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Mrs Enid Locket
Another Oxford graduate and practising barrister, Enid Rosser (she married in 1944) joined the Partnership in 1933. She was the ...
Sir Michael (Metford) Watkins
After war service and Cambridge, Michael Watkins (he was knighted as Metford) initially taught at Westminster School. He joined the ...
The John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of the Natural Sciences
Founded in 1955 The John Spedan Lewis Trust for the Advancement of the Natural Sciences was founded by the Partnership in ...
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Why create a Memory Store?
Two reasons The Memory Store provides Partners and customers with information on every aspect of working within the Partnership, acknowledging and ...
Purchased in 1929
Creation of the John Spedan Lewis Foundation, 1964
Continuing the work of the Founder The John Spedan Lewis Foundation was established in 1964, one year after the death of ...
Meeting actress and Partner Hayley Burroughs
3rd May 2003
The Partnership in Paris
A French connection
The rebuilding of Peter Jones, 1932-1936
Modernising Peter Jones By the early 1930’s, Spedan realised that Peter Jones was in need of a refurbishment. The Victorian layout, ...
Peter Jones, the Partnership and the War Years
Piano Showroom and Workshop at Jones Brothers
Does the Partnership Sell Pianos?
Unearthing history at Kingston
From the Gazette of the 3rd January 1987
Celebrity signs cookbook for charity at Cheadle
From the Gazette of the 24th November 2001
Dr Margaret Pauli
Meeting three Olympic stars
From the Gazette of the 10th August 2012
The acquisition of Thompsons
Peterborough store joins the Partnership
The First Trust Settlement, 1929
Birth of the Partnership On the 18th April 1929, John Spedan Lewis signed the First Trust Settlement, a document effectively legalising ...
The acquisition of Lance and Lance, 1933
The provincial experiment gets underway Lance and Lance was a department store located in Weston-super-Mare. Its pre-Partnership history identifies the store ...
The War Years
Provincial experiment expands, 1940 In 1940, the Partnership’s continued desire to expand to the provinces was realised when the Selfridge Provincial ...
Decline and Closure
Never fully recovered Lance and Lance never properly recovered from the damage to its building caused by enemy action during World ...
The Acquisition and War Years at GH Lee
The acquisition of Jones Brothers, 1940
338-366 Holloway Road, North London
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