Ivy Cottage

We’d love to hear any details you remember about Ivy Cottage.

ivy cottage canley
Ivy Cottage Canley, 1932 (Ivy-less!)

Sheila Egginton

I started work at the Standard Motors in 1944 at the age of 14. I was a junior clerk in the works Inspection office. Our office was in what was the Mosquito shop during the war, after the war I became typist to Mr Allen a foreman inspector over the assembly track . Our office was on a balcony overlooking the track and next to Mr Notts office.
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Alick Dick

Alick Sydney Dick, seen here in January 1961, as the Managing Director of the Standard Motor Co.

Alick Dick
Alick Dick

28 November 1960
The “wonder boy” of Britain’s car industry , Mr Alick Dick, has reached the top job in the Standard – Triumph International Company. For Mr Dick, now Managing Director, is to become Managing Director and Chairman , says the company’s annual report.

Who’s Who entry, 1959
DICK, Alick Sydney Managing Director, The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., since 1954. b: June 20, 1916, Massingham, Norfolk. Educ: Chichester High School and Dean Close, Cheltenham. Joined Standard Motor Co., Ltd., as an apprentice in 1934; is now a Director of the following companies: Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Beans Industries, Ltd., Triumph Motor Co. (1954), Ltd., Australian Motor Industries, Ltd., Australia, Standard Motor Co. (Canada), Ltd., Standard Co. (Eire), Ltd., Societe Standard-Hotchkiss, Standard Motor Products of India, Ltd., Standard Motor Co, (New Zealand), Ltd., Standard Motor Co. (South Africa), Ltd., Standard-Triumph Motor Co., Inc., Berkeley Square House Garage, Ltd. Recreations: tennis, sailing. Add.: The Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Banner Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire. T.: Coventry 65211; Gnd The Old Farm House, Hill Wootton, Warwicks.

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Coventry Car Day 9th September, 2017

Coventry Car Day 9th September, 2017
Coventry Car Day 9th September, 2017

Share your stories with us from Standard Triumph – at the Coventry Car and Motorcycle Day

Saturday 9th September, 2017
As part of the UK-Wide Heritage Open WeekendVehicles from Coventry’s finest factories built by Coventry’s finest generation will be assembling at Coombe Abbey Country Park and leaving (at 9.15am) to drive into Coventry City Centre for a day-long celebration of the City’s Motoring Heritage.

Cars from the Standard Triumph factory, along with all the other Coventry factories, will be on display in Broadgate and Millennium Place, Coventry from 10am and we’d like to invite ex-employees from Standard Triumph to visit us to share stories for our online database, www.standardtriumphworks.co.uk.
We’d love to see you – Can you help us?
From Foreman to Fork-Lift Truck Driver we are looking to document EVERY employee, from the very start to the very end of the Standard Triumph works, with a brand new online archive. Ex-workers, families and friends can get involved on Saturday 9th September and share any memories, filling in details on the day.