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standard motors 1936Did you work at the Standard or Triumph – at Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Northey Road, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Standard 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. You may notice adverts on the site. You can help this site by clicking on them which supports the archive. Thank you.

List of Names (Surnames First)

There are currently 178 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Lack, H
Joined 1940. Maintenance Fletch South d 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Lakin, Victor
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1878 Place of Birth: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lamb, Albert
Liverpool 1968-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lamb, Bill
My Dad did....until it closed...Bill Lamb.
Submitted by: Connie Caldwell

Lamb, George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lambeth, Grace E
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1905 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lambie, Claude
My grandfather Claude Lambie worked on the Standard assembly line until the 1970's. Lots of happy memories.
Submitted by: Stephen Ryan

Lancaster, Bill
Radford and Tile Hill 1972-5
Submitted by: Bill Lancaster

Lancaster, Edward John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1865 Place of Birth: Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Landells, Allen

Lander, Harold
Tool Room
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lang, John
Tin Smith. Tile Hill Factory in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Bob Owens

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

Langford, Margaret
CKD, c1968 17 years prior service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Lanigan, John
Engine machine shop
Submitted by: Mike Shirley

Lapworth, John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1877 Place of Birth: Atherstone, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lardner, Derek A
Section Leader. Engine design team.
Submitted by: Bleddyn Jenkins

Larkin, Cyril
Tinsmith More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Larner, Albert Sidney
Machine Tool Miller 12A Shop 10 years Service Died aged just 47, 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Latchford, Denis
Electrical Team More
Submitted by: Michael Hales

Latham, Christopher
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1874 Place of Birth: Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Launchberry, Neil
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Laurence, B
City & Guilds exam success. London Service Depot c1973 Law, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Law, Stan
Paint Shop, Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Nigel West

Lawlor, Pat
My Dad
Submitted by: Sharon Hunt

Lawrance, Hubert George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1906 Place of Birth: Swindon, Wiltshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lawrance, Hubert John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: Pewsey, Wiltshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lawrence, H
“A” MACHINE SHOP, CASH'S LANE. c1931
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lawrence, Percy Robert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Bilston, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lawrence, Ralph
Cost Office Manager c1960's (submitted by Peter Russell) My Section Leader was Ralf Lawrence who seemed to know absolutely every company part number by heart! (submitted by Philip Moore)
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Lawrence, Vicky
Worked at Fletchamstead in the purchasing department boss was Mr Taberner, then in Canley in the control room, boss was Fergus altogether from 1963-1966
Submitted by: Vicky Smith (nee Lawrence)

Lawson, David
From School in 1957 until the plant closed
Submitted by: Alan Evans

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

Lawton, Jim
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Lawton, Reginald Anthony (Tom)
Worked at Canley for many years, think it was on the inspection.
Submitted by: Gillian Newman (Lawton) Daughter

Laxon, Sidney
50 Years Service Accounts/Costs Office Started 1918 (aged 14) Retired 1968 More
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Layfield, Malcolm
Junior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lazenby, J
Tinsmiths, Canley c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lea, Bill
My dad Bill Lea, and uncles Joe and Stan Lea work at the Standard
Submitted by: Lynette McIntyre

Lea, Bill (2)
18 years service Radford. Retired 1968 More ED COMMENT: Is this the same Bill Lea as already supplied?
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lea, Frank
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1869 Place of Birth: Wollaston, Worcestershire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lea, Joe
My dad Bill Lea, and uncles Joe and Stan Lea worked at the Standard
Submitted by: Lynette Mcintyre

Lea, Stan
My dad Bill Lea, and uncles Joe and Stan Lea worked at the Standard
Submitted by: Lynette McIntyre

Leach, Joe
Pipebender Chargehand Welding Shop More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Leach, Mick
Engine prototype build More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leadbetter, Harry
Worked nights, Tile Hill. Coventry. 60's 70's
Submitted by: Jacqueline Clark

