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.

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Bullivant, Bill
Tile Hill
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Pyatt, Tony
Editor of Standard Triumph Monthly Newspaper. c late fifties upto 1964 Born in Kent, Mr Pyatt lived his early life in the south of the country before the family moved to East Anglia, where he attended Wisbech Grammar School, one of the oldest schools in the country. In early 1933, he started work as an indentured apprentice on the Wisbech Standard – the beginning of a lifelong love affair with newspapers. He joined the Territorial Army in 1939 and two weeks later with the outbreak of war was called up to the 48th Royal Tank Regiment, initially as a Trooper and rising to the rank of Lieutenant and tank commander. His war service brought him to Suffolk – where he met his wife Audrey – and billets at Glevering Hall, near Wickham Market, and Orwell Park, where the tanks had to be waterproofed before being loaded onto ships at Felixstowe for the D-Day landings. Mr Pyatt left for D-Day from the Port of London, as a signals officer in charge of communications for the regiment, landing with thousands of other British soldiers to secure the beachhead on Gold Beach. He said: “We had some hairy battles in the landing area, Arromanches, Caen and Bayeux. I was with the regiment all the time as we moved through Europe and Germany to Berlin, where I spent my last six months in the Army before being demobbed. “I was so thankful that I came through it all and I was never wounded.”
Submitted by: Standard Triumph Works Archive

Burns, William (Bill)
My dad worked at the Standard many years ago. He worked in the boiler house when the heating was fueled by coal. They kept the boilers running by shoveling coal into the ovens. In later years it was replaced by gas so the job consisted of checking dials. Dad preferred the old way. He worked a 3 weekly shift pattern. Not sure when he started but I think it was late 40s. He took early retirement due to ill health mid 60s. He passed away 1980
Submitted by: Joan Burns

Gentle, William, Francis (Frank)
My dad was with Triumph in the late 40's through 1960. Service Representative In 1957 Dad was transferred to the U.S.A, New York, NY office East Coast Service Manager 1957 to 1960. Sadly died 1960 More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

Gentle, Adrian Francis (Frank)
Apprentice 1955. My Brother was able to finish up his last year of apprenticeship at the NY office. My Brother Francis continued in the auto industry. He now lives in Port Townsend, Washington State, USA. More
Submitted by: Colin Gentle

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August 2018 Update:
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  • WW1 Coventry Memorial - Coventry to honour Triumph soldiers with memorial renovation.
  • Frank Gentle - Recently found your wonderful web site, thought I might pass on this information about my Father and Brother, both Standard and Triumph employees.
  • Standard and Triumph – A Brief History - Report from ‘Made in Coventry’
  • Rebuilding – 1947, Pt 2 - To meet the demand for Standard Cars, an intensive reconstruction programme is being carried out in certain departments throughout the Standard factories.
  • Rebuilding – 1947, Pt 1 - To meet the demand for Standard Cars, an intensive reconstruction programme is being carried out in certain departments throughout the Standard factories.
  • Ralph Jenkins – Finisher - Ralph Jenkins (72), a finisher on No. 1 Line, New Assembly Hall, retired recently after 15 years’ service.
  • Harry Hollis – Final Grind Section - Harry Hollis (66) a grinder on the Final Grind Section, Radford, retired recently after 32 years’ service.
  • Maria Bloxham – Supply Section - Miss Maria Bloxham, shorthand typist in Supply section of Spares Division, Fletch. South, for three years, was married at All Souls’ Church, Coventry.
  • Colour Canley – 1982 - From the archive of Leon Guyot, a good friend, here is a colour photograph taken at the Canley, Fletch South, works.
  • Canley Halt Pt2 - Two more photos of Canley Halt – this time with the Canley, Fletch South works in the background.

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