M&S History

Follow our timeline, meet our people, find store histories, share memories or walk the M&S Heritage Trail

Our Timeline

Marks in Time

It's amazing what a penny can do

Follow the remarkable story of M&S with our interactive Timeline: you'll find information, images, videos and recordings for each era of our history

Explore Timeline


Find out about the people who made Marks & Spencer: our founders, our employees, designers and suppliers


My childhood memories of Marks & Spencer was a visit to their Cafeteria in the basement of their store in Briggate, Leeds. I remember the assistants serving from behind a counter with lots of glass display cabinets all decorated.
Margaret, Leeds


Store Histories

Explore our interactive Store Histories and find out more about your local M&S