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 117 names in this directory beginning with the letter T.
Tabram, Bryn
My uncle worked at Canley on the Heller transfer machine, he was a charge hand, and worked for about 40 years
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Tabram, Dave
My cousin worked at Canley on the Heller transfer machines, working on the engine blocks
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Tabram, Ivor
My father worked mainly at Radford, he was a grinder, he worked on a gang which was known as 'the crazy gang'. He worked for the company for nearly 40 years.
Submitted by: Tim Tabram

Taft, Doreen
Fletchamstead site
Submitted by: Doreen Hughes (nee Taft)

Tait, J S
Service Training Executive 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Talbot, Martin
Trim Shop
Submitted by: Jimbo Mac Coventry

Tallett, KeithSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Tandey, Henry. VC, DCM, MM
Police Sargeant. Fletch. 38 years service. http://www.triumphworks.co.uk/henry-tandey-vc-dcm-mm/
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Tandy, Jack
Superintendant engine Division Superintendent Machine Shops July 1960 More
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Tanner, Angela
Car despatch 1969-1982
Submitted by: Angela Tanner

Tarrant, Jack
38 years service Started 1935. Retired 1973 Jack started in the Paint Shop under Mr. Horton in 1935, and had worked in most shops since. Retired from Trim Stores. Permanent Nights More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tate, Stephen
Senior Chemist, Fletch North.
Submitted by: Stephen Tate

Taylor, BrianSubmitted by: Lee Taylor

Taylor, Charles
my dad worked on the track fitting bumpers to heralds when he was made redundant when the factory closed he was an inspector on final finish he told me many stories about the place and I used to enjoy the bonfire and firework displays the standard put on I will answer any questions I can for you as unfortunately my dad passed away September last year he also did some time on inspection at remploy with a chap named alan sparks
Submitted by: Nick Taylor

Taylor, Charles John (Jack)
Worked there from the 60s until he was made redundant in the 80s. Worked on the engine track
Submitted by: Rita Holmes - daughter

Taylor, Charlie
Foreman, Engine Stores 1973
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Christine
Two sisters who used to work at The Standard Triumph-Stock Control in the 1970s? Their names were Christine & Sheila Taylor then, although of course they may have since married & have diff names now. They used to live in Nod Rise off Broad Lane back then.
Submitted by: Doug Wesley

Taylor, GeoffSubmitted by: Lee Taylor

Taylor, J
Standard Cricket Club Captain c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Jack
Quality Control Engineer. Service 1948 - 1961+
Submitted by: Joan Toone

Taylor, John
I worked in 21 shop at Canley 1976
Submitted by: John Taylor

Taylor, L F
Assembly Division Manager Final Finish c1968 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Mrs
c1949 member of Recreation Club Committee More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, ReginaldSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, Robert
Electrician's Superintendent, Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Taylor, Sheila
Two sisters who used to work at The Standard Triumph-Stock Control in the 1970s? Their names were Christine & Sheila Taylor then, although of course they may have since married & have diff names now. They used to live in Nod Rise off Broad Lane back then.
Submitted by: Doug Wesley

Taylor, Tim
c1958 Taylor, TonySubmitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Taylor, William
Worked for 24 years at Jaguar, Daimler and Standard Triumph before retiring in 1979.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Tayton, Gerry
Paint Trim and Assembly Planning Section c1972
Submitted by: Malcolm Dunn

Tedder, (Lord)
Chairman. 1954-1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Teed, Victor
Grinder gearboxes etc parts
Submitted by: Peter Teed

Teeling, John
I worked on the final assembley finishing line at Canley as an inspector in 1976
Submitted by: John Teeling

Teggin, Edward
My dad Edward Teggin worked at the Standard as a toolmaker prob 1954-1974
Submitted by: Jill Flint

Teggin, Rob
TRANSPORT DEPT. MAINTENANCE SECTION. THEN EXPERIMENTAL DEPT. TEST DRIVER,TRANSFERRED TO GAYDON ON PLANT CLOSURE.
Submitted by: Rob Teggin

Tennant, Charles (Dr)
I worked for Austin Rover Group from 1985 to 1999 when it was Rover Group owned by BMW. I was based at the Canley site working in Group Quality (Kremlin Building) and Engineering (Building 40) from 1990 to 1994 when it closed and I relocated to Gaydon.
Submitted by: Dr. Charles Tennant

