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Project Babylon and the Winged Figure's half century, 2013
Continuously evolving As competition on Oxford Street not only grows but also becomes more illustrious and grand, it is important now ...
Sabeema Arts Club
The 1930's; a period of growth
Innovative services became available By the early 1930’s, both John Lewis and Peter Jones were run together, as a ‘co-operative society ...
The bombing of John Lewis, September 1940
Primary target As the economic, political and cultural centre of the United Kingdom, London was certainly the primary target for German ...
Trading continues at Oxford Street amidst the rubble
Down, but not out Just three weeks after the bombing, the partly damaged East House was reopened for business. Part of ...
The opening page of the first ever copy of the Gazette
Saturday 16th March 1918
From temporary shop to London landmark
The temporary shop The bomb site at John Lewis on Oxford Street remained just that far a number of years after ...
Sir Stuart Hampson
Chairman from 1993 to 2007
Sir Charlie Mayfield
John Lewis and the foundation of the Oxford Street shop, 1864
Orphaned John Lewis was born in 1836 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. By 1844 at only 8 years old, he was an orphan, ...
Purchasing Peter Jones in 1905
Growing the business beyond Oxford Street
John Spedan Lewis; born into the business in 1885
Family business John Spedan Lewis was born on the 22nd September 1885, in Marylebone, London. He began working at his father’s ...
How John Lewis ended up in prison
A new century, same old Mr Lewis
The 1920 strike at John Lewis
Mr Lewis in hot water once more By the 1920’s the Lewis family was in tumultuous waters. Spedan Lewis and his ...
The death of Mr John Lewis, 1928
Spedan assumes control of Oxford Street
The Partnership and indoor games
The Founder’s main love Chess has always been taken seriously by the John Lewis Partnership. This was primarily because, as Sir ...
Sir Bernard Miller
OB Miller graduated from Jesus College, Oxford with a First in History. He was presented with the Stanhope Prize for ...
Miss Lorimer, a Peter Jones Buyer in Asia
Spedan, woman graduates and oriental rugs By 1925, John Spedan Lewis was very anxious to bring a touch of the exotic ...
Dr Crippen, customer and killer
Convicted with the help of a Jones Brothers buyer
Steps towards Eldon Square
The Partnership continues to make changes Throughout the 1960’s, many of the old departments that had characterised the original Bainbridges store, ...
The grand opening of Bainbridges, Eldon Square
Brand new Bainbridges Building, which began in 1973, was completed in 1976. On Sunday 17th October to late on Monday 18th, ...
Becoming John Lewis Newcastle
Years of prosperity In September 1988, Bainbridges, the world’s first department store, celebrated its 150th year of trading. Since its move ...
Emerson Bainbridge, humble beginnings in Newcastle
Successful opening partnership Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge was 21 years old when in 1838 he went into partnership with William Alder Dunn ...
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