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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
    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.
    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
    Iced Lemon Layer Cake, used to have it on a Sunday for tea an extra special treat after the brown bread salmon sandwiches!
    sharon berry
    Receiving good customer service with a smile and a joke during an incredibly busy pre-Mother's Day lunchtime... this year! It's always appreciated xx
    My first memory was going to the penny bazaar in Newcastle upon Tyne.
    Ros Cassidy
    Black and white mints
    Hazel Naylor
    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
    I remember going to Marks & Spencer at the end of every summer to get new bits of school uniform. It was always exciting to be getting new clothes, but less exciting that the summer holidays were coming to an end!

    My mother would take us kids twice a year to M&S clothes shopping.. winter and summer. She would also get elastic top trousers for herself :)) My brother would often hide in the store after collecting the size tags off the top of the hangers.. Good memories, but miss Mum who is with the angels now.

    sharon gittings