Dixon, Frank B
Managing Director, Standard-Triumph (Liverpool), Ltd (Speke)

Dixon, John
I joined from school at the age of 15 in 1959. I was a trainee trimmer. Initially working on the Standard Vanguard and TR range making and fitting the trim. I then moved on to the "Rocket Range" (Herald production line) making and fitting seats and trim. Not sure if you are aware why they called it the Rocket Range? It was because the cars came of the line so fast it was like a rocket! I carried on working there till I was 18, then moved on to Humber/Routes at Humber Road, then Massey Ferguson at Banner Lane. Finally ended up building an IT company and selling it some 7 years ago and am now retired. I do remember being told in the early days I would finish my work by lunch time, and then went to see my Foreman, and being told to go and see my shop steward, who told me off. We were forever being told to walk out over something, never did find out why. Also remember the time when they kept on losing the chrome TR wire wheels, and eventually found out that the site workmen where taking them out in wheel barrows full of rubbish through the main gate!!
Submitted by: John Dixon

Dodd, H
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Doherty, Liam
Worked as a Setter at Canley from early 1950's until 1981
Submitted by: Liam Doherty

Donaghue, JimSubmitted by: Rowland Williams

Donnelly, Terry
Read More HERE
Submitted by: Terry Donnelly

Donoghue, Jim
DOS (Drawing Office Services) Click Here For More
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Dorr, MarshallSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Downes, Don
Nick Downes, dad. More
Submitted by: Nick Downes

Downes, John
Track and stores worker
Submitted by: Su Downes

Downes, Nick
Started in 1968 when I left School as a junior worker I worked in the gear box shop... 21 shop.... dud line... roller test ... when I finished my training worked in the Herald trim shop. I worked with Joe Heads. My father also worked there Don Downes. I left in 1974. More
Submitted by: Nick Downes

Downs, Albert
Worked for Standard Triumph in the 1930's and throughout the war - Banner Lane - and then with Massey Ferguson until his retirement in the early 1970's.
Submitted by: Christine Susnik (née Downs) - his daughter.

Downs, L
No. 6 Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dowsey, Joe
Maintenance Superintendent Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Dowson, Roger
Experimental Dept. Engineer 1967-1978 Roger joined the Triumph competition department, which was under Leyland’s control then, in 1967 when the official works team had been disbanded, but the competition shop was still involved with preparing cars for privateers like Bill Bradley who was racing his Spitfire which we looked after, and we also prepared Triumph 2000s for Roy Fidler. Our competition shop was at the back of Fletch North then where we had our own small department. Ray Henderson ran the department with Peter Cox as charge hand and the other lads in the department included Pete Clarke, Brian Spencer and Roger. In 1974 moved out of the Competition shop and Pete Cox went to press cars, and Pete Clarke and Roger moved into the main experimental shop on general experimental work for production. But the car industry under Leyland control then was in turmoil and when the three day week started.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dowty, Joe
Maintenance Superintendant
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Doyle, Michael
Fitters Mate Service 1968-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Draper, Herbert Maurice
Press Shop Foreman
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden (nee Draper)

Draper, Jack
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Draper, Richard
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Drew, DerekSubmitted by: Eileen Hollins

Drewry, G K
Deputy Chief Inspector Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Drewry, G. K
Gear Standards c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Drewry, Mike
Paint Chemist, Tile Hill Laboratory
Submitted by: Melanie Drewry

Driscoll, Jerry
Spray Shop and Union Convenor
Submitted by: Shane Youngs

Driver, Joe
Foreman Electricians Dept, Canley 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Duggan, Betty
Cook, Standard Triumph
Submitted by: Betty Duggan

Duggins, George
Purchasing Timing Analyst with JRT at Fletch North, now a senior Coventry Councillor
Submitted by: John Cremins

Duguid, Alma
Married Coventry Bees star Les Owen
Submitted by: Midland Red

Duke, Leslie
Shipping Department, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dunlop, Bill
Foreman - Canley
Submitted by: David Dunlop

Dunn, Harold Bertie
b: March 31, 1909 Started career with Cross and Ellis of Coventry; later joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd. Governing Director, Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd Coventry; joined the Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co., Ltd. (of which his late father was Founder Director) in 1935; Works Manager, 1939; Director, 1941; became Managing Director in 1953. later succeeding his father as Governing Director.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dunn, Howard Milton
My grandfather was Howard Milton Dunn who was a toolmaker and who was a shop steward in the Transport and General Workers Union who retired in 1953 having started at Canley in the 1920s and who died in 1979.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Jack
Paint Sprayer, worked at the Standard early Sixties
Submitted by: Geoff Dunn

