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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 59 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Nairn, Bill
Security at Standard, Standard Truimph, British Leyland and Unipart. More
Submitted by: Bob Nairn

Naismith, Rob
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Nash, A
66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More

Nash, Ronald Harry
Foreman, Herald Trim, Canley More More More More More Ref Gang 81, c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nash, Susan
Accounts supervisor
Submitted by: Susan Bamford

Nash, Tony
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Nason, Barbara
My Dad Gordon Sutton worked there in the 60s to 71 also my Aunt Barbara Nason
Submitted by: Caroline Cartwright

Naughton, David
Paint Sprayer More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Naughton, Josephine
Works Nurse More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Naughton, Patrick J
Engine Fitter, Canley Broken Service from 1941 to 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neal, Archie W
Factory visits supervisor c1961 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neal, Harold
My dad Harold Neal worked there before the war and then returned there after.
Submitted by: Jan Neal

Neale, Frank
Worked at Standard Triumph and Unipart. Lived in Attleborough, Nuneaton
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neale, John
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Neale, Neville
Senior Manager, Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Neale, W
66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More

Nealon, Jim
My dad and brother worked there Mick Nealon and Jim Nealon
Submitted by: Linda Foster

Nealon, Mick
My dad and brother worked there Mick Nealon and Jim Nealon
Submitted by: Linda Foster

Neary, Tom
Maintenance Department. 16 years service 1950-1966 Needham, Richard
Middle East Service Engineer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neilson, Dave
Engineering Development Department c1978 More
Submitted by: Dave Howell

Nesden, June
Norman Nesden and June Nesden. My dad worked in the factory and my mum was a secretary. In the 70 s to the 80 s
Submitted by: Sallie Nesden Thomas

Nesden, Norman
Norman Nesden and June Nesden. My dad worked in the factory and my mum was a secretary. In the 70 s to the 80 s
Submitted by: Sallie Nesden Thomas

Nesden, Trevor
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Neville, Henry
Irish born moved to Coventry age 18 worked at Triumph for a number of years testing all the cars. He is still in Coventry so could get lots more info.
Submitted by: Cathie Bloxham nee Neville, Australia

Newcombe, Brian
My Dad Reg Newcombe worked there for 47years and my brother Brian Newcombe, work as apprentice and then moved to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Judith Redfern

Newcombe, Michael
Cost clerk at Accounts Office. Forward Radiator Bordesley Green from 1969 to 1973. Ron Sutherland accounts supervisor, Derek Digger works accountant, John Maiden retired in 1973 purchase ledger clerk. My age in 1969; was 22 my wage then was £18 per week. My job costing the Triumph Herald and Spitfire car bodies. More
Submitted by: Michael Newcombe

Newcombe, Reg
My Dad Reg Newcombe worked there for 47years and my brother Brian Newcombe, work as apprentice and then moved to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Judith Redfern

Newell, V (Miss)
Ref: 1931 Physical Culture Club More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newey, Albert
Bordesley Green Service 1960-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newin, Charlie
WW2 production More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newman, Arthur Percy
Production Control Service 1943-1971 d. Dec 4, 1972 aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newnham, Maurice
c1936 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Newsome, Paul M S
Trainee Standard Motor Company
Submitted by: Paul Newsome

Newstead, Michael
Assistant Buyer
Submitted by: Val jones daughter to Mick Newstead

Newstead, MickSubmitted by: Val Jones

Newton-Mason, H
Company Secretary. The Forward Radiator Company. Triumph Motors (Bordesley Green) 50 Years Service. Started September, 1922
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nicholas, Dai
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Nicholas, Steve
Engineering Development Department 1970's
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Nicholls, J
City & Guilds exam success. London Service Depot c1973 Nicholls, Stuart
21 Shop
Submitted by: Stuart Nicholls

Nicklin, FredSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Nielson, Dave
Engineering Dept. More
Submitted by: Roland Whittaker

Nieta, L
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot. ex.Rover (Seagrave Rd., London) Nixon, Harold
The retired engineer, who worked in the car industry in Coventry including Triumph, Rover, Standard and Humber
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Niziolomski, Mark
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Noble, Ted
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Noel, Neville
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nolan, Alan
My dad worker there
Submitted by: Tina Thornton

Nolan, Allen
My dad Allen Nolan worked there till around 1977/78 when he took his redundancy. I remember when I was little he had to go in one day for something but he wasn't working and took me with him. I came out with a pocketful of money to get sweets that all his friends had given me. When he passed away in 2014 we had his wake at the Triumph club and my brother was married there. Myself and my 3 sisters were all members of the standard swimming club and always did our swim for the Shields and the river severn swim. Many a happy time.
Submitted by: Adele Burton

Noon, Melanie
I worked in the cottage at the end of hearsall common i was on a yts
Submitted by: Melanie Noon

Norris, W
Foreman, No. 3 Machine Shop. January 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Bill
Finisher, Herald Trim Retired 1973 after long service Part of the Screen Gang and Draught Well Gang More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Charles W
Machinist 66 men were killed serving in the Great War and their names are inscribed on the memorial stone by the promenade at London Road Cemetery. Inscription: Erected in loving memory of our comrades who gave their lives for liberty in the Great War 1914-1918 by the staff and employees of the Triumph and Gloria companies. 'He was a man and nothing that effected the human race was foreign to him.' More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

North, Ray
My dad too Ray North
Submitted by: Lisa Cook

Northall, PaulSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Northorpe, Walter

Norton, R F
Paint Shop chargehand, c1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nott, Frank
c1944/1949 Car assembly foreman 1946 More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)


