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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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    I remember when I started work at M&S Durham Store in 1964 everyone had to address you by your full name... Mrs Smith or Miss Jones.. no first names were allowed to be used at all. It seems so silly now when I think about it, but it was like this for a great many years.
    carol harle
    I wore blue nylon overalls when I first stared at M&S in 1964 - I was the first 15 year old to be taken on, as you had to be 18 before then. I retired last year, June 2012
    Carol Harle
    Going to the stall in the Grainger Market in Newcastle, the first of M&S if I remember right, it was called a penny stall.
    susan henderson
    Our mother always used to say that with Marks food there was no waste and that you got what you paid for. I've passed that on to my three children. You can rely on M&S, just like the sun will rise tomorrow. It would be nice to see the St. Michael brand with the green and white bags again.
    Bev Bambrough
    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