The opening page of the first ever copy of the Gazette

Human Liberty

The Gazette was printed for the first time ever on Saturday 16th March 1918, and it has been published weekly ever since.

The Gazette served as an organ through which Partners could stay informed on the important aspects of the John Lewis Partnership. If they so wished, they could interact and directly impact the Partnership’s very fabric. The paper was unique as through its Letters section, it allowed Partners to openly praise, criticise and vent frustrations on any subject that took their fancy.

Without doubt, the creation of the Gazette was one of the most important steps in the evolution of the John Lewis Partnership.

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