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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    Subscribe to an interesting Prammie Magazine

    The Perambulator Times Some of you may already be aware of the magazine especially for people interested in vintage prams. This is The Perambulator Times, an A5 publication printed in full colour on glossy paper, published quarterly at a very reasonable price. (2015 prices are: Overseas £24, Europe £22.50, UK £18 All include postage) The magazine is produced by Beth Huckstep who is an experienced prammie and always fills the magazine with lots of interesting and informative articles. It has[...]

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    Coachbuilt pram therapy

    As Christmas approaches our thoughts turn to friends and family and memories from long ago. Some of you may have an elderly friend or relative who you will be visiting over the festive season, their memory of day to day things may not be as sharp as it was but they may have vivid memories of years long past. Why not talk to them about your prams as a way of reviving happy memories for them. Previously I wrote a[...]

  • Pram Restoration Booklet

    SORRY THESE HAVE NOW ALL BEEN SOLD -if you missed out you can buy a Kindle version via Amazon     For those of you who are new to pram restoration, you can purchase a copy of my booklet “How to Restore Coachbuilt Prams”  as a Kindle download, details on the website. But I now have a few copies listed on E Bay or you can buy direct from me, the price is £7.95 plus postage and packing from E Bay,[...]

Subscribe to an interesting Prammie Magazine

Posted by Lucy On December - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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The Perambulator Times Some of you may already be aware of the magazine especially for people interested in vintage prams. This is The Perambulator Times, an A5 publication printed in full colour on glossy paper, published quarterly at a very reasonable price. (2015 prices are: Overseas £24, Europe £22.50, UK £18 All include postage) The magazine is produced by Beth Huckstep who is an experienced prammie and always fills the magazine with lots of interesting and informative articles. It has[...]

Coachbuilt pram therapy

Posted by Lucy On December - 9 - 2014 5 Comments
pram old people navy copyright

As Christmas approaches our thoughts turn to friends and family and memories from long ago. Some of you may have an elderly friend or relative who you will be visiting over the festive season, their memory of day to day things may not be as sharp as it was but they may have vivid memories of years long past. Why not talk to them about your prams as a way of reviving happy memories for them. Previously I wrote a[...]

Pram Restoration Booklet

Posted by Lucy On December - 2 - 2014 0 Comment

SORRY THESE HAVE NOW ALL BEEN SOLD -if you missed out you can buy a Kindle version via Amazon     For those of you who are new to pram restoration, you can purchase a copy of my booklet “How to Restore Coachbuilt Prams”  as a Kindle download, details on the website. But I now have a few copies listed on E Bay or you can buy direct from me, the price is £7.95 plus postage and packing from E Bay,[...]

Prams and places – Braemar

Posted by Lucy On November - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

The Silver Cross Braemar model was from the 1970′s and was a fabric covered model, advertised as having a tailored hood, apron and body in fabric, with a woven lace inset strip on the sides with chrome decor. It was also available without the lace.  Wheel sizes were 12″ on all four wheels, there was a two wheel brake and cantilever springing made the pram easy to push. An adjustable backrest and drop toe were inside the 34″ body for[...]

Prams and places – Chelsea

Posted by Lucy On November - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this  features a drop-end or droptoe model. This pram is from the fifties and is the Silver Cross Chelsea model, advertised as being a compact pram which takes up a small amount of space yet with a generous bed size. There is a concealed foot extension, an adjustable backrest and the pram is suitable for babies of all ages. The hood and apron are advertised as being in fadeless fabric with[...]

Prams and Places – Harewood

Posted by Lucy On November - 14 - 2014 0 Comment

Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this week’s pram is the Harewood, a model produced in 1936 but a more modern model was again produced in the sixties Harewood is a village near Leeds, Harewood House being the stately home of the Earl of Harewood, cousin of our present Queen. This summer Harewood House was the venue for the start of the Tour de France and regularly holds other events. A few years ago a group of[...]

Prams and places – Ilkley

Posted by Lucy On November - 7 - 2014 3 Comments

  Silver Cross named some of their prams after places, often places in Yorkshire where the Silver Cross factory was based. In future posts I will be featuring other prams named after places, these include York, Selby, Beverley and many others. How nice it must have been if you lived in one of these places to be able to have a pram named after your hometown.   The pram featured left is the Ilkley model, from 1936, but years later[...]

November Pram of the Month – Winston

Posted by Lucy On November - 1 - 2014 2 Comments

Pram of the month for November is The Winston, made by Silver Cross in honour of that famous gentleman, Sir Winston Churchill. This is a beautiful pram, the design on the side represents a wave, I saw one of these at the Wedgwood pram day last year, owned by a very nice couple who take a great pride in all their prams. The picture below is taken from the brochure of the time this pram was produced and gives detailed[...]

Pram interior

Posted by Lucy On October - 21 - 2014 0 Comment

In last week’s post I wrote about replacing the interior bed of a pram. I found this literature amongst my files of pram information, dated from the 1930′s it explains how the Silver Cross pram factory took great pride in upholstering their prams under hygienic conditions, describing how the finishing room is dust free. The company say they use only the finest materials in all their upholstery, standards which still apply today for professionally restored prams. Look at the picture[...]

refurbishing a pram

Posted by Lucy On October - 14 - 2014 0 Comment

When refurbishing an old pram it is vitally important to ensure it is safe for a baby if that is what it will be used for and not just for display. Prams that have been stored for years can accumulate lots of grime, mould and even insects which may be lurking underneath the interior bed. Some of the prams from the fifties and earlier were padded with horsehair, this will definitely need replacing if the pram is to be used[...]