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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.

List of Names (Surnames First)

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There are 127 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Gadsby, Bill
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Gaffney, Patrick
My father, Patrick Gaffney
Submitted by: Ann Gaffney

Gale, A
Captain of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gallacher, Charlie. aka (Hong Kong charlie)
Worked as a fitter on the TR line
Submitted by: Stephen, Gallacher

Gallacher, Hughie.
Gear cutter at the Gearbox section
Submitted by: Stephen Gallacher

Gallacher, Kate
Typist in the Shipping Dept
Submitted by: Stephen Gallacher

Gallacher, Stephen
Worked as a floater, between Barb line body drop and the side line 1975/1978.
Submitted by: Stephen Gallacher

Galway, Tom
Worked first at Torrington Avenue from 1964 then moved to Canley and worked in the paint shop until the factory closed.
Submitted by: Fiona Galway

Gane, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Gannan, W J
Liverpool, d 17 November, 1971 aged 40
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gardner, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Gardner, F
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gardner, G
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gardner, Joe
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Gardner, Joseph
Known as Bill worked there early 72 through to 94 and Unipart
Submitted by: Barbara Dunn

Gardner, Tommy
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Garlick, Robert
I was there during the development of the TR7, code named Bullet. The body style was not the one submitted by Triumph styling but was by Harris Mann of Longbridge and chosen by the powers that were of the Leyland group. From our office we observed the viewing and photography of scale models on the grass. I'm sure others will also recall prototypes of the Lynx Fastback TR7, the Broadside four-seater TR7, and the almost into production Fastback Stag. Sadly for financial reasons these cars were never to be.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Garlick, W
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

Garner, John
Coachbuilder Retired 1950 after 30 years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Garnett, Ken
Home Sales Office, Distribution
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Garratt, H W
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Garrett, Ken
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

Gascoigne, Albert
Technical Clerk in Engine Assembly 31 Years Service Started 1941 England Scrum-Half Coached the Coventry works rugby team Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gascoigne, Trevor
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Gatford, Alan
Also played Rugby for the Standard
Submitted by: Mo Gatford

Gatsonides, Maurice
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Geddes, James
My dad worked there
Submitted by: Lynda Geddes

Geddes, William
Formerly of Standard, Triumph and Dunlop. Passed away on June 23rd 2009 aged 79 years. Will be sadly missed.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Geffert, Anthony
Anthony worked at the Standard Triumph from 1970, when he began his electrical engineering apprenticeship there, until the factory's closure
Submitted by: Victoria Geffert (niece)

Geffert, Mary (nee Welsh)
Mary Geffert was originally from Hamilton, Scotland, but spent most of her life in Coventry where she worked at the Standard Triumph.
Submitted by: Victoria Geffert (grand-daughter)

Geinham, Edward George
Deputy Managing Director Lived at Elm Cottage, Malthouse Lane. Kenilworth d March 1967
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gentle, Adrian Francis (Frank)
Apprentice 1955. My Brother was able to finish up his last year of apprenticeship at the NY office. My Brother Francis continued in the auto industry. He now lives in Port Townsend, Washington State, USA. More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

Gentle, William, Francis (Frank)
My dad was with Triumph in the late 40's through 1960. Service Representative In 1957 Dad was transferred to the U.S.A, New York, NY office East Coast Service Manager 1957 to 1960. Sadly died 1960 More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

George, Harry
Storekeeper in Spares Stores, Fletch South for 21 years More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibbons, Bill
Worked in the photography department
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Gibbons, Hazel
Export Sales Clerk Fletch South c1969 - c1972+ Married Graham Stuart (Engine Assembly) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibbs, Edna
Edna Lombard, Previously Edna Downing (nee Gibbs).
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibbs, Len
Tyre fitter basement

Gibbs, Leonard
Body Prep 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gibbs, Tony
Cost Office c1979
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gibson, Aiken
Chargehand Cutter Grinding Section at Radford c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gibson, R
BL Parts Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gilbert, Bernard
Engine Test
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gilbert, G
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gilbert, R
Planning Dept c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Giles, Geoff
Rocket Range Herald Trim
Submitted by: Geoff Giles

Gill, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Gill, Doug
Accounts
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Gill, MartinSubmitted by: Isobel Gill

