Do you remember Cole's Corner? Take a look at the Sheffield Cole Brothers John Lewis store over the years

The famous Cole’s Corner, original home of Cole Brothers, as the city’s John Lewis store is still known to many Sheffielders, features in these pictures.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:17 pm
The original Cole Brothers Department Store on the corner of Fargate and Church Street, c 1900
The original Cole Brothers Department Store on the corner of Fargate and Church Street, c 1900

They come from the collection at Sheffield Archives, which can be found online on the Picture Sheffield website, https://www.picturesheffield.com/

The mark the news that the Barkers Pool store is to close, threatening the jobs of 299 staff. The company is considering the possibility of having a smaller store in the city.

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Cole Brothers, Cole's Corner, 1923. Picture Sheffield reference number Y04991

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Demolition of Cole Brothers (latterly John Lewis) Department Store, junction of Fargate and Church Street, 1964. Ref no S33490
Construction of Cole Brothers, Barker's Pool, 1963. Ref no S22562
The new Cole Brothers store on Barkers Pool, 1968. Picture Sheffield ref no S13317
Cole Brothers and a very different-looking Church Street, 1873. Picture Sheffield ref no S10512
John Cole, who lived from 1814-1898, one of the three brothers who founded Cole Brothers. Ref no S08839
A billboard on the John Lewis store of Jessica Ennis, heptathlon gold medallist, London 2012 Olympics
Cole Brothers Ltd. King George VI Coronation Gala , 1937. Picture Sheffield reference number Y12643
The sports department at Cole Brothers on 30 Cambridge Street, c. 1970. Ref no T11962