This Website was Launched February 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
There are 37 names in this directory beginning with the letter K.
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Worked in spares at Canley in the offices where Sainsbury's is nowSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
My dad worked thereSubmitted by: Jackie Kay-Finnegan
My name is Tony Keeling and I was at the Standard Triumph transferring from Morris Bodies which was part of British Leyland 1968. I was on the Rocket Range for some time and Final Finish later transferring to Press Cars after the Canley Site closed we all moved to Gaydon.Submitted by: Tony Keeling
Stylist. Service 1966 to 1997Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Kelly, Des Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Engineering Development Department
Powers Card RoomSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Credit Section c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
My beautiful little mum Rita Kelly worked there in the 60s painting the grills for the cars. She left in 1964 to have meSubmitted by: Carole Flynn
Electricians mate. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80Submitted by: Alwyne Bates
Paint SprayerSubmitted by: Alan Keeling
Press ShopSubmitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden
Tool Room, Banner Lane c1959
Chairman of the Bowls ClubSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Kennedy, PatSubmitted by: Alex Murray Kennedy, Roger
Draughtsman worked at Auto Body Designs in Dunstable part of British Leyland working on detail drawings and schemes for the code name "Bullet" But support was required in the main drawing office at Canley close to the launch there four of us from Dunstable used to travel daily to Coventry to assist with the last minute designs required. As a young motor enthusiast I was very excited to be able to walk round the factory and go to the design studio. I was very sad when I was called back to the office in Dunstable due to pay negotiation at CanleySubmitted by: Roger Kennedy
My father Harold Kent worked in the rocket range. He was there till the very end. Very sad how it closed downSubmitted by: Richard Kent
Kerridge, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon Key, W G
Supply Executive, c1961Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Keyte, George William
Production Paint Supervisor. Joined the company in 1956 and was in charge of the new paint shop c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
1973 started in the Rig Test Dept at Fletch North, then Prototype Build. Left Rover Group in 1999.Submitted by: Brian King
King, PatrickSubmitted by: Alan Bateman King, Peter Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker
Engineering Development Department
King, RodSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin Kinnond Jack
36 years serviceSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
I started there in 1952 packing parts for cars to be made in Australia, New Zealand, India. Then I moved to the trim shop and was there for 18 years altogether. Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
I joined in August 1958, working in the Experimental Workshop Stores at Banner Lane where the final prototypes of the soon to be launched Triumph Herald were being made and tested.rnrnAfter a few months, I signed up for a five-year Apprenticeship and enjoyed a very interesting time working in the following locations; Gearbox Assembly at Fletch South, working on the assembly and testing of gearboxes, Engine Assembly at Canley, working on the assembly line and in the rectification area, Chassis Drawing Office at Fletch North in the Engineering Department, working with Draughtsmen and Design Engineers, Service Workshop and Repair Shop at Allesley, working on car maintenance and servicing, and accident repairs. Technical Publications Department at Banner Lane, Radford and Allesley, working on the preparation of Operator Instruction Handbooks and Workshop Service Manuals.rnThis provided me with excellent engineering knowledge and experience for the future working with very dedicated and helpful people.
Aug 1958 to Dec 1963Submitted by: John Kirkham
Kirkham, Tom Submitted by: Michael Winterton
(My grandad) Started in March 1941 and retired on 24th March 1979 (38 years). When he started they were making the DeHavilland Mosquito fighter/bomber - then he worked on sequencing the track - Vanguard / Mayflower / Renown / Standard 8 & 10. Also spent time at Banner Lane (Standard were there for a while) Worked for many years in the Specification office (Fletch North) and was a supervisor when he retired - died in July 1984 (aged 66)
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My mum Kathleen Bryant (nee Kitt) was a cleaner, I think she cleaned in Ivy Cottage, and I think Sir John Blacks office. She used to bring home discarded drawings, blue, printed on cotton material, when washed made lovely hankies!!!Submitted by: Ann Reece
Crankshaft shop at Canley Supervisor.
Retired in 1948. Submitted by: Luke Garland
c1954Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Knight, LenSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Knott, Frank
SuperintendentSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Knott, Joseph Norman
My father. I believe he was a parts executive in Coventry, I believe. He left in the mid 1970s. He bought my mother a beautiful dark green Herald convertible, but sadly they did not keep that car. I would love to have it now!Submitted by: Jane Keathley
My dad worked at the standard Truimph Plant Canley on, I believe, the final finish line? I am not sure what cars my dad worked on but I believe they included the herald and the spitfire? My dad worked at the Canley Plant from 1960 to 1980/1 and took redundancy from the plant which I believe at that time was then British Leyland. My dad was from Falkirk in Scotland and came down to Coventry in 1960s to find work. My dad was by trade a coach builder/carpenter. After taking redundancy my dad returned to Falkirk and now has passed away in 2003. Thank you. Mr James Knox (son)Submitted by: James Knox
From 1945 Reg worked for Armstrong Whitworth at Baginton and at Standard Triumph (later Rover) until he retired.Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
I was a maintenance electrician at the Canley plant mid to late 70's, best job I ever had looking back on it.Submitted by: Marko Krnjulac
We’d love you to get involved with this project. You can email us your info to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a name directly on the ‘submit name’ link.
September 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,260 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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