Thursday, 26 January 2017

Ex-Standard Triumph Workers Website Launched

New Website Designed and Launched

Press Release:
Calling all ex-Standard and Triumph employees and their families.
We are hoping to document EVERY employee from the Standard, Triumph and BL factory sites in Coventry. From the very start to the very end - we want to hear from you!

Head over to and fill in a name, service dates and department. You can even list what you worked on, or any memories you have; you can write as much or as little as you'd like. List your colleagues names too to build the archive. You can post an entry on behalf of a family member too. Make yourself a cuppa and please spend five minutes adding a detail or two.

The register hopes to build a lasting archive of all the workers at this great company.
Remembering the Good Old Days, Today!

‘The best days of my life’What’s the Idea with the Database?
Fascinated with stories from ex-employees from Standard, Standard Triumph and Triumph, we thought we would collate and document as many of these memories as possible.
We’d love you to get involved by adding as much or as little information as possible to the archive. Ultimately, we’d like a list of every worker, the years they worked there and which department, or part of the factory.
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.
Submitting Details.
You can submit details online using the form and by clicking the Submit a Name link. Here you can add a name (Surname first please) and any information you may have – department, service years etc etc. Finally you can add your own name – you may be submitting on behalf of someone else. Then click on Submit.
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.
What Not to Write
Each submission is moderated before it is added to the database – so anything we think isn’t appropriate will not be added – please do not include any contact information such as home addresses or telephone numbers either. If you would like the platform to ask old friends to get in touch, you can do but we may remove contact details to ensure any responses appropriate.

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!
Email Us
You can email info through to If you have any old photographs, you can email them to us via this address too. We’d love to see them.So please, make yourself a cuppa and spend five minutes adding some memories to the database after all, many ex-employees consider their time at the Triumph Works, ‘The best days of my life’ Thank you.


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Fairy Tale - the results

The film was particularly well liked with a number of people commenting it was 'the best yet.' It certainly was the most demanding project to date as we produced, from scratch, every single element that you see on screen.

Diddy Dave - Diddy Do It?

The Figures.
Steam Traction World's Fairytale of Alvis broke a number of records:

48,194 People reached on Facebook. Over 19,000 views on Facebook
63 shares, 135 likes. (FB direct link)

30,712 People reached on Facebook
74 shares, 171 likes. (Link to YouTube)
During December 93,890 people were 'reached' by Steam Traction World via the Fairytale of Alvis Way film and the associated posts and updated.

450 'Thumbs' up. 0 'Thumbs' down
100% 'Thumbs' up

(All Figures collated 5th Jan, 2017)
In addition to individuals, the film was shared by a record number of companies and groups on their own Facebook pages. The list included: The Shuttleworth Collection, Great Dorset Steam Fair, Old Glory, Ulster Vintage, Roxby Heritage Weekend, Steam & Rally Events, Australian Model Engineering Magazine, K&L Model Railways, Vintage Enthusiasts Worldwide, Steam Car Club GB, Steam Engine Heaven, Nottingham Industrial Museum, Hire Steam, Logs & Maintenance.
Facebook Likes:
November 28, 2016 - 3,072
January 5, 2017 - 3,181

Watched in:
United Kingdom, United States of America, Philippines, Australia, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, France, India, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Brazil, Portugal, Pakistan, Austria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Mexico, South Africa, Argentina, Czech Republic, Turkey, Indonesia, Finland, Japan, Denmark, Hong Kong, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, China, United Arab Emirates, Romania, Greece, Malta, Norway, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Iraq, Hungary.
(In order of most watched)

Your Comments:
"I love it! It's charming. I love steam and a good animation." Claire Dunning
"It's great, isn't it - very 'Smallfilms' in feel." Paul Edwards
"Fabulous! I love a traction engine! It's in the blood!" Angela Smyth
The best Chrismas ad of 2016. (Ahem), Might appeal slightly more to people who like steam engines, sheds, model-making and that sort of thing. Up with that sort of thing! (sort of Ivor The Engine style animation, too. Up with that sort of thing, too).
"Just watched the Xmas video - I just don't know where you find such creativity and talent, I hope you can afford the singers!!"
Paul Hawkins
"It is great, well done xx." Jane Perryman
"Love it thats brilliant." Lloyd Harrison
"Best one yet." Steve Hull
"Geweldig mooi" (Amazing beautiful) Jan van der Woude
"Absolutely, brilliantly funny. Well done!" Mike King
"Good work :)" Thomas Doherty
"That's great" Gareth Johnston
"Luv it. Very clever :-))"
"Brilliant. Thank you." Marian Dolphin

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Fairy Tale of Alvis Way

Here it is folks - it's the annual Steam Traction World Christmas film - The Fairy Tale of Alvis Way (based on The Pogues Fairy Tale of New York).

