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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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    Been out in the wind and rain today using my trusty old umbrella from M&S! Have only had this one for 45 years! My Mum bought it for me because it had an unusual shaped handle that I couldn't hang on the back of the seat on the bus home from school - I'd lost umpteen umbrellas in this way before!
    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!
    Linda Connell

    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