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 57 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter O.
O'Brian, Gerry
Body maker
Submitted by: Gary Faulkner

O'Brien, Vic
Superintendent, Ex-Coventry City Football player. Tile Hill Factory in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Bob Owens

O'Connor, Dick
Triumph motors maintenance Ron Smith, Phil West, Bill Wolohan, Dave Mckeown, Jimmy Mulholland, Barry Widlake, Dick O'Connor many more 1970s and me!
Submitted by: Ken Garrett

O'Donnell, Jim
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

O'Donoghue, T
Maintenance Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O'Grady, Jim
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

O'Keeffe, Jim
My dad Jim O'Keeffe worked at the Standard in the early sixties. He was also the goalkeeper for their work football team. Thanks Helen - hope you see this because here is a photo of him: Standard Football Team 1959 More
Submitted by: Helen O\'Keeffe

O'Mara, Les
Worked on the track from the early 60s until he was made redundant in the 80s
Submitted by: Joanne Day

O'Neill, Arthur
Inspector Engineering. Service 1959-1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O'Neill, Phil
My grandad Phil O'Neill worked at the Standard for years after the war (was a train driver before that)
Submitted by: Mark Brain

O'Really, Matthew
My dad was a supervisor there his name was Matthew o ' really sadly he passed away in his 30s
Submitted by: Kathy Busby

O'Reilly, Francis
Auto electrician, Main Trim shop and TR7 Line 1976-80 with Sid Mellor, John Smith, Foreman was Charlie West
Submitted by: Francis O’Reilly

O'Shea, D
c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O'Sullivan, DavidSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

O'Toole, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

O’Connell, Phil (Miss)
Final Finish c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

O’Connor, Jim
Dad worked at Canley from circa 1963-1975. He sadly passed away in 1998.
Submitted by: Chris Quinney

O’reilly, Alan
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Oakes, Jack
Fletch North, Bought-Out Inspection Assembly Shop. Foreman
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Oakley, E
Chief Safety Officer, c1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Odgers, Betty
Wages Clerk 9 Years Service 1959-1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ogilvie, Jimmy
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Okel, John
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Oldfield, Bill
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Oldfield, Harold
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Oldroyd, Arthur
Apprentice, 1962 Tinsmith Introduction Tug of War
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Oliver, JamesSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Oliver, Leonard
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ollenbittle, Frank
London Service Depot. (Workshop Mamager)
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Olorenshaw, Cecil
Mosquito production More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Onions, John
Metrology Standards Room at Fletch South More
Submitted by: John Edwards

Orr, Rosemarie
Shipping Department c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Orr, William Charles Edward
Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1916; drawing office. Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1930-38; works manager, b: June 26, 1902 Armstrong Siddeley, 1926-30; in charge experimental engine section, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1930-38; works manager, then works director, Jaguar Cars, Ltd., 1938. Manager, Car Division, Armstrong Siddeley Motors, Ltd.,1957-59
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Orrell, Stanley
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1893 Place of Birth: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Orton, Fred
Foreman of the Paint Shop Born 26/9/1901 More to follow...
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Orton, Frederick
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1901 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Orton, Sydney
33 years service. Retired 1961. Died, aged 66 October 14, 1963
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Osborne, A S
Sales Manager c1936 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Osborne, Arthur
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1904 Place of Birth: Keresley, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Osborne, G
City & Guilds exam success. London Service Depot c1973 Osmond, EdSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Oswin, Alfred
Inspection Dept Service: 1911-1955 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Over, John
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1889 Place of Birth: Foleshill, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Overton, William (Bill)
No. 2 Shop, Banner Lane c1952 More Ratefixing Department, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Cliff Jones

Overy, Bob
Dealer Development More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Owen, Carol (nee Bartholomew)
Typing Pool Supervisor where I met her and married her in 1967
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Owen, Diane
Diane Fraser nee Owen worked in Home Sales
Submitted by: Ian Fraser

Owen, Garry
Apprentice 1962-1967, worked in body shop, Final Assembly, Body Development, Torrington Avenue Body Shop, Body Tooling and Cost Investigation then left after finishing apprenticeship. Returned 1978- 82 as Chief Industrial Engineer and then Works Manager.
Submitted by: Garry Owen

Owen, Garry
My father in law use to work in the Experimental shop, for a number of years
Submitted by: Ian Fraser

Owen, Jack
Foreman at Canley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Owen, Lynne
I worked 1971-1979 Spares on the Highway (Fletch)
Submitted by: Lynne Owen

Owen, Wally
My husband Wally Owen worked in the new assemble hall on the track inspection around 1964 till the plant closed
Submitted by: Debbie Owen

Owen, Walter
From 1921 Census. Year of Birth: 1887 Place of Birth: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Owen, William
Worked in the machine shop....I think. 1930's through to 1960's? Talked of there being a ghost who used to keep undoing his shoe laces!
Submitted by: Jill Whelan ( Owen)

Owens, A (Tom)
Tinsmith Canley and Banner Lane
Submitted by: Bob Owens

Owens, Bob
Tinsmith Tile Hill, HR Canley Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Bob Owens

Owens, Denis
Tinsmiths
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn


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We’d love you to get involved with this project. You can email us your info to iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk or post a name directly on the ‘submit name’ link.
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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Memories

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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.
  • 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?

Send us your memories today! 

 

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