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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 174 Ex-employees in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Radburn, Bob
Ivy Cottage
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Radburn, W
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Raftery, Bernard John (Chips)
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Rainbow, Frank G
Development Engineer Executive 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rainey, Graham (Jock)
Submitted by: Geoff Smith

Rainsley, Irene
Spares Division, c1958
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Raistrick, Norman
Electrician. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Raitt, BetSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Ralston, Harry
More Photo Poosibly 'Rawlston' - Ed
Submitted by: Arthur Oldroyd

Ramsell, Edward (Ted)
Standard 8,Vanguard track

Ramsey, Arthur
Banner Lane Development department
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ramsey, Frank
My Step Dad worked at Triumph in the 60's up until the beginning of the 70's. I don't know which depot he worked at. I believe he was an inspector and he was a welder by trade. He used to drink in the Pilot. We lived in Grangemouth Road until the early 70's when we moved to Scotland.
Submitted by: Martin Ramsey (Moore)

Ranby, Thomas
Electricians mate Maintenance Fletch South
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Randall, C
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

Randle, Bill
Buying Office, Canley Manager Dept Head (submitted by Sue English) More
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Randle, Frank
Buying Department
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Randle, Harry

Randle, John
Buyer in Supplies Dept c1969 8 years previous service. Married Miss Christine Cooke, a clerk in Salaries Office
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Randle, Robert
Toolroom worker Many Year Service d. Dec 2nd, 1972 aged 80
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rankin, Iain
New Assembly Hall
Submitted by: Iain Rankin

Ranyard, Babs
1958/59 for about 18 years in the Printing Department, Fletch South, my happiest working days
Submitted by: Babs Ranyard

Ratcliffe, T
Standard Football Team 1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rattigan, Jack
Maintenance supervisor at the Radford plant
Submitted by: Dave Wilson

Raven, Bernard
Chief Draughtsman c1943
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Raven, Sidney Wiliiam
Canley. Retired 1965 20 years broken service
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rawlings, Kenneth
Kenneth Rawlings till 1972 fork lift driver till a bad accident
Submitted by: Julie Dawn Johnson

Ray, Jimmy
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rayment, A J
Director Standard and Triumph Sales Ltd (1953)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rayson, K
No. 2 Banner Lane Assembly, c1956 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Read, Graham
Toolroom Apprentice 1979-1983 at Canley & Capmartin Rd
Submitted by: Graham Read

Reading, G
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rearden, John B
Export Manager. Executive Director 1968 Service from 1947 Reardon, J B
Appointed Manager of the Export Dept, 25 August, 1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reason, F
Fire Station, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reason, Frank
My granddad was chief fireman at the standard works until he retired somewhere around 1960
Submitted by: Geoff Reason

Reay, Gordon
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan

Redfern, Frank
Works Accountant taking over from Mr Digger in 1972. Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green. Management , had own office across corridor opposite us. Took over Derek Diggers job as works accountant when he left in 1972. Aged mid 40s . Had secretary called Joyce and assistant called tony working for him. More Photo-1972
Submitted by: Michael Newcombe

Reed, Brian
Field service engineer
Submitted by: Brian Garner

Reeves, 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

Rehal, Mac
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More

Restall, Albert
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section Cost control clerk who looked after the budgets.
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Reville, Frank
Tinsmith More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Reynolds, H
Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green, Birmingham. Ref 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Reynolds, HarrySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Reynolds, K
Standard Football Team 1959 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, C S
Production Control, 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, Charlie
Allesley More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Work Archive

Rice, Cliff
Shop Steward, Engine Assembly c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rice, Joseph
c1977 More details to follow...
Submitted by: Josephine Ward (Daughter)

Rice, Michael
Worked in office, Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green, used to ring up on phone for production figures once a week to determine cost of parts, he worked in the Cherrywood Road factory, never met him, only spoke on phone.
Submitted by: Michael Newcombe


Richards, Gordon
Overheads Investigation Executive c1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richards, Ken
I started swimming for the Standard Triumph swimming club, Livingstone Road as an honours member as my uncle Ken Richards worked there. My cousin also belonged to the club, but I carried on and swam for the club in many galas. I had many fabulous times and have so many good memories.
Submitted by: Lynne Farren

