Introduction

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 68 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

Nasmyth, Alexander Gillies
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1884 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nasmyth, Joseph Robertson
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard 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

Nelson, James Henry
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Newey, John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1900 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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

Newman, Walter
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1875 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
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 More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

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

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, George Samuel
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1882 Place of Birth: Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Norbury, Albert
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1886 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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, Edith Ethel
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
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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On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we'd write something about Alf Welch. Alf Read more
We like to see exterior factory photographs - it helps with identifying certain areas and our understanding of the site Read more
Two copies of Alan Jenner's Standard Triumph ID card.The right card is dated 18th July 1958, the left card is earlier Read more
Part of this project is to recognise many of the factory features that made up the Canley Standard Triumph site. Read more
Remarkably we may have 'found' the doors to the main entrance at Fletch South. They still exist! The first photo Read more
A series of photos with the Triumph Mayflower in production. Read more
A couple of photographs taken at a Standard vintage rally at Canley during the 1960's. The first photo shows a pre-war Standard. The Read more
My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the Read more
Another group photo of a team of trim ladies from Mavis Langdon. Here are some of names: (Left to right). Read more
Following on from the Cost Office Part 1 (Part 2 to follow shortly), this little snippet has been found from Read more
Tom Neary , of Maintenance Department, Canley, was presented with a sum of money from the department when he retired Read more
I started work at Standard Triumph in the summer of 1971 working at the Tile Hill training school. I progressed Read more
A sad photo taken just prior to the demolition of Ivy Cottage. Dated 19th April 1995, it is fitting that Read more
Cliff was born on the 9th March 1932 to Arthur and Sylvia Frost. Cliff was the third of four children. Read more

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  • Alf Welch – Service Instructor in Market Promotion and Training - On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we’d write something about Alf Welch.
  • Standard Triumph Exterior Photo 1959 - We like to see exterior factory photographs – it helps with identifying certain areas and our understanding of the site itself. Photos are quite rare – colour ones really rare. 
  • Alan Jenner - Two copies of Alan Jenner’s Standard Triumph ID card.
  • Surgery – or Computer Room? - Part of this project is to recognise many of the factory features that made up the Canley Standard Triumph site. We would like your help.
  • Fletch South - Remarkably we may have ‘found’ the doors to the main entrance at Fletch South. They still exist!
  • Mayflower - A series of photos with the Triumph Mayflower in production.
  • Vintage Standard Rally - A couple of photographs taken at a Standard vintage rally at Canley during the 1960’s.
  • John Jones - My father John Jones, worked there as a tool setter charge hand. He was there from about 1962 till the day it closed down permanently.
  • Mavis Langdon Standard Ladies Pt 4 - Another group photo of a team of trim ladies from Mavis Langdon.
  • 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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