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.

To add a name, click on the ‘Submit a Name’ link below.
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!
PLEASE NOTE: By using the ‘submit name’ element on the site we DO NOT get any record of you or your email and sometimes we’d love to get in touch with you, but we can’t! Please either drop your email details on the entry (don’t worry we won’t publish that) or a separate email to say hello. Thank you.

List of Names

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There are 5 names in this directory beginning with the letter Y.
Yates, Jack
Chief Test Driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

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, 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

Younger, Tim
Body Section
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive

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September 2017 UPDATE: Thank you for all the submissions we now have over 1,260 names in the database with articles, info, memories and photos coming in. We’ll show everything, that comes in, at some point soon, please bear with us. We still need more… Email your stories today!
Would you like to contribute regularly to the site? Let us know.


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  • Cyril West - I started at the Standard in 1959, I spent 10 years in the paint shop, the first few years on the sound deadening then masking and spirit white on the side track.
  • Evelyn West - I first started at The Standard in 1957 at the Banner Lane offices working as a junior for the Supply Division. In 1959 I transferred to Canley working for the Production Control manager Mr Biggs as a typist typing instructions sheets to be sent around the factory for the factory workers to build the cars, …
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eric Camwell - I WAS an apprentice at the Raleigh company in 1930 and later worked for Daimler.
  • A Visit to the Triumph Works – 1957 - A Visit to the Triumph Works We headed for Coventry and drove along the Ring Road to the factory of the Standard Motor Company Ltd., where Triumph TR3s are assembled.
  • Albert Edward Smith - WHEN the 83,139th and last Standard Eight rolled off the production line at Canley in July 1948, it wasn’t sold or given to a museum.
  • Ivor Penrice – Dollars for TR3s - Dollars for TR3s It is becoming increasingly difficult to think-up new publicity stunts but Mr. I. J. Penrice, Publicity Manager of the Standard Motor Co., Ltd., scored a distinct triumph in this direction when he heard that 40 members of the American Triumph Sports Owners’ Association wished to purchase new TR3s.
  • Comptometers Part 2 - Following on from earlier posts about Comptometers – we have been donated this incredible machine which was rescued from a skip direct from the Standard Triumph works!
  • The Last Triumph Herald – Names - The photograph of the last Triumph Herald off the production line has offered a new name…

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