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There are 116 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Hackett, Arthur
My Dad was night superintendent over Canley Fletch and Radford! Arthur Hackett
Submitted by: Eileen Hollins

Hackett, Jean
I worked in the accounts dept. from 1961 until 1969. Mr Cannings was the supervisor of our office. My father Arthur Hackett was night superintendent for for about 30 years.
Submitted by: Jean Barnes (nee Hackett)

Hadley, Ken
Internal drivers/ferry drivers Foreman c1969
Submitted by: Austin Roberts

Halford, R
Standard Triumph Apprentice Association Chairman 1946-1948
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hammond, Martin
Buyer for presswork in Fletch North. Former apprentice mid 1970's to 1981 when transferred to Land Rover.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Hammond, Vic
Styling. Joined 1945 and left (to join Volvo) in 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hammond, Walter
Fitter Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hampton, A.A
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hancox, Bill
Coachwork
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hands, NormanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hannaby, Joe
My father in law Joe Hannaby worked there after Arley pit closed in 1968 into the 70s when he had to finish work due to ill health, he was a material handler
Submitted by: Trevor Allan

Hannessy, Pat
Southern Sales Manager c1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hanson, Alan
Planning Department
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Harding, William Henry (Harry)
Lived in Nuneaton and worked in the Herald Paint and Trim Stores. Worked from early sixties and until his death in 1976. Was a shop steward for T&GW union.
Submitted by: Brian W Harding (son)

Hardwick, John
Studied for a Full Technological Certificate at the Coventry Technical College during the 1960s alongside working at the Standard Triumph Motor Car Company
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hardy King, Anthony
Pipe Fitter (then Fitter foreman) Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hardy, Geoff
Trainee Finisher. Then track finisher (After age 21 )
Submitted by: Geoff Hardy

Harper, John
Warranty Department. 1965 onwards
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harratt, Dave
I worked on the barb line in the 70's also my father in law Reg Settle worked on the herald line for quite a few years
Submitted by: Dave Harratt

Harris, BrianSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Harris, Colin
c1965 Stock Control

Harris, Fergus
Worked in Production Purchase from mid to late 1970's. He also worked on Walsgrave Hospital radio as dj.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Harris, Fred
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Frederick George
My father was Frederick George Harris born in September 1913 in Oxford, but spent much of his youth in Bermuda Village, Nuneaton. He did work at Standard Triumph. You have a Fred Harris listed as c1929. Could this be my father. I have no other information. (ED - We'll look into this)
Submitted by: Terry Harris

Harris, John
c1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Robert
Worked in the paint shop
Submitted by: Suzanne Harris

Harris, Roddy
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Harris, Roland
Experimental dept
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Harris, T
Internal Audit, Fletchamstead c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harris, Ted
Head of Security, Canley. (Source: Robin Penrice)

Harrison, A
No 2 Shop, Banner Lane c1959 Secretary Bowls Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harrison, C
1920. Crankshaft grinder, foreman. Cash's Lane
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harte, June
Working in production purchasing. Keen Coventry City fan. Worked with me in 1977 to 1981
Submitted by: John Cremins

Hartley, AlanSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hartley, John William
My great-grandfather worked as an Inspector at the Standard Motor Company, Canley from 1924
Submitted by: Jamie Sullivan

Hartley, Ramsay 'Mac'
Like his father, Mac eventually joined the Standard Motor Company. He worked his way up to Chargehand and Foreman during the Fifties. He was based at the Radford Machine Shop for over two decades as Night Foreman. He enjoyed a close relationship with colleagues from all walks of life and over the years shared in the lives of men and women who knew him simply as 'Mac'. He was quite a storyteller. He related stories about his childhood days like playing pitch-and-toss, and winning, on his way to school. He told stories about his years at sea, tales which would keep those around him spellbound. He told stories about the goings on during the nightshift at the car factory. In his younger days Mac was a keen and successful darts player in the many local pubs and clubs around Tile Hill and Burton Green. He travelled to pubs and to work every day on his push bike and motor bike. On one occasion, returning home after a night on the ale, he parked his bike in someone else's garden, only realising his mistake when he was chased from their garden by a fierce dog. Mac was described by those who knew him well as a 'sound bloke'. Everyone knew if they needed a favour or wanted to borrow tolls or a few quid, they were always welcome at his home. If you locked yourself out, Mac would find a way in, one way or another. Until parting with his car at the age of seventy, you would often have found Mac on his driveway, wearing overalls, under a car, covered with grease and oil; or in his garage, fixing things or making his own designed replacement parts on his lathe.
Submitted by: Jamie Sullivan

Hartnett, MichaelSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Harvey, BrianSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Harvey, John
Worked on 2000, Dolomite, Stag in 60s 70s on the Exhausts with John Harvey, great team we had it sewn up. good times
Submitted by: John Thomas

