A picture diary of John Lewis and Cole Brothers through the years

With the ‘heartbreaking’ news that Sheffield institution John Lewis will close, you can reminisce with pictures of the building through the years – from 1847, when the Cole brother’s launch the business, to present day.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 12:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 1:07 pm

John Lewis announced yesterday, March 24, that the ‘irreversible impact’ of COVID-19 has led to them closing the doors of their iconic Sheffield city centre store, putting 299 jobs at risk.

Since 1847, Cole Brothers, and now John Lewis, has been an iconic part of Sheffield shopping and lifestyle culture.

Setting up on Fargate, before moving to current location Barker’s Pool in 1963, the company rebranded as John Lewis in 2002.

Here is a complete trip down memory lane:

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