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Come to this virtual chat to explore some of the documents from the British Motor Heritage Industry Trust archives about Read more
We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving. The British Read more
For the final day of March - a month we have posted something new every single day - something apt? Read more
Ok detectives - can you help with this photo? Probably very early, probably linked to the early beginnings of the Read more
A superb reaction to the recent Le Mans photos, so how about a couple more? This first photo shows the Read more
Dated c1928/1930 this superb factory image shows the Standard Motor Co body assembly. With very little info known about the Read more
A trio of photos for you today - with suitable clues what can they tell us? The first. PPC? These Read more
Harry and his three Brothers at the Duke of York pub in Tewkesbury.  From Left to Right.  John Webster, George Read more
I was a JRT sponsored student from 1980~1984 and spent time in several departments at Canley - Prototype Build, NVH Read more
Anyone remember attending the Christmas parties?  This one was 1961 at Western Avenue, London I think.  I’m the little chap Read more
Warwickshire cricketer Jim Stewart and his bride Frances Flynn pass under a guard of honour after their wedding at St Read more
Park Royal.  Here is a great photo of a number of the staff c mid 1970’s. Here Dick Carter (centre) Read more
This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito's visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early Read more
Experimental Dept. Engineer 1967-1978. Roger joined the Triumph competition department, which was under Leyland’s control then, in 1967 when the Read more
Brian John Albert Williams was born in Shropshire in 1934, worked at Standard Triumph and was a Lab Technician at Read more

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LATEST POSTS

  • Factor us in: FREE Online Event - Come to this virtual chat to explore some of the documents from the British Motor Heritage Industry Trust archives about the more human side of the Canley car factory and its impact on the local area.
  • Awarded Funding - We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.
  • Final Finish - For the final day of March – a month we have posted something new every single day – something apt? – Final Finish.
  • Super Sleuths? - Ok detectives – can you help with this photo? Probably very early, probably linked to the early beginnings of the Standard Motor Co.
  • Le Mans – Getting There! - A superb reaction to the recent Le Mans photos, so how about a couple more?
  • Standard 1928 - Dated c1928/1930 this superb factory image shows the Standard Motor Co body assembly.
  • Any Clues? Photo Participant Competition - A trio of photos for you today – with suitable clues what can they tell us?
  • Harry Webster CBE - Harry and his three Brothers at the Duke of York pub in Tewkesbury.  From Left to Right.  John Webster, George Webster, Harry, Derek Webster.
  • John Batchelor - I was a JRT sponsored student from 1980~1984 and spent time in several departments at Canley – Prototype Build, NVH and Trim and Hardware Design – before joining the Aerodynamic Department full-time in the autumn of 1984.
  • Terry and Win – Western Avenue - Anyone remember attending the Christmas parties?  This one was 1961 at Western Avenue, London I think.  I’m the little chap wearing a hat at the back (top left of the pic) with the man leaning over me, I was 6 and my brother Phillip on my right was 10. 
  • Frances Flynn – Home Sales - Warwickshire cricketer Jim Stewart and his bride Frances Flynn pass under a guard of honour after their wedding at St Michael’s Church in Coventry, 8th November 1960.
  • Dick Carter – Park Royal - Park Royal.  Here is a great photo of a number of the staff c mid 1970’s.
  • Arthur Frost – and Hirohito - This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early to mid 1920’s*.
  • Roger Dowson - Experimental Dept. Engineer 1967-1978. Roger joined the Triumph competition department, which was under Leyland’s control then, in 1967 when the official works team had been disbanded, but the competition shop was still involved with preparing cars for privateers like Bill Bradley who was racing his Spitfire which we looked after, and we also prepared Triumph 2000s …
  • Brian Williams - Brian John Albert Williams was born in Shropshire in 1934, worked at Standard Triumph and was a Lab Technician at the technical college.
  • Standard FC – 1918 - One of our earliest photographs from Standard Motor Company and certainly one of the earliest sporting photos. Here, showing the Standard FC team from 1918-1919 season.
  • Colour TR3 Factory Production Line Pt.2 - More production line photographs in glorious colour!
  • Colour TR3 Factory Production Line Pt.1 - We have said before how colour factory photos are extremely rare – and this series are a particularly excellent archive set.
  • Anyone for Tennis? - The Standard Tennis club of 1931-1932. Recognise anyone?
  • Ted Silver Pt.4 – Le Mans - Another fascinating set of photos featuring Ted Silver. Here as part of the Triumph Le-Mans team.
  • Pensioners - A brilliant – but frustrating – photograph because we have no details. Can you help?
  • Standard Motors Staff - Another superb, and very early, photograph from the Standard Motor Co. Sadly we do not currently have any dates (any guesses?) but we do have a couple of names…
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 3 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.
  • Ted Silver Pt.3 – Le Mans - Another fascinating set of photos featuring Ted Silver. Here as part of the Triumph Le-Mans team.
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 2 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.
  • Ted Silver Pt. 2 - Further pictures have been sent through from Ted’s grandaughter Louise.
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 1 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.

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DECEMBER 2020.
We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.

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The British Motor Museum hold thousands of original Standard Triumph factory negatives, many of which were taken by Frank Callaby – that’s Frank in the photo, an employee at Standard Triumph. The photo was sent to us, as many others are, by his family. The vast majority of these Standard Triumph negatives have never been digitised or even seen in years. We have applied for funding to allow a number of these unseen negatives to be scanned and ‘unlocked’ to share some amazing hidden secrets of the Standard Triumph factories and their employees. Whilst we missed out on the big prizes of £3,000 we are really pleased to have been shortlisted and awarded this funding. It’s such an exciting opportunity for Standard and Triumph enthusiasts, local people, ex-employees and their families and social historians.

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