Introduction


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)

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There are 19 names in this directory beginning with the letter Y.
Yarnold, Dave
Electrical Team Ref: 1986 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yarwood, Bill
Engineering Dept. Fletch North. Emigrated to Australia late sixties/early seventies
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yates, Jack
Chief Test Driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Yates, Ted
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

Yeates, E R
Director and General Manager 1968 c1972 Forward Radiator, Bordesley Green later Triumph Motors More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Yeo, Arthur
Tinsmith More
Submitted by: Pete Davis

Yeomans, David
Junior Apprentice 1968, Tinsmiths More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, Cyril
Safety Office More
Submitted by: David Mileham

Young, Dennis
My grandad worked there from the age of 14 (about 1939), but signed up to the navy aged 15 (after lying about his age!) and returned to work here after the war (1945/46) as jobs were kept open. Worked here until everyone was made redundant. He worked on both Standard and Standard Triumph, and I think he worked in the gear box room.
Submitted by: Kayleigh Thomson

Young, Fred
Rover Triumph projects director. After the war, he took up a post with Standard and by 1971, had become manufacturing manager for the Canley, Tile Hill and Radford plants, responsible for more than 10,000 staff. Responsible for planning and executing the relocation of TR7 production from Speke in Liverpool to Coventry before taking early retirement in 1980.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Young, H
Young, J
Apprentice, 1962 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, J
Apprentice 1962
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, J (Mrs)
It certainly was a great firm to work for. Sir John Black was a frequent visitor to our office, and I typed the letter thanking him for the bonus we received in respect to the profits the firm made during the year.
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Young, John
Apprentice chef, c1964. Son of Cyril Young, company Safety Officer. MoreSubmitted by: David Mileham

Young, Joseph
Finishing Dept. Pre war, pre 1940 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Young, Steve
Fireman c1973 More
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Younger, Tim
Body Section
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

Younger, V A
Body Shop Superintendent 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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Holidays – Weston Super Mare
Fabulous photo from 1953.
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William Charles Vincent
Mr W Vincent in New Zealand, has identified that the Chauffeur in the picture below was his grandfather William Charles
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Arthur Frost – and Hirohito
This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early
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Deliveries Pt1
A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports
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STANDARD SERVICE DIVISION, 1947 Part 1
The Standard Service Department has many functions, including the administration of Service and the supply of Standard and Triumph spares
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Update:
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Memories

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LATEST POSTS

  • Holidays – Weston Super Mare - Fabulous photo from 1953.
  • William Charles Vincent - Mr W Vincent in New Zealand, has identified that the Chauffeur in the picture below was his grandfather William Charles Vincent. The photos date from 1911.
  • Arthur Frost – and Hirohito - This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early to mid 1920’s*.
  • Deliveries Pt1 - A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports for export.
  • STANDARD SERVICE DIVISION, 1947 Part 1 - The Standard Service Department has many functions, including the administration of Service and the supply of Standard and Triumph spares to all parts of the world. In addition, it operates large Repair Departments at both Coventry and London. This article deals with the supply of spare parts from the Main Spares Department at Coventry.
  • TR7 at Canley - We always have to double-check photos that are forwarded to us and after a bit of too-ing and fro-ing the story often becomes clearer. These two photographs were taken at Canley showing the new TR7 convertible.
  • Ladies Football Team – Canteen - Fabulous photo sent into the StandardTriumph archive http://www.standardtriumphworks.co.uk – looking completely smitten is the Canley Social Club groundsman, John Egginton with a ladies (football?) team.
  • 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.
  • Jack Taylor – Quality Control - Jack Taylor worked for Standard Triumph at Canley as a Quality Control Engineer. He had originally been employed at an Air Ministry inspectorate between 1936 and 1947, becoming involved with the Standard Motor Company because of their contract to build Mosquito aircraft during the war.
  • Albert Edward Smith - When the 83,139th and last Standard Eight rolled off the production line at Canley on Friday 9th July 1948, it wasn’t sold or given to a museum.

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