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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
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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
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Young, J
Apprentice 1962
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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
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Young, Steve
Fireman c1973 More
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Younger, Tim
Body Section
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Younger, V A
Body Shop Superintendent 1955
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive


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Shadow Factory
Cutting the first sod of ground on the company golf course. Dated 1936. John Black can be seen with the
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Sir John Black’s Car Accident
November 3rd, 1953 at Banner Lane. Sir John Black and Ken Richardson were testing the Swallow Doretti Prototype (Registration 623E).
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Donald Healey
Born 3rd July 1898, died 13th January 1988. Works rally driver, Experimental Manager 1934-1939, and General Manager 1940 under Thos
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Ken Richardson Pt1
In the Charleston, Black-Bottom and Tea-For-Two days of the nineteen-twenties you ran the risk, if you walked around Bourne, in
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Water Test Area
Dated from the 1950’s this photograph shows the Water Test Area at Canley.
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  • Shadow Factory - Cutting the first sod of ground on the company golf course. Dated 1936. John Black can be seen with the spade and members of Garlick’s, the Coventry building firm, can be seen in the photo (assuming on the right).On the second left looks like Leslie Dexter (1897-1937) and 4th from left, Sales Manager (from 1931) …
  • Sir John Black’s Car Accident - November 3rd, 1953 at Banner Lane. Sir John Black and Ken Richardson were testing the Swallow Doretti Prototype (Registration 623E). Suddenly a Works van, came out of a turning unexpectedly. Ken swerved the car to avoid killing them both in a headlong collision.
  • Donald Healey - Born 3rd July 1898, died 13th January 1988. Works rally driver, Experimental Manager 1934-1939, and General Manager 1940 under Thos Ward’s ownership. Responsible for the Triumph Southern Cross and straight-eight Triumph Dolomite. Famed “Healey” car marque. Joined Triumph in 1933.
  • Ken Richardson Pt1 - In the Charleston, Black-Bottom and Tea-For-Two days of the nineteen-twenties you ran the risk, if you walked around Bourne, in Lincolnshire, of being carved up by a lithe schoolboy of thirteen using the village streets as a T.T. course for his 2 1/4 h.p. round-tank B.S.A. motorcycle. You would not have run much risk of …
  • Water Test Area - Dated from the 1950’s this photograph shows the Water Test Area at Canley.
  • Thomas Ward – The Elephant in the Room - There was a highly interesting and little-known period during which Triumph was owned by Thos. W. Ward Ltd., the internationally famous steel company. (See Below). Mr S. J. Dyal, a director of Ward’s, who was able to piece together the true account of this interim period when Triumph had its H.Q. not at Priory Street, …
  • 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.
  • Mosquito Makers - The photograph showing a group of workers in front of a de Havilland Mosquito was taken at the Standard Motors Facility at Ansty. Standard Motors were contracted to produce Mosquitos and Airspeed Oxford Aircraft during WW2. The original photo, and more details about the Mosquito, can be seen HERE. Component manufacture, sub assembly and main …
  • Sir John Black 10/02/1895 - Sir John Paul Black (10 February 1895 – 24 December 1965)Chairman and Managing Director of the Standard Motor Company Ltd(Mini biography published in 1951)
  • TR6 Production - Another great photo from Mike Winterton, this time part of the TR6 line, Mike thinks probably 1975 or possibly 1976.

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