Leaver, Frank J
32 Years Service (approx 1941 - 1973) Ref c1948, Banner Lane Costs Office c1954 Update: Cost Accountant August 1960 32 Years Service Chief Cost Accountant, 1968 Retired as Chief Cost Accountant, April 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive/Tom Braund

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, Charles Henry
15 Years Service. Retired 1957 Died October 14th, 1963 aged 72.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lee, Chris
Apprentice 1973
Submitted by: Alan McNutt

Lee, Fred
Tile Hill Security Staff c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lee, J
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot, Western Ave. Lee, Jack
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1888 Place of Birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lee, Ken
Worked as a bodymaker in the Competition Department and lived in Kenilworth. More
Submitted by: Martin Cox

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 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

Lee, William Charles
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth: Ashow, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leech, Brian
Experimental apprentice. I married Mick Leech in September 1965 and pictures of us both appeared in the Standard News. Mick worked in Experimental. His brother Brian served his apprenticeship there and his younger brother worked on Coach building. His dad, Joe, worked there for years but sorry, can't remember what department. More
Submitted by: Anne Leech

Leech, Joe
I married Mick Leech in September 1965 and pictures of us both appeared in the Standard News. Mick worked in Experimental. His brother Brian served his apprenticeship there and his younger brother worked on Coach building. His dad, Joe, worked there for years but sorry, can't remember what department. More
Submitted by: Anne Leech

Leech, Mick
Experimental. I married Mick Leech in September 1965 and pictures of us both appeared in the Standard News. Mick worked in Experimental. His brother Brian served his apprenticeship there and his younger brother worked on Coach building. His dad, Joe, worked there for years but sorry, can't remember what department. More
Submitted by: Anne Leech

Leedham, Roger
I worked with Jim Macquarie at the Standard Triumph along with Terry Briggs and Roger Leedham
Submitted by: David Trivett

Lees, Stan
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More

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

Leeson, Hilda
c1948 Finishing Dept. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leigh, Francis Dudley
3rd Baron Leigh (1885-1938), investor in Deasy, Austin and connected with Stoneleigh Motors. Director and chairman of Standard
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leiley, Walter
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: North Walsham, Norfolk, England
Submitted by: Standard 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. Paint Operative Service 1954-1972
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

Lenihan, Margaret
Typist
Submitted by: Margaret Dent

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

Lenton, Gladys Ivy
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1900 Place of Birth: Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lenton, Josiah
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1898 Place of Birth: Walsgrave on Sowe, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lenton, Mr
Foreman Engine Assembly (Early years) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lenton, W
New Assembly Hall Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leonard, Albert
Inspector, Forward Radiator, worked in the Cherry Wood Road factory. Health and safety, track inspection.
Submitted by: Michael John Newcombe

Leopold, Anne
Accounts
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Leopold, Dave
Homologation Department at Fletch North c1973 to 1980
Submitted by: Denise Hodges (nee Amphlett)

Lestrange, Susan
Costs Department c1969-1970 More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

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

Lewis, 'Janto'
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lewis, Dennis
My Grandfather worked on the boilers, I believe he was a stoker.
Submitted by: Matthew Lewis

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, James (Jack)
Boiilerhouse, Fletch South c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lewis, L
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Lewis, Martin
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Leybourne, James Cambell
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1877 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Leybourne, JimmySubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Liessman, Gustav
When Standard lost the Massey Ferguson contract I moved to Standard Triumph, where I worked in the Plating laboratory at Canley, the Research and Development laboratory at Fletch. South (this laboratory was managed by Gustav Liessman, an ex-German POW parachutist, who stayed on after the war – he was very influential on my training), the heat treatment laboratories at Fletch South and Radford and the Non Metallic laboratory at Fletch North. More
Submitted by: Terry Elliott

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

Lilley, Jennifer
Assistant Storekeeper. Canley Canteen. 18 years service: 1955-1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lillie, Ken
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lilly, Brenda
Salaries Daughter of Peter Lilly - MD
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Lilly, Peter
Plant Director, 1973
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Limebeer, Geoff
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lincoln, George
Fireman
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Lindsay, JimSubmitted by: Mary Pontin

