Introduction

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!
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List of Names

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There are 113 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
Macartney, Charles
Joined The Standard Motor Company in 1921 as a mechanic in the Coventry Service Department

http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/charles-and-john-macartney/

Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Macartney, John
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Macaulay, M
Tinsmiths, Canley 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Macintosh, Donald AlexanderSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mackey, George
My father and aunt worked there George and Ruby Mackey
Submitted by: Eve Bradley

Mackey, Ruby
My father and aunt worked there George and Ruby Mackey
Submitted by: Eve Bradley

Mackinson, Les
Experimental Shop c1958 Foreman
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Madden, Andy
My 2 bros worked there . Tommy and Andy Madden ( andy is 82 now )
Submitted by: Maureen Ansell

Madden, Tomy
My 2 bros worked there . Tommy and Andy Madden ( andy is 82 now )
Submitted by: Maureen Ansell

Magee, Barbara
My father worked there in the spares division and I worked there as well in spares offices
Submitted by: Barbara Magee

Makepeace, Derek
I worked at the Radford plant from 1960 till 1979. Starting as a trainee in machine shop on the Non-Current spares section Working under Mr Joe Waite and Sid Wilday as my Foreman. On finishing traineeship at age of 21 I was transferred to the Tool & Cutter Grinding Department 1966-1979. The photo shows nearly all the tool & cutter grinding staff. A great bunch of highly skilled men all prepared to show and train us youngsters. Some good characters from 1965 -1979. I still have an interest in Triumph matters as I own a 1972 TR6 and member of TR Register Coventry.
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Male, Jack
Foreman/Superintendant Service Department
Submitted by: Marilyn Bates

Malone, PatSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Malpass, Gordon
Fletch North, Canley. Training officer
Submitted by: John Cremins

Mander, S
Organisation and Methods Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mann, William (Bill)
Security

Markland, Stanley
Managing Director. From 1961 to 1963. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Marklew, Harry
Harry Marklew was a foreman on the dud line (rectification area). Lovely man, went by the nickname of 'black harry' for some reason.
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Marsden, Frank
TR3 Beta
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Marshall, Bob
Machinist.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Martin William (Bill)

Martin, Eric
My dad Eric Martin did, he was a machine tool setter, untill he was made redundant
Submitted by: Helen Cross

Martin, RonSubmitted by: Rowland Williams

Martin, Ted
Sales Director, 1947 - left 1949
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Martin, William
Started as a trimmer on GT6 line. Came from Falkirk 1967 from Alexander coaches
Submitted by: Steven Martin

Marvin, Rex
Engineering Development Department More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mason, Jean
Telephonist. Based at Ivy Cottage. 1940-1950
Submitted by: Jean Evans (nee Mason)

Mason, Reginald
Engine Shop 3XA. Started 1943.
Submitted by: Jean Evans (nee Mason)

Mason, Ron
Ron was an amateur boxer in the 60s - boxing for the Rootes and Coventry Irish clubs, before becoming a trainer at Triumph.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Massey, B
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Massey, Mike
Engineering Development Department More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mathias, Tudor
Submitted by: Norma Clark

Matthews, Bert
Tinsmith to 1964
Submitted by: Lynne Owen

Matthews, TimSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Maud, Alan
Engine Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Maud, Allen Submitted by: Laurence Maud

Maude, Ronald Edmond (Colonel, OBE TD)
Managing Director, Standard and Triumph Sales, Ltd. Retired 1st Jan 1954 Educated at Rugby School. Became an apprentice with Deasy Motor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (afterwards formed as Siddeley Deasy Co.) and later joined sales staff. In 1911 became Sales Manager, of Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Norwich Depot. Served during war with B.E.F. in France—twice mentioned in Despatches and awarded O.B.E. Military Division. In 1919 rejoined Austin's as London Manager, leaving to become London Manager of British Motor Trading Corporation and Director of Bean Cars Ltd. Appointed Director of Car Mart Ltd. in 1928 and later of Dagenham Motors Ltd. Member of T.A.R.O. in 1939 and recalled on outbreak of war, to R.A.S.C. Later transferred to R.A.O.C. and promoted to Colonel. Released from Forces, 1945 and rejoined Car Mart Ltd. Group of Companies. Appointed to MD 1945.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Maudsley, Reginald Walter
Dick Maudsley, born 1871

Maurice, Herbert (Moss)
Foreman in press shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

