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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    A proud Grandma

    From time to time I receive a lovely comment, like the one shown below, telling me how a much loved pram has been brought into use for a grandchild. I think many of you can identify with the experience of Wendy, who shares her story here (and the photo shows another baby in another proud grandma’s pram, this one a Kensington). “I remember when my first grandson was born, l had him out on his third day of his birth,[…]

  • Choosing a Courier for your Vintage Coachbuilt...

    When you buy or sell a vintage pram you need to make sure it arrives safely at its destination. I have heard some horror stories from prams being lost or stolen and of others being badly damaged in transit. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that when choosing a courier you choose one that is recommended and has been used by other pram buyers/sellers to deliver or collect a prized pram safely. If you can collect or deliver a[…]

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    Events for 2018 – Amendment

    Please note amended date for Woodhall Spa – this event is on 7/8th July in 2018, a week earlier than usual, NOT as shown in my earlier post. Happy New Year to all Vintage Pram Fans With the Festive Season out of the way it is time to get entries into your new 2018 diaries for pram events.  Below are a few dates, further details can be found on the websites for each event. (Please DOUBLE CHECK each event before[…]

A proud Grandma

Posted by Lucy On January - 15 - 2018 0 Comment
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From time to time I receive a lovely comment, like the one shown below, telling me how a much loved pram has been brought into use for a grandchild. I think many of you can identify with the experience of Wendy, who shares her story here (and the photo shows another baby in another proud grandma’s pram, this one a Kensington). “I remember when my first grandson was born, l had him out on his third day of his birth,[…]

Choosing a Courier for your Vintage Coachbuilt pram

Posted by Lucy On January - 9 - 2018 1 Comment

When you buy or sell a vintage pram you need to make sure it arrives safely at its destination. I have heard some horror stories from prams being lost or stolen and of others being badly damaged in transit. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that when choosing a courier you choose one that is recommended and has been used by other pram buyers/sellers to deliver or collect a prized pram safely. If you can collect or deliver a[…]

Events for 2018 – Amendment

Posted by Lucy On January - 2 - 2018 5 Comments
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Please note amended date for Woodhall Spa – this event is on 7/8th July in 2018, a week earlier than usual, NOT as shown in my earlier post. Happy New Year to all Vintage Pram Fans With the Festive Season out of the way it is time to get entries into your new 2018 diaries for pram events.  Below are a few dates, further details can be found on the websites for each event. (Please DOUBLE CHECK each event before[…]

Happy Christmas

Posted by Lucy On December - 22 - 2017 7 Comments

I know most of you will be very busy at the moment, preparing for Christmas. Whether you are in the UK, where we are in the throes of winter, or at the other side of the world in New Zealand or Australia where the sun is shining, or elsewhere in the world,  I would like to thank you all for the support you have shown throughout the year. I have enjoyed reading your comments and loved doing research to find[…]

Twelve Prams of Christmas – new book!

Posted by Lucy On December - 7 - 2017 2 Comments
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My new book ‘Twelve Prams of Christmas” has been launched today on Amazon! You can download it to your Kindle (and if you don’t have Kindle – put one on your Christmas list!)   The book contains twelve stories about prams at  Christmas, compiled by interviewing lots of people who loved sharing their memories with us. I often take my prams to Care Homes, some of the stories are from the old people there, others are from people I have met[…]

Pram of the Month December – Dunkley

Posted by Lucy On December - 1 - 2017 1 Comment
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Pram of the Month for December is this rather quaint Dunkley, look at the wording in the advert where it praises the construction. Looking at the deep body and how low down the suspension is, I would hazard a guess that this pram is from the thirties/forties, I don’t have any information about this make so if anyone knows more about them please add a comment on the website.  

How a pram is made

Posted by Lucy On November - 21 - 2017 2 Comments
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A few years ago I was fortunate enough to be given a tour of the factory in Yorkshire where Silver Cross coachbuilt prams are man ufactured.  It was so interesting to see how a pram is made and I thought you might be interested in knowing more. Coachbuilt prams were made by various manufacturers in the UK until about 30 years ago and gradually as the market for traditional prams lessened they stopped manufacturing them until only Silver Cross is[…]

Coachbuilt prams – no need for raincover

Posted by Lucy On November - 14 - 2017 1 Comment
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Over the summer we had a constant stream of visitors, one of them was a former colleague who now has a 7 month old baby.  Struggling  with the baby in its car seat, the young woman noticed my Kensington pram in the hallway. “My mum had one like that for my brother and I” commented the visitor looking somewhat scornfully at what she probably thought was “an old fashioned” pram. Like the younger generation in the family, she was no[…]

Painting and customising vintage prams

Posted by Lucy On November - 8 - 2017 5 Comments
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Classical designs never go out of fashion, whether it is clothes or items for the home. The same can be said for prams, a coachbuilt pram will always have that classical look.  However  today’s young parents may like the style of the prams, but perhaps want to update them a little. With a coachbuilt the paintwork can be changed to a different colour and have a design painted on the sides. This extract (courtesy of Silver Cross) is from a[…]

November Pram of the Month

Posted by Lucy On October - 31 - 2017 0 Comment
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Pram of the month for November is a Silver Cross flat bottomed model from the seventies, the Rapide. The bodywork is quite different from other similar models, having a border all around the side instead of a coachline or chrome strip along the centre. Maybe you have had one of these at some time or perhaps you own one now? If so do visit the website www.VintagePramFan.com and leave us a comment.