I remember going into M&S after swimming. They had a beautiful line of Swimwear, they had white pleated Swimsuits in navy, red or light blue. I really wished my Mum could afford to buy me one. The only two things my Mum did purchase for me were a pair of Socks & a School Blouse. Happy Days.
I was part of the Fashion Show Team in 1973 which travelled around the UK, doing catwalk shows that raised money for charity. It was a young girl's dream & great fun, although hard work & not always glamourous...especially when outdoor photos were shot in freezing Jan/Feb weather, wearing a bikini!
I remember often having to evacuate Kilburn store, during bomb alerts in the early 70s. One particular time, when a colleague became hysterical at the assembly point, as the boy she liked was in the store as a member of the 'fire party'. She forgot my fiance was also a member of it & in there too!
I remember being five years old and pulling the arm off of one of the store's manequins in the lingerie department. I then carried it over to the checkout and plonked it on top of the counter. My mother apologised profusely - although everyone else seemed to find it rather amusing...
I worked full time at Marks & Spencer until I left to have a baby. I have some wonderful memories of my time there such as the wonderful staff parties we had when an employee retired or reached long service. I had a great 17 years at M&S and the training I received has helped me over the years.
Mrs Janet Ogden
I worked for M&S in the early 1970's at St Albans store and retired 3 years ago. I remember the beauty contest put on and I was runner up in one of them. I also remember the fashion show travelling around the country and all the models were M&S staff.
Mrs Lynda Ladbrook
I've been knitting since I was a student and keep my needles in an old M&S carrier bag. The bag recently developed a hole so I thought it time to throw it away. I looked at the old bag properly for the first time and realised I've been using it since 1984.
M&S was my late mother's favourite shop. We would shop regularly and spent many saturday afternoons in M&S Wood Green. Now when I visit it's like she's with me telling what's nice and what's not.
When I was little my favourite food was tinned peach slices in heavy syrup with evaporated milk
I remember mum and dad buying me a packet of chicken in a basket crisps to eat in the car on the way home from a long day shopping. Sadly you don't make them anymore - please bring them back. Also, chocolate tea cakes always appeared at parties - I continue this tradition for my kids! Thanks M&S.