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    Spread the word about vintage prams

    As I attend numerous events with my vintage prams, I am often asked for more information about the prams and our hobby. I have business cards which I can give out but wanted something that is a little more obvious, so I have had some sashes made. The sashes are made in burgundy ribbon with small diamanté trims,  the lettering is white and shows at both back and front when you wear them, very eye catching without being garish. These[…]

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    Too old for dolls and prams? Never!

    Goodness, my recent post about children nowadays not wanting to play with dolls and prams certainly brought in lots of comments, thank you very much to all of you who got in touch. Here are the lovely comments I received: Anette in Sweden said: No, you are absolutely not old fashioned! It is something wrong with the world today when children are not allowed to be children! In Sweden where I live even two year olds play with Ipads. Why?![…]

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    Pramtasia – pram Event of the Year –...

    Only a few weeks to go before pram enthusiasts from all over the UK and abroad meet for the biggest pram event, Pramtasia. http://www.pramtasia2015.com/ If you haven’t yet bought your tickets then please read this copy of a notice from the organisers explaining why tickets must be bought in advance: for more details about the event please visit the website www.pramtasia2015.com 

Spread the word about vintage prams

Posted by Lucy On May - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
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As I attend numerous events with my vintage prams, I am often asked for more information about the prams and our hobby. I have business cards which I can give out but wanted something that is a little more obvious, so I have had some sashes made. The sashes are made in burgundy ribbon with small diamanté trims,  the lettering is white and shows at both back and front when you wear them, very eye catching without being garish. These[…]

Too old for dolls and prams? Never!

Posted by Lucy On May - 21 - 2015 0 Comment
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Goodness, my recent post about children nowadays not wanting to play with dolls and prams certainly brought in lots of comments, thank you very much to all of you who got in touch. Here are the lovely comments I received: Anette in Sweden said: No, you are absolutely not old fashioned! It is something wrong with the world today when children are not allowed to be children! In Sweden where I live even two year olds play with Ipads. Why?![…]

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Only a few weeks to go before pram enthusiasts from all over the UK and abroad meet for the biggest pram event, Pramtasia. http://www.pramtasia2015.com/ If you haven’t yet bought your tickets then please read this copy of a notice from the organisers explaining why tickets must be bought in advance: for more details about the event please visit the website www.pramtasia2015.com 

York 40s

This weekend commemorates 70 years since Victory in Europe, VE Day, and I have been searching my mass of pram memorabilia to bring you some of the interesting stories about prams during the years from 1939 until 1945. A former employee of the Silver Cross factory in Guiseley near Leeds told me how she worked there during the war years when the factory had been commissioned to make aeroplane parts and pram production took a back seat. This lady told[…]

Vintage prams wanted!

Posted by Lucy On April - 30 - 2015 0 Comment
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I have had a request from the organisers of an event on the weekend of 30th/31st May for anyone in or near Sussex to attend their ‘Floral Fringe Fair’ at Knepp Castle, West Grinstead. They would love anyone with a vintage pram to attend, so I do hope some of you can show up and let people admire your prams and show your support at what looks like a great event! For more information please see this link to their[…]

RENE – another girls’ name pram

Posted by Lucy On April - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
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Following on from posts a few weeks ago, the next in the series of prams from the 1930’s is the Rene, once again typical 30’s styling,  a deep bodied pram on small wheels. This model has feature panels on the sides. Compared with later coachbuilt prams this looks very small, but compare it to today’s modern prams and it is actually quite large!  

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Posted by Lucy On April - 21 - 2015 0 Comment

This post was originally published last year but I am republishing it as a reminder. I have just heard from a young lady who bought a pram from someone who described it as ‘much loved’ and believed it was still ready for a baby. The seller may have had the pram for many years and carefully looked after it, keeping it in storage and on looking at it everything seemed fine. But both buyers and sellers need to be aware[…]

Too old for dolls and prams

Posted by Lucy On April - 15 - 2015 1 Comment
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How old were you when as a child you stopped playing with dolls and prams? I was 10 when I got my last doll, she was a tall walking doll dressed as a bride, I called her my ‘bride doll’. My sister who is a good few years older than me told me she was 11 when she got her last doll. I still have one of my dolls, a little black doll which was bought in the fifties, not[…]

Pram restoration booklet

Posted by Lucy On April - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
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Some Vintage Pram Fans have asked if the booklet on pram restoration is available as a printed copy instead of a Kindle download. I have several now available as an A5 paper back booklet, they are listed on E Bay but hurry as stocks are limited. The cover design is different from the Kindle version to save on printing costs, shown in this photo. If you don’t have access to E Bay then leave a comment on the website and[…]

PRAM OF MONTH – APRIL

Posted by Lucy On April - 1 - 2015 2 Comments
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Pram of the Month for April is the Olympia, a Wilson model manufactured by Silver Cross. i have never seen one of these models, I wonder if there are still any around?