Harvey, Rod
c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

HATHAWAY, Lawrence
Pupil with Triumph Motor Co., 1921-24; then joined Hotchkiss et Cie, Paris; returned to England and worked in Experimental Department of Standard Motor Co., until becoming a draughtsman with Bristol Aeroplane Co. in 1930; joined experimental staff of Humber-Hillman 1931, Coventry Climax Engines, Ltd., as experimental engineer, 1933, and S.S. Cars, Ltd., as experimental engineer in 1935; became Chief Engineer, Coventry Climax, in 1938, and served on the Board of Directors, 1942-46
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Haworth, H N
Hon Treasurer of Standard Cricket Club c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hay, Ray
Service Engineer c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Haycock, Albert
Painter Foreman Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hayden, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Hayes, LesSubmitted by: Eileen Hollins

Healey, Donald
Born 3rd July 1898, died 13th January 1988. Works rally driver, Experimental Manager 1934-1939, and General Manager 1940 under Thos Ward's ownership. Responsible for the Triumph Southern Cross and straight-eight Triumph Dolomite. Joined Triumph in 1933.
Submitted by: Mike Costigan

Heath, Jack
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Heath, Pat
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Heathcote, Kit
Technical Office (After) PA to Ken Richardson
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hebbard, Harry
Apprentice 1959 Captain of the Standard (Apprentice) football team
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hedley, P
Personnel Manager, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hemmings, Fred
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hems, Leslie
Worked in the paint shop at Canley until approximately 1987
Submitted by: Cathy Hems

Henderson Arthur
Forman paint inspection
Submitted by: Brian Henderson

Henderson, Ray
Engineering Specialist. Experimental Service 1943 - 1986
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

HERBERT, Arthur Geoffrey Shirley
b: August 15, 1902 Machine shop and material control superintendent, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. (Aero Engine Division), 1936-39; Invalided out of Royal Navy. 1920; served apprenticeship with Gloster Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1921-25; and draughtsman with Blackburn Aeroplane Co., Ltd., 1925-28; Senior Draughtsman, with Sir W. G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Co., Ltd., 1928-33; Salesman with Alexander Duckham and Co., Ltd., 1933-35; machine shop and material control super intendent, Standard Motor Co., Ltd. (Aero Engine Division), 1936-39; Works Manager, Lodge Plugs, Ltd., 1939-50; Overseas Production Manager with Harry Ferguson, Ltd., 1950-53; General Manager, Production Division with Harry Ferguson, Ltd., 1953-54; Overseas Production Manager, The Rover Co., Ltd., 1954-56.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Herbert, G
Commander G. Herbert. Sales Director 1935-1936
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hickman, Bert
New car despatch
Submitted by: Paul Bagley

Hicks, V R
Company Secretary Standard and Triumph Sales Ltd (1953) London Standard House, 37, Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, London
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Higgs, Ewart
Member of Wolvey Bowls Club

Higgs, HellenSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Higham, Frank Edward
Home Sales Director. Joined Company in 1936, Director from 1953 More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hill, Alan B
Publicity Production. Retired 1961 after 33 years with the company. Started as Advertising and Publicity Manager in 1928. First editor of Standard and Standard Triumph Review
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hill, John
Roller test. (Testing cars at the end of the track in rocket range). And the emission control for export cars
Submitted by: John Hill

Hilliar, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Hills, Jacqueline
I worked there for Mr. Bernard Roberts, the Sales Manager and I bought a 13/60 (hard top) off the Fleet! Navy blue, posh dashboard, I was the bees knees! I was Secretary to Mr. Bernard Roberts (Fletchamstead Highway). Sales Manager. We had a front office! Mr. Roberts was under Sales Director Lyndon Mills. Mr. Roberts was very "abrupt" and one day I had the courage to say to him "say please"!? The following day to staggered through the office door (he was only a little man) with this enormous bouquet of flowers for me to say sorry!! I also bought a navy blue Triumph Herald, a year old, off the Fleet! It had a posh dashboard!
Submitted by: Jacqueline Hills

Hilton, J
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hilton, JanetSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hind, W
Engineering design drawing office at Fletch North as a gear specialist on transmission for gearboxes. Late 1950's till Closure More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Hindmarsh, John
In the spirit of the 'doing my bit' I obtained work at the Standard Motor Co factory, Canley, Coventry. I was first employed in the Time Office; to which all prospective employees reported. I looked so young the boss took pity on me and employed me there until I was 15, but did not disclose his reason at the time. Meanwhile I traversed this huge and diverse factory site each morning to collect each employee's 'clock card' for marking up and then returned same to the card holders in the afternoon. The factory's war production covered manufacture of the Blenheim Bomber and the De Haviland Mosquito Fighter/Bomber, together with military vehicle engine production and sundry items; employing some 4,500 personnel.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hinson, Donald
Engineering Department, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hinson, JeanSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Hirons, B (Mrs)
Spares c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hitchcox, Mark
I worked there in 79 on the dolomite and spitfire line worked on the last two spitfires to come off the line
Submitted by: Mark Hitchcox

