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
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.
I worked with Jim Macquarie at the Standard Triumph along with Terry Briggs and Roger LeedhamSubmitted by: David Trivett
Storekeeper, Plating Shop c1961Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
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.
Service 1954-1972Submitted by: Margaret Lenehan
Lenehan, TomSubmitted by: James Burke Lenehan, Veronica
Worked in offices for Max Tyzick until about 1968 or 69Submitted by: Veronica Lenehan Reed
TypistSubmitted by: Margaret Dent
Lenton, G Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Deputy Superintendent, Machine Shop, 1961
Lenton, Mr Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Foreman Engine Assembly (Early years)
New Assembly Hall
Retired Feb/March 1979Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
AccountsSubmitted by: Peter Russell
Homologation Department at Fletch North
c1973 to 1980Submitted by: Denise Hodges (nee Amphlett)
Lestrange, Susan Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)
Costs Department c1969-1970
Levin, R E
Engineering Division, Fletch North c1966Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
c1929Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
My Grandfather worked on the boilers, I believe he was a stoker.Submitted by: Matthew Lewis
My late dad worked in the Press Shop. Retired about 1971.Submitted by: Dilwyn Lewis
c1940. Engine Shop 3XA. Chargehand.
Gear Cutting. Harry cut gears for Captain Scott's Polar Expedition.Submitted by: Jean Mason
Works rally driverSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Lewis, James (Jack)
Boiilerhouse, Fletch South c1960Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
c1929Submitted 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
Manager, Vehicle Sales c1973rnSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Assistant Storekeeper. Canley Canteen.
18 years service: 1955-1973Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Daughter of Peter Lilly - MDSubmitted by: Tom Braund
Plant Director, 1973Submitted by: Tom Braund
FiremanSubmitted by: Gary Daffron
Lindsay, JimSubmitted by: Mary Pontin Lipscombe, Diana Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Telephone Operator c1963
c1963Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Castings & Forgings
BuyerSubmitted by: Peter Russell
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' serviceSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Lloyd D (Mrs)
Spares Fletch South c1961Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
(Surname not known)Submitted by: Tom Braund
Lloyd, D Mrs
Recreation Club Office
c1971Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Lloyd, Jessie Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive Lloyd, LenardSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive Lloyd, MelvinSubmitted by: Bill Langford Lloyd, Mrs Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Canley Canteen, during 1939-1940 war
I worked at triumph and found this very interestingSubmitted by: Steve Lloyd
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
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
Body Builder. 13 Years Service
d 1972Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Aircraft tappet inspection. 44/45
Employee check number 3952.
Married after leaving Standard and became SpraggettSubmitted by: Peter Lockley
Loftus, Geoffrey James
Engine Assembly, Canley
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 Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
1968 -1979 Engineering and Technical publications
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Postal Clerk, Canley
Left October 1966
Lord, Ernest Edward
44 years service, Fletch South
Died September 29, 1963 aged 62Submitted 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
Loughran, Rachel Submitted by: Annemarie Mabbs (nee Mckenna)
Costs Department c1969-1970
Loughron, ?Submitted by: Martin Murphy Lovatt, Maurice Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Banner Lane, 1958 Herald Project Engineer
Welder Canley, 10 years service.
Emigrated to South Africa 1973Submitted 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
Lovegrove, Frank Lovell, BillSubmitted 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
Works Engineer, No. 1 Shadow Factory, 1938Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Rocket Range at Canley on Inspection.
Mid sixties to 1976.Submitted by: Carol Lowe
Treasurer, Works Branch British Legion
36 years with Standard Triumph
Aged 74 in 1968Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Lowrie, G A
Spares Division 1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Lowrie, H G
Experimental Department. c1958Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Foreman Axle Assembly in Radford. c1969/70Submitted by: Dave Smith
Ludford, Mrs Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Ludford, SylviaSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon Lumsden, John
Allesley Service DeptSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Luson, Arthur S
Private secretary to Chairman Sir John Black c1953
Service 1948-1974Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Luxton, TonySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin Lynch, George William
28 Years Service
Retired 1966Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Lynch, TomSubmitted by: Stu Huffer Lynes, Alan
Chief Buyer - Production Purchasing 1970's until about 1981. Transferred to Land Rover Solihull.Submitted by: John Cremins
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68Submitted by: Dave Smith
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