Dunn, Malcolm
I started work at the Apprentice Training School, Torrington Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry as a Technical Apprentice / Draughtsman on 26 August 1968. More
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Philip Howard
Fleet Sales Executive 1971 UPDATE: My uncle was Philip Howard Dunn, who was Fleet Sales Manager based in The Kremlin who sadly died in September 1981. His wife was Terry Dunn who worked as a secretary for senior management in the 1950s. My uncle was a great friend of Bernard Roberts and was best man at Harry Webster's wedding. My uncle worked overseas for the company just after the war setting up CKD plants in India, Ceylon ( Sri Lanka ) Brazil and all over the Caribbean.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Terry
Secretary for senior management in the 1950s. Wife of Philip Howard Dunn, who was Fleet Sales Manager based in The Kremlin
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dunn, Trevor
Apprentice c1969-74
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Dunne, Veronica
Powers Card Room c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Dunning, Linda
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Dunning, Mair
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Dunning, Stan
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Dunning, Susan
My Dad Stan Dunning, my Mum Mair Dunning, My Nan May Jones, my Sisters Linda Dunning,& Susan Dunning and Auntie & Uncle all worked there Wally Edgar & Jean Edgar 🙂
Submitted by: Amanda Jane Clarkson

Durand, George E
Spares Manager c1959 Ref c1955 Ref 1972: More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Durham, (Sister)
Divisional Nursing Officer. Surgery, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dutton, Dave
Foreman, Barb Line in the Rocket Range c1960's
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Dye, Walter
Maintenance at Tile Hill
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Dyke, Fred
New car sales
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Dyke, Sam
Postal Dept c1973 Founding member of the Triumph Art Society 1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Dyne, Chris
Rocket Range. I painted my initials with black mastic under the wheel arch of that last Spitfire as it came off the line.
Submitted by: Chris Dyne


Submit a name

We’d love you to get involved with this project. You can email us your info to iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk or post a name directly on the ‘submit name’ link.

triumph workers
April 2018 Update:
After a great effort in November, December and January, the archive has now over 2,000 name entries and with over 350 articles on the site. Take a look at the Latest News posts to see the articles.

Thank you for all the submissions in the database. In addition some people have articles, info, memories and photos. We’ll show everything, that comes in, at some point soon, please bear with us. We still need more… Email your stories today!

Would you like to contribute regularly to the site? Let us know.

NB. Due to SPAM attacks registration to the site is currently suspended. Genuine people please get in touch via email. Thank you.
This website was launched February 1, 2017.

NEW: Recognise Anyone? A selection of people we need your help identifying. CLICK HERE

Memories

triumph workers

LATEST POSTS

  • Hazel Gibbons – Export Sales - Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine Assembly, at Coventry.
  • Doris Mathias – Typist - Doris Mathias, a typist in several departments at Coventry for over 22 years, retired early to become a full-time housewife.
  • Steve Young – Fireman Part 2 - I recently asked my Dad about his time at Standard Triumph and he produced an amazing scrapbook full of photos and memories including many newspaper clippings.
  • First Aid Course – Can You Help? - A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can you help identify anyone?
  • Gordon Wright – Tea Boy - It was back in the days when the BBC’s Home Service broadcast the popular programme Workers’ Playtime live from Britain’s factories that sailor Gordon Wright first spotted Joan Simpson in Coventry.
  • David Mileham – Planning Engineer - Presentation to David Mileham, planning engineer, on the occasion of his marriage, March 1967.
  • Dick Welham – Western Avenue - Dick Welham retired recently after more than 50 years at the Triumph service depot at Western Avenue, London.
  • Steve Young – Fireman Part 1 - Firemen from over 50 brigades attended a winter training school to improve their skill in saving life and property.
  • Albert Gascoigne – English Scrum Half and ST Employee - Albert Gascoigne a technical clerk in engine assembly at Canley, retired after 31 years’ service at Coventry. Albert was well known years ago as an English international scrum-half. He is well remembered by Coventry rugby enthusiasts for his skilful play for Coventry R.F.C. He also played for Warwickshire and thrilled followers of the game for his displays …
  • Horace Kendrick - Horace Kendrick (65) a fitter in the chassis section, New Assembly Hall, retired after 47 years’ service at Coventry.

Send us your memories! 

 

Donate




If you feel inspired by this website, you can donate to it.
By donating to the site you will help with the maintenance, hosting and the upkeep. Thank you
Alternatively, take a look at our Triumph Herald Book, documenting the launch of one of Triumph’s most popular cars. Sales from this book are supporting this site.

Would You Like to Help?

We’d love you to help with the archive. Send any details in, or contribute to the site regularly. We love to hear the everyday stories that, without you, will be lost. Email us today.

Sponsors

We are currently looking for sponsorship for this website, to enable further development of the archive, to cover costs and future initiatives. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you – please email: iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk