Introduction

This Website was Launched February 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.

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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!
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List of Names

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There are 107 names in this directory beginning with the letter W.
Wadsworth, Edward Kennith
Works engineer
Submitted by: Peter Wadsworth

Wadsworth, Peter
Planning Dept. Engineering Division, Fletch North. 1966
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wagstaff, Ernie
No 4 Shop, Canley c1959 - 27 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Waite, Joe
Machine Shop, Radford c1960 Non-Current Spares Section
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Waite, Peter

Walker, George
Styling Dept.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wall, V (Mrs)
Production Control Spares 1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wallen, Ena
Trimmer. Married to Fred Wallen, a Polisher at Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wallen, Fred
Polisher. Married to Ena, a Trimmer at Triumph
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Walsh, Eddie
Toolsetter 1962
Submitted by: John Jones

Walton, Ike
c1953
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Walton, Isaac
Experimental Dept. c1953 Technical Publications
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wankling, SydSubmitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Wanley, Bill
Chief Inspector, 1961 c1930 c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ward, Charles
Superintendant CKD, 1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Ward, DerekSubmitted by: Patricia Lusty (Nee Barr)

Wareham, Maleta
I worked in the office( punch card) department.
Submitted by: Maleta Wareham

Warmington, 'Sos'
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warner, Frank
Chief Body Engineer Head of the Styling Dept. Left Triumph to join SS (Later to become Jaguar) in 1935
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warner, Robert (Bob)
Worked as an electrician until the 1980's
Submitted by: Jayne Dewar

Warren, William John Reeks
General Sales Manager, c1952 Director of Export Sales c1959 b: April 12, 1913 Joined The Standard Company as sales representative in April, 1947; appointed to Director in January, 1953 Lived Cryfield Grange Road (just off the main Kenilworth to Coventry road)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Warwick, Ben
Competition Department Foreman. Joined The Standard Motor Company in 1937 and worked in the old service department which was at Canley in those days and cars had side valve engines then of course.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Washbrook, George
My Dad - George Washbrook worked there until the plant was closed
Submitted by: Martin Washbrook

Waterfall, Herbert
My step-dad worked there for years, on one of the lines. His name was Herbert Waterfall
Submitted by: Rosie

Waters, Paul
Zone Controller Spares Dept. Fletchamstead. I was there between 1970 and 1978.
Submitted by: Paul Waters

Watson, E J
Group Financial Accounts c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Watson, Les
Chargehand Triumph Mayflower Assembly Line
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Weale, Harold Sydney
Production Director. Joined company in 1914. Director from 1949. Held posts of Machine Shop Manager, Assembly Manager and Aircraft Manager b: March 12, 1898
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Weaver, Rex
Engine Shop, c1940
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Webb, Frederick Norman
Worked Standard Triumph 1950s to 1980
Submitted by: Christine Blacker (Daughter)

Webb, James (Jim)
My Dad worked there for 40 yrs or more where he went into Gate 1 Canley. He was a charge hand in no.1 Machine shop. Does anyone remember the Standard Holiday Camp in Weston Super Mare,two weeks holiday under canvas for the grand total of £5. Happy days God Bless Sir John Black!
Submitted by: Glen and Tom O\'Hara

Webster, C
Production Control, Canley c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Webster, Henry George (Harry)
Director of Engineering. Joined company in 1932 Chief Engineer: 1955-1957 Director from May 1957
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Webster, Peggy
Main Telephone Switchboard. Married to Harry Webster. Met at Standard
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Weir, Dorothy
Verifier in Punch Card Room/Computing. 1968-1970. Left to go to Denmark. Shirt, dark hair and very outgoing
Submitted by: Dorothy Matthews nee Weir

Weir, Harold
He started as a boy with the Company, progressed through various - positions, he was Chief Buyer at one time on the material side. Then went into Machine Shop Management and through Machine Shop Management through WW2. He was responsible for the organisation of the production of the war-time effort and then became a Director of the Company.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Welch, Alfred T
Service Instructor, Market Promotion and Training, Radford. c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Weller, Edward
Machinist Canley 4 5 6 shops
Submitted by: Edward Weller

Weller, Edward John (Ted)
Worked from 1970 -1977 training school then Canley machine shops left to go to canada
Submitted by: Ted Weller

Wesley, Doug
Is there anyone out there who worked in one of the offices at The Standard Triumph in the 60s & 70s before the site closed? Especially Stock Control. I would love to hear from anyone who knew me when I was there from 1969 to 1975. I didn't realise it at the time but it was the happiest place I've ever worked & have wonderful memories of the good times & great people I worked with. Ones like Sheila & Christine Taylor, Barry, John, Geoff, & any others I worked with. If anyone knows me you can e-mail me. It was a great shame that The Standard Triumph closed when it did as they produced wondedful cars like the Spitfire & T.R. range & the Stag. They always had a beautiful smell of leather, & that new car smell when you sat in them. Something you don't get in new cars now. We have lost nearly all the great car factories Cov once had.
Submitted by: Doug Wesley

West, Cyril
Paint Shop and final finish 12 bay Service: 1959-1980. More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

West, Doug
Mechanic, Allesley Service Department. Dougie worked in experimental dept as charge hand in engine build section
Submitted by: Morley Faulkner

West, Evelyn
Service: 1957-1980 More
Submitted by: Maxine Smyth

West, Fred
Sweeper. TR Section, Assembly Shop, Canley. c1959 Find out more HERE
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

West, LenSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Weston, Ralph
c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whalen, Geoff
Personnel Director c1975/76
Submitted by: Mike Winterton

Whitall, John
Apprentice 1959. More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

White, Leslie
Woodmill and Spares. Worked there 1935 ish to 1975 ish
Submitted by: Liz Costall Granddaughter

White, Vincent
Catering Dept. c1961
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whitehead, Edith (Marion)
Nurse 1970-80
Submitted by: David Smith

Whitehead, Marilyn
Secretary to W. G Key, Supply Executive.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whitfield, KathSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Whitfield, Martin
Director. Joined company in 1932. Director from 1951. Assistant Managing Director (1953) , Standard Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Warwickshire, 1911. Joined Standard Motor Co. Ltd., in 1932. Worked in various departments and became personal assistant to Managing Director in 1937. Called up from T.A. in August, 1939 and served in ranks prior to obtaining commission. Became Lieut. -in Royal Artillery, serving in N. Africa, Sicily, Italy and Austria. On demobilisation in 1945 (rank of Captain) re-joined present firm as Repairs Manager. Was appointed General Manager (organisation) in April, 1951 and later that year to Assistant Managing Director.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Whitmore, Alan
Metallurgist/laboratory Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Whittaker, Malcolm
I was an apprentice at Standard Triumph between 1966 and 1970. I then joined the Engineering Development Department in Fletch.
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Whittaker, Neil
Mechanic
Submitted by: Gail Rose

Whittaker, Roland
Engineering Development Department 1970's More
Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Whittaker, Ronald
Fitter
Submitted by: Gail Rose

Wiggington, Ralph
Joined 5th September, 1950 from Singer. Harry Websters first appointment! Chassis Engineer Zobo (Herald) Project Engineer, c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilcock, G
No 1 Shop, Banner Lane 1959 Works Bowl Club Commitee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilcox, J
Fletchamstead 1959 Works Bowl Club Committee
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilday, Sid
Machine Shop, Radford c1960 Non-Current Spares Section
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Wilde, Alfred H
c1928 Chief Engineer 1927/1930
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Wilde, Oscar
Chief Engineer c1929
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilkinson, Christopher (Tiff)Submitted by: Malcolm Whittaker

Willdig ?
Gearbox Section. 1965 (If anyone can help with this name please let us know - Ed)
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Willett, Ken
Endurance Driving Team, c1958
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Brian
My grandpop and my dad worked at this place. In fact im pretty sure thats my Grandpop stood behind the driver with the glasses on. He was called Eric James Williams and he worked there in the fifties but not sure how long for. He was Lord Mayor of Coventry in 1967. His son, Brian Williams, my dad also worked there around the same time, I think Dad died in 1972 but if anyone remembers him or his dad, that would be great to know.
Submitted by: Kathryn King

Williams, Chris
Competition Department
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Eric James
My grandpop and my dad worked at this place. In fact im pretty sure thats my Grandpop stood behind the driver with the glassess on. He was called Eric James Williams and he worked there in the fifties but not sure how long for. He was Lord Mayor of Coventry in 1967. His son, Brian Williams, my dad also worked there around the same time, I think Dad died in 1972 but if anyone remembers him or his dad, that would be great to know.
Submitted by: Kathryn King

Williams, FrankSubmitted by: Alan Bateman

Williams, Reg
Supervisor on the Diesel Line, Canley c1961. 38 years Service
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Williams, Rowland
I worked at Standard when the Sprint was being built and followed the Sprint on every work station when it the was being assembled up to the first vehicles (30) were built and then released for standard production.
Submitted by: Rowland Williams

Willis, BettySubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Willis, Eric
Tool Room Machinist, Experimental Shop, Radford
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Willis, James Harland
Joined The Standard Motor Company on the Apprenticeship scheme on 21/2/1936 ( a five year scheme as a "Fitter & Machinist"Starting wage for year one 12 shillings a week rising to 24 shillings a week in the final year. Dad took redundancy and the pension that was offered by Rover Triumph cars and his last working day was 23/7/1981
Submitted by: Alan Willis

Wills, Jimmy
Tool & Cutter Grinding Department c1960-1980 More
Submitted by: Derek Makepeace

Wilson, Alex
My Godfather. Died 1977 just before he would have received his gold watch for long service. His wife was given a ladies watch instead. She gave it to me on my 40th birthday.
Submitted by: Lynn Harper

Wilson, Bob
c1958 c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilson, Peter
TR7 Engineer (Speke, Canley & Solihull)
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wilson, Peter
Joined in 1968 as a Show and Service Week engineer Trainee Instructor. Based in the Dealer Training School at Capmartin Road. Progressed to a Senior Instructor and then onto Course Development Technician. The Training School had by now had been joined by the Rover School and was established at Allesley on the A45. Finally the school was combined with the Austin Morris school based at Cowley. This was the end of Triumph as I moved on to join BL as a Service engineer. I will try and remember some of the various dates.
Submitted by: Peter Wilson

Wilson, Roy
Worked at the Standard for 28 yrs.
Submitted by: Pat Whitehouse

Wing, Anthony
Planning Department, Banner Lane c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Winter, John
I started working at the standard motor company as an apprentice from 1958 to 1963 as a motor mechanic then in the service department at Allesley
Submitted by: John Winter

Winter, Leonard
My gran and grandad, Nell and Leonard Winter. I think a few of their brothers and sisters worked there too. Both sadly passed away now.
Submitted by: Lucy Winter

Winter, Nell
My gran and grandad, Nell and Leonard Winter. I think a few of their brothers and sisters worked there too. Both sadly passed away now.
Submitted by: Lucy Winter

Wood, Anthony
Auto electrician Final Finish
Submitted by: Anthony Wood

Wood, BetSubmitted by: Carmel Langdon

Wood, Thomas
My Grandfather worked there ? I'll have to ask my mom , Thomas Wood ( Tom )
Submitted by: Julie Dale-Tipple

Woodall, L A
Supplies Director. Joined company in 1940, Director 1948
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Woodfield, Harry
Deputy Superintendent, Engine Shop c1960's
Submitted by: Ian Elmer

Woodier, Alan
I started as a apprentice trim development engineer in the Experimental Dept at fletch south from 1968 to 1973 and then went to Callow and Maddox the company which supplied Triumph with its seating. Adam Woodier - Trim
Submitted by: Alan Woodier

Woodier, Albert
Albert woodier (always called ED) he was Manager of the back axle dept in Radford
Submitted by: Alan Woodier

Woodier, Alf
Competition Department Foreman following Ben Warwick's departure in 1960
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Woodier, Henry 'Dick'
Henry Reuben Woodier (AKA Dick Woodier) was born 25th of August 1900. He started working at Cash’s Lane in 1922 drilling under foreman Harry Timms. After 8 years Henry moved to the Crankshaft shop at Canley working under Fred Kleiter.rnrnIn 1933 he was moved to the ‘old spares’, still drilling and machining under Fred Kleiter. During WW2 Henry was in the home guard. In 1940, Henry worked nights on Mosquito production as a charge- hand for the new female workers on the aircraft and munitions section. After the War, Henry was made charge hand on the day shift where he was on drilling for car production. He continued to work under Mr Kleiter until he retired in 1948, Henry suggested that some of his happiest memories at work were working with Mr Kleiter in ‘spares’. In 1950 Henry moved to Mr E. Preston’s section at Canley, in 1958 this section moved to Radford whereupon he gave up his charge hand position and decided to revert to a machinist. In March 1967, after nearly 45 years of service, Henry retired aged 66. A large crowd gathered at the Radford machine shop to see Mr E. Preston present Henry with a sum of money collected from his friends and workmates. He passed away 1970. This entry is submitted by his Great- Grandson (Luke Garland).
Submitted by: Luke Garland

Woodwood, Denis
Sales conversion from approx 1970 to closure in 82
Submitted by: David Trivett

Worral, Lynne
Secretary

Worrall, Alfred
Tool room/Gearbox Mch Shop Superintendent Fletch South c 1971-80
Submitted by: Alwyne Bates

Worrall, Fred
Chargehand, No 105 Gang, Machine Shop, Canley c1959
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Worthington, Trevor
Apprenticed 1958-63. Apprentice of the year 1962. Selected to go to VW on an exchange visit organised by the Institute of The Motor Industry 1964, Joined the Quality Department in 1964, became Quality Service Liaison Engineer then Investigation Supervisor located in the dungeon under the Spares Department. Involved with all aspects from resolving problems with both Manufacturing and Engineering, visiting Swindon, Speke, Forward Radiator's and product suppliers, ie Wilmot Breedon, Lucas, Girling, Lockhead, Laycock, plus others. Then New Product Quality Executive in 1973 covering the Quality sign off of the TR8. Moved to Land Rover as Quality Engineering Manager when the Companies Split up and looked after the new Land Rover and Four Door Range Rover stayed with the company becoming the Total Quality Manager and finally Facilities Manager of the new design Studio at Gaydon retiring in 1999.
Submitted by: Trevor Worthington

Wright, Gordon
Tea Boy IT WAS back in the days when the BBC's Home Service broadcast the popular programme Workers' Playtime live from Britain's factories that sailor Gordon Wright first spotted Joan Simpson in Coventry. The ex-teaboy at the Standard Motors in Fletchamstead Highway was on leave from the Navy when he warned off his old workmates with just two well chosen words..."she's mine". And four years later she was. The pair were married at All Saints' Church, Allesley, and yesterday celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Back then Gordon didn't know that he was marrying a woman who would not only give him six sons but go on to become Lord Mayor of Coventry. Today at their home in Hipswell Highway, Wyken, the happy couple look back on a busy lifetime throughout which they have always shared strong political beliefs. Joan, served as a city Labour councillor for 16 years, becoming Lord Mayor from 1999 to 2000. During that time she met the Queen and was also given the devastating news that she had cancer of the pancreas. Now aged 79, Joan said: "Fortunately it seems I was operated on in time and I am hoping to get the final all-clear next month." Gordon, aged 81, who went on to become works convenor and then a full-time union official for the Transport and General Workers' Union, also served as a Labour councillor for four years.
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Wright, S
Superintendent Tractor Assembly Shop c1953
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wyatt, ColinSubmitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Wyatt, JohnSubmitted by: Alan Goodwin

Wykes, Alan
My Dad
Submitted by: Mark Wykes

Wykes, DennisSubmitted by: Beverley Wishart


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