Archive for the tag 'M&S'

After breakfast we set out for Durham in order to visit the cathedral and the Lindesfarne Gospels exhibition.  Unfortunately when we enquired at the visitor information centre about tickets to see the Gospels we were advised that the earliest time slot possible for that day was 7.30pm.  We didn’t fancy hanging around all day so [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 18th 2013

1884 – Michael Marks, a Russian-born Polish refugee, opened a stall at Leeds Kirkgate Market
1893 – Michael Marks opened a shop in Manchester, and lived above it
1894 – Thomas Spencer – a cashier and book-keeper invested £300 to become Michael Marks’ partner
1930 – M&S’s flagship store opened at Marble Arch, London
1931 – M&S introduced a [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2009