A fantastic photo show a team of ladies that were tasked to deliver cars, in the most cases, to the ports for export.
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W F Elliott recently left the employment of The Standard Motor Company after 43 years service. Continue reading “W F Elliott”
I worked for the Coventry Tile Company, one of the finest tile fixing firms in the country.
One Saturday morning, I was sent to do a small tiling job at the Standard Motors factory. I arrived with my small tool bit, the tiles and other materials having been delivered the day before.
I was instructed to enquire at a certain office as to the location of the job to be done. To this day I don’t know where I went wrong, but I found myself in a very large space, which contained a full-sized model of the Standard Vanguard.
If I had been looking at a spacecraft I could not have been more amazed.
The older Standard boys will know what I mean. Two men appeared and I found myself marched into an office where a lady typist was instructed to type a “I hereby declare that I will not mention what I have seen”, etc.
I duly signed the document but said “I am a Coventry lad, and that wild horses would not drag me from what I had seen.”
I have lots of happy memories of the Standard Motor Company.
Harry Pointer, Coventry
A remarkable photograph of the Standard Triumph assembly line.
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