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25 year refurbishment
I remember what a happy giggly night everybody had. Whilst putting out the stock by 9 a.m. a new concept ...
BBC Radio broadcast
I joined the Partnership in 1988. I worked in ‘Sports’ for 21 years, ‘Large Electrical’ for one year, ‘Sports’ again ...
Before opening we all had to wear hard hats. My first job was to build a temporary staircase to allow ...
When I first joined 15 years ago in 2000 I remember our uniform… navy skirt (straight with two pleats), a ...
Suitable design An artist’s impression of John Lewis High Wycombe highlights just how different this store was intended to be, compared ...
CQMs and the famous Peter Jones
Jenna, from Womenswear in High Wycombe, remembers the first time she completed a CQM (Customer Query Management). She had to ...
My first day was like being at school. Partners were very smart; mainly in suits. I was asked/told to put out ...
Evolving business dress
Jonathan, from Mens Formalwear in High Wycombe, remembers the differences in business dress across the Partnership, and how female Partners ...
High Wycombe Refit 2013
Mark Whenray remembers
Introduction, the plan for High Wycombe
Taking on the Thames Valley The plans for a department store to be built just outside High Wycombe were first announced ...
Memories of High Wycombe
Sue remembers the ‘hard hatters’ working after the store opening, even when the store was open to the public. She was ...
Memories of the 150th anniversary concert
I remember the 150 years concert in Birmingham last year. Paloma Faith was singing and we watched an old film ...
On Monika’s first day, her daughter was taking her 11 plus exam. She was very nervous because it was a ...
Pictures of brand new departments, 1988
An assortment of departmental photographs of John Lewis High Wycombe, taken soon after opening.
I joined when Project Vogue was launched. I was impressed that the business carried on as normal throughout the upheaval ...
Changes to shopping habits After nearly five years of planning, it was confirmed in 2012 that High Wycombe would undergo a ...
The 'Hard Hatters'
High Wycombe seemed like a million miles away from my base store in Reading. When I started in 1988 I’d ...
The Grand Opening of John Lewis High Wycombe
A winning blend ‘John Lewis High Wycombe, Furnishing and Leisure’, was opened to expectant customers on the 18th October 1988. The ...
From the Gazette and Chronicle
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