Marks & Spencer

 

 

Jazz Band to celebrate Marks & Spencer Ltd. first store in Dover, opened in 1912


17th August 2011

Marks & Spencer celebrated their 100 years of trading in Dover,
Jazz Band and face painting for children .

 

 

Marks & Spencer Ltd. first store in Dover,
opened in 1912


Marks & Spencer Ltd. first store in Dover, opened in 1912

Marks & Spencer PLC are celebrating their 100 years of trading in Dover, in August 2011.

 

 

Michael Marks


Michael Marks

Michael Marks,a Russian-Polish refugee, began selling penny goods from a market stall in Leeds in 1884 with merchandise bought from Isaac Dewhirst.

 

 

Thomas Spencer


Thomas Spencer

When his company grew in size, he needed additional help; this came in the form of Thomas Spencer, Isaac Dewhirst's cashier.
This partnership started in 1894 and cost Thomas Spencer £300 for a half-share of the business.

 

 

Marks & Spencer Ltd. first store in Dover,
opened in 1912


Marks & Spencer Ltd. moved in 1930 to their present site

Marks & Spencer PLC are celebrating their 100 years of trading in Dover, in August 2011.

All the photographs used in this poster are by kind permission of M & S Company Archive

 

 

Marks & Spencer Ltd. first store in Dover,
opened in 1912


The premises are located in a prime town centre location facing onto the pedestrianised main shopping area of Dover, with Marks & Spencer, W H Smith and Dorothy Perkins closeby. Within walking distance is Dover Priory main-line railway station with the fast link train to London St Pancras in just 1 hour 9 minutes.

This building with the feature of the bear, 43 Biggin Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1DB was the site of Marks & Spencer Ltd. first store in Dover, opened in 1912

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Entry in Dover Town Guide website

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