Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    Could you help me please?

    I hope you are enjoying the start of the New Year. And thank you for all your wonderful feedback and comments. Now that it’s January,  and after the success of the first Vintage Pram Fan eBook (Thank you everyone!) I’d like to start writing another one for you. But I’m not sure which topics to include. It would *really* help if you could just answer this one simple question in the comments on the site. ======================== If you were sitting next[…]

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    Keep a look out please

    I have today been informed by one of the readers to this website that a pram they had just had restored has been stolen. The owner of this pram had waited twenty years to be able to afford to have this beautiful twin pram restored. It was on its way from the restorer to the owner by courier when it was stolen, along with two dolls’ prams. The courier’s van was broken into and the prams were stolen. As we[…]

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    New Year, new baby?

    As we progress into  another New Year I send my best wishes to all of you and wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous 2015. Who knows what 2015 will bring, perhaps you will be welcoming a new baby into your midst – what better excuse to buy a coachbuilt pram! A lady sent me these memories of her first job and I thought you may be interested  – “After leaving school many years ago I worked in the local[…]

Could you help me please?

Posted by Lucy On January - 19 - 2015 2 Comments
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I hope you are enjoying the start of the New Year. And thank you for all your wonderful feedback and comments. Now that it’s January,  and after the success of the first Vintage Pram Fan eBook (Thank you everyone!) I’d like to start writing another one for you. But I’m not sure which topics to include. It would *really* help if you could just answer this one simple question in the comments on the site. ======================== If you were sitting next[…]

Keep a look out please

Posted by Lucy On January - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
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I have today been informed by one of the readers to this website that a pram they had just had restored has been stolen. The owner of this pram had waited twenty years to be able to afford to have this beautiful twin pram restored. It was on its way from the restorer to the owner by courier when it was stolen, along with two dolls’ prams. The courier’s van was broken into and the prams were stolen. As we[…]

New Year, new baby?

Posted by Lucy On January - 9 - 2015 6 Comments
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As we progress into  another New Year I send my best wishes to all of you and wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous 2015. Who knows what 2015 will bring, perhaps you will be welcoming a new baby into your midst – what better excuse to buy a coachbuilt pram! A lady sent me these memories of her first job and I thought you may be interested  – “After leaving school many years ago I worked in the local[…]

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all Vintage Pram Fans

Posted by Lucy On December - 31 - 2014 0 Comment
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Can you believe it is now almost four years since I launched my website! I wonder how many prams have been bought and sold during this time! I would like to thank all of you for your interest in my website and my book about pram restoration, which is still available to buy on Kindle or as a computer download from Amazon. The picture below is a collage of many different prams, I featured this some time ago but thought[…]

Pram Restoration Booklet

Posted by Lucy On December - 29 - 2014 1 Comment

Update as at December 2014 – booklets SOLD OUT but copies still available as Kindle download       -if you missed out you can buy a Kindle version via Amazon   For those of you who are new to pram restoration, you can purchase a copy of my booklet “How to Restore Coachbuilt Prams”  as a Kindle download, details on the website. The booklet  is currently being reprinted, available from March 2015, the cover is different from the one[…]

Merry Christmas to all Vintage Pram Fans

Posted by Lucy On December - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
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Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you all for making this website such a success, keep looking in for more interesting and informative posts throughout 2015 and beyond. Remember, if you want to read previous posts just log on to www.vintagepramfan.com and you can scroll through them. If you are searching for a particular topic then go to the top right hand side of the web page and enter a keyword in the[…]

Subscribe to an interesting Prammie Magazine

Posted by Lucy On December - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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The Perambulator Times Some of you may already be aware of the magazine especially for people interested in vintage prams. This is The Perambulator Times, an A5 publication printed in full colour on glossy paper, published quarterly at a very reasonable price. (2015 prices are: Overseas £24, Europe £22.50, UK £18 All include postage) The magazine is produced by Beth Huckstep who is an experienced prammie and always fills the magazine with lots of interesting and informative articles. It has[…]

Coachbuilt pram therapy

Posted by Lucy On December - 9 - 2014 5 Comments
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As Christmas approaches our thoughts turn to friends and family and memories from long ago. Some of you may have an elderly friend or relative who you will be visiting over the festive season, their memory of day to day things may not be as sharp as it was but they may have vivid memories of years long past. Why not talk to them about your prams as a way of reviving happy memories for them. Previously I wrote a[…]

Prams and places – Braemar

Posted by Lucy On November - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

The Silver Cross Braemar model was from the 1970’s and was a fabric covered model, advertised as having a tailored hood, apron and body in fabric, with a woven lace inset strip on the sides with chrome decor. It was also available without the lace.  Wheel sizes were 12″ on all four wheels, there was a two wheel brake and cantilever springing made the pram easy to push. An adjustable backrest and drop toe were inside the 34″ body for[…]

Prams and places – Chelsea

Posted by Lucy On November - 20 - 2014 0 Comment

Continuing with the theme of prams named after places, this  features a drop-end or droptoe model. This pram is from the fifties and is the Silver Cross Chelsea model, advertised as being a compact pram which takes up a small amount of space yet with a generous bed size. There is a concealed foot extension, an adjustable backrest and the pram is suitable for babies of all ages. The hood and apron are advertised as being in fadeless fabric with[…]