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Stead's and the Partnership
The evolution of printing methods, 1965-1999
The Robert Sayle Memory Store
A living archive, originally set up by a group of retired Partners to celebrate the history of both Robert Sayle Cambridge and John Lewis Cambridge.
John Lewis Building Limited, Southampton
Northam Service Building
Highly convenient On the 6th July 1961, Northam Service Building was opened. Approximately 1.5 miles away from Tyrell and Green, the ...
Leith Service building
The hesitant beginnings of Stead McAlpin
The impact of Harry Wearne and the acquisition of Stead's
The establishment and growth of Cavendish Textiles
The continued evolution of Cavendish Textiles
The closure of Cavendish Textiles, 2011
A successful formula By the 1990’s Cavendish Textiles was well established at Victoria, and despite a number of internal shake-ups, was ...
The establishment and growth of Borval Fabrics
Producer of Woollen fabrics Borval Fabrics was started in 1952, when the Founder asked one Mr JJ Valner, who had experience ...
Operations, demise and closure
A converter firm Throughout its time in operation, Borval fabrics actually manufactured very little fabrics itself. It has functioned as a ...
Famous department stores from 1707
A brief chronology of a selection of shops
Harpsichord maker for Peter Jones
former John Lewis Managing Director
Cheshunt Soft Furnishing Workroom
Auburn Ltd (later Taylor and Penton)
The Luton hat factory
The Partnership's first computer, 1963
Major advance The John Lewis division’s relationship with IT can be traced back to the early 1960’s, and to the opening ...
The growth of the computer in the Partnership, 1970-1989
From beast to beauty
Customer Contact Centre
Customer Contact Centre (CCC)
Silk Shop, Tunbridge Wells
The division's newest flexible format store
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