Memories

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  • Awarded Funding - We are really pleased to announce we have been shortlisted and awarded £500 of match-funding by TownsWeb Archiving.
  • Final Finish - For the final day of March – a month we have posted something new every single day – something apt? – Final Finish.
  • Super Sleuths? - Ok detectives – can you help with this photo? Probably very early, probably linked to the early beginnings of the Standard Motor Co.
  • Le Mans – Getting There! - A superb reaction to the recent Le Mans photos, so how about a couple more?
  • Standard 1928 - Dated c1928/1930 this superb factory image shows the Standard Motor Co body assembly.
  • Any Clues? Photo Participant Competition - A trio of photos for you today – with suitable clues what can they tell us?
  • Harry Webster CBE - Harry and his three Brothers at the Duke of York pub in Tewkesbury.  From Left to Right.  John Webster, George Webster, Harry, Derek Webster.
  • John Batchelor - I was a JRT sponsored student from 1980~1984 and spent time in several departments at Canley – Prototype Build, NVH and Trim and Hardware Design – before joining the Aerodynamic Department full-time in the autumn of 1984.
  • Terry and Win – Western Avenue - Anyone remember attending the Christmas parties?  This one was 1961 at Western Avenue, London I think.  I’m the little chap wearing a hat at the back (top left of the pic) with the man leaning over me, I was 6 and my brother Phillip on my right was 10. 
  • Frances Flynn – Home Sales - Warwickshire cricketer Jim Stewart and his bride Frances Flynn pass under a guard of honour after their wedding at St Michael’s Church in Coventry, 8th November 1960.
  • Dick Carter – Park Royal - Park Royal.  Here is a great photo of a number of the staff c mid 1970’s.
  • Arthur Frost – and Hirohito - This photo shows the visit of the then Crown Prince Hirohito’s visit to the Standard Motor Works in around the early to mid 1920’s*.
  • Roger Dowson - Experimental Dept. Engineer 1967-1978. Roger joined the Triumph competition department, which was under Leyland’s control then, in 1967 when the official works team had been disbanded, but the competition shop was still involved with preparing cars for privateers like Bill Bradley who was racing his Spitfire which we looked after, and we also prepared Triumph 2000s …
  • Brian Williams - Brian John Albert Williams was born in Shropshire in 1934, worked at Standard Triumph and was a Lab Technician at the technical college.
  • Standard FC – 1918 - One of our earliest photographs from Standard Motor Company and certainly one of the earliest sporting photos. Here, showing the Standard FC team from 1918-1919 season.
  • Colour TR3 Factory Production Line Pt.2 - More production line photographs in glorious colour!
  • Colour TR3 Factory Production Line Pt.1 - We have said before how colour factory photos are extremely rare – and this series are a particularly excellent archive set.
  • Anyone for Tennis? - The Standard Tennis club of 1931-1932. Recognise anyone?
  • Ted Silver Pt.4 – Le Mans - Another fascinating set of photos featuring Ted Silver. Here as part of the Triumph Le-Mans team.
  • Pensioners - A brilliant – but frustrating – photograph because we have no details. Can you help?
  • Standard Motors Staff - Another superb, and very early, photograph from the Standard Motor Co. Sadly we do not currently have any dates (any guesses?) but we do have a couple of names…
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 3 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.
  • Ted Silver Pt.3 – Le Mans - Another fascinating set of photos featuring Ted Silver. Here as part of the Triumph Le-Mans team.
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 2 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.
  • Ted Silver Pt. 2 - Further pictures have been sent through from Ted’s grandaughter Louise.
  • TR7 Drophead Launch – Woburn Abbey Pt. 1 - The following photographs feature the TR7 drophead during it’s UK press launch at Woburn Abbey, February 1980.

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