Pram of the month for March is the Mulliner, a graceful pram and another of my favourite models from the Silver Cross factory, marketed as a Wilson model. As mentioned in previous posts the Wilson brand was introduced in the 1950’s by the Chairman, Lawrence Wilson, of the Silver Cross company. Wilson prams were the same as Silver Cross but their fabrics were more luxurious and they were always priced in guineas rather than pounds. Pricing this way used to[…]
Earlier this year I added a list of Pram Events, or other events such as 1940’s, where you can take your pram. I am going to update this list so if you know of other events in your area can you please send details to me and I will add them to the updated list. If you can add the date, venue and a website link or contact details too that would be helpful. Please add a comment at the[…]
Continuing with the named prams, this one is the Iris, from Silver Cross in the 1930’s. The Iris is described as a pram that is “easy to manage and control for mother, whilst being comfortable for baby.” It was a small pram with a body size of only 30″ x 15″, and had nickel plated fittings with stove enamelled folding tubular handle with a white rubber grip. The price was 3 guineas.
Another pram with a girl’s name, this one is the Elaine made by Silver Cross in the 1930’s, quite a low pram but this was the style in those days, small wheels, mudguards and leathercloth upholstery. It is shown here in fawn, but other colours were available, including navy blue. Prams from this era had deep bodies and small wheels, they could almost be mistaken for a dolly pram.
A short while ago I wrote a series of posts on here about prams named after places. Over the next few weeks I will be featuring prams which were given girls’ names and the first of these is The Audrey. The Audrey model was made by Silver Cross in the 1930’s and the body was 40″ x 19.5″, with a leathercloth hood and apron. The interior featured three box cushions for maximum comfort and the fittings were made from stainless,[…]
Pram of the month for February is the Wilson Silver Shadow, first launched in 1967. I particularly love this pram because in February 1968 my sister announced that I was going to be an auntie for the first time as she was expecting her first baby. I was so excited! Being the youngest in the family I had longed for a baby to take out that was “ours” and not one borrowed from the neighbours. As soon as the news[…]
I have been sent details of more pram events for this summer, details below: South – Saturday 4th April 2015 Annual Easter Vintage Pram Walk. 11am meet at Union Square, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells Kent. A lovely friendly walk to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity. Adequate parking nearby. Always well attended, arrive back around 2pm. All welcome. Sunday 21st June 2015 Tonbridge, Kent Carnival and Procession. 12pm meet at Angel Centre entrance, next to Sainsburys. A[…]
Over the last few years pram events have been proving increasingly popular, some of us organise our own events where groups of us meet and go for a pram walk, or we may attend vintage events or WW2 events. These are just a few of the large events for 2015, more will be added as I receive information about them, if you would like to include an event please e mail me details at firstname.lastname@example.org Sometimes pram walks are not[…]
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[…]
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[…]