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.

In 1949 I was transferred to the foremans office in the Final Finish at Fletchamstead, Mr Wanley was the foreman, I enjoyed working there. If I had an occasion to go on an errand down to Canley, Mrs Greenfield would ferry me down there when she would take a road tester to pick up a car from the assembly track. On my return I would wait for a road tester to bring me back over the Burma road nicknamed after the infamous one in Burma. I enjoyed the chance of a ride in a Triumph Renown or a Roadster or a Vanguard.

Sheila Egginton at Standard Triumph
Sheila Egginton at Standard Triumph

I enjoyed my time working at the Standard and left the company around 1955/56

Leave a Reply