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 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 More
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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On the first anniversary of the launch of this website archive we thought we'd write something about Alf Welch. Alf Read more
A photo we have been sent through, with a snippet of information confirming this lineup is a group of Standard Read more
Edgar Ashley a storekeeper in No. 10 Stores, CanIey, retired after 18 years' service at Standard Triumph. On behalf of workmates, Read more
George Addison (65), a progress chaser in TooIroom, Fletch., retired after 31 years of good service. George started in Experimental Read more
George Henry Turnbull, motor industry executive,  born 17 October 1926. General Manager Standard Motors 1959-62, Deputy Managing Director British Leyland Read more
Alexander Craig was the very first Works Manager for the fledgling company of The Standard Motor Co. Craig, seen here, Read more
Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at Read more
A brochure on the Triumph 2.5 PI, Mk.2, produced by Marketing Services of Rover/Triumph, won a national award recently. It Read more
Norman Birch (65), a fitter in Engine Test, Canley, retired after 29 years' service. Norman joined during the last war Read more
It has occurred to us we have so much info from the early days (pre war, fifties and sixties) history Read more
A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can Read more
Martin Burke, (70), a fitter's mate in Maintenance Department, Canley, retired (in 1972) after 29 years of valuable service. Martin Read more
Florence Cross (60), an inspector in Trim and Finish at Canley, retired after 31 years' service with Standard Triumph. Florrie Read more
The story of two men who both worked for the same company - by one of them. The book is divided into Read more

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LATEST POSTS

  • 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.
  • Foremen – Recognise Anyone? - A photo we have been sent through, with a snippet of information confirming this lineup is a group of Standard Triumph Foremen. Can you help identify anyone or the location?
  • Edgar Ashley – Storekeeper No 10 Stores - Edgar Ashley a storekeeper in No. 10 Stores, CanIey, retired after 18 years’ service at Standard Triumph.
  • George Addison – Progress Chaser - George Addison (65), a progress chaser in TooIroom, Fletch., retired after 31 years of good service.
  • George Turnbull - George Henry Turnbull, motor industry executive,  born 17 October 1926.
  • Alexander Craig – Works Manager - Alexander Craig was the very first Works Manager for the fledgling company of The Standard Motor Co.
  • Edward (Ted) George Grinham - Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at the age of 78.
  • Ian Burton – Triumph Publicity Wins Award - A brochure on the Triumph 2.5 PI, Mk.2, produced by Marketing Services of Rover/Triumph, won a national award recently. It was runner-up in the four colour section of the competition and was printed by Nuffield Press Ltd., Cowley, a member of British Leyland Motor Corporation.
  • Norman Birch – Engine Test - Norman Birch (65), a fitter in Engine Test, Canley, retired after 29 years’ service.
  • Go On – Get Involved… - It has occurred to us we have so much info from the early days (pre war, fifties and sixties) history from the Standard Triumph factories we don’t actually have that much info from those employees from the latter days.
  • First Aid Course – Can You Help? - A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can you help identify anyone?
  • Martin Burke – Maintenance - Martin Burke, (70), a fitter’s mate in Maintenance Department, Canley, retired (in 1972) after 29 years of valuable service.
  • Florence Cross – Trim - Florence Cross (60), an inspector in Trim and Finish at Canley, retired after 31 years’ service with Standard Triumph.
  • Charles and John Macartney - The story of two men who both worked for the same company – by one of them. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the life and career of Charles Macartney, who joined The Standard Motor Company in 1921 as a mechanic in the Coventry Service Department. After two years, he became …
  • Senior Management 1930 – Updated - A fabulous photograph with senior management at the Standard Motor Company dated c1930.
  • Sister Edna Durham - Edna Durham, Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries at Standard-Triumph in Coventry. Miss Durham started work with the Company in 1946, as a nurse. She was promoted to Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries in 1959. She liked to keep up modern methods of treatment and install new equipment. Dedicated to her work, she undertook studies in industrial welfare.
  • George Cox – Spray Painter, Final Finish - George Cox, a spray painter in Final Finish, Canley, retired after over 22 years’ service.
  • Chris Andrews (President of Standard-Triumph Motor Co) - CE Andrews was appointed President of Standard-Triumph Motor Co.. New York, with effect from 1 June 1963.
  • A Standard Triumph Sign for Christmas? - We have been after an original Standard Triumph sign c1960 for a few years. They very seldom come available, are often in bad condition and sell for high figures. After missing out on a recent auction (Cheffins £1,900 yes 1,900 pounds – plus fees!) for a Standard Triumph sign we decided to commission a sign …
  • 1925 Dispatch Dept. - A superb photo from 1925 showing the Dispatch Department at Canley.
  • Paint Stores - A great photo from Martin Murphy, who says, “while going through some photos of my Aunty’s I came across this one. There are no names but it is definitely from the Standard as there was faint markings of the Standard logo.”
  • Forward Radiator – Pt 1 - The Forward Radiator Company Limited was formed in February 1919 and I started work with them in September, 1922. I was the first clerical employee set on, all the clerical work up to this time having been done by “the boss’. Mr. C. N. Rawsthorne, the Secretary and Director of the Company.
  • Walter Rubley - Walter Rubley was Factory Manager of the Car Division at The Standard Motor Company Limited, where he had been employed for 41 years.
  • Jabbeke Speed Test – Original Standard Triumph period film - Original Standard Triumph period film of the Jabbeke speed test featuring TR2 prototype MVC575. This car has recently been restored.  The film shows Sir John Black and Ken Richardson. Can you help with other names?
  • Mavis Langdon - Hello, my name is Carmel Langdon and my mother Mavis Langdon, my aunts and their friends worked at Standard Triumph.
  • Graham Richardson – Printing Dept. - I started working at Triumph in 1972 in the Printing Department, where I printed all the internal documents for parts forms, wages slips and all that was required. There were about 12 people who worked in that department.

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