Introduction

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.

To add a name, click on the ‘Submit a Name’ link below.
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!
PLEASE NOTE: By using the ‘submit name’ element on the site we DO NOT get any record of you or your email and sometimes we’d love to get in touch with you, but we can’t! Please either drop your email details on the entry (don’t worry we won’t publish that) or a separate email to say hello. Thank you.

List of Names

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There are 35 names in this directory beginning with the letter J.
Jackman, Bernard
Managing Director of Rover Triumph, 1973-1975
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, H.H
c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Jackson, R S
Production Control
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jacques, Bill
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

James, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

James, Joan
Secretary Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

James, Walter
Nickname Nobby my dad worked at the Standard and the Morris
Submitted by: Sandra James

James, Walter (Nobby)
Nobby aka Walter James
Submitted by: Sandra James

Jaques, Malc
My dad Malc Jaques worked there
Submitted by: Julie Tutchener

Jeanes, DavidSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Jeffcoate, CecilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jeffcoatt, Arthur (Paddy)

Jefferson, Alec C
Work on DUD Line final finish from 1962 to 1980
Submitted by: Alec c Jefferson

Jefferson, Alex H
Herald trim & finish 21 shop inspection foreman 1958 to the end !!
Submitted by: Alec C Jefferson

Jeffries, George
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jeffs, J C
Spares Production Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jennings, Edward
Fork lift driver Spares Dept Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Jennings, Fred
Rear axle inspector: I worked at Standard Triumph for 40 years, 27 of which were at the Capmartin Road site. At 16, I started doing my apprenticeship with Standard, working on the Vanguard, but then moved to Radford with the factory. I built the very first Herald through to the very last, only leaving when the plant closed in 1986. It was my job to make sure that nothing got through that wasn't perfect. I remember one car I owned where everything had to be replaced, except for the rear axle, that was the only thing that hadn't been changed!
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jennings, Jack
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Jennings, John (Jack)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jephcott, Arthur
Chargehand, Engine Assembly, 1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jerrams, Richard (Dick)
Sales conversion from approx 1970 to closure in 82
Submitted by: David Trivett

Johnston, Andy
Assembly Shop. Tile Hill. "It was a lovely place to work. There was great camaraderie. They weren't just colleagues, they were all your mates. It was a marvellous place to work."
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Joiner, Roy
Experimental dept
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Jolly, Roy
I was transferred for Rover to Triumph as an apprentice when Rover Triumph were combined in about 1973. Myself and Roy Jolly were the first 2 to move between the companies. Roy was on the drawing board and went on to show great engineering expertise in engine design at Canley, Longbridge and BMW.
Submitted by: Alan Goodwin

Jones, Bill
My dad worked there on nights for many years. Sadly he is no longer with us
Submitted by: Carol Wallen

Jones, Dennis
Worked in the Cost Office from 1963 to 1968
Submitted by: Dennis Jones

Jones, Douglas
My father - Douglas Jones, was born and raised in Coventry and spent his working life involved in the car industry. More 1936/67 - 1938
Submitted by: Ian Jones

Jones, Ernie
Chassis design
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jones, Frank
My dad worked there Frank Jones, 1970s I think it was, he also played for the bowls team xxx
Submitted by: Mandy Fellows

Jones, GeorgeSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Jones, John
My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the day it closed down permanently.
Submitted by: Ann-Marie Staples

Jones, Johnny
Foreman, Barb Line in the Rocket Range c1960's
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Jones, Ken
Production buyer in Fletch North
Submitted by: John Cremins

Jones, TomSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive


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We’d love you to get involved with this project. You can email us your info to iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk or post a name directly on the ‘submit name’ link.

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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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Memories

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LATEST POSTS

  • 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.
  • Standard Eight, Early Production - Excerpt from Standard Eight early production.
  • 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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