Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • refurbishing a pram

    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[…]

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    Too old for dolls and prams

    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[…]

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    Pram restoration booklet

    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[…]

refurbishing a pram

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
Olympia 3

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?  

Carnival pushchair

Posted by Lucy On March - 26 - 2015 1 Comment
Carnival and carnival twin

In the 1960’s Silver Cross brought out the Carnival folding pushchair, a model which proved very popular for many years. It had a fully detachable seat unit which was easy to clean, a two wheel adjustable brake and was on a steel frame with a fully sprung rear axle. When folded the pushchair was just over 2 feet in length, less than a foot in height and 19″ wide so was easily fitted into the boot of small cars or[…]

Nostalgia event in Rotherham

Posted by Lucy On March - 23 - 2015 0 Comment

News of another vintage event has been e mailed to me today, this one is in Rotherham, South Yorkshire: Ola – I was really excited to find your website this morning. My colleagues and I organising a vintage event within Rotherham Town Centre on Saturday 11 July and we would be delighted to invite your members to come along and enjoy the day. Would it be possible to post the following information on your website? Rotherham’s Vintage Hop 11th July[…]

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STOP PRESS – news just received via e mail, and another event just been added in the comments section. Good morning Lucy, If any of your group are interested Thanet at War is taking place on the 11th/12th July at Government Acre, Royal Esplanade, Ramsgate. Kent. Saturday is from 10.00-5.00pm and Sunday is from 10.00-4.00. Hopefully some of your ladies can come along. If you would like further details you can contact our chair Angela on 07782 222790 Regards Ann[…]

Pushchairs

Posted by Lucy On March - 12 - 2015 1 Comment
pushchair prices 1970

As we move into Spring I am featuring pushchairs over the next few weeks, starting with a price list from the 1970’s. Looking at the list below for Silver Cross pushchairs you can see that hoods and aprons were not standard on all models and these had to be purchased separately. If you didn’t want to buy a hood and apron, or perhaps couldn’t run to the additional cost, you could buy a rain cape. These were made of nylon,[…]

PRAM OF THE MONTH – March

Posted by Lucy On March - 1 - 2015 2 Comments
mulliner gold

Pram of the month for March is the Mulliner, a graceful pram and another of my favourite models from the Silver Cross factory, marketed as a Wilson model. As mentioned in previous posts the Wilson brand was introduced in the 1950’s by the Chairman, Lawrence Wilson, of the Silver Cross company. Wilson prams were the same as Silver Cross but their fabrics were more luxurious and they were always priced in guineas rather than pounds. Pricing this way used to[…]

PRAM EVENTS UPDATE

Posted by Lucy On February - 24 - 2015 0 Comment
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Earlier this year I added a list of Pram Events, or other events such as 1940’s, where you can take your pram. I am going to update this list so if you know of other events in your area can you please send details to me and I will add them to the updated list. If you can add the date, venue and a website link or contact details too that would be helpful. Please add a comment at the[…]