Line, Bertie
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1888 Place of Birth: Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ling, W
Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Ref 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lipscombe, Diana
Telephone Operator c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lissaman, D
c1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lissaman, Ray
Retired worked in Toolroom at Canley and Fletchamstead.I recognise many of the names on the web site, including track workers where we did the tracking fixtures. Many stories from the war and after were told by my fellow workers and my father Sid, chargehand Turner. The works children's parties used to be a feature every Xmas, we had to go through air frames to get to the canteen for the food. Playing on the field at the back of the social club and on the swings and slides ,now gone. I remember the crashed biplane on the field and the dances that continued through the war as my mother was barmaid and had to take me as my father was on ARP duties at night. I used to sing to the lads in the bar off the counter
Submitted by: Ray Lissaman

Lissaman, Ray
Toolmaker
Submitted by: Ray Lissaman

List, Mike
Castings & Forgings Buyer
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Litchfield, Harry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1897 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Litchfield, Leonard
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1900 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Litchfield, Paul
I was a technical apprentice from 1964-69. I well remember Geoff Smith and others in your archive. More
Submitted by: Paul Litchfield

Little, Herbert Douglas
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1885 Place of Birth: Brighton, Sussex, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Littleford, Dave
Staff Relations Manager IVY COTTAGE, HR
Submitted by: Bob Owens

Livesey, Frederick
Two days after celebrating his diamond wedding, Mr. Frederick Livesey died in hospital at Exhall on May 16, 1960 aged 83. Mr Livesey retired in 1951, after 21 years' service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Lloyd-Ward (Mr)
Salaries (Surname not known)
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Lloyd, D Mrs
Recreation Club Office c1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, Jessie Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, John
Joined 1946 rig test technician in the test section of the experimental department at Banner Lane. Late fifties he was Manager of the Experimental Department. Director, Chief Engineer of Triumph from 1966 to 1974 Engineering Director of Rover Triumph until he retired in 1980 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, Lenard
John Lloyd’s brother Len was a foreman in engine assembly No 2 shop in the 1960s.. He was responsible for No 5 line where the slant 4 and V8 engines were built. - David Mileham Len was Johns dad - Susan Emily Freemantle
Submitted by: David Mileham

Lloyd, Leo Joseph
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1896 Place of Birth: Bilston, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, MelvinSubmitted by: Bill Langford

Lloyd, Mrs
Canley Canteen, during 1939-1940 war More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lloyd, Steve
I worked at triumph and found this very interesting
Submitted by: Steve Lloyd

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

Lloyd, Thomas
Body Builder. 13 Years Service d 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lockley, Freda
Aircraft tappet inspection. 44/45 Employee check number 3952. Married after leaving Standard and became Spraggett
Submitted by: Peter Lockley

Loftus, Geoffrey James
Engine Assembly, Canley Joined 1963 d. Nov 1st, 1968 aged 48
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lole, EricSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Lomas, EricSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Lopuszanska, Asia
Postal Clerk, Canley Left October 1966 Lord, Ernest Edward
44 years service, Fletch South Died September 29, 1963 aged 62
Submitted by: Standard 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

Lord, George
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1906 Place of Birth: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lord, Tony
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Loughran, Rachel
Costs Department c1969-1970 More
Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)

Loughran, William
Worked at Radford - rear axles until 1974
Submitted by: Susan Loughran

Loughron, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

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

Lovatt, Terry
Welder Canley, 10 years service. Emigrated to South Africa 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Love, Arthur Leslie
He was my father, and sadly died with dementia two years ago. He was a Daimler trained Tinsmith. 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: Melanie Jane Mullett

Love, Jim
Staff Relations Ivy Cottage HR
Submitted by: Bob Owens


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

Lovering, John (Jack)
Vehicle Test/Rectification & Emissions Dept at Canley, 1973-1987 approx. Died 21/09/2017 aged 94.
Submitted by: Martin Lovering

