Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966
I started from school at 15 in 1960 as a trainee in the body shop, my foreman was a very nice man named Charlie Fisher. Shortly after we moved to a body shop at Torrington Ave in Tile hill. After about 5 years I moved to 15 shop, then I moved to the paint shop on inspection. My last move was to the final finish, I left in 1978 to pursue other interests. My first car in 1962 was a herald coupe in grey and white, I have many happy memories in that car. I find your web site very interesting.Submitted by: Christopher Gould
FINISHING DEPARTMENT, Canley
Honorary Technical Advisor to the Registrar. Left ST 1965Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Grady, Mile Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Grady, Mr Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Vice-President, Standard Motors Branch British Legion, Chairman of the Benevolent Committee of the Legion Branch. He is a member of the Works Recreation Committee and has been with the Company for the past 16 years. (Ref 1952)
Grafton, Alexander Robert
Ref; September 1948.
Lived at 154 Canley Road. Coventry. A staff sergeant aged 45 (in 1948)Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Graham-White, Peter J
Joined Standard Triumph in 1940.
Manager of Supplies Division, 1961
Supplies Director, 1968Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Graham, Charles William Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
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.
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.'
Graham, Ted Submitted by: Lindsey Deacon
Ted Graham was a fitter /tester and worked for Sid Griffin in fletch North main engineering workshop
Body Drawing Office c1960Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Grant, A Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Standard Football Team 1959
Grant, Raymond Wallace
d 16 January 1973 aged just 26Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
My ex father-in law Roy Grant worked there in the 70-80sSubmitted by: Carol Chamberlain
Fletch south maintenance.
Tom Grant was ForemanSubmitted by: Alwyne Bates
Comptometer Operator c1958Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
I worked in the press shopSubmitted by: Charlie Green
Green, E A Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
1933. Chief body engineer with Standard Motor Co
Source: The Times, Tuesday, Sep 26, 1933
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) Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
35 years' service
Green, Jimmy (2) Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
45 Years Service
Clerk in the Postal department, Fletchamstead Highway 1972Submitted by: Julia Green
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Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966
Green, Paul S.
Submitted by: Steve Matthews
(Chief Instructor) at Tile Hill Training Centre, Coventry
I did my apprenticeship there 1973- 1977. The guys who ran the training school were: Barry Jagger, Paul Green, Jack Selby and Cliff Johnson.
Green, Phil Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Supply Division c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Greenaway, George Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Greenbank, S Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Ref 1952. Civil Defence Unit
Greenfield, MrsSubmitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton) Greenway, Edward John
Toolmaker. Retired 1968 after 40 years ServiceSubmitted 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
Retired Feb/March 1979Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Wages Office c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Grey, James (Jim) Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Cutter Grinding Section at Radford
Started 1920 retired 1960 (Aged 76)
Grey, William (Bill) Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Apprentice Supervisor, c1954
Grierson, Bert Submitted by: Terry Donnelly
Electrical engineer, Canley Maintenance
My dad Gil Griffin worked there at that time.Submitted by: Carole Carbery
Griffin, Gilbert Submitted by: Carole Carbery nee Griffin Griffin, J
Chief Order Clerk.
Spares Section, Service Division c1947Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Griffin, JackSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Griffin, James Submitted by: Carole Carbery nee Griffin Griffin, Jim
AUEW Convenor 1973Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Griffin, PeteSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive Griffin, Syd
c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Spares Division, 13 years service
d Oct 29, 1971 aged 62Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
21 Shop, Canley
12 years service.
1961-1973Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Griffiths, Charles Raymond
Paint shopSubmitted by: Dean Griffiths
Griffiths, Ivor Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
c1968 Canley (Triumph) Fire Officer
23 Shop Final FinishSubmitted 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
Grimsley, T Grimston, Jock
c1950Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Grimwood, ?Submitted by: Martin Murphy Grinham, Edward (Ted) Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
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.
Photo c 1930
SC Axle engineer 1950Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Fitters mate Maintenance Fletch SouthSubmitted by: Alwyne Bates
http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/mosquito-makers-2/Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
AccountsSubmitted by: Tom Braund
Gun, Bill Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Finisher, Herald Trim, Canley
Retired 1973 after long service
Gunn, Gladys Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Married to John (Jimmy) Gunn
Gunn, Jimmy Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Service 30 years
Joined 1925 London Depot and Park Royal
1936 transferred to Service Department, 1949
Ray worked for the Standard Motor Company for more than 42 years. Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Guy, William Ewart
William Ewart Guy had been a director of Guy Motors, Ltd., Wolverhampton, for many years, until his retirement through ill-health in 1951.
His technical education was obtained at Birmingham Technical College, and he served an apprenticeship with H. W. Ward and Company, Ltd., Birmingham, and the Lanchester Motor Company, Birmingham, and was later employed in the drawing offices of the Wolseley Motor Company, Birmingham, and the Standard Motor Company, Ltd., Coventry.
During the 1914-18 war he was a dispatch rider in the Royal Engineers, and just prior to being demobilized was in the Army Service Corps (Mechanical Transport) having risen to the rank of Major.
After leaving the Forces Mr. Guy acted as repairs and service manager, and production manager, with Guy Motors, and later became commercial director; he was also a director of the Sunbeam Trolleybus Company. For fifteen years he was closely associated with the technical administration of the War Office department dealing with mechanization, and with the design, development and production of military vehicles. His death occurred on 2nd May, 1954, at the age of fifty-six.Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
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Cutting the first sod of ground on the company golf course. Dated 1936. John Black can be seen with theRead more.
Sir John Black’s Car Accident
November 3rd, 1953 at Banner Lane. Sir John Black and Ken Richardson were testing the Swallow Doretti Prototype (Registration 623E).Read more.
Born 3rd July 1898, died 13th January 1988. Works rally driver, Experimental Manager 1934-1939, and General Manager 1940 under ThosRead more.
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Water Test Area
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