Richardson, C
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Ernest
Polishing Shop, Canley. d 1961. Worked for Standard at Cash's Lane for a short time in 1919
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, F
nstructor to the apprentices in the sheet metal working trade, 1951
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Graham
Printing Department 1972-1980
Submitted by: Our Warwickshire

Richardson, Ken
Joined Triumph and helped develop the TR2. Drove at the British Grand Prix in 1949 and Le Mans in 1955. Competition Department. 1952-1961. TR2 - WVC575 Richardson was then hired in 1952 by Sir John Black to develop the "Triumph Sports 20 TS" prototype make a true sports car; so the TR2 was born. In May 1953 he drove one, fitted with a standard engine, to an average speed of 124,889 miles or 200,94 km per hour on the Jabbeke motorway. 21/8/1911 - 27/6/1997 href="http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/ken-richardson-pt1/">More More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Lee
Engineering Dept. More
Submitted by: Roland Whittaker

Richardson, Peter Submitted by: Peter Richardson

Richardson, Peter Alan
21 Shop. Shop Steward c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, Rosie Clara
Standard Motor Company c1918 Cash’s Lane Married to David Danskin More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Riches, Bernard
1968 to site closure Electrical Design draughtsman Ted Wood was in charge. Ed Kilmurry Junior Senior Draughtsman
Submitted by: Bernard Riches

Riches, Eileen
Offices at Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Veronica Riches

Riches, Ken
Worked in the stores Fletchamstead Highway.
Submitted by: Veronica Riches

Richmond, Frank
Trimmer
Submitted by: Diane Brimley

Ridd, John
Rocket Range
Submitted by: John D\'Arcy

Riman, John
Foreman (1972) Metrology Standards Room at Fletch South More
Submitted by: John Edwards

Ringley, Tom

Ritchie, Colin
Submitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roach, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Roache, John
Allesley Service Division Tester
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Robathan, Frank
Triumph Bordesley Green 25 Years Service d 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robbins, H
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

Robbins, Sam
I have fond memories of my 1700cc Vitesse, which I bought in 1965 for £666 on the road. It was a lovely car to drive. My son owned a 2000cc Vitesse and he still talks about it. I retired from the company in 1973 when I was 65. I worked on the Stag and the Bullet.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Alan
Ex Apprentice. Gear Standards c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Austin
I started work at the Standard Triumph in 1969. I was taken on as a internal driver better known as a ferry driver. My foreman was Ken Hadley. I spent many happy years before moving to unipart the spares division,they were great days.
Submitted by: Austin Roberts

Roberts, Bernard J
Home Sales Distribution Manager c1966 We had a front office! Mr. Roberts was under Sales Director Lyndon Mills. (UPDATE - We now have a letter by Mr Roberts, Distribution Manager, dated 8th September 1960 More). UPDATE: Photo, 1968 Home Sales Manager Ref: 1957. Assistant Regional Sales Manager Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, C
Apprentice graduate 1973, London Service Depot. ex.Rover (Seagrave Rd., London) Roberts, Clive
Student Apprentice, 1971 - 1976. Engineer (Fletch North) 1976 - 1978
Submitted by: Clive Roberts

Roberts, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roberts, David
Submitted by: Ian Goodwin

Roberts, Eddie
Senior Foreman (at least) 13 years service in 1972. Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Ernie
Storeman, my wifes grandad worked there until it closed , was there for over 30 years
Submitted by: Mark Scorer

Roberts, Harold
Foreman. Basement Stores c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Ivor
Hoist Operator, Paint Shop c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, J
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Joe
No. 5 Shop, Canley. 20 years service c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Joseph William (Joe)Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Micheal
My name is Michael Roberts, I started at Canley on Aug 21st 1978 as a Trainee Trimmer. I was moved to Browns Lane in June 1980 and then to Castle Bromwich in Aug 2005, where I still work. I go into my 40th year in the company on August 22nd.
Submitted by: Michael Roberts

Roberts, Paul
Started in 1969 at the training school in Torrington Avenue
Submitted by: Paul Roberts

