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Acquisition into the John Lewis Partnership
Expanding beyond London The Gazette of the 8th February 1934 meekly announced that Tyrrell and Green Southampton had been acquired by ...
William Dickinson, 72 years of service at Jessops
Family connection continues At the age of 56, William Daft took Zebedee Jessop into partnership in 1860. Six years later and ...
Cole Brothers braves the economic slump
Difficulties The 1980’s and 1990s saw a relative decline in fortunes for the store, as the city as a whole suffered ...
John Lewis and the Sheffield One project
The Partnership's Dramatic Society
Illustrious To this very day, the John Lewis Partnership continues to put on both varied and exciting dramatic performances that thrill ...
The Partnership's Rag Regatta
An annual highlight The Partnership’s considerable and existing emphasis on sports and leisure pursuits is a notion ageing back to the ...
John Lewis Norwich and beyond
The humble beginnings of Cole Brothers
John and Thomas Cole The Cole Brothers of Sheffield has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a small ...
Cole Brothers at the turn of the century
Coles Corner The two Cole sons, Thomas and Thomas Skelton took charge of the business into the new century. Social change ...
Aquisition and the War Years at Cole Brothers
The difficult years after the War
End of conflict, ongoing difficulties Cole Brothers benefited hugely after the war from being one of the few buildings in Sheffield ...
A new site for Cole Brothers in the 1960's
Moving House On the 26th March 1960, the Gazette announced to Partners the intention of the partnership to expand Cole Brothers ...
Mr LB Smith
Managing Director of John Lewis in South Africa
John Lewis Glasgow backs Glasgow games bid
The Commonwealth Games John Lewis Glasgow launched its campaign to support Glasgow’s bid for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in 2007, by ...
John Lewis Brent Cross turnover party, 1985
GH Lee and Bradstones
John and Daniel Heelas
Founders of Heelas, Reading
Bonds becomes part of the Partnership
Keeping the Bonds name On 25 May 1982, it was announced the Bonds would become part of the John Lewis Partnership, ...
The regeneration of Bristol and the implications for the Partnership
New proposals for Bristol growth From its very opening, John Lewis Bristol did magnificently well. Bristol thrived and the branch wallowed ...
Make way for Cribbs Causeway By the midpoint of 1996, the building of Cribbs Causeway was underway, and the new John ...
Preparations for the transformation Finally, in the last week of March 1998, the time had come to move out. Although just ...
The grand opening of John Lewis Cribbs Causeway
Worth waiting for On the 31st March 1998, ‘John Lewis Cribbs Causeway’ opened to the public for the very first time. ...
Laceman William Wink The extraordinary story of ‘Knight and Lee’ actually begins in 1831. In this year, Mr William Wink began ...
Founding fathers Knight and Lee
Attractive proposition By the 1880’s, Mr Wink’s shop was a highly attractive proposition for outsiders. In 1887, two such enterprising young ...
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