Theobald, J.W
London Service Manager, c1954
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, John
Worked on 2000, Dolomite, Stag in 60s 70s on the Exhausts with John Harvey, great team we had it sewn up. good times
Submitted by: John Thomas

Thomas, K A
Supply section of Spares Division, Fletch. South More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thomas, W H
Assistant Materials Executive c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Arthur
Tinsmith. Service 1948-1961 (plus two years in the thirties!)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Basil
Stores
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Thompson, JimSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Mathew
Machine Shop at Radford, died on May 23, 1960 at the age of 47. He had five years' service with the Company.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thompson, Ron
My father worked at the Standard Triumph between 1957-1961 where he was made redundant. He then started back again in 1962-1980. He worked on the standard 10, vanguard, triumph tr herald and the triumph 2000. His name is Ron Thompson. He's had a look at some of the photos that have been submitted and it's bought back some lovely memories, he's found himself on one of them! Find out more HERE
Submitted by: Rachel Thompson

Thompson, Ted
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thomson, Christine
Secretary to W H Thomas, Assistant Materials Engineer
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thomson, Les
Toolsetter c1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Thorn, Tom
Sir John Black's Butler Ref: 1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thorne, T
Divisional Superintendent. Herald Shop, Canley c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thornhill, ArthurSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Thornhill, Frank
24 years' service, about ten years at Radford. Previously on Engine Assembly at Canley. Retired 1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thornley, Joan
Secretary to Mr. J. H. Chatham, Advertising manager, and with 12 years' Company service (in 1963). Joan had worked in Spares, and for the Company solicitor, before joining Publicity. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Thornton, Janet
Ivy cottage printroom moved printroom to northey road foleshill coventry
Submitted by: Janet Thornton

Thornton, Maurice
I worked there when the Herald,TR5/6 & Stag were in production
Submitted by: Maurice Thornton

Thornton, Thomas
Saw Mill, Canley Retired 1961 40 Years Service d 31 Oct, 1971 aged 77
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Throne, I
c1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tierney, FrancisSubmitted by: Frances Tierney

Tierney, Joe
Chairman of the Spares shop stewards 1963 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tierney, John
John served in the Royal Navy for five years during the Second World War before taking employment with the Standard Motor Company
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Timmins, Samuel
Fitter, Assembly Track. 29 years service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Timms, Dave
Worked their in the 70's stock audit, then 21 shop (2000 & Toledo) body trim
Submitted by: Dave Timms

Timms, Harry
Foreman, Cash's Lane c1922
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Tipper, Alfred
Fitter, Maintenance Dept Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Tizick, Max
My father in law Max Tizick worked in COD with George Key
Submitted by: Maureen Tizick (nee Davis)

Todd, R
Gear Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tomlin, John
Material Handler. 32 years service. Retired 1973 John started at Canley in 1940 in the old 3XA Shop More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tomlinson, KennethSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Toms, George
Fletch North, Bought-Out Inspection Assembly Shop. Chargehand
Submitted by: Alan Whitmore

Tookey, Harold George
Joined the Company in 1940. He was an electrical fitter in Car Assembly. Died in hospital at Leamington on May 20, aged 53. 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Toone, D R
Organisation Planning Executive 1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tovee, Sid
London Depot Service Division, Western Avenue c1967/68
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Townley, Frederick Daniel
(Pipe fitter) my 2nd great grandfather died in 1939
Submitted by: Candis

Townley, GeoffSubmitted by: Candis

Townley, John Walter
Maintenance engineer
Submitted by: Candis

Townley, KennethSubmitted by: Candis

Toye, GarySubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Train, Peter
Apprentice Technician. 1976 - 1980 at Canley. 1st year at training school in the Jaguar plant. Worked in prototype build.
Submitted by: Peter Train

Tranter, Paul
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Tranter, Ray
Update: Jig Shop, Submitted by Malcolm Dunn
Submitted by: Stuart Tranter

Trapnell, W
Foreman Final Finish Drivers 1971
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Traynor, John (Jacky)
My dad - John (Jacky) Traynor worked there for many years from about 1960 - in paint spraying
Submitted by: Kim Traynor

