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This Website Was Launched Feb 1, 2017
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 47 names in this directory beginning with the letter G.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gibbs, Tony
Cost Office c1979
Submitted by: 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

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

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

Godfrey, Ed
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Godfrey, R
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Julia
Postal worker

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

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

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

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

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

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, Syd
c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

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

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


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July 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,200 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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  • Coventry Car Day 9th September, 2017 - Share your stories with us from Standard Triumph – at the Coventry Car and Motorcycle Day Saturday 9th September, 2017 As part of the UK-Wide Heritage Open Weekend, Vehicles from Coventry’s finest factories built by Coventry’s finest generation will be assembling at Coombe Abbey Country Park and leaving (at 9.15am) to drive into Coventry City Centre for a day-long …
  • Home Guard - As an apprentice toolmaker, Thomas Cumberlidge was considered a far too valuable commodity to have his life put at risk in the regular army.
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  • Recreation Club – Jim Spain - When the last Triumph car left the assembly line at Coventry’s Canley plant the last workers were redeployed to other factories in the group.
  • Herald Pub – The Pub Sign - This pub was named after the Triumph Herald motor car, which was first built in 1959 in the Standard factory that stood on the other side of the railway line from the pub.
  • Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band - For Jim Cosgrove of Coundon, the skirl of the pipes was a familiar sound at home. Three members of his family were musicians in the famed Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band. My grandfather Jim Cosgrove was founder of the band when he came to Binley in 1936 to work at the colliery. He came …
  • Standard Vanguard, full-sized model - I worked for the Coventry Tile Company, one of the finest tile fixing firms in the country. One Saturday morning, I was sent to do a small tiling job at the Standard Motors factory. I arrived with my small tool bit, the tiles and other materials having been delivered the day before. I was instructed to …
  • Douglas Jones - My father – Douglas Jones, was born and raised in Coventry and spent his working life involved in the car industry (as did all his family).
  • Blitz - In the late spring of 1940 Germany was winning the war and had occupied France, poising to invade Britain. And my mother was dying.
  • Banner Lane and Massey Ferguson - During WW2 The Standard Motor Company had operated on behalf of the Government a new “shadow” factory making aero engines. This 1,000,000 sq ft (92.903 sq m) plant in Banner Lane, Coventry, stood idle once the war had ended and Standard’s managing director Sir John Black was anxious to find a use for it. Such a large empty …
  • Redundancy – Standard Motors 1956 - An excerpt from the House of Commons relating to redundant workers at Standard and their efforts for new employment.

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