Pitt, R H
Joined the company in 1911.
1919 became Drill Instructor to the Fire Brigade and also Foreman of the Car Despatch Section.
In 1928 he was made Chief Fire Officer. He was appointed full time Fire Officer in 1936, and formed the fire brigades at No. 1 and No. 2 factories. Retired 1948, Nearly 40 years service.Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Porter, Eric 2
Maintenance electrician, when I first knew him he was in the chrome plating shop (later number 6 crank shop. Later on the top floor of the New Assembly hall body handling area).Submitted by: Terry Donnelly
Retired in 1966.
46 Years ServiceSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Porter, Val Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Sewing Machinist, Trim Shop
10 years service 1963-1973
Portman, G F
Assistant to Chief Ledger Clerk (1939)
More to follow...Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Export Sales Manager c1961
Portman came from LeylandSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Poser, Robert. (Bob).
Technical illustrator. Standard Triumph, Fletchamstead Highway.Submitted by: Jezebel Deadlock
My father in law George Postlethwate in the 60 sSubmitted by: Sue Brewster
Potts, Bill Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section Manager.
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Deputy Convener at Standard TriumphSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Powell, A E (Bert)
Foreman, Final Inspection.
What memories of the old Standard Motor Company there must be around the world.
At the end of the Second World War, thousands of ex-servicemen were looking to get back to the jobs they had left while serving the country. Many others were looking to get into the Standard, as the family atmosphere and high wages were well known in the industry.
Sir John Black and his wife had a great interest in the men who had served the country, forming the pipe band that not only travelled the length and breadth of this country, but toured and were acclaimed all around Europe.
Hundreds of Americans would arrive at Canley, where their new sports cars would be assembled in front of the main offices. The pipe band would play them off, for the tour of Europe, thus advertising some of the finest cars made at the time.
In those days before the introduction of car delivery, garage owners would pick up the new cars from the factory. One lady that I remember travelled every day - twice a day on occasion - from Gloucester. And there were no motorways in those days.
Having spent nearly 20 years as a foreman, plus time on the shop floor, and having had some real work friends over the years, I thank those who are organising the celebrations. And thank you to Coventry for giving a good living to thousands from across the globe.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Final Inspector, TR3 c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Service from 1940
d, 10 July, 1972 aged 68Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Night shift 61-86Submitted by: Frederick Powell
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.
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.'
Poynton, KennethSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Pratley, Winnifred Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Pratt, David
c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
FitterSubmitted by: Kevin Pratt
Pratt, RegSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive Prestidge, Robin
My Dad worked there. He played Rugby for them for a whileSubmitted by: Ruth Prestidge
Preston, E Submitted by: Luke Garland
Canley c1950 Machine Shop. The section moved to Radford in 1958.
UPDATE: Foreman. Radford 1960
Press Shop pre-warSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954Submitted by: Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Price, ArthurSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin Price, George William
Many years broken service
d 27 Jan, 1973 aged 59Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Price, M (2)
Plating Shop, Foreman c1972Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Price, Molwyn (Molly) Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Assembly Department Manager c1960
Production Control, Factory Manager Tile Hill c1966
c1956 Production Superintendent, Canley Photo 1956
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Price, W Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Final Finish Foreman c1972
Priestley, PeteSubmitted by: Geoff Smith Prince, Maurice Arthur
Bodymaker, Tile Hill
10 years Service
Died 1969Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Pringle, William Russell
Labourer. Six and half years service
Died July 26, 1962 aged 58Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Prior, E Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948
Maintenance Dept. Radford
MoreSubmitted by: David Mileham
Prior, W J Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Park Royal Standard Triumph Service Depot, North London.
c1951 - (at least) 21 years service
Probert, Ken Submitted by: John Edwards
Metrology Standards Room at Fletch South
Probert, Norman Sidney
Body Finisher, Canley
Many years broken service since 1940
d. Dec 5, 1972Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Proctor, J Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
No. 2 Shop, Banner Lane c1952
Inspection at Basement Stores, Fletch South c1969Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
c1950Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Pipe Bender. Joined the company in 1942 and had 20 years service.Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Pugh, H E Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Spares Divisional Manager c1959
Spares Divisional Manager c1947
Pugsley, P J
Planning Director, c1950Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
c1929Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Just found the website via Facebook no idea what I was searching for but worked at the A40 Western Ave site, still have wage slips (why I don’t know) from when I worked there... is there a way on the website to search for people’s name who worked there...
Have a list of dates of when I worked there as left at one point and then went back for a second stint...
Steve - please send more details including dates you worked. There is quite a bit now about Western Avenue - which is searchable on the search box in the articles (as opposed to the name directory) with any names then being within the articles. ED
Update: Started work there July 1966 and left in June 1969....
Told by Jock Brown to go and see him when I tried to get my job back there, and I did started again Sept 1970 - Feb 1976 where I left the motor trade for good, the time between I had worked at Lancia as they were just up the road from where I lived and celebrated a win when they won on the RAC rally... and my next profession until I retired I became a trucker....
Seen some photos on the web site of the apprentices who I knew, but think I was just classed when I started as trainee and my first car to learn to drive in was a triumph spitfire, I also done a few stints at the London motor show on the triumph stand....
Submitted by: Steve Pursey
Editor of Standard Triumph Monthly Newspaper.
c late fifties upto 1964
Born in Kent, Mr Pyatt lived his early life in the south of the country before the family moved to East Anglia, where he attended Wisbech Grammar School, one of the oldest schools in the country. In early 1933, he started work as an indentured apprentice on the Wisbech Standard – the beginning of a lifelong love affair with newspapers.
He joined the Territorial Army in 1939 and two weeks later with the outbreak of war was called up to the 48th Royal Tank Regiment, initially as a Trooper and rising to the rank of Lieutenant and tank commander. His war service brought him to Suffolk – where he met his wife Audrey – and billets at Glevering Hall, near Wickham Market, and Orwell Park, where the tanks had to be waterproofed before being loaded onto ships at Felixstowe for the D-Day landings.
Mr Pyatt left for D-Day from the Port of London, as a signals officer in charge of communications for the regiment, landing with thousands of other British soldiers to secure the beachhead on Gold Beach. He said: “We had some hairy battles in the landing area, Arromanches, Caen and Bayeux. I was with the regiment all the time as we moved through Europe and Germany to Berlin, where I spent my last six months in the Army before being demobbed.
“I was so thankful that I came through it all and I was never wounded.”
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
1936 No. 2 ShopSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Cash's Lane. Gearbox Assembly.
Ref: c1928Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
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Home Sales & Export Sales
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Rally Triumph Herald’s
A series of close-up photographs during the 1960 Monte Carlo and Alpine Rally preparations for the Works Triumph Herald Coupés.Read more.
Standard Motors Cricket Club
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