Treanor, Bob
Inspection Engineering

Trevelyan, Jim
Senior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Trivett, David
Electrician maintainance/final finish/sales conversion
Submitted by: David Trivett

Tromans, Ken
My dad
Submitted by: Dee Comasky

Troop, A T
European Service Executive c1956
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Troop, Freddie
Senior Manager, Allesley Service Division
Submitted by: Dave Smith

Troop, Stan
Apprentice 1950
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Truslove, BobSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Tucker, Robert
I'm sure my dad Robert Tucker and his sisters and brothers from Canley worked there
Submitted by: Sharon Barriscale

Tuckley, James
Spares, Fletch South Joined in 1951 d. Oct 24, 1968 aged 63
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tully, Jill
Shorthand Typist, Benevolent Fun Office, Canley c1969-1973 Married 1973 at Balsall Common
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Tunnicliffe, T
Foreman, NAH, Rocket Range c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turnbull, Bart J
Manager of the Standard Service Division c1947 Apprentice Supervisor c1950's George Turnbull's father 32 years service More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turnbull, Colin
Started as an Apprentice Toolmaker in January 1959 He can be seen HERE
Submitted by: Martin Cox

Turnbull, George
Joined as an apprentice in 1941. Son of Bart Turnbull. General Manager Standard Motors 1959-62 Deputy Managing Director British Leyland Motor Corporation Ltd 1968-73 Managing Director 1973, Biography Member of the Standard Rugby Team 1948 Photo
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turnbull, John
Chassis design.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner G
21 Shop Retired Feb/March 1979
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Alf
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Brian
Communications Manager c1972
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Geoff
Tinsmith
Submitted by: Robert Blackwill

Turner, George Alfred
Joined The Standard Motor Co., as a planning engineer (Aero Engine Divn.), becoming assistant to Production Manager, 1936-41 Managing Director, Alforder Newton, Ltd., and Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd.; Joint Managing Director, Newton and Bennett, Ltd.; Deputy Chairman, Power Jacks, Ltd. b: June 27, 1913. Educ: Dartford Grammar School. Served apprenticeship with Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd., 1932-36; joined The Standard Motor Co., as a planning engineer (Aero Engine Divn.), becoming assistant to Production Manager, 1936-41; returned to Alford and Alder (Engineers), Ltd., 1941, as Production Engineer; appointed Engineering Director, 1943; Joint Managing Director, 1950; joined the Board of Directors of Newton and Bennett, Ltd., and Power Jacks, Ltd., 1956.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Martin John
My Grandfather after coming back from Africa in World War 2 joined Triumph as a Machine Tool Fitter. Would love any info on his time there (We'll see if anything comes up ED)
Submitted by: Matthew Lewis

Turner, Norman
I WORKED for Triumph for more than 20 years, starting in 1968 at Tile Hill where I was working on the Herald and Vitesse. I moved from there to Canley where I worked on the track building the Triumph 2000. That was my favourite Triumph - it was a big car with leather upholstery and it was great when I got to drive them around. I always wanted a 2000 of my own but I never got round to buying one. I remember there were a lot of strikes in those days - I did not do a full week's work for years. I later moved into working on experimental prototypes and I retired aged 62 after Rover had taken over. It was a great place to work and there were some great lads.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Ray
Triumph 1800 Roadster Chassis Development
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turner, Stan
Engine Test. My dad stan Turner worked in the engine test until his sudden death in 1980
Submitted by: Val Lockhart

Turner, Stuart
Works rally driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Turrall, AlanSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Tuson, Bill
Production Control Manager (Nearly) 14 years service Left April 1973 Tustin, Martin
Works Director Came from Ford in 1954. Chief Executive Officer Standard Triumph USA. More
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Twidale, J D
Group Welfare Manager c1961 Took over from Percy Cleydon c1955.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Twigger (Mr)
Engine inspection c1969
Submitted by: Kathleen Wapples

Twigger, Neville
Fitter, Experimental Dept, c1968
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Twiss, Davis
Public Relations Officer c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Twissell, Cheryl
Worked in the offices in 1978 to when it transferred to the Jag around 1981.
Submitted by: Cheryl Twissell

Tyrie, Alan
Security Officer
Submitted by: Gary Daffron


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