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    These memories tell a unique story of M&S through the eyes of our customers and employees

    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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    I've been knitting since I was a student and keep my needles in an old M&S carrier bag. The bag recently developed a hole so I thought it time to throw it away. I looked at the old bag properly for the first time and realised I've been using it since 1984.

    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