Waitrose branch gives Sidmouth tree

Sidmouth Waitrose branch manager Mark Shepherd and Brian Banfield, watched by Margaret Edwards-Hughe

Sidmouth Waitrose branch manager Mark Shepherd and Brian Banfield, watched by Margaret Edwards-Hughes, Nicola Bright, Sheila Benton and Sarah Higgs, planting a monkey puzzle tree at the Three Cornered Plot in Sidmouth. Photo by Terry Ife ref shs 9243-10-13TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

STAFF from Sidmouth’s branch of Waitrose were delighted to plant a tree to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the supermarket chain joining the John Lewis Partnership.

Partners who work for the firm’s 290 outlets across the country decided to celebrate the special anniversary in the same way.

In Sidmouth, in consultation with the district council, it was agreed to plant a monkey puzzle tree at the Three Cornered Plot.

The iconic monkey puzzle is under threat and dates back to Jurassic times.

A number of partners attended the official planting ceremony last Thursday.


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Waitrose and John Lewis joined forces in October 1937.

Now the John Lewis Partnership has more than 84,000 partners working in more than 290 Waitrose branches and 39 John Lewis stores.

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