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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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    Mum buying my first trainers, black with two white stripes! Lasted me for at least 2 years! Awesome.

    E G

    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 remember being five years old and pulling the arm off of one of the store's manequins in the lingerie department. I then carried it over to the checkout and plonked it on top of the counter. My mother apologised profusely - although everyone else seemed to find it rather amusing...
    Matthew Bourne
    I remember as a small girl, going into Sheffield city centre which had been badly bombed during the Second World War. The M&S store was in an old cinema with a sloping floor and the goods were laid out on open stalls, like table tops. The building later became a dance hall.
    Jean P{artridge