Rearden, John B
Export Manager. Executive Director 1968
Service from 1947
Reardon, J B
Appointed Manager of the Export Dept, 25 August, 1966Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Fire Station, Canley c1960Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
My granddad was chief fireman at the standard works until he retired somewhere around 1960Submitted by: Geoff Reason
Drilling Section 1970's
Submitted by: Michael Mulligan
Reynolds, HarrySubmitted by: Alan Goodwin Rice, C S
Production Control, 1971Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
More details to follow...Submitted by: Josephine Ward (Daughter)
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
Polishing Shop, Canley. d 1961. Worked for Standard at Cash's Lane for a short time in 1919Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Printing Department 1972-1980Submitted by: Our Warwickshire
Richardson, Ken Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
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.
Richardson, P A
21 Shop. Shop Steward c1973Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Richardson, Peter Submitted by: Peter Richardson Riches, Eileen
Offices at Fletchamstead Highway.Submitted by: Veronica Riches
Worked in the stores Fletchamstead Highway.Submitted by: Veronica Riches
TrimmerSubmitted by: Diane Brimley
Rocket RangeSubmitted by: John D\'Arcy
Ritchie, ColinSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin Roach, ElsieSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon Robathan, Frank
Triumph Bordesley Green
25 Years Service
d 1973Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
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
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 Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
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
Student Apprentice, 1971 - 1976. Engineer (Fletch North) 1976 - 1978Submitted by: Clive Roberts
Roberts, DaveSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin Roberts, Ernie
Storeman, my wifes grandad worked there until it closed , was there for over 30 yearsSubmitted by: Mark Scorer
c1929Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
No. 5 Shop, Canley. 20 years service c1961Submitted 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
Started in 1969 at the training school in Torrington AvenueSubmitted by: Paul Roberts
d 10 Feb, 1973 aged 45Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Planning Director, 1971Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Robinson, D Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948
Machine Shop, Radford c1960Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Robinson, Walter A
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Plant Engineering and Maintenance, c1959
Planning Director, 1968
Computer Department, Canley in 1967. Was on night shift on my 21st birthday.Submitted by: Mark Robottom
Standard Triumph Motorsport Dept. 1962-1965Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Electrician, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80Submitted by: Alwyne Bates
Prototype model builder. Retired late ‘60’sSubmitted by: Tony Roe
Roginson, DaveSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Roginson, JoanSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive Rome, Bob
Storeman, Tool Store. Retired 1961 with 17 years serviceSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Experimental body shop and trim & hardware workshop 1976 until Canley closedSubmitted by: Ian Rose
Body Engineering ExecutiveSubmitted 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
Press ShopSubmitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden
Press ShopSubmitted by: Jane Branson-Clayden
Worked in wages at Fletchamstead H'way, 1st car I ever drove was a Triumph HeraldSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Rowland J R
c1966Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Hardening Dept, Toolroom. 15 years ServiceSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Rowles, R R
Director of Industrial Relations 1973Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Apprentice 1950Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Foreman, CKD Body Shop c1969Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
Tinsmith c1959Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive
Roy-Applin, Col. V. J.
Standard & Triumph Sales, Ltd.
Standard House, 37, Davies Street, Grosvenor Square, LondonSubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive
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
Factory Manager 1955
41 Years Service
Home Sales Manager, Canley 1960Submitted by: Pat Jackson
Home Sales Under Manager, 1960Submitted by: Pat Jackson
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) Submitted by: Peter Russell
Apprentice pre WW2.
Worked on the 'Dud' Line, Canley
Experimental Shop, initially Banner Lane then Fletch North.
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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, 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
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
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