Lowe (Mr)
Works Engineer, No. 1 Shadow Factory, 1938
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lowe, F
of 14, Melville Road. Coventry. Enlisted in the Sherwood Foresters, shown as Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. Served in the Lancers and was a Reservist: formerly employed by Standard Co. —Killed (buried at Bray Dunes - Nr Dunkirk ED) 29th May 1940 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lowe, H
Electrical Development Engineer Executive 1955 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lowe, Trevor
Rocket Range at Canley on Inspection. Mid sixties to 1976.
Submitted by: Carol Lowe

Lowe, Vic
Treasurer, Works Branch British Legion 36 years with Standard Triumph Aged 74 in 1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Lowrie, Hughie G
Experimental Department. c1958 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lucas, Herbert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1880 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lucas, J
Foreman Axle Assembly in Radford. c1969/70
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Lucie, Simon
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ludford, Mrs
Inspection. Trim c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ludford, SylviaSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Luff, Walter Fisher
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1892 Place of Birth: Flash, Staffordshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lumkin, Keith
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lumsden, John
Allesley Service Dept
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lunt, Janet
Secretary, Fletch South c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Luxton, TonySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Lynch, Arthur
Manager, Apprentice Training (Rover/Triumph) Ref 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lynch, George William
28 Years Service Retired 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lynch, Tom
Allesley. Read More Here
Submitted by: Stu Huffer

Lynch, Tommy
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lynes, Alan
Chief Buyer - Production Purchasing 1970's until about 1981. Transferred to Land Rover Solihull.
Submitted by: John Cremins

Lynes, Arthur
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1891 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Lyons, Bill
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith


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  • Tony Gibbs – Cost Office - Following on from the Cost Office Part 1 (Part 2 to follow shortly), this little snippet has been found from 1979.
  • Tom Neary – Maintenance Department - Tom Neary , of Maintenance Department, Canley, was presented with a sum of money from the department when he retired after many years’ service. Mr. E. K. Wadsworth, Works Engineer, made the presentation.
  • Mark McCombie - I started work at Standard Triumph in the summer of 1971 working at the Tile Hill training school. I progressed to become a trimmer working at Canley and also at the Service Department at Allesley.
  • Ivy Cottage – Demolition - A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage.
  • Cliff Frost - Cliff was born on the 9th March 1932 to Arthur and Sylvia Frost. Cliff was the third of four children. He had an elder brother called Arthur, but called Mick for his entire life, and an older sister Joan. A couple of years after Cliff had arrived the youngest of the siblings, Trevor was born.
  • 1950’s Wages Agreement - Directors from Standard Triumph and representatives from the Trade Union sign the new wages agreement.
  • Senior Executives - A good period photo from 1954 showing for senior Standard Triumph executives.
  • Thomas Joseph Mulrennan Pt 2 - A great series of photos featuring Thomas Joseph Mulrennan from Standard Triumph before emigrating to Australia.
  • Increased Sales 1936 - Period advert from November 1936
  • Garry Owen (Junior) - In the sixties the Standard Triumph apprentices would enter a float to all the local carnivals.
  • Costs Department Pt 1 - My name is Annemarie Mabbs was Annemarie Mckenna I started work on April 17th 1963 as a junior in the costs depart at Canley.
  • Recognise These Faces? - A remarkable set of colour factory photographs have emerged from 1959
  • Pubs: The Fletch - Located on the Fletchamstead Highway, The Fletch was immediately opposite the main Fletch South/North buildings. 
  • Standard Cinema - A period aerial photograph of the Standard Cinema from 1946.
  • Recognise This Face? - This photo was from early 1959 and often, Standard Triumph pulled a ‘model’ from one of the works departments. Do you recognise her?
  • Recognise These Faces? - This looks like the Competition Department – Can you recognise these people?
  • Recognise This Face? - Final Finish perhaps? Taken from a still from a period film in 1965. Do you recognise this lady?

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