Roberts, R
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded Second Senior Apprentice 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Thomas Walter George
Tom was a professional footballer for Birmingham City & Barrow in the 50's and later played fullback for the Standard Triumph Rugby Club. He worked for the Standard Triumph in Coventry and finished his working days with Desoutter Brothers. Tom used to be an active member of the East Warwicks Caravan Club and Rugby Golf club. Sadly deceased: 11/06/32 to 24/04/19
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, 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

Robertson, Charles
Canley Service 1963-1973 d 10 Feb, 1973 aged 45
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, D
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Eddie
Basement Stores 27 Years Service Retired 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Frank
Paint Shop
Submitted by: Brenda Pengelly

Robinson, Harry
Machine Shop / Powertrain Planning Section
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Robinson, Ian
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More

Robinson, J
Machine Shop, Radford c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robinson, Jim
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More

Robinson, Phil
Final Finish Trade union convener, he went on to be the Lord Mayor of Coventry More
Submitted by: Michael Hales

Robinson, Walter A
Plant Engineering and Maintenance, c1959 Started 1939. Works Engineer, Banner Lane 1955 Planning Director, 1968 More Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Robottom, Mark
Computer Department, Canley in 1967. Was on night shift on my 21st birthday.
Submitted by: Mark Robottom

Robson, Graham
Standard Triumph Motorsport Dept. 1962-1965
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roche, T. G
Visitors' Reception Officer, Canley ref. 1949
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rock, John
Service Technical Liaison Executive. Service Technical Department
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Rock, Steve
Allesley
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roddy, Marion
(Mrs. M. Thomas), in charge statistical section, Market Research More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roden, Leslie H
Ref - wartime More Ref 1952. Civil Defence Unit (Chief Instructor) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rodgers, Charlie
Maintenance foreman in Paint Shop, Canley 20 years service: 1952-1972 Retired 1972 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rodgers, William
Electrician, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Roe, Albert
Prototype model builder. Retired late ‘60’s
Submitted by: Tony Roe

Roebuck, Edgar
Engineer at the Canley Factory from 1940 to c1953. We attended several of the open days and first car was a Mayflower. More
Submitted by: Malcolm Roebuck

Rogers, Diane
Secretary to Joe Brown. Manager, Production Control Procedures and Administration 14 Years Service Left March 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rogers, Les
50 Years Service. Foreman c1974 Started 1920's retired 1974 c1948 Chief Tester More Ref 1948
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rogers, Steven
Apprentice Maintenance Fitter 1978-1982 Worked at Radford and Canley as a Apprentice maintenance fitter and a Engine tester on the production line
Submitted by: Steven Rogers

Rogers, William Arthur
Grinder. Fletchamstead 19 years service d. 1962 aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rogerson, Dave
Driver/Liason between Coventry & London for Jock Brown More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, Dave
Western Avenue
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, JoanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rollason, Joan
Telephone Exchange 1959 (Allesley) More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rollings, M
Apprentice, 1962 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rollings, M
Apprentice 1962
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rome, Bob
Storeman, Tool Store. Retired 1961 with 17 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rooprai, Amajeet (Jim)
Engineering Development Department c1978 More
Submitted by: Dave Howell

Rose, Ian
Experimental body shop and trim & hardware workshop 1976 until Canley closed
Submitted by: Ian Rose

Rose, Jack
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron

Rose, Jerry
Maintenance Over 20 years Service Retired 1967 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Norman
Body Engineering Executive
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Phil
m/c tool fitter 1977 - 1988
Submitted by: Phil Rose

Rose, RobertSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rose, Robert BrianSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ross, L A (Mrs)
Started 1965, dept unknown d. August 12, 1972 aged 66
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roston, Geoff
Apprentice, 1962 Tinsmith More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Roston, Jeff
My dad was a sheet metal worker or tin smith. He met my mum who worked in the tracing office (Margaret Clamp) Round, George
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Round, Joe
Press Shop
Submitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden

Round, Tony
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Row, Nevil
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowe, Bob
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowe, Myra
Worked in wages at Fletchamstead H'way, 1st car I ever drove was a Triumph Herald
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowe, R
Sheet metal working apprentice. Awarded First Junior Apprentice 1951 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowland J R
c1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowles, Edwin
Hardening Dept, Toolroom. 15 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowles, R R
Director of Industrial Relations and Personnel 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowley, Jim
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowley, John
Foreman, CKD Body Shop c1969
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rowney, S
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowney, Stan
Submitted by: Arthur Oldroyd

