This week’s ‘Then & Now’ focusses on the Marks & Spencer building on Broad Street.

The brand was founded in 1884 and now employees nearly 90,000 people.

Financial decline in recent years has seen the demise of a number of branches, but the Reading one still remains as popular as ever.

If you have any fond memories of this part of our town, please email us at: or send in your letters to our offices at: 2-10 Bowan House, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU.