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    Pram Maintenance Tips From a Gentleman Vintage...

    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[…]

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    Vintage Day – prams on parade

    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[…]

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    A reminder of 2016 events

    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[…]

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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 0 Comment
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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 1 Comment
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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 6 Comments
Wilson Antibes Bird of Paradise

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 2 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 9 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[…]

Why use a pram canopy?

Posted by Lucy On May - 10 - 2016 9 Comments
1930s pram bletchley park

The photo on left is of a 1930’s pram, (pic copyright Ell Brown) taken at Bletchley Park. What an amazing canopy! With our unpredictable British summers you may be wondering what is the point in buying a canopy for a vintage pram. The answer is simple – to keep the sun off the baby. As well as exposing it to ultra violet rays which can cause damage to a baby’s sensitive skin, strong sunlight can damage a baby’s eyes. Last[…]

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 7 Comments
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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[…]