Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • pram accessory must-haves!

    Some time ago Silver Cross produced a pram which was gold plated. The hood and apron were calfskin and the interior lined accordingly. Many people have tried to locate the whereabouts of this pram, and others that were made afterwards based on the same idea, but as far as I am aware nobody has found out where they are. But if you can’t have a full size coachbuilt pram in gold you can have this beautiful gold pram charm. Valentines[…]

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    February Pram of the Month

    Pram of the Month for February is the Antoinette, a Wilson model from Silver Cross. This was a very elegant pram with a 40″ body decorated with Tudor Rose emblems and on a Cee spring chassis. There were two models available: A model on 22 x 18 inch wheels cost 30 guineas B model on 24 x 20 inch wheels, a slightly more luxurious model having box cushions and nylon hood lace, this model cost 34 guineas. I have never[…]

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    Going to a ww2 event?

    Have you added pram events in your new 2016 diary as yet or on your calendar? Maybe you are a bit shy of taking your pram out with a reborn baby in it, if so why not start by attending one of the many 1940’s events that are held all over the UK. Prams are always an attraction, even if your pram is from the wrong era it won’t matter because most people won’t know. More often than not they[…]

pram accessory must-haves!

Posted by Lucy On February - 9 - 2016 0 Comment

Some time ago Silver Cross produced a pram which was gold plated. The hood and apron were calfskin and the interior lined accordingly. Many people have tried to locate the whereabouts of this pram, and others that were made afterwards based on the same idea, but as far as I am aware nobody has found out where they are. But if you can’t have a full size coachbuilt pram in gold you can have this beautiful gold pram charm. Valentines[…]

February Pram of the Month

Posted by Lucy On February - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
antoinette brochure pic

Pram of the Month for February is the Antoinette, a Wilson model from Silver Cross. This was a very elegant pram with a 40″ body decorated with Tudor Rose emblems and on a Cee spring chassis. There were two models available: A model on 22 x 18 inch wheels cost 30 guineas B model on 24 x 20 inch wheels, a slightly more luxurious model having box cushions and nylon hood lace, this model cost 34 guineas. I have never[…]

Going to a ww2 event?

Posted by Lucy On January - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
CIMG5041

Have you added pram events in your new 2016 diary as yet or on your calendar? Maybe you are a bit shy of taking your pram out with a reborn baby in it, if so why not start by attending one of the many 1940’s events that are held all over the UK. Prams are always an attraction, even if your pram is from the wrong era it won’t matter because most people won’t know. More often than not they[…]

Winter Babies

Posted by Lucy On January - 18 - 2016 4 Comments
winter baby

Winter is here and it saddens me, as I am sure it does others, to see young mothers out in bad weather with their babies in the modern flimsy prams, which are certainly not weatherproof for the UK climate. The modern mother has to struggle with a plastic raincover to cover the pram as soon as a drop of rain falls.  These covers themselves are a problem as if they go out without one the pram fabric will be soaked,[…]

Pram Event of the Year 2016

Posted by Lucy On January - 11 - 2016 4 Comments
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Now you have got your new diary for 2016 it is time to start adding pram events, in future posts I will be giving details of any that I know about, but if you would like to add any of your own please leave a comment or e mail me and I will post them on here. The largest pram event of last year was Pramtasia which was held at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham. This year,2016, the event is[…]

Happy New Year

Posted by Lucy On December - 31 - 2015 2 Comments
Edinburgh

Happy New Year and I hope you all have a fantastic 2016, with lots of pram outings and maybe lots of new prams too! As I know New Year is a very special time in Scotland when Hogmanay is celebrated, I thought this pram was appropriate as January Pram of the Month. The pram is from the thirties and called The Edinburgh. As mentioned previously Silver Cross frequently named their prams after places.

Last minute Christmas present ideas for pram fans.

Posted by Lucy On December - 18 - 2015 7 Comments

In my last post I showed you several ideas which you could add to your gift list for Christmas Here are a few more, still time to buy last minute presents for yourself or a prammie friend!   Instead of a reborn doll how about this little monkey for your pram?   Don’t forget you can cover your “baby” with an insect net to stop curious admirers looking too closely at the contents of your pram, and these are a[…]

Top Christmas Present Ideas for Pram Fans

Posted by Lucy On December - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
xmas present

Bought all your presents? Or last minute shopper? There is still time to treat yourself or a prammie friend to a gift for Christmas! As we all know, anything to do with our prams or reborns is very welcome. How nice it would be if Santa left you a nice pram under the tree, well, perhaps not under but nearby. But if a pram is a bit of a dream for your Christmas list then here are some other ideas,[…]

Pram of the Month – December

Posted by Lucy On December - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
toy airliner

As we move into December and look towards Christmas I wonder how many lucky little girls will find a doll’s pram waiting for them on Christmas morning. This is an advert from the 1930’s for a Super Toy Airliner doll’s pram made by Silver Cross. It was advertised as being “just like mummy’s”. Interestingly, on browsing through a Christmas catalogue recently I came across modern doll’s prams using the same phrase, seems little girls still want to be like mum.[…]

Triang prams

Posted by Lucy On November - 24 - 2015 0 Comment
picnic prams

Recently someone I know turned up with a Triang doll’s pram, it is in very poor condition and at some time I will restore it and then return it to the person who gave it to me for their niece and I hope she will enjoy playing with it. Triang prams were made by Lines Brothers, who also made Pedigree prams. Many of these prams have lasted through the years, I only wish I had my own doll’s pram from[…]