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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 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.
    Judith Whitehouse
    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!
    Neeru Clarke
    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!
    Neeru Clarke
    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.
    Teena Antonioiu
    I worked at the marble arch store in the 70s and have many memories of working there. They treated their staff fantastic, we had a doctor, and a hairdresser on the premises. But the best was the coaches they put on to take the staff home! Oh happy days.
    Christine Stevens (newell)
    I always bought my underwear in M&S - those lovely co-ordinated sets with matching camisoles and petticoats, and all made in the UK in those days!
    Mum buying my first trainers, black with two white stripes! Lasted me for at least 2 years! Awesome.
    E G
    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!
    Marion Clayden
    When M&S first started selling food items, my Mum thought the food and ready meals were wonderful.
    stephanie ralph