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Marks & Spencer

From a pedlar’s tray in 1882, Polish refugee Michael Marks began his stall at Leeds in 1884. After a sales girl died of pneumonia, he moved to Leeds’ indoor Kirkgate Market in 1894. That year Tom Spencer became his partner, with accountancy skills. From 1907 son Simon Marks was the first retailer to go direct to UK makers.

 M&S at 61 Lime Street, Liverpool, 1903. Hazle’s model is based on this archive image. The open cast-iron front seen above was shuttered at night. It was the top store in 1906!

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Hazle Ceramics
Marks & Spencer
Limited Edition 1158/2000
on Liverpool M&S
With 22 carat gold signs

 Marks’ initial open stall in the snow at Leeds in 1884.

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 The world’s smallest and longest lasting M&S has been on this site in Newcastle’s Grainger Market since 1895.

 Hazle with the manager and model, Brentwood M&S 1999.

 Grainger corner in 2016.

 Victorian-style stall from 2013 at the original Leeds’ Kirkgate Market with sweets, cards, mugs and history.

 Nostalgic graphics on a Book of Needles c1903-1920. This is one of over 70,000 items in the M&S Archive.

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