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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 boy in the 1950s having to accompany my mother to the Aberdeen shop, which I thought had the brightest, hottest shop lights in Aberdeen, so much so that I wanted to get outside as soon as possible!
    David Smith
    I worked in M&S in 1964 when Aberdeen had 500 residents quarantined in hospital with the typhoid outbreak. I married & moved to M&S office in Edinburgh under Mrs Whitehill. Now 50 years later I am working as a Christmas temp in Dundee store in the Lingerie Dept exactly where I started 50 years ago.
    Edith Christie 'nee Reid
    I was brought up in a children's home in Aberdeen and M&S would donate Christmas presents to us. They also helped me get my paints, brushes and easel so I could go to Grays School of Art for a year. That was 1967. I now work in M&S and have been for 27years. I feel like they are part of my family.
    Elizabeth
    I remember Saturday mornings. My Nana, Mum and sister would take the train from our village into Glasgow to shop at The Argyle Street Marks & Spencer store. Our first stop was at the cafe, where we had tea and chocolate wafers, our favourites. Then we had a great time shopping!
    Elizabeth McKernan
    Barbecue beef flavour Marks & Spencer Potato sticks. My Aunt Mary used to buy them for me as well as the chocolate teacakes. They made Saturday tea time a real treat and they were DELICIOUS. We thought she was very posh buying food from Marks & Spencer. If only you would bring them back.
    Grainne Redmond
    Used to love when my mum gave us the boiled beef and carrots suet pudding. Yum! Marks & Spencer used to also do packet puddings kind of like a mousse in chocolate, strawberry and banana flavour. The banana was amazing. Why do they always put garlic in everything now? I'm allergic!!!!!!
    Donna Johnstone
    I am still wearing my Marks & Spencer cotton vest. It is thirty two years old and I wore it as a young sailor on board HMS Fearless during the Falklands conflict. It even has my name, D Cruickshanks stamped on it.
    David Cruickshanks

    Working at the Kilburn branch when all the food department sold was biscuits! The uniforms were made of nylon and in the summer were so hot, I fainted one day - much to my embarassment.

    Su Shanson