Roy-Applin, Col. V. J.
Director. c1953 Standard & Triumph Sales, Ltd. Standard House, 37, Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, London
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rubley, JohnSubmitted by: Suzanne Rubley

Rubley, Peter
Apprentice c1955. Son of Walter Rubley, s Factory Manager of the Car Division.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rubley, Walter J
Factory Manager, Car Division. 1953 Served since 1922 c1954 Factory Manager 1955 41 Years Service More More 1954 - Photos
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rudkin, Ron
Ron Rudkin worked on 6cylinder heads in machine shop at Canley from end of ww2 till he died in 1979 aged 52
Submitted by: Ron Rudkin

Rumble, Edwin Joseph
Electrician. 32 years service. d. 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rush, Jeremy
Assistant public relations officer c1966
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Rushworth
Home Sales Manager, Canley 1960
Submitted by: Pat Jackson

Russell (Mr)
Home Sales Under Manager, 1960
Submitted by: Pat Jackson

Russell, A C
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

Russell, Edward (Ted)
Worked at Standard Triumph for a time around the early 70's as a line operative on the 'Saab' engine line. To my recollection his job involved using an air gun to blow the swarf out of the machined cylinder heads.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Russell, Ernest (Jim)
Apprentice pre WW2. Worked on the 'Dud' Line, Canley Experimental Shop, initially Banner Lane then Fletch North. Read More HERE
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Russell, G
Publicity Dept. c1962
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Russell, Jean
Secretary Homes Sales, Fletch South 13 years service to 1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Russell, Pete
Raw materials and consumables
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Russell, Peter
I joined Standard Triumph straight from school in 1964 as a clerk in the Cost Office at Canley. In my time it was situated in the large open office immediately behind the Canley reception suite & directors offices. I finally left the Company in 1975 to work in the aircraft industry.
Submitted by: Peter Russell

Ryan, Jim
Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Ryan, JimmySubmitted by: Marilyn Bates

Ryan, Patrick Joseph
Turner 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

Ryan, Peter
My dad Peter Ryan worked in the paint shop for 30 years but sadly passed away in 1976 while still working at the Standard. Peter was also the Entertainment Secretary and Compere at the Standard Triumph workings mens club right up until he's Death in 1976.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ryan, Stephen
I worked at the Standard Triumph from 1973 to 1981, then made redundant, I was working as a machinist in the SAAB machine shop, making Con rods ( connects the piston to the crankshaft ) My dad Peter Ryan worked in the paint shop for 30 years but sadly passed away in 1976 while still working at the Standard My dad Peter Ryan was also the Entertainment Secretary and Compere at the Standard Triumph workings mens club right up until he's Death in 1976. There was great Comradeship and many happy memories.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ryeland, Kenneth
Overseas Service Engineer
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Ryman, John


