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.

To add a name, click on the ‘Submit a Name’ link below.
Please add the surname first.
Use the format: SmithJohn in the name field, then add a description; here you can include a role, location, service dates etc plus any other information 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 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter Y.
Yates, Jack
Chief Test Driver
Submitted by: Triumph Works Archive

Yates, Ted
Accounts
Submitted by: Tom Braund

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

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

Younger, Tim
Body Section
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Archive


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We’d love you to get involved with this project. You can email us your info to iwas@standardtriumphworks.co.uk or post a name directly on the ‘submit name’ link.

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April 2018 Update:
After a great effort in November, December and January, the archive has now over 2,000 name entries and with over 350 articles on the site. Take a look at the Latest News posts to see the articles.

Thank you for all the submissions in the database. In addition some people have articles, info, memories and photos. We’ll show everything, that comes in, at some point soon, please bear with us. We still need more… Email your stories today!

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This website was launched February 1, 2017.

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Memories

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LATEST POSTS

  • Hazel Gibbons – Export Sales - Miss Hazel Gibbons, an export sales clerk at Fletch. South for three years, married Graham Stuart who worked on Engine Assembly, at Coventry.
  • Doris Mathias – Typist - Doris Mathias, a typist in several departments at Coventry for over 22 years, retired early to become a full-time housewife.
  • Steve Young – Fireman Part 2 - I recently asked my Dad about his time at Standard Triumph and he produced an amazing scrapbook full of photos and memories including many newspaper clippings.
  • First Aid Course – Can You Help? - A photograph from a First Aid Course featuring the Standard Triumph Fire Service and a number of other attendees. Can you help identify anyone?
  • Gordon Wright – 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.
  • David Mileham – Planning Engineer - Presentation to David Mileham, planning engineer, on the occasion of his marriage, March 1967.
  • Dick Welham – Western Avenue - Dick Welham retired recently after more than 50 years at the Triumph service depot at Western Avenue, London.
  • Steve Young – Fireman Part 1 - Firemen from over 50 brigades attended a winter training school to improve their skill in saving life and property.
  • Albert Gascoigne – English Scrum Half and ST Employee - Albert Gascoigne a technical clerk in engine assembly at Canley, retired after 31 years’ service at Coventry. Albert was well known years ago as an English international scrum-half. He is well remembered by Coventry rugby enthusiasts for his skilful play for Coventry R.F.C. He also played for Warwickshire and thrilled followers of the game for his displays …
  • Horace Kendrick - Horace Kendrick (65) a fitter in the chassis section, New Assembly Hall, retired after 47 years’ service at Coventry.

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