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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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    In the 1960s at the Manchester store, I informed a customer that she would have to pay for a blouse she'd picked up from a counter separately. Although it was standard procedure, the customer reluctantly did so. I found out later the customer was the actress Pat Phoenix.
    I started working at M&S in 1960 age 18 at the new store in Manchester. I worked on the section with ladies blouses and trousers, I even modelled them on a Saturday for the customers. I have very fond memories of the store, and the people.
    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.
    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
    I was employed at Marks & Spencer in 1969 in the Menswear Department in Manchester. I had great fun when I entered Miss Marks & Spencer, the store's hairdresser won and I would love to see that photo again. I now live in Australia and would love to show it to my family. I wore an M&S swim suit.
    Mrs Anne Lunn maiden name Entwistle
    I love M&S. My local store in Derry, Northern Ireland is great. I'm only 15 but I would always love to work for M&S and maybe someday become a store manager of the place! The staff in our two stores are the best people you could meet, I just love M&S and hope it lives on, cheers!
    sean fleming
    I worked at the marble arch store in the 70s and have many memories of working there. They treated their staff fantastic, we had a doctor, and a hairdresser on the premises. But the best was the coaches they put on to take the staff home! Oh happy days.
    Christine Stevens (newell)
    Working for M&S selling menswear. I had some very strange converstations about mens underwear and what different people called them!
    Carolyn Taylor
    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
    I have been a loyal customer and shopped at M&S since 1965 when I was a little girl and often hid under clothes rails as my mother shopped. I would then panic if I couldn't find her but the lovely staff never failed to come to my rescue. I still hang around those tempting rails of clothes and I'm 52.
    Mandy Chadwick