Thursday, 11 June 2009

St Michael Memories

Marks & Sparks, M & S, St Michael or Marks & Spencer. Whatever you call it this retail institution has been a feature on British High Streets for decades. The store started out life as a penny market stall in a Leeds market hall 125 years ago and over the years has grown into one of the most recognisable brands in the UK. To celebrate their birthday M & S held a Penny Bazaar in their stores, with twenty items costing just a penny. Peopled queued on the High Street, waiting for the doors to open, hoping to grab a bargain. The stock was limited (unsurprisingly) and many shoppers left empty handed, but it was a good publicity stunt! Anyway, today's photos show their retrospective window displays. Bright, colourful and full of memories.

As I mentioned yesterday I'm off on holiday next week and I'm planning to do a series of other peoples photos. If you'd like to loan a photo to appear on Cheltenham DP send me an email (address in my profile.) You'll get full credit and a link.
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6 comments:

Tash said...

I know M&S from books - couldn't live without it. Very picturesque, colorful displays, indeed.
Have a lovely holiday, M.

Bibi said...

There's a Marks and Spencer's here now, too. I love those jelly fruits.

Bergson said...

I come

Babooshka said...

It's a real step back in time. Sunday afternoons, long hot summers and bicycle rides.

Hilda said...

Did the chocolate-coated shortbread cookies go on sale? They're my favorite!!!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Marks and Sparks has travelled far. It is here in Malaysia too. I love their cookies and had some given me when i was in the UK last Nov.
Good pics down memory lane...
Enjoy your hols!

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