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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!

    My earliest memory of Marks & Sparks is going shopping with my mum and younger sister to buy new pants, socks and an outfit for Whitsuntide. On Whit Sunday we would dress in our new clothes and parade amongst family.

    Lynne Barrett

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    My aunt worked at M&S Oxford Street branch in late 1940's/early 1950's and told me about services for staff including chiropody, hairdressing and being given proper hankies if they had a cold etc. They had much better conditions than many of the assistants in other stores and felt well cared for.
    Betty Wilson
    I remember as a small girl, going into Sheffield city centre which had been badly bombed during the Second World War. The M&S store was in an old cinema with a sloping floor and the goods were laid out on open stalls, like table tops. The building later became a dance hall.
    Jean P{artridge
    I remember Saturday mornings. My Nana, Mum and sister would take the train from our village into Glasgow to shop at The Argyle Street Marks & Spencer store. Our first stop was at the cafe, where we had tea and chocolate wafers, our favourites. Then we had a great time shopping!
    Elizabeth McKernan
    I remember my Mum taking me to Oxford Street to buy a school cardigan (St Margaret) and my brother a jumper (St Michael) then off to tea at Lyons corner house. I got a watch for my 10th birthday with Siro in it - my Dad said it was probably an Oris? I am 71 now!! and still buying M&S x
    Jennifer Bannister
    My mum looks great in the 50s inspired 125 dress - now I know what she looked like when she was young!