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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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    My dad, Jack Collier, moved to Liverpool 1949/50 to work in the cafe which was in the basement of the Church Street store. He used to prepare all the raw chickens for stores in Lancashire to provide a Christmas lunch for the staff. No oven-ready chickens in those days!

    Mrs Judith Stelfox

    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
    At the end of the day when there were officers on leave, we would push all of the tables in the café to the side and dance to records played on the gramophone - times were tough but we still had fun.
    My childhood memory of Marks & Spencer was a visit to their Cafeteria in the basement of their store in Briggate, Leeds. I remember the assistants serving from behind a counter with lots of glass display cabinets all decorated.