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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 102 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter E.
Eadon, Brian
Experimental Department. silver-retirement/“>Photo
Submitted by: Martin Cox

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

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

Eburne, Ray
Security Officer bilby-security"/>More
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

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

Eddlestone, RonSubmitted by: Dave Smith

Eden, Bob
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 uk/electrical-team/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eden, J
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee triumphworks.co.uk/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 triumphworks.co.uk/massey-10-years-on-recordings/">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 uk/c-l-p-edmonds/">More
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 uk/ivor-roberts/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Bob
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Edwards, Chris
Assistant pollution chemist at Fletch North Seven Years service href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/chris-edwards-pollution-chemist/">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 triumphworks.co.uk/h-edwards/">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 http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/john-edwards/">More
Submitted by: John Edwards

Edwards, Len
Welding Shop king/">More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Edwards, PaulSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

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 triumph-groundsman/">More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Egginton, Michael
Apprentice Tinsmith Awarded Senior Apprentice 1968 triumphworks.co.uk/tinsmiths-apprentices-1968"/>More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Egginton, Shelia
Foremans office in the Final Finish at Fletchamstead http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/sheila-egginton/">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 uk/electrical-team/">More

Elkington, Frank
Experimental Dept. oldroyd/">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, 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, 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) < a href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/standard-triumph-pensioners/“>Ref 1950 - Pensioner
Submitted by: Standard 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, 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, Vic
Production and Plant Engineering Manager c1970's www.triumphworks.co.uk/tr7-canley/">More Photo
Submitted by: Jackie Hutt

Elmer, Bert
Engineering Development Department c1978 uk/engineering-development-department/">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

Elvis, E (Miss)
Ref: 1931 Physical Culture Club co.uk/physical-culture-club-more-info/">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

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 www.triumphworks.co.uk/recognising-faces/">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 co.uk/fire-station-canley"/>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
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Ivor
Petrol Store, Retired 1971. uk/ivor-evans/">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 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. href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/modern-dance-club/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Evans, Les
1940’s on edgar-roebuck/">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
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

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, 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 uk/electrical-team/">More
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

Everton, Ron
Station Officer, Ron Everton c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/fire-station-canley"/>More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ewan, Tony
Chargehand mechanic c1959 Allesley uk/activity-at-allesley/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Eyers, Steve
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 uk/electrical-team/">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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Eddie Robinson retired from Basement Stores, N.A.H., after 27 years' Company service. Eddie was a Tyneside miner for 17 years.
Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine
There was a large entry for the Inter-departmental Angling Competition held at Standard Triumphs Angling Society’s waters at Cropredy, recently.
After forty-five years' service Mr Albert Smith retired from The Standard Motor Company Limited on 13th April, 1951. In the

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  • Awarded Funding - We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.
  • Eddie Robinson – Basement Stores - Eddie Robinson retired from Basement Stores, N.A.H., after 27 years’ Company service.
  • 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.
  • Inter-Departmental Angling Competition - There was a large entry for the Inter-departmental Angling Competition held at Standard Triumphs Angling Society’s waters at Cropredy, recently.
  • Albert Smith 2 - After forty-five years’ service Mr Albert Smith retired from The Standard Motor Company Limited on 13th April, 1951.
  • British Legion – Standard Motors Branch - The President of The Standard Motors Branch British Legion accompanied by the Chairman, Mr. George Wheatley, Vice-President Mr. Bernard Grady, Secretary Mr. Totterdell, with Mr. A. R. Theobald, Chairman of the London Depot Branch and Mr. C. M. Nightingale, Secretary, took part on behalf of the respective Branches in a presentation to Sir John Black …
  • Baby Boom - Mrs Betty Odgers, after nine years as a wages clerk at Fletch. South. received gifts for her baby.
  • Mick Carroll – Herald Trim & Final Finish - Mick Carroll (67), a fitter in Herald Trim and Finish, Canley, retired after 15 years’ service.
  • The Standard Pub - “Held up as the best,” says the famous Atkinson’s advertisement. And no exception is “The Standard,” the new Atkinson’s public house at Eastern Green, just down the road from Standard’s Banner Lane factory on the outskirts of Coventry.
  • Ted Silver Retirement - A marvellous photo taken on the occasion of Ted Silver’s retirement.
  • The Last TE20 - Workers at Massey Ferguson celebrate the 517,651st and last TE 20 tractor to roll off the assembly line at Banner Lane, Coventry. Circa June 1956.
  • Monty at The Standard - On Saturday, October 4th, a very warm welcome home was given to the employees of The Standard Motor Company Ltd., who have returned from service with the forces. The event, A Welcome Home Party, was held at the Company’s Banner Lane Canteen.
  • Dennis R Pearson - MR D. R. PEARSON joined Standard Triumph in 1948 as an apprentice draughtsman at Coventry. After completing his apprenticeship Mr Pearson did two years national service in the Royal Air Force, and re-joined the Company afterwards in Aero Planning Department, at Coventry.
  • Les Smith – Press Shop - Les Smith, retired from Press Shop, Canley, after 30 years’ service at Canley works.
  • Joe Allmark – Engine Stores - Joe Allmark (68) retired from Engine Stores (Canley) after long service.
  • Canley New Buildings 1934 - Fabulous, albeit a little grainy, photographs dating from 1934 showing the new building at Canley.
  • Telephone Exchange - Telephone exchange staff from 1959
  • Engineering Development Department – Updated - Malcolm Whittaker has sent this photo, taken in the Engineering Development Department. It was Brian Anderson’s leaving do, circa 1978*.
  • Factory Correspondence - We love to see paperwork relating to the factory and we are constantly amazed that it has survived over the years.
  • Jack Gowland – Storekeeper - Jack Gowland Storekeeper in Tool Control, Fletch South.
  • Canley – Rover - Two late photographs from Canley sent in by Melvyn Cox.
  • Reg Phillips – Stock Audit - Reg Phillips (65), retired from Stock Audit, Canley, after 10 years’ service.
  • Ray Henderson’s Retirement - Thanks to Martin Cox, a fantastic contributor and supporter of this archive, for a new photo, taken upon the retirement of Ray Henderson.
  • Canley Halt - Canley Halt was opened for passengers on 30th September 1940, primarily to serve the nearby Standard Motor Company’s Works. The crossing had previously been known as Canley Gates from its inception when the London & Birmingham Railway first provided a gate keeper’s house in 1838 to man the gates.
  • Blood Donors - Period article from the in-house BL/Triumph newsletter dated 1979.

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DECEMBER 2020.
We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.

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The British Motor Museum hold thousands of original Standard Triumph factory negatives, many of which were taken by Frank Callaby – that’s Frank in the photo, an employee at Standard Triumph. The photo was sent to us, as many others are, by his family. The vast majority of these Standard Triumph negatives have never been digitised or even seen in years. We have applied for funding to allow a number of these unseen negatives to be scanned and ‘unlocked’ to share some amazing hidden secrets of the Standard Triumph factories and their employees. Whilst we missed out on the big prizes of £3,000 we are really pleased to have been shortlisted and awarded this funding. It’s such an exciting opportunity for Standard and Triumph enthusiasts, local people, ex-employees and their families and social historians.

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