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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. href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/thomas-bilby-security"/>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 uk/ron-nash/">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
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Naughton, Josephine
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 uk/archie-neal/">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 triumphworks.co.uk/machine-shop-names-named/">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 www.triumphworks.co.uk/tom-neary-maintenance-department/>More
Submitted by: Martin Cox Archive

Needham, Richard
Middle East Service Engineer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Neilson, Dave
Engineering Development Department c1978 uk/engineering-development-department/">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 co.uk/physical-culture-club-more-info/">More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Newin, Charlie
WW2 production makers-2/">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 http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/apprentices-1973-pt2/“>Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nicholls, Stuart
21 Shop
Submitted by: Stuart Nicholls

Nicklin, FredSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Nielson, Dave
Engineering Dept. development-department/">More
Submitted by: Roland Whittaker

Nieta, L
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot. ex.Rover (Seagrave Rd., London)
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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 co.uk/recognising-faces/">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 uk/jim-campion-paint-shop/"/>More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Nott, Frank
c1944/1949 Car assembly foreman 1946 triumphworks.co.uk/harold-shaw/">More
Submitted by: Sheila Murphy (nee Egginton)


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Eddie Robinson retired from Basement Stores, N.A.H., after 27 years' Company service. Eddie was a Tyneside miner for 17 years.
Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine
There was a large entry for the Inter-departmental Angling Competition held at Standard Triumphs Angling Society’s waters at Cropredy, recently.
After forty-five years' service Mr Albert Smith retired from The Standard Motor Company Limited on 13th April, 1951. In the

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  • Awarded Funding - We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.
  • Eddie Robinson – Basement Stores - Eddie Robinson retired from Basement Stores, N.A.H., after 27 years’ Company service.
  • Hazel Gibbons – Export Sales - Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine Assembly, at Coventry.
  • Inter-Departmental Angling Competition - There was a large entry for the Inter-departmental Angling Competition held at Standard Triumphs Angling Society’s waters at Cropredy, recently.
  • Albert Smith 2 - After forty-five years’ service Mr Albert Smith retired from The Standard Motor Company Limited on 13th April, 1951.
  • British Legion – Standard Motors Branch - The President of The Standard Motors Branch British Legion accompanied by the Chairman, Mr. George Wheatley, Vice-President Mr. Bernard Grady, Secretary Mr. Totterdell, with Mr. A. R. Theobald, Chairman of the London Depot Branch and Mr. C. M. Nightingale, Secretary, took part on behalf of the respective Branches in a presentation to Sir John Black …
  • Baby Boom - Mrs Betty Odgers, after nine years as a wages clerk at Fletch. South. received gifts for her baby.
  • Mick Carroll – Herald Trim & Final Finish - Mick Carroll (67), a fitter in Herald Trim and Finish, Canley, retired after 15 years’ service.
  • The Standard Pub - “Held up as the best,” says the famous Atkinson’s advertisement. And no exception is “The Standard,” the new Atkinson’s public house at Eastern Green, just down the road from Standard’s Banner Lane factory on the outskirts of Coventry.
  • Ted Silver Retirement - A marvellous photo taken on the occasion of Ted Silver’s retirement.
  • The Last TE20 - Workers at Massey Ferguson celebrate the 517,651st and last TE 20 tractor to roll off the assembly line at Banner Lane, Coventry. Circa June 1956.
  • Monty at The Standard - On Saturday, October 4th, a very warm welcome home was given to the employees of The Standard Motor Company Ltd., who have returned from service with the forces. The event, A Welcome Home Party, was held at the Company’s Banner Lane Canteen.
  • Dennis R Pearson - MR D. R. PEARSON joined Standard Triumph in 1948 as an apprentice draughtsman at Coventry. After completing his apprenticeship Mr Pearson did two years national service in the Royal Air Force, and re-joined the Company afterwards in Aero Planning Department, at Coventry.
  • Les Smith – Press Shop - Les Smith, retired from Press Shop, Canley, after 30 years’ service at Canley works.
  • Joe Allmark – Engine Stores - Joe Allmark (68) retired from Engine Stores (Canley) after long service.
  • Canley New Buildings 1934 - Fabulous, albeit a little grainy, photographs dating from 1934 showing the new building at Canley.
  • Telephone Exchange - Telephone exchange staff from 1959
  • Engineering Development Department – Updated - Malcolm Whittaker has sent this photo, taken in the Engineering Development Department. It was Brian Anderson’s leaving do, circa 1978*.
  • Factory Correspondence - We love to see paperwork relating to the factory and we are constantly amazed that it has survived over the years.
  • Jack Gowland – Storekeeper - Jack Gowland Storekeeper in Tool Control, Fletch South.
  • Canley – Rover - Two late photographs from Canley sent in by Melvyn Cox.
  • Reg Phillips – Stock Audit - Reg Phillips (65), retired from Stock Audit, Canley, after 10 years’ service.
  • Ray Henderson’s Retirement - Thanks to Martin Cox, a fantastic contributor and supporter of this archive, for a new photo, taken upon the retirement of Ray Henderson.
  • Canley Halt - Canley Halt was opened for passengers on 30th September 1940, primarily to serve the nearby Standard Motor Company’s Works. The crossing had previously been known as Canley Gates from its inception when the London & Birmingham Railway first provided a gate keeper’s house in 1838 to man the gates.
  • Blood Donors - Period article from the in-house BL/Triumph newsletter dated 1979.

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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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