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