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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • marmet-droptoe

    WW2 Event Pickering – 14th – 16th...

    After a summer of many pram events, some vintage, some WW2 and some just pram walks organised by groups of people interested in prams, we are now nearing the end of events for this year. One of the last of the WW2 events for 2016 is being held in and around Pickering in North Yorkshire over the weekend of 14th – 16th October. I attended for the first time last year, the activities were spread over different venues. One town,[…]

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    Choosing a coachbuilt pram for baby

    When choosing a pram for a new baby there are a lot of things to consider, and it is good that now more modern parents are realising the benefits of a “proper” pram and opting for a traditional coachbuilt one. A coachbuilt pram has always been a status symbol, every mother wants the best for her baby and many now choose a coachbuilt model as the latest “must have”. If the budget doesn’t run to a new one then there[…]

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    Reasons to have a “Proper Pram”

    Whenever  I have been out and about at various events or just simple outings with one of my coachbuilt prams, I wish I had a pound for every time I hear the comment “how lovely it is to see a proper pram”. These prams never go out of fashion, last for years and provide not only comfort for the baby but protection from the elements. In a British summer the weather can be very unpredictable, a sun canopy protects baby[…]

WW2 Event Pickering – 14th – 16th October 2016

Posted by Lucy On September - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
marmet-droptoe

After a summer of many pram events, some vintage, some WW2 and some just pram walks organised by groups of people interested in prams, we are now nearing the end of events for this year. One of the last of the WW2 events for 2016 is being held in and around Pickering in North Yorkshire over the weekend of 14th – 16th October. I attended for the first time last year, the activities were spread over different venues. One town,[…]

Choosing a coachbuilt pram for baby

Posted by Lucy On September - 13 - 2016 4 Comments
osnath carriage

When choosing a pram for a new baby there are a lot of things to consider, and it is good that now more modern parents are realising the benefits of a “proper” pram and opting for a traditional coachbuilt one. A coachbuilt pram has always been a status symbol, every mother wants the best for her baby and many now choose a coachbuilt model as the latest “must have”. If the budget doesn’t run to a new one then there[…]

Reasons to have a “Proper Pram”

Posted by Lucy On September - 6 - 2016 3 Comments
kensington 2

Whenever  I have been out and about at various events or just simple outings with one of my coachbuilt prams, I wish I had a pound for every time I hear the comment “how lovely it is to see a proper pram”. These prams never go out of fashion, last for years and provide not only comfort for the baby but protection from the elements. In a British summer the weather can be very unpredictable, a sun canopy protects baby[…]

Pram of the Month September

Posted by Lucy On September - 1 - 2016 3 Comments
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Pram of the month for September has been sent to me by a Vintage Pram Fan, this is the message I received, with photos of the pram, what a lovely e mail! I have been a fan of your site for a while since I decided to buy my little boy Mason a silver cross pram for his 1st birthday. I found a silver cross normandie pram on eBay and have restored it completely myself. I’ve repaired the chrome and[…]

Check out E Bay for vintage coachbuilt pram items

Posted by Lucy On August - 24 - 2016 2 Comments

I am often asked advice on how to restore a vintage pram,  and one of the problems associated with restoration is how to obtain parts to replace the old ones. I always recommend you look on E Bay as there are several sellers who specialise in supplying replacement parts for vintage coachbuilt prams, or indeed modern prams.  And it is not just parts you can find on there, in fact you can find all kinds of bargains associated with vintage[…]

When you buy or sell a vintage pram you need to make sure it arrives safely at its destination. I have heard some horror stories from prams being lost or stolen and of otheres being badly damaged in transit. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that when choosing a courier you choose one that is recommended and has been used by other pram buyers/sellers to deliver or collect a prized pram safely. If you can collect or deliver a[…]

Vintage Pram Fan Comments

Posted by Lucy On August - 8 - 2016 2 Comments
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Each time a new post is added to the website subscribers are sent an e mail from the admin for this site. A reminder that if you want to add a comment on these posts then please go to the website and add your comment there. If you reply to the e mail I don’t always receive your comments and they can’t be added to the relevant post. Sometimes people comment on the website post asking for advice, it is[…]

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Pram of the Month for August belongs to a lady called Lyn. And I am posting this a day early because Lyn’s birthday is 31st July so hopefully it will be a nice surprise for her to see her pram as Pram of the Month. Happy Birthday Lyn! The pram is a Silver Cross Ambassador from the 1950’s and has been professionally restored by Pat of Perfect Prams ClassyCanopies (see her facebook page for more info). A while ago Lyn[…]

  I just had to share this with you, it is a comment from one of the Vintage Pram Fans:   I  wish someone would be daring enough to manufacture these prams AGAIN!! I mean the “BIG ONE’S”, you know, the 24″ wheeled beauties. I know they would sell.I can sell them with my eyes shut! Whilst wandering around the NurseryLand section at a Local John Lewis store last year, the lady in charge noticed me checking out the coach[…]

Coachbuilt pram helps mobility

Posted by Lucy On July - 19 - 2016 15 Comments
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A previous post mentioned how I had seen a coachbuilt pram on display in a residential care home for the elderly.  This is a similar story, as when I had occasion to pop into another care home,  in the entrance was a coachbuilt pram. This one was a grey Silver Cross, not one of the high coachbuilts, but one on a detachable chassis, a Malvern model I believe. I mentioned to a member of staff that I am interested in[…]