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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.

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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!
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List of Names

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There are 35 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Fairweather, Alan
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Falloon, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Farrell, Larry
Fork Lift, Machinist. Larry told a little white lie when he started working at the Standard Triumph Canley plant in 1955. Larry was just 19 when he started as a fork-lift driver and machinist but he and his pals told bosses they were 21 so they could get more cash. We never got caught because they had an 'age amnesty' when they brought in pensions in 1975 and we had to declare our ages. Larry loved working at the plant and says there was an incredible social scene surrounding the thousands of workers.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Farrier, Bill
My dad worked there Bill Farrier
Submitted by: Pauline Ann Sadler

Faulconbridge, George
I worked at the Standard Triumph 1969-1970
Submitted by: George Faulconbridge

Faulkner, Gary
Auto Electrician 21 Shop May 1976

Faulkner, Harry
Company Electrical Engineer
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Faulkner, Maldon
Reception Engineer Allesley Crash Shop 1958

Faulkner, Morley
Apprentice Toolmaker, R&D Fletchamstead, Competition Dept.
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Faulkner, Phillis
Worked in upholstery, then visitor receptionist
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

Feeney, Paul

Fenwick, Barry
Bricklayers mate, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Fidler, RoySubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Fielders, Noel
Specifications Manager Click Here For More
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Fitzpatrick, John
Fletch North, Canley. Training officer
Submitted by: John Cremins

Fitzpatrick, Mary
Wages Office, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Flanagan, H
No 1 Shop, Canley 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Fletcher, D
Foreman, Production Control 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Flint, Jill
Worked in the export department from 1976-1979 on fletchemstead highway. Redundancies came about. Moved all spares to Cowley and some staff managed to transfer to the jaguar browns lane. Fan job big open plan office with different sections. Would think prob around 90 staff. My dad Edward teggin worked at the standard as a toolmaker prob 1954-1974
Submitted by: Jill Flint

Ford, Syd
My dad Syd Ford worked at Canley. Think he started when it was The Standard and went through lots of changes before moving to Gaydon then he retired. He was also involved with the Football team. Used to go as a child and even sat in some of the new cars on colder days to keep warm.
Submitted by: Sue Kilbey

Forrest, Bill
No 5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Forrest, Tom
No 5 Machine Shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Foster, Les
Carpenter, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Fox, Graham
sheet metal worker
Submitted by: Graham Fox

Fox, Maurice
My Father in law Maurice Fox who lived in Arley worked there my husband thinks from sometime in the fifties to early seventies. He used to work at the factory as we think a capstan operator charge hand. Maurice would work at the factory in the week then evenings and weekends he qualified as a driving instructor . He got so busy driving instructing that he finally gave up Standard Triumph and set up Woodside driving school. We also think Maurice's brother Stan Fox worked there, also from Arley.
Submitted by: Fox, Christine

Francis, E
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Francis, Sybil
Powers Punch Room, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Frederick, Betteridge
Foreman in the Herald Assembly Track in Rocket Range.
Submitted by: Aubrey Betteridge

French, Alfred Gerald
My dad worked there Alfred Gerald French
Submitted by: Elaine Clark

French, Jim
My dad worked at Torrington Avenue body in white where they started life before transported to canley his name is jim french and we lived in tile hill...sitting with me 92 Years old. Was in paint spraying, under sealing then moved to canley to become inspector
Submitted by: Peter French

Friswell, Charles
Chairman, 1909
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Froggatt, GeorgeSubmitted by: John D\'Arcy

Frost Arthur (Sergeant)
Corps of Commissionaires at Standard (ST Police) Read More Here (1900 - 1969)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Frost, JoanSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Furness, Raymond
My grandad did! Raymond Furness, does anyone remember him?x
Submitted by: Molly Georgia

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March 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,000 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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  • Deliveries Pt1 - A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports for export.
  • Milk - Such a common commodity – and what has it got to do with Standard Triumph?
  • Ernest Alwyne Bates (Ernie) - Ernie (Ernest Alwyne) Bates was cutter grinding in the early days and then 6 Cylinder Superintendent till the end in 1981 (he was there till approx a year after Factory closed, disposing of the machinery etc in his department, as other’s  had to do. Alwyne Bates (son) Here is a great photo, in happier times, …
  • Standard Triumph, Standard or Triumph or Both? - Interesting letter by JR Davy, 1978
  • The Last Car at Canley? - A very sad photo showing the last car – a Triumph Spitfire coming off the line.
  • The Big ‘O’ - Standard Triumph welcomed a huge number of visitors to the works with many famous faces amongst the visitors warranting an official photograph or two.
  • TR2 WVC575 - A unique piece of Triumph history has gone on display at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London, this week. There aren’t many bits of early Triumph TR history left. Of the genesis of the Standard Triumph range of sports cars, from TRs to Spitfires, Stags and GT6s, we have little to point at and say, “That’s the start of it …
  • Arthur Frost – and Hirohito - This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early to mid 1920’s*. The smartly uniformed chap saluting (1) the Crown Prince (2) was none other than my grandad Arthur Frost (1900 – 1969) who was the companies Commissionaire. Sir John Black can also been seen …
  • Walter Belgrove - Born in Liverpool, where he attended the Liverpool College of Art, in 1927 Walter Belgrove moved to Coventry where he was hired by Triumph, after some years of apprenticeship first at the “J. Blake and Co.” body shop in Liverpool, then at “Windovers” in London, where he practiced both the design and the bodyworks modeling. In 1931 Belgrove moved from …
  • Canley Halt – the Railway - 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.

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