Introduction

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 60 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Raistrick, Norman
Electrician. Fletch south maintenance
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Raitt, BetSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

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

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

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

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

Rearden, J B
Export Manager. Executive Director 1968
Submitted by: 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

Reynolds, HarrySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

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, 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, Ken
21/8/1911 - 27/6/1997 Joined Triumph and help 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.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Richardson, PeterSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

Ringley, Tom

Ritchie, ColinSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Roach, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

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, 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).
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roberts, Clive
Student Apprentice, 1971 - 1976. Engineer (Fletch North) 1976 - 1978
Submitted by: Clive Roberts

Roberts, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

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

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

Robinson, W A
Plant Engineering and Maintenance, c1959
Submitted by: 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

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

Roginson, DaveSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Roginson, JoanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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

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

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

Rose, RobertSubmitted by: 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)
Submitted by: Ian roston

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

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

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

Rowley, Jim
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Rowney, S
Tinsmith c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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, W J
Factory Manager, Car Division. 1953 Served since 1922 c1954
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, 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

Ryan, JimmySubmitted by: Marilyn Bates

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

Ryman, John


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July 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,200 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

  • Coventry Car Day 9th September, 2017 - Share your stories with us from Standard Triumph – at the Coventry Car and Motorcycle Day Saturday 9th September, 2017 As part of the UK-Wide Heritage Open Weekend, Vehicles from Coventry’s finest factories built by Coventry’s finest generation will be assembling at Coombe Abbey Country Park and leaving (at 9.15am) to drive into Coventry City Centre for a day-long …
  • Home Guard - As an apprentice toolmaker, Thomas Cumberlidge was considered a far too valuable commodity to have his life put at risk in the regular army.
  • Standard Eight, Early Production - Excerpt from Standard Eight early production.
  • Recreation Club – Jim Spain - When the last Triumph car left the assembly line at Coventry’s Canley plant the last workers were redeployed to other factories in the group.
  • Herald Pub – The Pub Sign - This pub was named after the Triumph Herald motor car, which was first built in 1959 in the Standard factory that stood on the other side of the railway line from the pub.
  • Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band - For Jim Cosgrove of Coundon, the skirl of the pipes was a familiar sound at home. Three members of his family were musicians in the famed Royal British Legion Triumph Pipe Band. My grandfather Jim Cosgrove was founder of the band when he came to Binley in 1936 to work at the colliery. He came …
  • Standard Vanguard, full-sized model - I worked for the Coventry Tile Company, one of the finest tile fixing firms in the country. One Saturday morning, I was sent to do a small tiling job at the Standard Motors factory. I arrived with my small tool bit, the tiles and other materials having been delivered the day before. I was instructed to …
  • Douglas Jones - My father – Douglas Jones, was born and raised in Coventry and spent his working life involved in the car industry (as did all his family).
  • Blitz - In the late spring of 1940 Germany was winning the war and had occupied France, poising to invade Britain. And my mother was dying.
  • Banner Lane and Massey Ferguson - During WW2 The Standard Motor Company had operated on behalf of the Government a new “shadow” factory making aero engines. This 1,000,000 sq ft (92.903 sq m) plant in Banner Lane, Coventry, stood idle once the war had ended and Standard’s managing director Sir John Black was anxious to find a use for it. Such a large empty …
  • Redundancy – Standard Motors 1956 - An excerpt from the House of Commons relating to redundant workers at Standard and their efforts for new employment.

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