John Lewis in a packed Queensgate in the 1980s.

Looking Back: ‘Heyday of John Lewis’

The sad news that John Lewis is to shut its Queensgate store, after almost four decades as the city’s go-to retail outlet, prompted photographer Chris Porsz to get out this week’s pictures

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 5:00 am

The first picture shows a busy shopping centre in the early 1980s with John Lewis on the right.

The next picture was taken in Westgate showing John Lewis staff streaming out after a bomb scare in 1983.

The third picture, Chris asks: “Who were the lads outside the shop?”

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