J3374 : Marks & Spencer, Belfast

taken 11 years ago, near to Shankill, Belfast County Borough, Beal Feirste, Ballymacarret and Skegoneill, Northern Ireland

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Marks & Spencer, Belfast
Marks & Spencer, Belfast
Marks and Spencer plc celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. The Belfast branch opened here in Donegall Place (on a much smaller scale), in what was then the ground floor of the Bank of Ireland, in 1967.
Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer (M&S) was founded in Leeds in 1894 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer.

Marks, a polish immigrant began 'Marks Penny Bazaar' in Hartlepool and in 1884 moved to Leeds where he set up a market stall. Thomas Spencer joined him in 1894 when they set up 'Marks and Spencer'.

M&S are primarily known for selling clothing and food, where for many years they sold both under their own labels. There are still the largest clothing retailer in the UK.

In 2009 M&S had over 600 stores in the UK and 285 internationally.

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Tuesday, 8 September, 2009   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 9 September, 2009
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City, Town centre  Business, Retail, Services 
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Belfast 
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Marks & Spencer 
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Shop   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 338 741 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.8821N 5:55.7836W
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Irish: geotagged! J 338 741
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