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Edgar Ashley a storekeeper in No. 10 Stores, CanIey, retired after 18 years' service at Standard Triumph. On behalf of workmates, Read more
George Addison (65), a progress chaser in TooIroom, Fletch., retired after 31 years of good service. George started in Experimental Read more
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Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at Read more
A brochure on the Triumph 2.5 PI, Mk.2, produced by Marketing Services of Rover/Triumph, won a national award recently. It Read more
Norman Birch (65), a fitter in Engine Test, Canley, retired after 29 years' service. Norman joined during the last war Read more
It has occurred to us we have so much info from the early days (pre war, fifties and sixties) history Read more
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Martin Burke, (70), a fitter's mate in Maintenance Department, Canley, retired (in 1972) after 29 years of valuable service. Martin Read more
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  • 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.
  • Foremen – Recognise Anyone? - A photo we have been sent through, with a snippet of information confirming this lineup is a group of Standard Triumph Foremen. Can you help identify anyone or the location?
  • Edgar Ashley – Storekeeper No 10 Stores - Edgar Ashley a storekeeper in No. 10 Stores, CanIey, retired after 18 years’ service at Standard Triumph.
  • George Addison – Progress Chaser - George Addison (65), a progress chaser in TooIroom, Fletch., retired after 31 years of good service.
  • George Turnbull - George Henry Turnbull, motor industry executive,  born 17 October 1926.
  • Alexander Craig – Works Manager - Alexander Craig was the very first Works Manager for the fledgling company of The Standard Motor Co.
  • Edward (Ted) George Grinham - Mr. Edward George Grinham, a former deputy Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co., Coventry, has died at his home at the age of 78.
  • Ian Burton – Triumph Publicity Wins Award - A brochure on the Triumph 2.5 PI, Mk.2, produced by Marketing Services of Rover/Triumph, won a national award recently. It was runner-up in the four colour section of the competition and was printed by Nuffield Press Ltd., Cowley, a member of British Leyland Motor Corporation.
  • Norman Birch – Engine Test - Norman Birch (65), a fitter in Engine Test, Canley, retired after 29 years’ service.
  • Go On – Get Involved… - It has occurred to us we have so much info from the early days (pre war, fifties and sixties) history from the Standard Triumph factories we don’t actually have that much info from those employees from the latter days.
  • First Aid Course – Can You Help? - A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can you help identify anyone?
  • Martin Burke – Maintenance - Martin Burke, (70), a fitter’s mate in Maintenance Department, Canley, retired (in 1972) after 29 years of valuable service.
  • Florence Cross – Trim - Florence Cross (60), an inspector in Trim and Finish at Canley, retired after 31 years’ service with Standard Triumph.
  • Charles and John Macartney - The story of two men who both worked for the same company – by one of them. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the life and career of Charles Macartney, who joined The Standard Motor Company in 1921 as a mechanic in the Coventry Service Department. After two years, he became …
  • Senior Management 1930 – Updated - A fabulous photograph with senior management at the Standard Motor Company dated c1930.
  • Sister Edna Durham - Edna Durham, Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries at Standard-Triumph in Coventry. Miss Durham started work with the Company in 1946, as a nurse. She was promoted to Sister-in-Charge of Surgeries in 1959. She liked to keep up modern methods of treatment and install new equipment. Dedicated to her work, she undertook studies in industrial welfare.
  • George Cox – Spray Painter, Final Finish - George Cox, a spray painter in Final Finish, Canley, retired after over 22 years’ service.
  • Chris Andrews (President of Standard-Triumph Motor Co) - CE Andrews was appointed President of Standard-Triumph Motor Co.. New York, with effect from 1 June 1963.
  • A Standard Triumph Sign for Christmas? - We have been after an original Standard Triumph sign c1960 for a few years. They very seldom come available, are often in bad condition and sell for high figures. After missing out on a recent auction (Cheffins £1,900 yes 1,900 pounds – plus fees!) for a Standard Triumph sign we decided to commission a sign …
  • 1925 Dispatch Dept. - A superb photo from 1925 showing the Dispatch Department at Canley.
  • Paint Stores - A great photo from Martin Murphy, who says, “while going through some photos of my Aunty’s I came across this one. There are no names but it is definitely from the Standard as there was faint markings of the Standard logo.”
  • Forward Radiator – Pt 1 - The Forward Radiator Company Limited was formed in February 1919 and I started work with them in September, 1922. I was the first clerical employee set on, all the clerical work up to this time having been done by “the boss’. Mr. C. N. Rawsthorne, the Secretary and Director of the Company.
  • Walter Rubley - Walter Rubley was Factory Manager of the Car Division at The Standard Motor Company Limited, where he had been employed for 41 years.
  • Jabbeke Speed Test – Original Standard Triumph period film - Original Standard Triumph period film of the Jabbeke speed test featuring TR2 prototype MVC575. This car has recently been restored.  The film shows Sir John Black and Ken Richardson. Can you help with other names?
  • Mavis Langdon - Hello, my name is Carmel Langdon and my mother Mavis Langdon, my aunts and their friends worked at Standard Triumph.
  • Graham Richardson – Printing Dept. - I started working at Triumph in 1972 in the Printing Department, where I printed all the internal documents for parts forms, wages slips and all that was required. There were about 12 people who worked in that department.

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