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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    STOLEN PRAMS

          These prams have still not been recovered, so I am sharing the details again, please keep a look out for them. Please look carefully at these beautiful prams – have you seen any of them? Have you been offered one that is for sale? Look carefully at the photos, the colours, the designs on the sides, etc.   Sadly all of these prams were stolen this week from a pram collector in Nottingham, UK. The premises had[…]

  • Events for your Diary 2017

    If you are organising a Pram Walk or an event throughout 2017 and would like to add details to the website please let me have information by adding a comment on this post. Forties and Vintage Events are always popular with pram owners, the visitors love to admire prams from different eras and if you dress yourself and your “baby” accordingly you will really look the part. I am still compiling a list of events for this year but to[…]

  • From a former Silver Cross employee

    In response to a recent post, which showed the above photograph,  I was contacted by a gentleman who used to work at Silver Cross. He gave me some very interesting information about his work, here is his comment (thank you Andy!) I worked at Silver Cross in Guiseley from 1986-89. I actually worked on those very machines on the bottom picture. If you look closely they are brazing the tubular chassis and not the  the big truly coach built ones[…]

STOLEN PRAMS

Posted by Lucy On January - 23 - 2017 6 Comments
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      These prams have still not been recovered, so I am sharing the details again, please keep a look out for them. Please look carefully at these beautiful prams – have you seen any of them? Have you been offered one that is for sale? Look carefully at the photos, the colours, the designs on the sides, etc.   Sadly all of these prams were stolen this week from a pram collector in Nottingham, UK. The premises had[…]

Events for your Diary 2017

Posted by Lucy On January - 16 - 2017 0 Comment

If you are organising a Pram Walk or an event throughout 2017 and would like to add details to the website please let me have information by adding a comment on this post. Forties and Vintage Events are always popular with pram owners, the visitors love to admire prams from different eras and if you dress yourself and your “baby” accordingly you will really look the part. I am still compiling a list of events for this year but to[…]

From a former Silver Cross employee

Posted by Lucy On January - 8 - 2017 1 Comment

In response to a recent post, which showed the above photograph,  I was contacted by a gentleman who used to work at Silver Cross. He gave me some very interesting information about his work, here is his comment (thank you Andy!) I worked at Silver Cross in Guiseley from 1986-89. I actually worked on those very machines on the bottom picture. If you look closely they are brazing the tubular chassis and not the  the big truly coach built ones[…]

Happy New Year

Posted by Lucy On January - 1 - 2017 0 Comment
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Happy New Year to all Vintage Pram Fans. As we all now have our new diaries for 2017 I will shortly be compiling a list of events that you may like to attend. Therefore if you are organising a pram walk or know of a vintage event I will be happy to include it. Hopefully this year there will be lots of ‘prammie’ outings throughout the UK and other countries too. Let’s make 2017 the best year yet for showing[…]

Dear Santa – Two things I love – prams and books!

Posted by Lucy On December - 28 - 2016 0 Comment
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It is a joke amongst my family and friends that my house is full of prams and books! Admittedly it is fairly easy to find a place for books and I do have a huge collection. But when it comes to prams – well, they are in every possible place where I can fit them! And if I see any for sale then I can’t always resist – sadly it isn’t often I find prams though! I know a lot[…]

Merry Christmas

Posted by Lucy On December - 23 - 2016 3 Comments
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Wishing all Vintage Pram Fans a very Merry Christmas. Wherever you are in the world –  in the UK hoping for snow and a white Christmas, or “down under” in New Zealand or Australia looking forward to your summer holidays, I hope Santa brings you all you wish for this Christmas.   We will be back in the New Year with lots more interesting articles about vintage prams and news of upcoming events throughout 2017. If you have any events[…]

Leeds – new John Lewis store

Posted by Lucy On December - 8 - 2016 5 Comments
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Those of you living in the North of England will no doubt have seen on the news fairly recently about the new Victoria Gate Shopping Centre in Leeds, together with a new John Lewis store. Knowing John Lewis stores in other parts of the country sell Silver Cross coachbuilt prams I was expecting to see one in the nursery department at the new Leeds store and also a coachbuilt dolls pram in their toy department, so off I went for a browse[…]

Pram of the Month December

Posted by Lucy On December - 1 - 2016 2 Comments
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Well I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think this year has simply flown and we are into December already! For something a little different this month I am asking if any of you remember receiving a dolly pram for Christmas and, if so, would you like to share your memories with the rest of us? You can e mail me at VintagePramFan@hotmail.com and I will add your stories to the website over the coming weeks to[…]

Dirty tyres

Posted by Lucy On November - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
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Throughout winter it is inevitable that the white tyres on your pram will soon become dirty after every outing. It is best if you can clean them as often as possible, but if they are still grubby and grey looking then you may want to paint them in readiness for Spring. I use a product from car accessory shops such as Halfords, tyre wall paint, which is used to whiten the tyres on cars and hence is very durable. There are[…]

A comment from Canada

Posted by Lucy On November - 15 - 2016 3 Comments
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I received the following as a comment from a lady in Canada, but felt it needed to be a post as it is so interesting and I am sure many of you will be able to identify with what the writer has to say, in response to an earlier article about working at Marmet, thank you Sandy for sharing your story with us. I am not sure what model you mention, but this picture is of a Silver Cross Regency[…]