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standard motors 1936Did 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. You may notice adverts on the site. You can help this site by clicking on them which supports the archive. Thank you.

List of Names (Surnames First)

There are currently 117 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Eadon, Brian
Experimental Department. Eales, Marlene
Typist for Mr D. A. Davies, Deputy Chief Inspector, Body Paint and Trim, 1960 Marlene Bergin (nee Eales) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Earl, Derek
I was only there for about nine months in 1973, before I went back to GEC.
Submitted by: Derek Earl

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

Earnshaw, Jack
JRT Engineering Finance, Fletch North
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Eastell, Thomas
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1874 Place of Birth: Woodend, Northamptonshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eaton, Dan William
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1875 Place of Birth: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eaves, D R
Production Engineering Manager c1956
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eburne, Ray
Security Officer More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Eccles, Syd
Worked in Fletch North & Fletch South
Submitted by: Syd Eccles

Eccles, Syd
Worked in Fletch North & Bld 40/41
Submitted by: Syd Eccles

Eddlestone, RonSubmitted by: Dave Smith

Eden, Bob
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eden, J
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edgar, Jean
Married to Wally Edgar (who also worked at Standard Triumph)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edgar, Ron
Ron Edgar (1925-1978) He was born in Durham but came to Coventry with his parents as a young man .. he lived in the Tile Hill area and worked at the Standard Triumph car factory for 28 years.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edgar, Wally
Wally Edgar worked with Bill Hamilton ( Garage Canley ) Married to Jean Edgar (who also worked at Standard Triumph)
Submitted by: Kay Hamilton

Edge, Tony
40 Years Service Standard & Massey Ferguson More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edgington, JackSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Edkins, Michael
Met my first husband there who was a maintenance trainee named Michael Edkins, he was there until about 1974/5?
Submitted by: Carole Worwood

Edmonds, C L P
Export Sales Manager c1951 MoreSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edmunds, George Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1874 Place of Birth: London, Middlesex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, A J
Welfare Department. Broken Service with the Company. Started in 1914, retired 1961. d. 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Alfred
Ratefixer, Standard Motor Co., later Standard Triumph and British Leyland, in the Canley offices. Born in 1908 Executive, 1954 Production Efficiency Executive (Canley & Maudslay Road) 1956 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, B W
Foreman, Paint Shop c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Bob
Apprentice 1959. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Chris
Assistant pollution chemist at Fletch North Seven Years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Fred Submitted by: Mark Edwards

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

Edwards, H
Standard Triumph Apprentices Driving Instructor. c1951 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Harry
50 years service. Retired November, 1972 No.2 Shop. Gearbox Assembly, Canley More
Submitted by: Standard 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, John
Metrology Standards Room at Fletch South 1972-1982 More
Submitted by: John Edwards

Edwards, Len
Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Edwards, PaulSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Edwards, Robin
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1905 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Ron Submitted by: Mark Edwards

Edwin, Florence May
Confectioner Radford Bakehouse Later Canley Factory d 1972 aged 65
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Egan, Mike
Allesley Service Division Reception
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Egginton, Albert Benjamin
Tube-bending section of the Tinsmith's Shop. Died aged 65, 1960. He was with the Company for a total of 13 years More
Submitted 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 Awarded Senior Apprentice 1968 More
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 Cecil
Chief Engineer. Joined Standard as an apprentice in 1934. He stayed at the company until 1982, and became chief engineer. d. September 25th, 2009 aged 92 More Fletch North More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Elissia, Ahmin
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More

Elkington, Frank
Experimental Dept. More
Submitted by: Arthur Oldroyd

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

Ellarby, Paul
Apprenticed in 1973, worked all over the place. Left in 1980 after working in Corporate Systems writing software for 2 years.
Submitted by: Paul Ellarby

Elliot, Alan
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Elliot, James Thomas
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1892 Place of Birth: Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Elliot, Jean
The tea lady. Part time hours 10am to 3pm, mid 50s , she would bring the tea pot on the tray with the cups and saucers at about 10am and 3pm to the office staff both wages and accounts staff, we helped ourselves. Our hours were 9am to 5pm. Management in their own offices had theirs separate taken in to them by her.
Submitted by: Michael Newcombe

Elliot, Terry
Metallurgist 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Elliott, Arthur J
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Elliott, Frederick Ernest
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1880 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Elliott, Terry
Apprentice metallurgist 1958-1963 Left 1966 to join ICI as technical sales rep. Spent rest of working life in heat treatment of metal parts for Senior and Bodycotern. More
Submitted by: Terry Elliott

Elliott, W F
Machinist. Service: 1906 - 1948 43 Years Service (Article Coming Soon) 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, Les
30 years' broken service. 1940-56 at Banner Lane. 1959 started back. 14 years at Radford as hardener. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard 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, Stanley George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Elmer, Bert
Engineering Development Department c1978 More
Submitted by: Dave Howell

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

Elsworth, Cecil F
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Dorset, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Elvis, E (Miss)
Ref: 1931 Physical Culture Club More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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 Ref 1954 Ref 1958 Cheif Planning Engineer Ref: 1959 Ref: 1967 More HERE More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Emor, Louis
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: N/A Place of Birth:
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Endicott, G J
20 Years Service Chief Allocation Clerk (Export Sales) 1945 - 1950 Retired 1950 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

England, Brian
Styling Executive c1960s UPDATE: Chassis Design Engineer More
Submitted by: Neil England

