Working Lives

Introduction

People who work within the John Lewis Partnership are called 'Partners' and have quite different working conditions from people working in any other large department store.

It's amazing just how many members of the same family have been partners. In this section you can explore the lives of four very different women, working in four very different times.

Take a look and discover how working lives have changes over the last century. Despite their different names, they are all part of the same family! Read about them and try to work out the family tree.

Click on the names below to discover how different generations of the same family dressed for work and dressed for play. At the same time, find out about the changing role of British women at work and at home: