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 48 names in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Early, Richard (Dick)
My Dad worked there, I'm sure he was involved with the Unions ?? Dick Early .... sadly he passed away a few years ago
Submitted by: Jenny Brown

Edgar, JeanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edgington, JackSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edmonds, C L P
Export Sales, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Alfred
Ratefixer, Standard Motor Co., later Standard Triumph and British Leyland, in the Canley offices. Born in 1908
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Fred Submitted by: Mark Edwards

Edwards, H
Served (at least) 1922 - 1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Jackie
I worked in the Specification Office at Standard from 1966-1972 when I left to have my son. My dad worked in the drawing office for 40 years (as his dad did before him) before he retired around 1980. My husband worked in the Rocket Range, Top Shop, No.15 shop and No.21 shop around 1974. I have great memories of my time working there.
Submitted by: Jackie Edwards

Edwards, PaulSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Edwards, Ron Submitted by: Mark Edwards

Egginton, AlbertSubmitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, Harold
Lorry Driver
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, John Thomas
Groundsman, Canley More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Egginton, Michael
Apprentice Tinsmith
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, Shelia
Foremans office in the Final Finish at Fletchamstead More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy nee Egginton

Eley, David
Chief Engineer. Joined Standard as an apprentice in 1934. He stayed at the company until 1982, and became chief engineer.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elford, Vic
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elks, William
My grandad used to work at the Standard, in the toolroom. His name was William Elks

Elliot, Terry
Metallurgist 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, George
Graduated from the Drawing Office in 1916. Became First (and only) staff photographer for may years. Standard Review magazine contributor
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, Max
I joined the Standard Motor Company in 1951 as a chassis designer and worked on the Herald chassis design at the old Massey Ferguson office in Banner Lane.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ellis, Vic
Production and Plant Engineering Manager c1970's
Submitted by: Jackie Hutt

Elmer, Ian
I worked on the Barb line in the Rocket Range. Ted Smith, Johnny Jones, Larry? and Dave Dutton were the foremen. I then moved to the Engine Shop. Charlie Swain was the superintendant with Harry Woodfield his deputy. Good days!
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Elwood, Leonard
Chief Architect. All building at Standard Triumph was designed and produced 'in-house' - ST had bricklayers/builders/electricians/plumbers etc. Elwood was in charge of designing and producing all the company buildings, including the New Assembly Hall - 'Rocket Range' and Speke
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elwood, S L
Planning Engineering, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elwood, S.L
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Emms, Thomas
Banner Lane and Tile Hill
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

England, Brian
Styling Executive c1960s
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ennis, Patrick
Worked at the main branch till the split with Massey then at the Radford section has his gold watch for long service
Submitted by: Margaret Ennis

Enstone, MickSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Alan
Worked at Canley in the machine shop that produced crankshafts for the Herald from 1968 to 1970. Heavy and mundane, repetitive work but a good supportive bunch of lads who worked hard to earn their wages.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Albert
My dad worked there till 1980. Albert Evans he worked on the engine assembly .
Submitted by: Susan Sergiew

Evans, Derek
My father worked at the standard , there was a picture in the standard newspaper, it was a story about my parents driving a Vanguard to Yugoslavia in the mid 50's, my mothers first return trip after leaving .
Submitted by: Daron Evans

Evans, EllenSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Evans, Jamie
Apprentice then Planning Engineer - Canley - Fletch North - 1971 to 1978. My Father was Albert Evans - Foreman No2 Shop Engine Assembly
Submitted by: Jamie Evans

Evans, Joe
No 1 Machine Shop, Banner Lane. Retired after40 years service 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, John A
Regional Sales
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Joyce
Joyce worked at the Standard Motor Company, until she had her first son in 1957.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, NelSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

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

Evans, Roy
Roy worked at Standard Motor Company for six years, before moving to Daimler, then Standard Triumph. Later moved to Quinton Hazel Automotive, from where he retired in 1994.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Thomas
Foreman Machine shop, 6cyl engine
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Evans, Tom
Fletch south maintenance. Carpenter/Joiner
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Eve, Bill
Apprentice Maintenance Engineer 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evely, Anne
Punch Operator, Powers-Samas Room, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Evely, Ernest Arthur (Charlie )
Electrician.
Submitted by: Denise Kitto (daughter )

Everett, Robin
Robin or Bob as he preferred to be known as was my dad. Sadly he passed away 3rd December 2009 following an extremely hard battle after a quadruple heart bypass operation failed.
Submitted by: Jaime (his only daughter) -

Everett, RobinSubmitted 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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