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My mum looks great in the 50s inspired 125 dress - now I know what she looked like when she was young!
Kate, 28, Bristol
I remember absolutely loving Marks & Spencer's Tomato Ketchup flavoured crisps. I used to buy them at the branch in Kingston upon Thames after college and work in the 1970s. OOh wish I could eat some now!

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Been out in the wind and rain today using my trusty old umbrella from M&S! Have only had this one for 45 years! My Mum bought it for me because it had an unusual shaped handle that I couldn't hang on the back of the seat on the bus home from school - I'd lost umpteen umbrellas in this way before!
I found a pair of St Michael tights in the back of my drawer today. They must be from the late 70's or early 80's. They were my favourite colour, and whenever pay day came around I would buy a few pairs. I couldn't bring myself to open my last packet!
I remember the first time my mum gave me Percy Pigs in my lunch box. Best day at school EVER.
As a child all of my clothes were from M&S; they were very sturdy outfits which lasted for years, and I was always bought sizes too big to allow for extra growth. On a visit to M&S my older sister and I amused ourselves by trying on the hats back to front - were politely but firmly shown the door!
In the 1960s at the Manchester store, I informed a customer that she would have to pay for a blouse she'd pick up from a counter separately. Although it was standard proceedure, the customer reluctantly did so. I found out later the customer was the actress Pat Phoenix.
I started working at M&S in 1960 age 18 at the new store in Manchesters. I worked on the section with ladies blouses and trousers, I even modelled them on a saturday for the customers. I have every fond memories of the store, and the people.