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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 found a pair of St Michael tights in the back of my drawer today. They must be from the late 70's or early 80's. They were my favourite colour, and whenever pay day came around I would buy a few pairs. I couldn't bring myself to open my last packet!
    Jannet
    Working for M&S selling menswear. I had some very strange converstations about mens underwear and what different people called them!
    Carolyn Taylor
    Diving in and out of the rails of new clothes while my mum made her choices. Also, asking my mum in a big loud voice "What's ling-ery?"
    Amanda Wright
    I am still wearing my Marks & Spencer cotton vest. It is thirty two years old and I wore it as a young sailor on board HMS Fearless during the Falklands conflict. It even has my name, D Cruickshanks stamped on it.
    David Cruickshanks
    I remember mum taking me to M&S in Darlington where I was measured for my first bra. How grown up and embarrassed I felt!
    Maggs
    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

    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.

    Anna