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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 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 have been a loyal customer and shopped at M&S since 1965 when I was a little girl and often hid under clothes rails as my mother shopped. I would then panic if I couldn't find her but the lovely staff never failed to come to my rescue. I still hang around those tempting rails of clothes and I'm 52.
    Mandy Chadwick
    Taking my boys to buy their school uniform at Marks & Spencer. Oh how they loved shopping with their mum!!
    My grandfather worked for Geest Industries in Lingfield, Surrey, and I remember that his photograph was taken holding a "bunch" of bananas. This was displayed in one of the London stores I believe. I was very proud.

    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