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!
My aunt worked at M&S Oxford Street branch in late 1940's/early 1950's and told me about services for staff including chiropody, hairdressing and being given proper hankies if they had a cold etc. They had much better conditions than many of the assistants in other stores and felt well cared for.
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.
My first visit to Marks & Spencer was the best!
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!
I remember my Mum taking me to Oxford Street to buy a school cardigan (St Margaret) and my brother a jumper (St Michael) then off to tea at Lyons corner house. I got a watch for my 10th birthday with Siro in it - my Dad said it was probably an Oris? I am 71 now!! and still buying M&S x
Buttercream filled coconut meringue/macaroons (circa 1966????) 4 in a pack, bought as a very special treat from M&S in Wood Green on the way home from visiting my aunty, in our original Austin Mini!!! PS. I would love to see those back, I have never found anything to replace them.