Such a common commodity – and what has it got to do with Standard Triumph?
Ernie (Ernest Alwyne) Bates was cutter grinding in the early days and then 6 Cylinder Superintendent till the end in 1981 (he was there till approx a year after Factory closed, disposing of the machinery etc in his department, as other’s had to do.
Alwyne Bates (son)
Here is a great photo, in happier times, showing a presentation for a wedding.
We do not know who any of the people are with the exception of Ernie who is on the left handing over the gift.