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There are 44 names in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Laight, Richard
Worked as a trimmer in Herald shop,1972 till 1975 started first day for an hour and on strike next two days! Happy days.
Submitted by: Richard Laight

Lander, Harold
Tool Room
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Langdon, Mavis
Photos and more info to follow... Click here for more
Submitted by: Carmel Langdon

Langford, William James (Bill)
I was an apprentice from 1952 to 1957, when I emigrated to Canada with another ex-apprentice, Melvyn Lloyd. My Dad, William Thomas Langford (also 'Bill' of course!), worked at Canley for many years, retiring (I think) in 1966. Mel and I bought a 1956 TR3 between us in May of 1958, which we drove from Toronto to Mexico City and back in two weeks in 1958, and to San Francisco and back in two weeks in 1959. The car never gave us any trouble. In 1960 we traded it in on two brand-new TR3As (one each), picking them up in England when I returned that July to get married: Mel was my best man. I sold that car when I went to university in 1962, but bought a used 1967 TR4A and a (very) used 1960 TR3A in 1980. By then, though, they needed more upkeep than I was prepared to give them! Still love sports cars, and (dare I say it) I'm now on my second Mazda MX-5...- beautiful cars! My wife and I now live in Victoria, British Columbia, while Mel still lives in Toronto. Good luck with this project!
Submitted by: Bill Langford

Langford, William ThomasSubmitted by: Bill Langford

Law, Bill
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lawson, Thomas
Publicity Department. Joined the company in 1947 working as a guide for visitors until 1955.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Leaver, F.J
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leddington, Bert
My Dad, Bert Leddington worked there in the paint spraying bit
Submitted by: Heather Cox

Lee, Bob
Wish I had a pound for every time I came out the gates good old days great bunch of blokes great memories
Submitted by: Bob Lee

Lee, Ron (Sooty)
21 shop
Submitted by: Tom Lee

Lee, Tom
I worked in main trim then the new assembly hall My dad also worked there in 21 shop his name was ron lee better known as sooty
Submitted by: Tom Lee

Lee, Tony
High Speed Development Engineer. Lee was began working for Standard-Triumph in 1946, taking a short break to carry out his national service before returning to a position in the firm’s Test Rig department in 1947. He got on well working alongside Harry Webster and Walter Belgrove, progressing in his field and quickly becoming recognised as a young talent. One of his earliest projects involved performance testing the first car to be released by Triumph in the wake of the war, the 1800. His work eventually took him overseas to supervise the implementation of Triumph Herald production in Australia, before taking up the role of Chief Development Engineer. Despite having a hand in the development of most vehicles to emerge from Canley during his tenure, Lee became well known latterly for his involvement with the TR7 and TR8. He remained passionate about the cars long after his retirement in 1989. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Leeson, Albert
Storekeeper, Plating Shop c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lenehan, Thomas
Paint shop worker he worked there for a long while till his death in 1972 aged 62 years. He travelled to work on his bicycle.
Submitted by: Margaret Lenehan

Lenehan, TomSubmitted by: James Burke

Lenehan, Veronica
Worked in offices for Max Tyzick until about 1968 or 69
Submitted by: Veronica Lenehan Reed

Lenton, G
Apprentice 1929. Deputy Superintendent, Machine Shop, 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lever, F J
Chief Cost Accountant c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Levin, R E
Engineering Division, Fletch North c1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lewis, 'Janto'
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lewis, Edmund
My late dad worked in the Press Shop. Retired about 1971.
Submitted by: Dilwyn Lewis

Lewis, Harry
c1940. Engine Shop 3XA. Chargehand. Gear Cutting. Harry cut gears for Captain Scott's Polar Expedition.
Submitted by: Jean Mason

Lewis, Ian
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lewis, L
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Liggings, G, Miss
Secretary to J. H. Holbrook, Transport Executive c1961. At the time, Mis Liggings had been with the company for 22 years.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Liggins, Bernard
Manager, Vehicle Sales c1973rn
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lindsay, JimSubmitted by: Mary Pontin

Lloyd D (Mrs)
Spares Fletch South c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, John

Lloyd, MelvinSubmitted by: Bill Langford

Lloyd, Steven
Electrician .I started in 1976 and served my apprenticeship with the company. I completed in 1980 and worked as a maintenance electrician at Capmartin Rd until 86, I transferred back to Canley from 86 to 94 and moved to Gaydon where I am now.
Submitted by: Steven Lloyd

Lloyd, Ted
My father Ted Lloyd worked in New assembly hall on production line. I believe he started there in 68 or thereabouts. He took redundancy in 1980 when production was running down. He was known as 'Tambourine Ted.'
Submitted by: Steven Lloyd

Lole, EricSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Lombard, EdnaSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Longmore, Martin
1968 -1979 Engineering and Technical publications Read Martin's Life at Standard Triumph HERE
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lord, Frank Kershaw
Consultant, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., from January, 1959 b: April 5, 1893 Served apprenticeship with John Holroyd and Co., Ltd., Milnrow, 1908-14; served with Royal Flying Corps, 1914-18; on engine testing with W. H. Dorman and Co., Ltd., Stafford, 1919-23; ratefixer with James Archdale and Co., Ltd., Birmingham, 1923-25; chief process and planning engineer with Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry, 1925-35; Production Manager, Standard Motor Co. Ltd., 1936-50; Special Director (Plant), 1950-56; (Plant and Planning), 1956-58; member of Council, Production Engineering Research Association of Great Britain.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lovatt, Maurice
Experimental Department. Banner Lane, 1958 Herald Project Engineer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Love, Arthur
Sheet metal worker c1959 I was there from the start of the Herald, working as a sheet-metalworker in the Standard Triumph Service Department. "I was commissioned to cut the bodywork of a Triumph Herald Coupé* for the sake of advertising; I had to cut the bodywork from front to rear. * This car, or rather half a car, still exists at the Coventry Transport Museum.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lovell, Bill
Electrician More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lowrie, G A
Spares Division 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ludford, SylviaSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Luson, Arthur S
Private secretary to Chairman Sir John Black c1953 Service 1948-1974
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Luxton, TonySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

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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.
  • 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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