Lifelong Learning Centre

M&S and the War Effort

Tuesday 1st July 2014
6.00pm - 7.30pm
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Venue: M&S Company Archive, Michael Marks Building

This session – organised in partnership with the Marks and Spencer Company Archive at Leeds as part of our 2014 Spring into Summer programme – offers¬†participants the chance to find out how M&S adapted to wartime challenges during the First and Second World Wars and contributed to the Home Front.¬† From staff and stock shortages to utility clothing and the Blitz, join us for an insightful look at wartime Britain through the lens of one of the few pre-war retailers that’s still going strong today.

As well as a talk from an M&S Archivist this session will include a guided tour of the exhibition and a chance to view particular objects relating to the topic from the M&S archive.

Entry is FREE but we do ask participants to register in advance via our Eventbrite page.