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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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    As a school child it was always a real treat to have a packed lunch for a school trip with M&S food. The crisps were, and still are, the best available. I also remember the gold, foil-wrapped tea cakes which seemed huge.

    I remember shopping for all our clothes at M&S. Dresses used to have a thread in the hem that could be pulled out to make the skirt longer and therefore wearable for a longer period of time. Very useful when it was a favourite. Coats had the same facility in the sleeves.
    Pamela Zargarani
    M&S Exeter always had the biggest & sweetest oranges in the '50s
    Lynda Evans