It's December 24th and there is a very special delivery en-route from Steam Traction World to our hero - Dave. It's the very last delivery of his...oh, we won't spoil it for you, we'll let you watch it for yourself.

Your can watch it here: The Fairy Tale of Alvis Way.

Rugby Web Design

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Logo Prices - the Highest!

A list of logo prices - needless to say we offer them at a much, much lower price!

Pepsi logo price tag: $1,000,000
The new Pepsi logo was designed by the Arnell Group in 2008. The listed prices include a complete branding package unless otherwise noted.

Australia and New Zealand Banking
Group logo price tag: $15,000,000

New Zealand Banking Group logo was redesigned in 2009.

Accenture logo price tag: $100,000,000
The new Accenture logo was designed by Landor Associates in 2000.

BBC logo price tag: $1,800,000
The BBC logo was redesigned in 1997.

British Petrol (BP) logo price tag: $211,000,000
The BP logo was redesigned in 2008.

Glasgow 2014 Games logo price tag: $95,000
The Glasgow 2014 Games logo was designed by Marque Agency and this price only includes the logo design.

London 2012 Olympics logo price tag: $625,000
The 2012 Olympics logo was designed by Wolff Ollins in 2007

Friday, 25 November 2016

The most expensive website

The £105m website – The Most Expensive Website Ever?

Now that’s a project, right? Wouldn’t mind getting your hands on that little beauty I bet! £105 million for a website build…sounds impossible doesn’t it? Well, it’s not and the Cabinet Office are up in arms about it. In an article covered by the BBC, the website cost exactly that over a 3 year period.

Business Link is an official government website that offers free business advice and support service, available online and local advisers. In fact, Online Design have had their support in the past – though I would have preferred the support to the tune of a £105 million contract for their website!! Judging by the comments on the article, its a bone of contention but the fact remains that £105 million on a website is an awful lot of money especially when the contractor – Serco, who have also just announced winning a £415 million project to build a new Belmarsh Prison, sub-contracted the project back out to BT. It’s good to talk!

The COI report has some detail on the £105 million invoice – £6.2m on strategy and planning, £4.4m on design and build, £4.7m on hosting and infrastructure, £15.3m on content provision and £4.5m on testing and evaluation. But the kicker is that cost is repeated every year. How the hell does that work??!! Incidentally, its not the most expensive website. The NHS Choices site comes in at a cool £21m – but it does get around million unique visit a month compared to the Business Link site that only attract around a million.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Steam Traction World Christmas 2016

Launch day: 24th November 2016. EXCLUSIVE
Here it is folks - it's the annual Steam Traction World Christmas film.

It's December 24th and there is a very special delivery en-route from Steam Traction World to the hero - Dave. It's the very last delivery of his...oh, we won't spoil it for you, we'll let you watch it for yourself.

As fans of Christmas adverts - you may notice a couple of special characters from this years seasonal offerings, see if you can spot them. Plus a couple of characters from our previous festive films Bear, Hare and Coalaff, the loveable, friendly fella from Frozen, er we mean Brazen, made from Coal; and who knows Dean and Steve may also appear again this year!

We'd love this years film to break the 'viewing' count record currently held by Bear and the Hare, from a couple of years ago, their John Lewis. Let's see how close they can get.

Let them know what you think in the comments on Youtube or over on Facebook

#DiddyDave #KevintheCarrot #JohnLewisChristmas #SainsburysDave #SteamTractionWorldChristmas #TheFairyTaleofAlvisWay

The previous films can be seen here:
Piling on the Calories (2015)
Brazen 'Do you want to build a Showmans?' (2014)
Bear and the Hare (2013) (8,719 views)