Gill, Pauline
Apprentice in 1979
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gillies, Duncan
Engineering Inspector, Canley Service 1937-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gilmer, Harry
My Dad
Submitted by: Karen Powell

Gittings, AnnieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Gittings, PegSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Glasgow, R
Arc Welding Section, Tinsmiths, Canley c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gleed, Dave
Competition Dept. Service Dept. Allesley 1958-1980
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Glover, Emma
Final Finish 32 years Service (Approx 1941-1973)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Glover, John
My dad John Glover worked on the Stag. He used to pick me up from school in them great car brings back great memories. Experimental Dept.
Submitted by: Graham Glover

Glynn, R
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Goddard, Herbert
38 years' continuous service. Foreman of Car Despatch for 14 years. Was in earlier years employed as a delivery driver and demonstrator. Retired 1960 d. June 3, 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Godfrey, Ed
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Godfrey, Ralph
c1954 c1956 Security Officer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Goggings, Janet
Apprentice from 1979, Jonit with Jaguar and Standard Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Goldie, George
Paint Shop, Canley, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Goldie, John
Final Finish c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Golding, Frank
Chauffeur to Sir John Black
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Goodridge, ArchSubmitted by: Yvonne Griffin

Goodwin, Alan
I was transferred from Rover to Triumph as an apprentice when Rover Triumph were combined in about 1973. I believe myself and Roy Jolly were the first 2 to move between the companies. I worked in engineering on TR7 European spec car at Fletchnorth and went on to become a chassis development engineer and later working in press cars for many years with Martin Cox and Mike Brooks. Later went on to manage the Preparation of Fleet Demonstrators. Roy was on the drawing board and went on to show great engineering expertise in engine design at Canley, Longbridge and BMW. I left in 1988 after being seconded to ARCONA (Austin Rover North America) and went on to continue to manage the preparation of company cars and demonstrators when the operation was outsourced and based at Baginton and later Lawford Heath, Rugby.
Submitted by: Goodwin, Alan

Gorsuch
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gough, Bob
Trimmer 70's
Submitted by: Mark McCombie

Gough, Charlie
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Gough, Margaret
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Gould, Jimmy
35 years service. Machine Shop Joined Standard in 1915 Cash's Lane "was practically the first Gang Chargehand to be installed by the late Mr. S. O. Beaumont, Machine Shop Manager" Retired 1950 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gouldbourn, Ron
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Goult, P W
Service Training Supervisor (Cars) 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gowland, Jack
Stores, Fletch South 1963 (at least) 25 years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grace, James
Toolroom, No 1 Plant. Liverpool. 11 years service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grady, B
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grady, Michael
Honorary Technical Advisor to the Registrar. Left ST 1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grady, Mile
Apprentice Instructor More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Graham-White P
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Graham-White, P J
Manager of the Supplies Division. Supplies Director 1968 Supply Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Graham-White, Peter J
Joined Standard Triumph in 1940. Manager of Supplies Division, 1961 Supplies Director, 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Graham, C W
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

Granger, L
Body Drawing Office c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grant, Raymond Wallace
Service 1968-1973 d 16 January 1973 aged just 26
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grant, Roy
My ex father-in law Roy Grant worked there in the 70-80s
Submitted by: Carol Chamberlain

Grant, Tom
Fletch south maintenance. Tom Grant was Foreman
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Gray, Cynthia
Comptometer Operator c1958
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gray, W
Apprentice Supervisor, 1951
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Green, Charlie
I worked in the press shop
Submitted by: Charlie Green

Green, E A
1933. Chief body engineer with Standard Motor Co Source: The Times, Tuesday, Sep 26, 1933
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Green, Fred
My dad worked there in the 50's, 60's and 70's. His name was Fred Green and he was sales manager for overseas. Sadly he died in 1991.
Submitted by: Jenny Miranda Melo

Green, Jimmy (1)
35 years' service Retired 1946. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Green, Jimmy (2)
45 Years Service Started 1915 Retired 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Green, Julia
Clerk in the Postal department, Fletchamstead Highway 1972
Submitted by: Julia Green

Green, Mary
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Green, Paul
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. The guys who ran the training school were: Barry Jagger, Paul Green, Jack Selby and Cliff Johnson.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews

Green, Shirley
Supply Division c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Greenfield, Mrs
c1949/55 More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)

