‘The best days of my life’
What’s the Idea with the Database?
This, we appreciate, needs to start somewhere – so perhaps you can help with a name Smith, John for instance – it gives us something to aim for.
We are often looking at old, grainy photographs – that’s if they exist at all – so it’s great to hear your stories from your time at Standard and Triumph.
We have, for instance, recently been sent a colour aerial photograph of the entire Canley site – we have used a couple of black and white ones in the top header area of the website. The ‘new’ colour photo shows the Rocket Range Assembly Hall, so it means it is after 1961 and we can see some panels on the side of this huge white building – they are red. We never knew they were red – did you?
Assume we know nothing – we’d love to hear from you and if you want to tell us why the Rocket Range was called the Rocket Range that would be great. We’d prefer more people to tell us the same thing as it proves the story is correct! We want to hear your little details like what time the day started, when it ended – everything! Can you help?
You can submit as many names as you wish – you may have worked in the same department with Steve Smith, John Evans and Bob Jones, so you can submit their names either independently, one for each submission, or as a list in the description, and we’ll pull them out, to list on their own.
In the description part you can write as much as you want – the more the merrier with some entrants being pulled out as future ‘featured‘ articles. If you are writing a long entry, we’d recommend you write you entry in Word, or similar, so you can save your typing!
If you make a submission via the ‘Submit a Name’ link, we DO NOT collect any email addresses, IP address or any info so we can contact you (or forward your details to any third parties). We’d love to hear as much detail as possible so perhaps once you have submitted your name(s), you can drop us an email with more memories. We’ll feature this info on the latest news pages.
You can email info through to email@example.com If you have any old photographs, you can email them to us via this address too. We’d love to see them. We’ll accept photos in any condition.
Our postal address is:
Standard Triumph Works Archive
10 Great Orme Close, Cawston, Rugby, CV22 7RT.
If you post any photos and would like them returned please include a stamped address envelope! Fletch North, Fletch South, Canley, Radford, Banner Lane, Allesley, Tile Hill, Western Avenue (London), Bordesley Green (Birmingham), Speke (Liverpool), Berkeley Square (London) or any of the associated sites/companies associated with Triumph – we’d love to hear from you.