Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • barouche-droptoe

    Advice from 1943

    In a Baby Book published in 1943 I was interested to read the section on choosing a pram. The advice was as follows: It is a mistake to choose too large a carriage, even when wartime restrictions are over and longer, wider and deeper bodies are available. An overall length inside of 34 inches will allow plenty of room for even a large child to sleep comfortably until a year old. The body of the pram can be of wood[…]

  • ripon

    Vintage Coachbuilt pram prices

    I am often asked how much a pram is worth, there is no definite answer to that as it depends on a lot of things as to the value of a pram. For example, a pram that has been kept indoors and is in almost showroom condition, despite its age, obviously will be worth a lot more than a rusty wreck that has been found in a barn. Rare models are worth more money and the prams on straps, with[…]

  • More stolen prams

    Further to my recent post about some stolen prams, I received this message from a lady who has also had prams stolen, details below. If anyone knows anything about these please get in touch and I will pass on your details to the owner of the prams.   Please can I add to the list my stolen prams, unfortunately I don’t have photos, but a prammy will know them if seen. These prams were being stored by a friend at[…]

Advice from 1943

Posted by Lucy On February - 21 - 2017 0 Comment
barouche-droptoe

In a Baby Book published in 1943 I was interested to read the section on choosing a pram. The advice was as follows: It is a mistake to choose too large a carriage, even when wartime restrictions are over and longer, wider and deeper bodies are available. An overall length inside of 34 inches will allow plenty of room for even a large child to sleep comfortably until a year old. The body of the pram can be of wood[…]

Vintage Coachbuilt pram prices

Posted by Lucy On February - 14 - 2017 4 Comments
ripon

I am often asked how much a pram is worth, there is no definite answer to that as it depends on a lot of things as to the value of a pram. For example, a pram that has been kept indoors and is in almost showroom condition, despite its age, obviously will be worth a lot more than a rusty wreck that has been found in a barn. Rare models are worth more money and the prams on straps, with[…]

More stolen prams

Posted by Lucy On February - 7 - 2017 0 Comment

Further to my recent post about some stolen prams, I received this message from a lady who has also had prams stolen, details below. If anyone knows anything about these please get in touch and I will pass on your details to the owner of the prams.   Please can I add to the list my stolen prams, unfortunately I don’t have photos, but a prammy will know them if seen. These prams were being stored by a friend at[…]

Pram of the Month – February

Posted by Lucy On January - 31 - 2017 3 Comments
mall-picture

Pram of the Month for February is a Silver Cross model from the late 1930’s, The Mall. The Mall was available in navy blue or Ivory White or cream, with black chassis and interior. The bed measured 39″ long and 20″ wide and 19″ deep. Beaded panels with concave ends formed the bodywork, the upholstery and hood and apron were in leather cloth and the hood was trimmed with lace and had hood corner protectors. Inside the pram had three[…]

STOLEN PRAMS

Posted by Lucy On January - 23 - 2017 6 Comments
stolen-pram-jpg-2

      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
image

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
6864783361_94f219287b

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
xmas present

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[…]