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This Website Was Launched Feb 1, 2017
Did you work at the Standard or Standard Triumph
 – at Canley or any of the associated sites/companies associated with 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.

To add a name, click on the ‘Submit a Name’ link below.
Please use the format: Smith, John in the name field, then add a description; here you can include your role, location, service dates etc plus any other info you think may be of interest, finishing with your name (you may be submitting on behalf of a family member). Don’t worry how much – or little – you write in the description box – everything helps!
PLEASE NOTE: By using the ‘submit name’ element on the site we DO NOT get any record of you or your email and sometimes we’d love to get in touch with you, but we can’t! Please either drop your email details on the entry (don’t worry we won’t publish that) or a separate email to say hello. Thank you.

List of Names

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There are 46 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Page, Cecil
Maintenace Dept Fletch South. Refuse Collection
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Parham, Gordon
Apprentices' Supervisor
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parkinson, Jim
Engine Design. Started at Cash's Lane in 1930. Retired 1976
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parr, RonSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parry, Ron
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parsons, Irene
My mother Irene Parsons worked in the comptometer room at Standard Motor Co around 193? to 1939 approx http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/comptometers/
Submitted by: Peter Lewis

Parsons, Terry
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Patience, Jack
Transport Department 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Peacock, Les
JRT Commercial Apprentice 1977 to 1981 in Production Purchasing
Submitted by: John Cremins

Pearson, Albert William
My father - 10/01/22 (now deceased) travelled from Stockingford in Nuneaton to work at Triumph Canley Plant. He was a track worker on 2000's, 1500's, Spitfire etc. He must have started work there about early 1960's and he was there till the plant closed about 1976/1977(?) I know he worked night shifts for some time. I remember when l was about 10yrs old (1971) and dad took me into his workplace and all l remember is how incredibly noisy the place was... which probably explained his hearing problems in later life!
Submitted by: Antony Pearson

Pearson, H
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pearson, Melanie
Secretary PR Dept. c1960s
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pearson, Robert
My Dad and two uncles worked there. Fred Bottrill, Arthur Bottrill and Robert Pearson. My uncle Bob worked as a grinder I don't know where in the factory but he retired at 65 in about 1982.
Submitted by: Tony Bottrill

Peck, DerekSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pemberton, RaySubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Penn, Geoff
Machine shop

Penn, Geoff
Machine shop
Submitted by: Penn

Penrice, Ivor J
Public Relations Manager c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Penrice, RobinSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Percival, MauriceSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Perkins, Frank
Supervisor. Responsible for sectional mechanical units and working chassis for exhibitions. Frank was a craftsman extraordinaire and overseeing around four blokes built all the special show display cars, engines and gearboxes. He oversaw the cut-away Mayflower and Perspex TR, together with special Standard Ten and Eight bits and show finish Vanguards.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Perkins, Ray
Fitter. Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Perrin, Elsa
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Perry, Tom
Chief Coppersmith
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pettit, Colin
Maint Fitter (served my time in Speke, Liverpool). Saw the last Stags on the line as I started
Submitted by: Colin Pettit

Phelan, Pat
Security
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Phillips, G
Works Manager c1923
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Phillips, Ray
Fitter, spares dept.
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Pickard, Barbara
Powers Card Room, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pirie, J (Mrs)
Machine Room Spares c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pirie, John
Powers Control Supervisor c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pluck, George William
Tinsmith; Argon Arc welder; 1940ish to 1960ish. Was seconded to Rolls Royce in the 50's. Involved in Comet crash investigation
Submitted by: Malcolm Pluck (son)

Poole, Douglas Walter
Worked in Toolroom from 1950's to 1980(?)
Submitted by: Jean MacLeod (was Poole)

Poole, Frank
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Povey, Philip
Deputy Convener at Standard Triumph
Submitted 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

Powell, Albert
Final Inspector, TR3 c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Poynton, KennethSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pratt, David
c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pratt, Mick
Fitter
Submitted by: Kevin Pratt

Preston, E
Canley c1950 Machine Shop. The section moved to Radford in 1958.
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Price, ArthurSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Protheroe, Benjamin
Pipe Bender. Joined the company in 1942 and had 20 years service.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pugh, H E
Spares Divisional Manager c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Purchase, Tommy
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pyott, F
1936 No. 2 Shop
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive


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March 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,000 names in the database with articles, info, memories and photos coming in. We’ll show everything, that comes in, at some point soon, please bear with us. We still need more… Email your stories today!
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LATEST POSTS

  • Deliveries Pt1 - A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports for export.
  • Milk - Such a common commodity – and what has it got to do with Standard Triumph?
  • Ernest Alwyne Bates (Ernie) - Ernie (Ernest Alwyne) Bates was cutter grinding in the early days and then 6 Cylinder Superintendent till the end in 1981 (he was there till approx a year after Factory closed, disposing of the machinery etc in his department, as other’s  had to do. Alwyne Bates (son) Here is a great photo, in happier times, …
  • Standard Triumph, Standard or Triumph or Both? - Interesting letter by JR Davy, 1978
  • The Last Car at Canley? - A very sad photo showing the last car – a Triumph Spitfire coming off the line.
  • The Big ‘O’ - Standard Triumph welcomed a huge number of visitors to the works with many famous faces amongst the visitors warranting an official photograph or two.
  • TR2 WVC575 - A unique piece of Triumph history has gone on display at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London, this week. There aren’t many bits of early Triumph TR history left. Of the genesis of the Standard Triumph range of sports cars, from TRs to Spitfires, Stags and GT6s, we have little to point at and say, “That’s the start of it …
  • Arthur Frost – and Hirohito - This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early to mid 1920’s*. The smartly uniformed chap saluting (1) the Crown Prince (2) was none other than my grandad Arthur Frost (1900 – 1969) who was the companies Commissionaire. Sir John Black can also been seen …
  • Walter Belgrove - Born in Liverpool, where he attended the Liverpool College of Art, in 1927 Walter Belgrove moved to Coventry where he was hired by Triumph, after some years of apprenticeship first at the “J. Blake and Co.” body shop in Liverpool, then at “Windovers” in London, where he practiced both the design and the bodyworks modeling. In 1931 Belgrove moved from …
  • Canley Halt – the Railway - 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.

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