May, Derek
Fletch south maintenance. Bricklayer (then Foreman)
Submitted by: Alwyn Bates

Mayoll, Douglas
Apprenticed as an electrician. Time served with company from approx 1968 to 1985 from Standard to BL to Leyland.
Submitted by: Alison Mayoll

McAuliffe, Jerry
My Dad worked at the Standard in the sixties, I think he worked in the stores, his name was Jerry McAuliffe, he drove a standard ensign
Submitted by: Marjorie Heanes

McCall, MarySubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

McCloughlan, Martin
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

McCombie, John William (Bill)
Worked as Trim Purchase Manager from early/mid fifties until closure
Submitted by: Mark McCombie (son)

McCombie, Mark
Worked there from 1972-1980 when production ended. I ended up working on the Spitfire seat build on the rocket range, I remember going under the raised tracks. We had trimmers up and downstairs.
Submitted by: Mark McCombie

McCrossan, John
Does anyone remember my dad John McCrossan he worked there in the 60's. He was a shop steward along with Eddie Mcgarry. Sadly he died in 1968
Submitted by: Ann Jones

McCulloch, Tom
Competition Department. Press Cars Engine Experimental
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McDonald, Bill
My dad Bill McDonald worked security at the gates
Submitted by: Frances Anderson

McErlean, Hughie
My father
Submitted by: Dawn McAlister

McGarry, Eddie
Shop Steward 1960's
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McGarry, TomSubmitted by: James Burke

McGrath, Tom
My lovely late father in law Tom McGrath worked there for many years,he used to go home for lunch!
Submitted by: Tracy McGrath

McGregor, John IanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McIntosh, William
Tinsmith

McKittrick, Jim
Father
Submitted by: James McKittrick

McLaughlin, Mick
Toolmaker Apprentice 1959 Standard Motors Amateur Boxing Club
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McLaughlin, Peter
Machine Shop, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McMenamin, John

McMenamin, John
I worked in the paint shop, mainly on the, Wet Deck. That was until Michael Edwards closed us down.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

McMullan, John
My grandad worked on those production lines up to when he retired sometime in the 70's - John McMullan. He was a big Northern Irishman with huge hands.
Submitted by: Neils Yard

Meehan, JimSubmitted by: James Burke

Mellett, John JarlathSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Merrick, NeilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Michael Newstead
Mick Newstead was my dad & worked in the offices as Assistant Chief Buyer! He would come home every Christmas laden with a massive turkey, bottles of spirits & all sorts of goodies from his suppliers! Great times!
Submitted by: Val Jones

Micklewright, John
Plant Director; transferred to Rover Solihull.
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Mileham, David
1959-1965 Apprentice draughtsman. 1964- 1971 Planning engineer Fletch North.
Submitted by: David Mileham

Mileham, David
Apprentice Draughtsman 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Miles, Horace
Trim supervisor, 1974
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Miles, L T
Sales Ltd. Left and Joined Ernest W. Hatfield as Sales Manager in 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Miller (Windy)Submitted by: Alan Bateman

Miller, Joe
Foreman Con Rods
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Milligan, RonSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Mills, Lyndon
Sales Director. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Milnes, B
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mitchell, Frank
My father Frank Mitchell worked at Triumph canley after morris bodies closed up until Standard Triumph closed. He was a spray painter spraying red oxide.
Submitted by: Frances Swan

Mitro, Mick
I worked in 21 shop fitting headlinings, working on 2000's, 2.5 pi's and Dolomites, I worked there from 1974 till 1978, the bodies came into 21 shop, already painted, on a constant procession of artic lorries up and down the M6 from Halewood, they said it was the world's longest track. Also worked in rocket range and Herald paint and trim. They were happy days.

