Cole Brothers' building in Barker's Pool, Sheffield opened in 1963 and was rebranded as John Lewis in 2002.
Cole Brothers' building in Barker's Pool, Sheffield opened in 1963 and was rebranded as John Lewis in 2002.

Take a look back at Sheffield's Cole Brothers and John Lewis store with these fascinating photos

John Lewis in Sheffield – previously the city’s beloved Cole Brothers store before a rebrand – has been in people’s thoughts after it emerged the retailer was ‘highly unlikely’ to reopen all of its shops when lockdown ends.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:30 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 12:08 pm

Dame Sharon White, chairman of the John Lewis Partnership, has said no decisions have yet been made on specific stores but that ‘financial modelling’ is taking place.

Shoppers have since appealed to bosses to keep Sheffield's branch off any potential list of closures. Here are 14 photos that demonstrate the shop’s importance and long history.

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