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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 memory is of the time when my father was Manager of the Swindon store. He came home and expressed concern about what was to happen to his staff after Lord Marks had decided to reduce the amount of paperwork used in ordering. He said he should trust those he employed and not need all this paper!

    Christopher Venables

    As a child all of my clothes were from M&S; they were very sturdy outfits which lasted for years, and I was always bought sizes too big to allow for extra growth. On a visit to M&S my older sister and I amused ourselves by trying on the hats back to front - were politely but firmly shown the door!
    Patsy
    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.
    Judith Whitehouse
    When I was christened 55 years ago, my godmother bought me a dress from M&S; it is a short sleeved, two layered lemon dress, in its own bag. In a few weeks times MY grandaughter is being christened and will be wearing the dress.
    mrs a harley
    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
    Jennifer Bannister
    I have always loved M&S but my fondest memory will always be 2011 when my grand-daughter Ella from Wakefield, West Yorkshire modelled the Autumn/Winter children's collection, she was the artist in the Do Your Thing competition. We were so very proud of her.
    Linda Greensmith
    Taking my boys to buy their school uniform at Marks & Spencer. Oh how they loved shopping with their mum!!
    Irene
    In the summer of 1967 my Mum bought me a new dress from M&S, it was pastel stripes, with a bodice and skirt with a tie at the back and white braiding down the front. It was my favourite childhood dress and I called it my rainbow dress. It was washed dozens of times and always looked smart.
    Sheila Thompson
    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!
    Caroline
    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