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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    New parents – what to look for in buying a...

    Vintage prams are experiencing a surge in popularity as more and more modern parents want to keep up with the latest trends for all things vintage. But what do you look for in purchasing a vintage pram which is to be used for a baby? First of all have a look around this site and at prams for sale or that have been sold on E Bay to find out about the different models, look in pram brochures from Silver[…]

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    Advice from the States – removing mildew

    Thank you to David, in the USA, for sharing this tip with us about a product to remove mildew: “Not sure how helpful this information is to anyone in the market for secondhand coach built prams, but here’s some upholstery mold/mildew removal tips posted on a stroller/pram group I’ve been associated with for 13 years over here in the states. You may not have the exact same products available in the UK but probably have cleaners that are very similar.[…]

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    Pram of the Month – August

    Pram of the Month for August is a Swan pram     I thought it a good choice for this month as some of you may be heading to Cornwall for your holidays and this pram is the Swan Cornwall model. From the late fifties, this model sold for less than 23 pounds!! I love the elegant styling on this pram, the swirling coachlines are quite unusual. When I was at primary school a girl in my class had the[…]

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Vintage prams are experiencing a surge in popularity as more and more modern parents want to keep up with the latest trends for all things vintage. But what do you look for in purchasing a vintage pram which is to be used for a baby? First of all have a look around this site and at prams for sale or that have been sold on E Bay to find out about the different models, look in pram brochures from Silver[…]

Advice from the States – removing mildew

Posted by Lucy On August - 8 - 2017 0 Comment
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Thank you to David, in the USA, for sharing this tip with us about a product to remove mildew: “Not sure how helpful this information is to anyone in the market for secondhand coach built prams, but here’s some upholstery mold/mildew removal tips posted on a stroller/pram group I’ve been associated with for 13 years over here in the states. You may not have the exact same products available in the UK but probably have cleaners that are very similar.[…]

Pram of the Month – August

Posted by Lucy On August - 1 - 2017 2 Comments
swan cornwall

Pram of the Month for August is a Swan pram     I thought it a good choice for this month as some of you may be heading to Cornwall for your holidays and this pram is the Swan Cornwall model. From the late fifties, this model sold for less than 23 pounds!! I love the elegant styling on this pram, the swirling coachlines are quite unusual. When I was at primary school a girl in my class had the[…]

Pram spotting

Posted by Lucy On July - 25 - 2017 1 Comment
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I received this lovely e mail from a lady called Ann, and I am sure she won’t mind me sharing it with you as I think lots of us can identify with what she has to say. Thank you Ann C for your very interesting message.  “I would love to see a return of the lovely big coach built prams of yesteryear but as well as the fact that more people have cars and don’t do their shopping locally any[…]

Buyer beware

Posted by Lucy On July - 18 - 2017 3 Comments
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If you are looking to buy a vintage pram, then please bear in mind that what you are told by the seller may not always be the true facts.  I will be writing more in a future post on what to look for when buying a pram, but in the meantime here is some good advice. When you see a pram advertised, do try and go view it if at all possible. If you can’t do this then ask lots[…]

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If you are planning to use an old coachbuilt pram for a baby then it is essential that there is no mould or dirt underneath the interior bed. This happens when a pram has been stored in damp, cold conditions such as a garage or loft. It is often assumed that if the interior of the pram has been thoroughly cleaned then it will be fine for a baby, but underneath the bed unit there may be lots of accumulated[…]

Pram of the Month – July

Posted by Lucy On July - 1 - 2017 0 Comment
1936 Twin Bedcar

Pram of the Month for July is a twin Bedcar made by Silver Cross in the 1930’s. The price is unbelievable in comparison to today’s cost of prams! I wonder if any of this model have survived? Maybe you were a twin or have a friend or relative who could have been wheeled around in a Bedcar, if so do leave a comment on the website.  

Sun canopies

Posted by Lucy On June - 20 - 2017 2 Comments
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 In the UK our weather can be unpredictable so we have to be prepared for all kinds of weather.   Have you got a sun canopy  should we have another hot summer? With our British summers you may be wondering what is the point in buying a canopy. 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[…]

Comment from the US

Posted by Lucy On June - 13 - 2017 2 Comments
SX Carnival

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about an accident involving a pushchair, and this is a comment I received from a Vintage Pram Fan in USA, telling me of a similar incident. It just goes to show the strength of these Silver Cross pushchairs! Thanks to Joanne for sharing her story with us:   “My husband and I visited London in 1970 and I saw the SX Carnival everywhere. We lived in NY and had not seen it[…]

Summer Pram Events

Posted by Lucy On June - 6 - 2017 2 Comments

Now summer is upon us in the UK, there are lots of events around the country where you can take a pram. These events include Vintage or WW2 events, where prams always attract a lot of attention. It is of course better if your pram is authentic to the era, if you take a seventies pram to a forties event there is sure to be at least one re-enactor who may make unkind comments, but chances are most of them[…]