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The grand opening of John Lewis Glasgow
Biggest branch in Scotland John Lewis Glasgow opened its doors to the public for the very first time on the 7th ...
A city centre emerges By 1977, a city centre was beginning to emerge. By this point, a Waitrose had also been ...
Five Years Old By the time that John Lewis Glasgow turned five years old in 2004, the city centre had without ...
The grand opening of John Lewis Milton Keynes
Open, and ahead of schedule too After months of build-up, ‘John Lewis Milton Keynes’ opened its doors to the public on ...
From one small property… In 1864, William Pearce Jones ran away from his home in Caernarvonshire to London, where he hoped ...
Milton Keynes is a global Phenomenon Milton Keynes prospered throughout the 1980’s; in direct correlation to the success of the shopping ...
Incriminating Dr Crippen In 1906, Jones Brothers and Co Limited was formed. This switch to becoming a limited company would be ...
The Partnership Years, 1940-1990
Wartime Restrictions During the years of the Second World War, Jones Brothers was lucky enough to come through unscathed. There were ...
Robert Herne Bond, humble beginnings in Norwich
Family business The business was founded in 1879 by Robert Herne Bond. Having outgrown the family business started in Chelmsford by ...
Early Twentieth Century
Strong Bonds Bonds of Norwich had slipped comfortably into the 20th Century. Strong family foundations meant an incredibly strong platform on ...
The Post-War Years
Shifting The ‘Cheap’ Image In the years following the war, Bonds focused on the rebuilding of the shop on the old ...
The Partnership Takeover
Towards the Present Day
The Partnership takeover of Bonds was a massive upheaval for both the staff and the customers, who had been very ...
Introduction and Conception
Homely intentions The Partnership initially intended to open a John Lewis At Home store in the centre of Exeter, making this ...
Lifting Leicester John Lewis Leicester was the first new Partnership department store to open in over 3 years. Opening in September ...
The Twenty-First Century
New century, new name At the dawn of the new century, it was starting to become apparent that although the store ...
Maximum impact ‘John Lewis Trafford’ would be the first branch to be built in an existing shopping centre. The rest of ...
The Grand Opening of John Lewis Trafford
Innovative and unique On the 30th May 2005, ‘John Lewis Trafford’ opened its doors to customers. Trafford was an extra special ...
The Olympic bid and how it produced John Lewis Stratford City
The Olympic bid Sport and the Partnership have been inexorably linked since the creation of the latter. In its many guises, ...
The foundations of a successful Olympics Work started on the project in December 2007, with the marking out of the new ...
The Grand Opening of John Lewis Stratford City
The Games As Stratford City welcomed the world with the start of the Olympic Games in London, the stadium suite at ...
An enticing opportunity arises… By the 1990’s, the Partnership had identified Manchester as the next target for a department store. The ...
Maria Caley and the blurred beginnings of Caleys
Maria Caley, dress maker The early history of Caleys of Windsor is slightly ambiguous, and open to interpretation. No-one knows the ...
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