Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Shopping Saturday - Marks in Time

Marks in Time

Marks and Spencer is abutting to the affection of abounding a Brit, or at atomic abutting to their derma - or in their underwear drawer. Marks in Time is the website of the M&S aggregation Archives, and it afresh acclaimed its aboriginal anniversary. The annal itself is housed in the University of Leeds, and the website is able-bodied account a visit, whether you are a austere apprentice of retail history or you just like searching at old pictures. The website makes actual acceptable use of the company's all-encompassing accumulating of images - photographs of barrio and people, and packaging and merchandise. For the Baby Boomer generation, that iconic 1970's appearance account belvedere shoes will yield you appropriate back! You can do simple or avant-garde searches of the catalogue, with an advantage to baddest alone items with images, and you can accept from a drop-down card of capacity such as 'wartime', 'food and home', 'children' and so on. When I searched for all items with images in the class 'women', I found, as expected, lots of accouterment items, but aswell wine labels and confined of chocolate. Makes sense, I suppose. 

As able-bodied as the annal catalogue, there is a history of the aggregation back its acclaimed alpha as a Penny Bazaar in Leeds Market, complete with a timeline, biographies and memories. There is aswell a accomplished accumulating of assets for schools, including a bold area you bout the appearance to the decade. I accept already spent added time than I advised to exploring - well, it's algid outside! Feel chargeless to do the same.

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