Introduction

Did 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.

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List of Names (Surnames First)

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There are 111 names in this directory beginning with the letter P.
Packe, Valerie
I worked as a Clerk/Typist in the Unit Reconditioning Office on the Fletchamstead Highway from approx. 1964 to 1968. Hope to meet up with ex colleagues.
Submitted by: Valerie Thorley

Page, Cecil
Maintenace Dept Fletch South. Refuse Collection
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Palmer, Diane
I worked there part time as shorthand typist 1960. First time I experienced striking!
Submitted by: Diane Palmer

Palmer, P
Wages Office Cash's Lane 1918
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parham, Gordon Phillip
Apprentices' Supervisor. Physical Training Instructor. Standard Triumph Apprentice Association. c1954 c1960 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parham, Patricia Edna
Worked at Standard Triumph c1954. Married Gordon Phillips Parham (Apprentices Physical Training Instructor) in 1954 Maiden Name: Patricia Edna Smith. From Tile Hill
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parker, John
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Parker, Norman
More c1930's
Submitted by: Ian Jones

Parkes, R
Foreman Final Grind Section More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parkes, Ralph
Foreman Allesley Crash Shop
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Parkes, William J
Supplies Manager. Service of 25 years Died aged just 45 in 1957
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parkinson, J
c1965 Experimental Dept.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Parr, ?
Final Finish More
Submitted by: Martin Murphy

Parr, RonSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parry, RolandSubmitted by: Steve Matthews

Parry, Ron
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Parsons, Bill
Fitter in Gearbox Assembly, Fletch South, retired after 22 years' service in 1963. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Parsons, H (Tadge)
Spline grinding section (Gearbox Dept, Fletch) 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

Partridge, Derek
Triumph Bordesley Green Service 1963-1973 d 25 Jan, 1973 aged 40
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Partridge, Maurice
Inspector Saab Machine Shop 7 years Service Left company (to run 'Corner House' - a Hotel, 218 Central Drive, Blackpool) in 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Patterson, Bob
Apprentice Supervisor/Assistant c1967
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Paul, Derek
Paulley, Les
Schedule Control, New Assembly Hall, c1966 Pay, Vic
A transport union convenor, 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Payne, George
Maintenance Dept.
Submitted by: Lorraine Burgham

Peacock, H
Foreman, Body Section CKD, Northey Road c1960 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Peakman, Raymond Samuel
Worked at the Standard Triumph, Rolls Royce
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pearce, Dave
My ex Dave Pearce worked there in the early 70s
Submitted by: Jenny Tedds

Pearse, Billy
My dad, uncle and grandad worked here. Billy Pearse, Charlie Pearse and Billy Pearse snr
Submitted by: Emma Marie

Pearse, Billy snr
My dad, uncle and grandad worked here. Billy Pearse, Charlie Pearse and Billy Pearse snr
Submitted by: Emma Marie

Pearse, Charlie
My dad, uncle and grandad worked here. Billy Pearse, Charlie Pearse and Billy Pearse snr
Submitted by: Emma Marie

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, Leslie
Paint Shop
Submitted by: Christine Williams

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
PR from 1946 until 1958 Public Relations Manager c1953 Public Relations Executive c1955 Resigned 1958 More 1939 Ivor was conscripted to join The Standard Motor Company’s drawing office as a draughtsman at Canley for the war effort.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Penrice, RobinSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Percival, James
b: June 6, 1908 Body draughtsman, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1931-36 Served apprenticeship to motor body design with Willys-Overland, Crossley, Ltd., Stockport, 1922-28, and as body draughtsman, Hillman Motor Co., Ltd., 1928-30; body draughtsman, Humber Motor Co., Ltd; body draughtsman, Standard Motor Co., Ltd., 1931-36; Chief body designer, Fisher and Ludlow, Ltd., 1936 to 1959 Director of Fisher & Ludlow 1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Percival, MauriceSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Percy, Harry
My Dad Harry was a Design Engineer at Canley in the 1970’s. He bought a 1972 (‘K’) Sapphire Blue GT6 from a colleague in 1974, which they kept for many years. I am now the proud owner.
Submitted by: Mike Percy

Percy, Hazel
My Mum Hazel worked in the Drawing Office at Canley in the late 1970’s, joining my Dad Harry who was a Design Engineer there. They bought a 1972 (‘K’) Sapphire Blue GT6 from dad’s colleague in 1974, which they kept for many years. I am now the proud owner.
Submitted by: Hazel Percy

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. Technical Display Unit - Fletch South
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Perrett, Alfred James
Machinist, Canley Many years broken service d 8 Dec 1971 aged 64
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Perrin, Dave
Technical Correspondence
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Perrin, Elsa
c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Perry, Tom
Chief Coppersmith
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pettipher, Dennis
My father started with the Standard Triumph in around 1966 after he was made redundant from AWA at Baginton, he worked as a draughtsman at Canley until he retired in the early 1990's . 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

Phelan, Patrick
Millwright, Canley Service 1963-1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

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

Phillips, William Thomas
Materials Handler 18 years Service d Dec 5, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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

Picken, F
Assistant Maintenance Engineer c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pickles (Dickie) RichardSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Piggott, C
1949 (Standard Motors Amateur Boxing Club) Finalist
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pilch, Reginald Sutherland
b: December 7, 1909 Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd. in 1936 as Eastern Representative and travelled extensively throughout all countries east of Suez. Joined Rootes, Ltd., in 1945 as Export Sales Manager, and was appointed - Director and General Export Sales Manager, Rootes, Ltd in January, 1954.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pinfold, F
Engineering Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pinks, J
Press Tool Design Office c1960
Submitted by: Standard 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

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

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)

Plummer, Horace
Apprentice Instructor c1950's
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pond, Jack
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Poole, Doug
My Dad, Doug Poole worked there in the toolroom for many years.
Submitted by: Jean Macleod

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

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

Porter, Jack
Machine Shop Retired in 1966. 46 Years Service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Portman, Louis
Export Sales Manager c1961 Portman came from Leyland
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Postlethwate, George
My father in law George Postlethwate in the 60 s
Submitted by: Sue Brewster

Potts, Bill
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section Manager. Photo
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

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

Pratley, Winnifred
Trim 1931-38 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works

Pratt, David
c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Pratt, Mick
Fitter
Submitted by: Kevin Pratt

Pratt, Reg
Groundsman c1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Preston, E
Canley c1950 Machine Shop. The section moved to Radford in 1958. UPDATE: Foreman. Radford 1960 More
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Price, A
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954

Price, ArthurSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Price, George William
Fletch South Many years broken service d 27 Jan, 1973 aged 59
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, J
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, M
Assembly Department Manager c1960 Production Control, Factory Manager Tile Hill c1966 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, T
Member of the Standard Triumph Amateur Boxing Club, 1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Price, W
Final Finish Foreman c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Prince, Maurice Arthur
Bodymaker, Tile Hill 10 years Service Died 1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Prior, E
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Probert, Norman Sidney
Body Finisher, Canley Many years broken service since 1940 d. Dec 5, 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Proctor, Steve
Inspection at Basement Stores, Fletch South c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

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 Spares Divisional Manager c1947 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pugsley, P J
Planning Director, c1950
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Purchase, Tommy
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Pyott, Frank
Cash's Lane. Gearbox Assembly. Supervisor Ref: c1924 Ref: c1928
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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