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Marks and Spencer's store

In 1884, Michael Marks, a Russian born Polish refugee opened a stall at Leeds Kirkgate Market. In 1893 Michael moved to 20 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. In the following year, he opened a shop in the lower part of the same building. In 1894 Michael formed a partnership with Tom Spencer, a former cashier from the wholesale company IJ Dewhirst. In 1901 a new warehouse and head office opened at Der…