Group    From 1929 

John Lewis Partnership

Categories: Commerce

Retail group. Founded by John Spedan Lewis after his father John Lewis gave him control of the Peter Jones department store in Chelsea. All its employees (known as Partners) are co-owners. The company is not quoted on the stock exchange, and every year after deductions have been made for future developments, the profits are distributed to all Partners as a percentage of their annual salaries. The Waitrose supermarkets were acquired in 1937 and along with the department stores, cover most areas of Britain.

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John Lewis Partnership

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John Lewis and John Spedan Lewis

John Lewis silk mercer of Oxford Street resided at Spedan Tower, Hampstead fr...

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John Lewis war damage

This building was completed in September 1960. It replaces buildings destroye...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
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Lord Byron - Westminster plaque

Unveiled on National Poetry Day by JLP MD Simon Fowler and Westminster Mayor ...

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Fortune of War pub

Fortune of War pub

The Golden Boy was originally attached to the front of this public-house and remains to mark the site. From 'The Italian Boy' by Sarah Wise we learnt that this pub was originally called The Naked ...

Building, Commerce

1 memorial
Albergo del Pellegrino

Albergo del Pellegrino

This building was used as a hotel, 'The Pilgrim' until about 1930.  It was demolished following WW2 bomb damage.  The photo shows the east side and Byron's window was on the first floor, fourth fro...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Coal Hole Tavern

Coal Hole Tavern

The meeting place of the Wolf Club of which in about 1826 Edmund Kean was a leading member.  Lawrence Silverman tells us that, later, this was the tavern where Renton Nicholson staged his very rude...

Place, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Major Edmund Leopold de Rothschild, CBE, TD

Major Edmund Leopold de Rothschild, CBE, TD

Financier and horticulturalist. He was born on 2 January 1916 in Westminster the second of the four children of Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942) and Marie Louise Eugénie de Rothschild née B...

Person, Armed Forces, Commerce, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson

In 1819, made and sold Britain's first bicycle in its hobby-horse form. As a coachmaker Johnson was able to make significant improvements to the two-wheel velocipede, as invented by von Drais. He o...

Person, Commerce, Engineering

1 memorial