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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    Pram of the Month – July

    Following on from June’s Pram of the Month, the one for July belongs to another lady who also lives on The Wirral. Isn’t it stunning! This is known as “Bunnykins” and the design on the side was handpainted by the artist who painted many other prams for Silver Cross, it dates from late 70 to early 80s. You chose what design and colour you wanted on the sides of the pram body, here are close up pictures of the very[…]

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    More events for your diary 2015

    What a busy year it has been so far with pram events and still more to come! As it is the 70th Anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe there have been lots of forties events all around the UK reflecting this theme, and there are still lots more this month and through until the autumn. Below are just a few that I know about, if you have information about others please get in touch and I will add[…]

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    Security for your prams – a reminder

    As summer approaches and many of us will be taking our prams out and about to events, I am repeating this post about making sure your prams are kept secure. It has been known for prams to be stolen from storage or while in transit, but also for items to be stolen from the prams. We all like to adorn our prams with pretty bedding and maybe pram rattles, perhaps having a baby bottle on show too. We dress our[…]

Pram of the Month – July

Posted by Lucy On July - 1 - 2015 4 Comments
July pram of month Julie Mac 2

Following on from June’s Pram of the Month, the one for July belongs to another lady who also lives on The Wirral. Isn’t it stunning! This is known as “Bunnykins” and the design on the side was handpainted by the artist who painted many other prams for Silver Cross, it dates from late 70 to early 80s. You chose what design and colour you wanted on the sides of the pram body, here are close up pictures of the very[…]

More events for your diary 2015

Posted by Lucy On June - 24 - 2015 1 Comment
marmet droptoe

What a busy year it has been so far with pram events and still more to come! As it is the 70th Anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe there have been lots of forties events all around the UK reflecting this theme, and there are still lots more this month and through until the autumn. Below are just a few that I know about, if you have information about others please get in touch and I will add[…]

Security for your prams – a reminder

Posted by Lucy On June - 17 - 2015 3 Comments
CIMG4926

As summer approaches and many of us will be taking our prams out and about to events, I am repeating this post about making sure your prams are kept secure. It has been known for prams to be stolen from storage or while in transit, but also for items to be stolen from the prams. We all like to adorn our prams with pretty bedding and maybe pram rattles, perhaps having a baby bottle on show too. We dress our[…]

York’s Perambulator Problem

Posted by Lucy On June - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
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I thought you might be interested in this newspaper report from 1940 which I have just come across: “The problem of perambulators in congested streets has occupied the attention of the authorities in York for some time. In York which is famous for hams They are troubled with tight traffic jams And the cause of the fuss is Not cycles, not buses, Not yet even trams – but prams. I must say that I feel the York authorities are a[…]

Pram of the month – June

Posted by Lucy On June - 1 - 2015 3 Comments
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Pram of the Month for June belongs to a lovely lady who lives on The Wirral. This lady wanted what she calls a ‘little dumpy’ pram and was lucky enough to be given a very old one. Have a look at this picture of the pram when she received it: The exterior doesn’t actually look too bad, but the interior was in very poor condition: Although a lot of work was needed the new owner was determined to save this[…]

Spread the word about vintage prams

Posted by Lucy On May - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
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As I attend numerous events with my vintage prams, I am often asked for more information about the prams and our hobby. I have business cards which I can give out but wanted something that is a little more obvious, so I have had some sashes made. The sashes are made in burgundy ribbon with small diamanté trims,  the lettering is white and shows at both back and front when you wear them, very eye catching without being garish. These[…]

Too old for dolls and prams? Never!

Posted by Lucy On May - 21 - 2015 3 Comments
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Goodness, my recent post about children nowadays not wanting to play with dolls and prams certainly brought in lots of comments, thank you very much to all of you who got in touch. Here are the lovely comments I received: Anette in Sweden said: No, you are absolutely not old fashioned! It is something wrong with the world today when children are not allowed to be children! In Sweden where I live even two year olds play with Ipads. Why?![…]

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Only a few weeks to go before pram enthusiasts from all over the UK and abroad meet for the biggest pram event, Pramtasia. http://www.pramtasia2015.com/ If you haven’t yet bought your tickets then please read this copy of a notice from the organisers explaining why tickets must be bought in advance: for more details about the event please visit the website www.pramtasia2015.com 

York 40s

This weekend commemorates 70 years since Victory in Europe, VE Day, and I have been searching my mass of pram memorabilia to bring you some of the interesting stories about prams during the years from 1939 until 1945. A former employee of the Silver Cross factory in Guiseley near Leeds told me how she worked there during the war years when the factory had been commissioned to make aeroplane parts and pram production took a back seat. This lady told[…]

Vintage prams wanted!

Posted by Lucy On April - 30 - 2015 0 Comment
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I have had a request from the organisers of an event on the weekend of 30th/31st May for anyone in or near Sussex to attend their ‘Floral Fringe Fair’ at Knepp Castle, West Grinstead. They would love anyone with a vintage pram to attend, so I do hope some of you can show up and let people admire your prams and show your support at what looks like a great event! For more information please see this link to their[…]