Mohan, Eileen
Worked as a comptometer operator in the wages department from 1956 until 1963. Married in 1962 name changed to Butterly and left to have a baby October 1963. http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/comptometers/
Submitted by: Eileen Butterly

Moldsworth, Betty
Telephone Exchange Manager c1940-1950
Submitted by: Jean Evans

Moore, Bernard

Moore, Charlie
My dad Charlie Moore worked as a fitter in the 60s ish, he was a shop steward for years, after the downfall went on to be national organiser for the AUEW, always fought for the working man's rights.
Submitted by: Tony Moore

Moore, Les
Stylist MkIV Spitfire and MkIII GT6
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Moore, Mickey
Experimental
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morgan, Allan
Used to work in the Herald shop in 69-70 mainly on night, before that was at Honeybourne in Evesham, used to get buses every morning from the factory, working out there in the summer was like being in a holiday camp, great old days
Submitted by: Allan Morgan

Morgan, Harold
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morgan, John
John worked for 18 years at BTH Coventry as a machine operator, he then spent another 11 years at the Standard Motor Company as a setter and he finally retired after another 11 years as an inspector.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mori, Bill
I WORKED on the Triumph Herald from 1959-71. The first ones were built at the Canley plant in April 1959, all components coming in red primer ready for assembly, until the following year when we moved to the Torrington Avenue plant where a new track and paint shop had been built. From then on, until the end of production of the Herald range, all components came in bare metal and after assembly were primed and then transported to Canley for colour spraying and final finish.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morris 'Sec'
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morris, CyrilSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Morris, F.W
Hon Treasurer ST Apprentice Association c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Morris, NormanSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Morrison, Harry
My father worked there Harry Morrison 70's I worked in one of the offices Jayne Morrison also i was there in 70's
Submitted by: Jayne Connell nee Morrison

Morrison, Jayne
I worked in one of the offices. I was there in 70's
Submitted by: Jayne Connell nee Morrison

Morrow, Nevil
My dad worked there until 1980
Submitted by: Faye Bullingham

Mullen, David
Worked in Canley Finance
Submitted by: John Cremins

Mullen, J
c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Mulligan, Michael
I worked at canley with my father peter mulligan in the 70s he worked in the press shop and I worked on the drilling section names I remember Roy Bickley ted Howells jack Heath the formans name was Morris can't remember his surname but a smashing chap he retired and Gordon reay took over the reins.I was the youngest in the shop and was well looked after by all the other lads.when Michael Edwards closed the plant in 1980 a lot of the men never worked again.Some managed to get jobs at the jag and Chrysler but many left the car industry and engineering industry all together
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Mulligan, Peter
I worked at canley with my father peter mulligan in the 70s he worked in the press shop and I worked on the drilling section names I remember Roy Bickley ted Howells jack Heath the formans name was Morris can't remember his surname but a smashing chap he retired and Gordon Reay took over the reins.I was the youngest in the shop and was well looked after by all the other lads.when Michael Edwards closed the plant in 1980 a lot of the men never worked again.Some managed to get jobs at the jag and Chrysler but many left the car industry and engineering industry all together
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Mullis, Frank
Submitted by: Carmel Langdon

Mulrennan, Thomas Joseph
Employed from 1964 or 1965 to 1971 when he left to emigrate to Australia. Was a tester at the end of the line. More
Submitted by: Michael Thomas Mulrennan (Son of Thomas Joseph Mulrennan)

Munslow, Kenny
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Murdoch, D
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Murphy, James (Jim)
Dad (James (Jim) Murphy ) worked there for many years then went to Massey Ferguson in the 60s and mom (Margret Murphy) worked night shift there in the war when it was an armament factory.
Submitted by: Ken Murphy

Murphy, John
Machine Shop. John worked nights
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, Margaret
Mom (Margret Murphy) worked night shift there in the war when it was an armament factory.
Submitted by: Ken Murphy

Murphy, Marie
My Sister Marie Murphy worked in the telephone exchange until the Triumph closed.
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, Martin
My dad worked on the tracks I think what they called the Dudline. Then became a charge hand and traveled to Honeybourne and worked on the rectification side of things, making sure the cars that had minor problems were put right. My Sister Marie Murphy worked in the telephone exchange until the Triumph closed.
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, May
I think she worked in salaries but not 100% sure. May Schmida, nee Murphy
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murphy, Patrick (Pat)
Postroom. 'Postman Pat' delivered the post around the firm!
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Murray, Alex
I worked at Standard Triumph 63/74 before moving overseas . I only ever worked night shift in number 5 Shop and had no reason to go to the rest of the plant as most was closed overnight
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Murray, Alex
11yrs at canley 5 machine shop
Submitted by: Alex Murray

Murrell, John B
Service Division, Allesley. Divisional Manager c1958 Service Manager when the Herald went into production (1959)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Myatt, John
My dad worked there from 1969 to 1999 he worked in the engine shop before that he worked at Rootes
Submitted by: Maxine Marsh


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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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