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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    Coachbuilt pram helps mobility

    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[…]

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    Interesting advice from the 1930’s

    Looking through my files of pram information I came across this advice from the 1930’s about caring for your pram. I think the advice is still as sound today as it was at that time. If you want more tips on looking after your pram there is lots of advice in my book on pram restoration and also on the website. To find anything on the website go to the Search box at the top right hand side of the[…]

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    Making a pram

    Have you ever wondered about the process which is carried out to make a coachbuilt pram? A few years ago I was allowed to visit the factory where Silver Cross Heritage range prams were made and it was truly fascinating. Piles of wheels were waiting to be fitted to the prams and lined up on the factory floor were lots of beautiful prams in various stages of production.     I was particularly interested in how the pram bodies are[…]

Coachbuilt pram helps mobility

Posted by Lucy On July - 19 - 2016 15 Comments
old people grey pram copyright

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[…]

Interesting advice from the 1930’s

Posted by Lucy On July - 12 - 2016 1 Comment
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Looking through my files of pram information I came across this advice from the 1930’s about caring for your pram. I think the advice is still as sound today as it was at that time. If you want more tips on looking after your pram there is lots of advice in my book on pram restoration and also on the website. To find anything on the website go to the Search box at the top right hand side of the[…]

Making a pram

Posted by Lucy On July - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
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Have you ever wondered about the process which is carried out to make a coachbuilt pram? A few years ago I was allowed to visit the factory where Silver Cross Heritage range prams were made and it was truly fascinating. Piles of wheels were waiting to be fitted to the prams and lined up on the factory floor were lots of beautiful prams in various stages of production.     I was particularly interested in how the pram bodies are[…]

Pram of the Month July

Posted by Lucy On July - 1 - 2016 3 Comments
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Pram of the Month for July is to me a very special pram, or rather pushchair. This is because it is the same pushchair that I remember being in as a child and I would dearly love to find one the same.  A kind lady has sent me these photos which are shown here and has the pushchair in her own pram collection, but I feel there has to be another one out there somewhere. Perhaps you have one in[…]

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I received this lovely e mail from a gentleman who subscribes to my website and thought I would share it with you as it is interesting to hear his points of view on vintage prams: Although not a pram enthusiast like a woman would be I like things on wheels and since my wife likes prams I tend to get involved with cleaning and “servicing”. Also having worked in maintenance all my life renovation and making things look better is part and[…]

Vintage Day – prams on parade

Posted by Lucy On June - 14 - 2016 3 Comments
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This year there have already been a lot of vintage events where some of us have taken prams. The prams always attract a lot of attention, whether they are being pushed around or displayed in a display area. At a vintage event at the May Bank Holiday weekend some of us took prams and did a display at a Vintage Day, in West Yorkshire. The prams created lots of interest, from “Oh I had a pram just like this!” to[…]

A reminder of 2016 events

Posted by Lucy On June - 7 - 2016 3 Comments
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An updated list of events for 2016 (and one for 2017) For more information about the events shown please check on the relevant websites. And Rod’s Diary also has a full list of month by month events throughout the UK http://40s-events.co.uk/calendar.php JUNE EVENTS Saturday – June 11 – 2016 THE DIG FOR VICTORY SHOW North Somerset Show Ground – Postcode: BS48 1NE (South West England) The Dig for Victory Show is a 1940’s themed festival being held in North Somerset We[…]

Pram of the Month June

Posted by Lucy On June - 1 - 2016 8 Comments
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This month we have not one pram for Pram of the Month,but three. Beautifully restored by a very nice lady, Pat (who has also made the canopy and pram set on the one in the first photograph – a truly talented lady!)  Thank you Pat for sharing your prams with us, below is what Pat has to tell us about them:    Wilson Antibes Monaco   The Wilson ‘Antibes’ Monaco was given to me by a lady called Karen who[…]

Attaching a Pram Harness

Posted by Lucy On May - 24 - 2016 3 Comments

Several times recently I have been asked how to fix a baby’s harness to a coachbuilt pram. Hopefully these pictures will help anyone needing advice, these modern harnesses can be bought from Mothercare, Boots, E Bay and BabiesRUs. They are made from very strong webbing and are available in pink, blue, navy or multi coloured as shown in these pictures. When you buy the pram harness, or reins as they are sometimes called, the pack will contain the harness, a[…]

The ageless charm of a sun canopy

Posted by Lucy On May - 17 - 2016 10 Comments
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Hopefully it won’t be long before we see some sunny days, times when babies need protecting from the strong rays of the sun. What better way to do this than to use a traditional canopy on your pram. If you have a vintage canopy that has seen better days, it is simple to make a new cover, even if you are not an expert at sewing. First of all unpick the stitching on the old cover and use it to[…]