England, John
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard 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, Mike
Field service engineer
Submitted by: Brian Garner

Enstone, Mike
Service Rep
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Erskine, Robert
Submitted by: Robert Erskine

Etheridge, Keith
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More
Submitted by: Standard 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, Alf
Toolkit Stores. Chargehand 25 years service c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Arwyn
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, George
General Stores More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Ivor
Petrol Store, Retired 1971. More
Submitted by: Alison Young

Evans, J
Radford Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Dublin, Suffolk, England
Submitted by: Standard 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, L
Tool Room, Canley. Member of Modern Dance Club c1950. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Les
1940’s on More
Submitted by: Malcolm Roebuck

Evans, NelSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Evans, Nichola
Costs Department c1960's
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Evans, Norman
Norman was a fitter/tester working for Sid Griffin and then worked in the Emissions Dept at fletch North Evans, R C
Stock Control, Canley c1962 Member of the Badminton Club
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Evans, Reuben
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1880 Place of Birth: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Eve, E
Apprentice, 1962 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eve, E
Apprentice 1962
Submitted by: Standard 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 )

Evens, Pete
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Everall, Alfred
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1885 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, Ted
Ted Everett was employed as a photographer for Standard (1952-1959) and Massey Ferguson from 1959 to 2018. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Everrett, Edward
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1874 Place of Birth: Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Everton, Ron
Station Officer, Ron Everton c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ewan, Tony
Chargehand mechanic c1959 Allesley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eyers, Steve
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eykelbosch, J
66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More


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On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we'd write something about Alf Welch. Alf Read more
We like to see exterior factory photographs - it helps with identifying certain areas and our understanding of the site Read more
Two copies of Alan Jenner's Standard Triumph ID card.The right card is dated 18th July 1958, the left card is earlier Read more
Part of this project is to recognise many of the factory features that made up the Canley Standard Triumph site. Read more
Remarkably we may have 'found' the doors to the main entrance at Fletch South. They still exist! The first photo Read more
A series of photos with the Triumph Mayflower in production. Read more
A couple of photographs taken at a Standard vintage rally at Canley during the 1960's. The first photo shows a pre-war Standard. The Read more
My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the Read more
Another group photo of a team of trim ladies from Mavis Langdon. Here are some of names: (Left to right). Read more
Following on from the Cost Office Part 1 (Part 2 to follow shortly), this little snippet has been found from Read more
Tom Neary , of Maintenance Department, Canley, was presented with a sum of money from the department when he retired Read more
I started work at Standard Triumph in the summer of 1971 working at the Tile Hill training school. I progressed Read more
A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage. Dated 19th April 1995, it is fitting that Read more
Cliff was born on the 9th March 1932 to Arthur and Sylvia Frost. Cliff was the third of four children. Read more

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  • Alf Welch – Service Instructor in Market Promotion and Training - On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we’d write something about Alf Welch.
  • Standard Triumph Exterior Photo 1959 - We like to see exterior factory photographs – it helps with identifying certain areas and our understanding of the site itself. Photos are quite rare – colour ones really rare. 
  • Alan Jenner - Two copies of Alan Jenner’s Standard Triumph ID card.
  • Surgery – or Computer Room? - Part of this project is to recognise many of the factory features that made up the Canley Standard Triumph site. We would like your help.
  • Fletch South - Remarkably we may have ‘found’ the doors to the main entrance at Fletch South. They still exist!
  • Mayflower - A series of photos with the Triumph Mayflower in production.
  • Vintage Standard Rally - A couple of photographs taken at a Standard vintage rally at Canley during the 1960’s.
  • John Jones - My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the day it closed down permanently.
  • Mavis Langdon Standard Ladies Pt 4 - Another group photo of a team of trim ladies from Mavis Langdon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ivy Cottage – Demolition - A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage.
  • Cliff Frost - Cliff was born on the 9th March 1932 to Arthur and Sylvia Frost. Cliff was the third of four children. He had an elder brother called Arthur, but called Mick for his entire life, and an older sister Joan. A couple of years after Cliff had arrived the youngest of the siblings, Trevor was born.
  • 1950’s Wages Agreement - Directors from Standard Triumph and representatives from the Trade Union sign the new wages agreement.
  • Senior Executives - A good period photo from 1954 showing for senior Standard Triumph executives.
  • Thomas Joseph Mulrennan Pt 2 - A great series of photos featuring Thomas Joseph Mulrennan from Standard Triumph before emigrating to Australia.
  • Increased Sales 1936 - Period advert from November 1936
  • Garry Owen (Junior) - In the sixties the Standard Triumph apprentices would enter a float to all the local carnivals.
  • Costs Department Pt 1 - My name is Annemarie Mabbs was Annemarie Mckenna I started work on April 17th 1963 as a junior in the costs depart at Canley.
  • Recognise These Faces? - A remarkable set of colour factory photographs have emerged from 1959
  • Pubs: The Fletch - Located on the Fletchamstead Highway, The Fletch was immediately opposite the main Fletch South/North buildings. 
  • Standard Cinema - A period aerial photograph of the Standard Cinema from 1946.
  • Recognise This Face? - This photo was from early 1959 and often, Standard Triumph pulled a ‘model’ from one of the works departments. Do you recognise her?
  • Recognise These Faces? - This looks like the Competition Department – Can you recognise these people?
  • Recognise This Face? - Final Finish perhaps? Taken from a still from a period film in 1965. Do you recognise this lady?

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