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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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
Towards the present day
One hectic year It was immediately obvious that Brent Cross Shopping Centre, along with the John Lewis and ‘Waitrose had proven ...
John Lewis Portsmouth in the pipeline?
Threats Despite consistant development, Knight and Lee remained small, especially for a store belonging to the Partnership. In fact, when Caleys of Windsor closed ...
Catalogue of successes Lewis’ Ltd Bristol was just one eleven department stores in the Lewis’ group. In the 1920’s, Lewis’ became ...
Devasted by war
Victim of the Baedeker Raids Despite a peaceful first couple of years during the year, with the commencement of the Blitz, ...
Ambitious opening targets On Thursday 6th February 1981, the Partnership took possession of Lewis’s Ltd. Lewis’s stopped trading on the 17th ...
The steps that led to Partnership takeover
Shifting the cheap image. In the years following the war, Bonds focused on the rebuilding of the shop on the old ...
The grand opening of John Lewis Bristol
Opened in record time! On Tuesday 7th April 1981 at precisely 9am, John Lewis Bristol opened its doors to customers for ...
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 ...
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