Hitchins, Derek
I started in August 1959 and for over 20 happy years I worked in the new Assembly Hall known as the Rocket Range as a Line Inspector and over the years I was promoted to Quality Foreman. The Last Innsbruck
Submitted by: Derek Hitchins

Hobbins, Bill
My father Bill Hobbins was there possibly 1940's through to maybe middle 70's
Submitted by: Patricia Shimmell

Hobson, John
Fitter on the rocket range late sixties early seventies
Submitted by: Jane Hobson

HODGKINSON, Roger Patrick
Served apprenticeship with Daimler Co., Ltd., and Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1928-31 b: July 28, 1911 Joined Hollingdrake Automobile Co., Ltd., subsequently cost clerk, salesman, branch manager. Sales Manager and Sales Director. Served with R.A.S.C. during Second World War with rank of Major; taken prisoner with 18th Divn. at Singapore, February. 1942; demobilized January, 1946. Managing Director, Hollingdrake Auto mobile Co from 1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holbrook, Claude (Colonel)
1930s. MD
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holbrook, J H
Transport Executive, 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holbrook, Jim
Transport manager c1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holliday, J
Supply Divisional Manager, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holliday, R.J
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Holmes, Ernest Joseph
Groundsman, he retired in April 1948 after 17 years with the company.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Holmes, Paul
Worked there from the late 60s until he was made redundant in the 80s. He worked on the track and later on on snagging. He often used to travel to Honeybourne for snagging also as that is where they stock pilled the cars. At Christmas we used to recieve presents from the sports and social club.
Submitted by: Joanne Day - daughter

Holtom, Raymond
Foreman
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hong Kong Charlie
"Hong Kong Charlie ! I bought loads of stuff off him . His metal cupboard was like Aladins cave" Chris Dyne
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Hood, TimSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hope, Dorothy
Comptometer Operator. Offices More
Submitted by: Dorothy Hope

Hope, Geoffrey
Submitted by: Dorothy Hope

Hope, Jimmy
Gearbox Section Chargehand. 1965
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Hopkins, Doug
Fitter, Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hopkins, Keith
Publicity Department. Service 1954-1980 Director of Public Relations More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hopkins, Thomas
Maintenance. Fletch South
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hopkins, Tom
Fitter. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hopwood, JohnSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hough, George
Canley Offices, 1950
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Howard, Trevor
My dad worked their in the early 60s
Submitted by: Alan Howard

Howells, Ted
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Howey, Dick
Worked in finishing shop at Canley from 1957 to close
Submitted by: David hemings son in law

Howitt, Barbara
Welfare Officer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hubbard, Gordon
Worked in gearbox shop, latterly as an inspector started in 1950's and continued until retirement. Was treasurer of section social club and helped to organise days out and evening trips to big films in Birmingham. Bought a Mk 4 Vanguard on empty! Knee purchase scheme and later upgraded to 2000 Mk 1 Automatic. Also a member of Standard Triumph Caravan Club.
Submitted by: Phil Consadine, son in law

Hudges, T
Apprentice, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Hughes, John
Years of service: May 1950 to September 1980. Clock no. 21167. Started in the Re-conditioning department then moved to the gearbox machine shop at Fletchamstead South Works
Submitted by: John Hughes

Hughes, Leslie
I worked in 21 Shop, Canley, from 1963 until 1977. The New Assembly Hall was always called the `ROCKET RANGE` within the factory. At the end of the 2000 production, all the last cars were Estate versions. Carbodies (the company that turned the Saloon bodies into Estate cars) had a lot of bodies left over. Otherwise we normally only did 2 or 3 Estate cars a day. The 2000`s were fully fitted out , but were taken elsewhere to be mounted on their Engines, Gearboxes, and Axles, Etc.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunt, Dennis
Until 1977, personnel manager at Standard-Triumph; it was his job to present the company's cases.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Bill
Tinsmith. Service 1946-1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Terry
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hunter, Thomas Noel (Tommy)
Tommy worked in various departments between 1963 and 1978, ending his time there working in engine dispatch.
Submitted by: Garrett Hunter (son)

Hurst, George
Gearbox Assembly Foreman
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hutchinson, Pauline
Typist, Engineering Progress, Fletch North
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Hutt, Arthur
My Uncle Arthur Hutt who won the VC worked In The Stores There Along Time Ago http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/arthur-hutt/
Submitted by: Adrian Hilton

Hutt, Jackie
I worked at Standard Triumph/Leyland Cars from leaving get school in July 1969 to May 1979 when I left to have a baby. I worked in the Planning Department at Fletch North first as a copy typist, typing the instructions to make the cars, then onto being secretary to Mr Vic Ellis, the Production and Plant Engineering Manager. Like lots of other employees have said, it was a great place to work a day the money was OK too.
Submitted by: Jackie Hutt

Huxley, Brian
Maintenance stores. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Hylands, George
Competition Department
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive


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