Greenway, Edward John
Toolmaker. Retired 1968 after 40 years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Greenwood Sturges, Angela
Typist Facilities Planning JRT Spares about 1975/6 later Secretary Industrial Relations then to Personel Director in Ivy Cottage Canley until June 1979 when I left to go live in Germany Loved working there, had fun. When I saw Cyril Morris name it tweaked my heart, I worked for him and Nick Crichton in Industrial relations
Submitted by: Angela Greenwood Sturges

Gregory, J
Main Trim Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gresswell, G
Wages Office c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grey, James (Jim)
Cutter Grinding Section at Radford Started 1920 retired 1960 (Aged 76) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grey, W
Apprentice Supervisor, c1954 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grierson, Bert
Electrical engineer, Canley Maintenance More
Submitted by: Terry Donnelly

Griffin, Gilbert Submitted by: Carole Carbery nee Griffin

Griffin, J
Chief Order Clerk. Spares Section, Service Division c1947
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, Jack
Shop Steward, Assembly Shop. TR Section c1959 Find out more HERE
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, James Submitted by: Carole Carbery nee Griffin

Griffin, Jim
AUEW Convenor 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, Syd
c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Griffin, William
Spares Division, 13 years service d Oct 29, 1971 aged 62
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffiths, Arthur
21 Shop, Canley 12 years service. 1961-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffiths, Ivor
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Griffiths, Tom
23 Shop Final Finish
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grimes, Reginald Vaughan
Tile Hill. 20 years service. Died October 22, 1963 aged just 44.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grimston, Jock
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Grimwood, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Grinham, Edward (Ted)
Standard's Technical Chief 1931. Left for war service returning in 1945. Technical Director and retired as Deputy Managing Director in 1956 Retained as Consultant to Standard Motor Co. GRINHAM, Edward George M.I.Mech.E., M.S.A.E. Consultant to Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., since May, 1957. Consultant to Standard Motor Co., Ltd. since January, 1957. b: April 26, 1891, Gillingham, Kent. Educ: Rochester Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Vickers, Ltd., Erith, 1906-11; draughtsman, Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham, 1912-14; draughtsman, Arrol-Johnson, Ltd., Dumfries, 1914-16; Chief Draughtsman, Vulcan Motor Co., Southport, 1917-21; Chief Designer, Humber Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1921-30; Technical Director, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1930-41; General Manager, de Havilland Co., Ltd., Hatfield, 1941-43 ; Chief Engineer, Rootes Group, Coventry, 1943-45; Technical Director and Deputy Managing Director, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1945-56; retired December, 1956. Recreations: golf, fishing. Add: Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., Holbrook Lane, Foleshill, Coventry. T: Coventry 88733 ; and Holly Hill, Holly Lane, Balsall Common, Nr. Coventry. T: Berkswell 3204. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grubb, Howard
SC Axle engineer 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Grys, Walter
Fitters mate Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Guest, Sid
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Gun, Bill
Finisher, Herald Trim, Canley Gang 81. Retired 1973 after long service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gunn, Jimmy
Service Department, 1949
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Gutteridge, Ray
Ray worked for the Standard Motor Company for more than 42 years.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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  • Chris Edwards – Pollution Chemist - Chris Edwards  (29), an assistant pollution chemist at Fletch North, left Coventry to join Leyland Australia as a chemist.
  • Ron Benfield and Bill Timms - I recently received my addition of the Triumph Herald book thank you.  I am also interested in a photograph appearing on the “Submit Your Memories” slip that accompanied the book.
  • 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.
  • Bernard Spittle – Planning Department - Bernard Frank Spittle – Chief Planning Engineer, Australia.
  • Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery, KG, GCB, DSO - 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.
  • Factory Photo – Unknown Date - This grainy photograph sees Ivy Cottage at the very centre of the photo and the original dispatch area for finished vehicles to the left.
  • Body Shells - This photo shows finished body shells for the Stag and TR6.
  • 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.
  • My Standard Memories by Alan Evans Pt2 - The Canley and Fletchamstead areas were very busy every working day with thousands of people travelling to work at the Standard or other factories in the area.
  • My Standard Memories by Alan Evans Pt1 - I was born in Oldfield Road, Chapelfields in 1942. Many of the men who lived in our road worked at the Standard as it was only a short walk across Hearsall Common to the Canley factory.

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