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  • Portman

    Pram of the Month for May

    Pram of the Month for May is the Silver Cross Portman, from the seventies. This model is often confused with the Berkeley as they both have a chrome trimmed panel on the side, but if you look at previous posts about the Berkeley you will notice there is a difference in the design of the side panels.

  • CIMG4651

    Have you been to a pram event yet?

    Hard to believe that it is now five years since I attended my first vintage pram event. This was at a park in the north of England and I went along with a friend as we were both interested in coachbuilt prams and thought it would be a good idea to meet people with a similar interest. We didn’t know anyone but just put my Kensington and my friend’s Carlton into the car and off we went, I do admit[…]

  • More Pram events for this summer

    I have been sent details of a pram event in Cumbria (details below). Also in an earlier post there is a list of other events throughout 2016. If anyone is organising a vintage event or pram walk then I will gladly publicise it on here for you if you send me details. A lot of events are advertised on various pram Facebook groups but not everyone is on Facebook so adding details on here is a good way to attract[…]

Pram of the Month for May

Posted by Lucy On May - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Portman

Pram of the Month for May is the Silver Cross Portman, from the seventies. This model is often confused with the Berkeley as they both have a chrome trimmed panel on the side, but if you look at previous posts about the Berkeley you will notice there is a difference in the design of the side panels.

Have you been to a pram event yet?

Posted by Lucy On April - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
CIMG4651

Hard to believe that it is now five years since I attended my first vintage pram event. This was at a park in the north of England and I went along with a friend as we were both interested in coachbuilt prams and thought it would be a good idea to meet people with a similar interest. We didn’t know anyone but just put my Kensington and my friend’s Carlton into the car and off we went, I do admit[…]

More Pram events for this summer

Posted by Lucy On April - 14 - 2016 1 Comment

I have been sent details of a pram event in Cumbria (details below). Also in an earlier post there is a list of other events throughout 2016. If anyone is organising a vintage event or pram walk then I will gladly publicise it on here for you if you send me details. A lot of events are advertised on various pram Facebook groups but not everyone is on Facebook so adding details on here is a good way to attract[…]

Who looks after Baby?

Posted by Lucy On April - 13 - 2016 2 Comments
pedigree baby

Looking through some old classified ads recently I was browsing the vacancies for nannies, most from well off families, some of them titled. It is nothing new that the aristocracy have always had a nanny, but is it now almost as common for “ordinary” people to use childcare instead of staying at home and caring for the children themselves? Or is it taken for granted that grandparents look after their grandchildren whilst the young parents work? These are excerpts from[…]

2016 Events throughout the UK

Posted by Lucy On April - 8 - 2016 1 Comment

This was sent out in February but as a reminder here are details again of pram events this year. Dates for your diaries of events throughout the UK for 2016 where you might like to take your vintage pram. For more information about the events shown please check on the relevant websites. UPDATE – Below is an e mail received about an event in May, if you would like to add any others please visit the website www.VintagePramFan.com and add[…]

Pram of the Month April

Posted by Lucy On April - 1 - 2016 3 Comments
nibs pushchair

Pram of the Month for this month is the Pedigree Nibs pushchair, pictured above. Apart from this being lightweight I really couldn’t see the attraction of this design. The child couldn’t lie down in it so what happened with a child who was tired and wanted to sleep? Or if it rained? In my opinion even today’s modern buggies are not as badly designed as this one! My aunt had one of these for my cousin in the fifties, he[…]

Dealing with rusty chrome

Posted by Lucy On March - 22 - 2016 2 Comments
old rusty pram

Any metal which has been allowed to rust badly will in time disintegrate,  to avoid your pram ending up like this then make sure you look after it properly! (photo copyright S Sevenfold) Prams that have been stored for a long time in damp conditions may have chromework that has rusted. If the chrome hasn’t deteriorated too much, it can probably be cleaned up to a reasonable shiny state. Pitting” means there are tiny spots of rust beginning to appear[…]

Get rid of musty smells in prams.

Posted by Lucy On March - 15 - 2016 4 Comments
wilsonette2

KEEP YOUR PRAM FRESH   If prams have not been used for some time, or stored in cold, damp conditions, they often pick up a musty odour. There are several remedies you could try to alleviate this. However, I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure there is no mould in the pram bed or underneath the bed unit, if the pram is to be used for a baby. Prams that have been stored in garages, lofts[…]

Silver Cross Braemar

Posted by Lucy On March - 8 - 2016 5 Comments
braemar picture 1

This is about a soft bodied Silver Cross, the Braemar model, from the seventies.  This pram brings back memories of when I was expecting my first child; I was certain that the only pram for me had to be Silver Cross. However, a large coachbuilt model was out of the question because I needed a pram that would easily fit into my Mini car. A few months before my baby was due my mum and I went along to the[…]

March Pram of the Month

Posted by Lucy On March - 1 - 2016 6 Comments
Beverley pic 2

Pram of the Month is the Beverley model by Silver Cross, on a tubular chassis, a chrome lover’s knot on the sides. The handle folded over and the body was detachable from the chassis, and similar to a lot of prams in the Sixties this also had double mudguards. The Beverley was named, as were other SX models, after a town in Yorkshire. Beverley is a very nice old market town with its imposing Minster, a beautiful old church, standing[…]