Machine Shop – Names Named!

After our recent post featuring Ernie Bates presenting a worker who was just about to get married we can now name all the faces!

Derek Makepeace has been in touch.
“I worked at the Radford plant from 1960 till 1979. Starting as a trainee in machine shop on the Non-Current spares section Working under Mr Joe Waite and Sid Wilday as my Foreman.  On finishing traineeship at age of 21, I was transferred to the Tool & Cutter Grinding Department 1966-1979. The photo shows nearly all the Tool and Cutter Grinding staff. A great bunch of highly skilled men all prepared to show and train us youngsters. Some good characters from 1965 -1979. I still have an interest in Triumph matters as I own a 1972 TR6  and member of TR Register Coventry.”

Standard Triumph Machine Shop
Standard Triumph Machine Shop


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