Welcome to the John Lewis Memory Store site

The John Lewis department store was opened on Oxford Street in 1864. The year 2014 is its 150th year, and this website serves as a commemorative, interactive contribution to the celebrations, by embracing not only the department store on Oxford Street, but all that collectively, John Lewis now entails. The Memory Store will serve as a living history and as an information bank, eventually documenting every aspect of life in the division.

In those days retailing was totally different to the way we shop today, and of course with the introduction and evolution of the John Lewis Partnership, so was the original department store. We hope this site, set up and run by a group of volunteers, will show you more about the business both as it was and as it continues to grow today by providing a place to record its development and its people, places and events.

We hope you will enjoy not only reading what others have added but also by contributing yourself to ensure we capture the essence and culture of John Lewis.

Page link: About our site
About our site
Welcome to the John Lewis Memory Store
Page link: Contributing to the site
Contributing to the site
How to add your words and pictures
Page link: How to contact us
How to contact us
Get in touch with the website editors
Category link: First Time Visitor's Tour
First Time Visitor's Tour
See some of the highlights of our site