When I used to go shopping with my Mum we would go to various shops and although I never thought of my Mum as a snob, she always told me to keep the Marks and Spencer bag on the outside (so everyone could see). Mum was a great advocate for the store I wish I could go shopping with her once more :-)
I worked for M&S in the early 1970's at St Albans store and retired 3 years ago. I remember the beauty contest put on and I was runner up in one of them. I also remember the fashion show travelling around the country and all the models were M&S staff.
Mrs Lynda Ladbrook
When I was little my favourite food was tinned peach slices in heavy syrup with evaporated milk
I remember mum and dad buying me a packet of chicken in a basket crisps to eat in the car on the way home from a long day shopping. Sadly you don't make them anymore - please bring them back. Also, chocolate tea cakes always appeared at parties - I continue this tradition for my kids! Thanks M&S.
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.
In 1986 I started working for M&S as a cleaner, when we had to clean the staircase with a toothbrush. Who would believe that 25 years later and still passionate about working for the business, I am now the Store Manager. My love of M&S came from my sister's weekly visit to buy an Angel & Battenburg cake.
Working for M&S selling menswear. I had some very strange converstations about mens underwear and what different people called them!
I am still wearing a blouse that my grandmother bought from M&S in the early fifties! It has the utility mark on the label.
I remember being dressed completely in M&S clothes at the age of 15, and of being extremely proud of the fact!
I remember when M&S first stocked bedding. I was in the Bromley branch with my little girl. I lost her and then a friend tapped me on my shoulder, pointed towards the bed and said "Lost something?" My daughter, bored of shopping, had climbed in. It caused quite a stir - she looked so comfortable!