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    Leeds – new John Lewis store

    Those of you living in the North of England will no doubt have seen on the news fairly recently about the new Victoria Gate Shopping Centre in Leeds, together with a new John Lewis store. Knowing John Lewis stores in other parts of the country sell Silver Cross coachbuilt prams I was expecting to see one in the nursery department at the new Leeds store and also a coachbuilt dolls pram in their toy department, so off I went for a browse[…]

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    Pram of the Month December

    Well I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think this year has simply flown and we are into December already! For something a little different this month I am asking if any of you remember receiving a dolly pram for Christmas and, if so, would you like to share your memories with the rest of us? You can e mail me at VintagePramFan@hotmail.com and I will add your stories to the website over the coming weeks to[…]

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    Dirty tyres

    Throughout winter it is inevitable that the white tyres on your pram will soon become dirty after every outing. It is best if you can clean them as often as possible, but if they are still grubby and grey looking then you may want to paint them in readiness for Spring. I use a product from car accessory shops such as Halfords, tyre wall paint, which is used to whiten the tyres on cars and hence is very durable. There are[…]

Leeds – new John Lewis store

Posted by Lucy On December - 8 - 2016 0 Comment
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Those of you living in the North of England will no doubt have seen on the news fairly recently about the new Victoria Gate Shopping Centre in Leeds, together with a new John Lewis store. Knowing John Lewis stores in other parts of the country sell Silver Cross coachbuilt prams I was expecting to see one in the nursery department at the new Leeds store and also a coachbuilt dolls pram in their toy department, so off I went for a browse[…]

Pram of the Month December

Posted by Lucy On December - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
millenium-pram

Well I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think this year has simply flown and we are into December already! For something a little different this month I am asking if any of you remember receiving a dolly pram for Christmas and, if so, would you like to share your memories with the rest of us? You can e mail me at VintagePramFan@hotmail.com and I will add your stories to the website over the coming weeks to[…]

Dirty tyres

Posted by Lucy On November - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
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Throughout winter it is inevitable that the white tyres on your pram will soon become dirty after every outing. It is best if you can clean them as often as possible, but if they are still grubby and grey looking then you may want to paint them in readiness for Spring. I use a product from car accessory shops such as Halfords, tyre wall paint, which is used to whiten the tyres on cars and hence is very durable. There are[…]

A comment from Canada

Posted by Lucy On November - 15 - 2016 3 Comments
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I received the following as a comment from a lady in Canada, but felt it needed to be a post as it is so interesting and I am sure many of you will be able to identify with what the writer has to say, in response to an earlier article about working at Marmet, thank you Sandy for sharing your story with us. I am not sure what model you mention, but this picture is of a Silver Cross Regency[…]

November Pram of the Month

Posted by Lucy On November - 1 - 2016 5 Comments
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Pram of the Month for November is a dolls’ pram from Silver Cross, the Millenium pram. This model was produced for the year 2000 and was a limited edition. The body was cream and each pram had a numbered plaque on the side. The hood and apron were navy and there was a matching pram bag. The pram was on straps, modelled on full size style prams. I bought mine secondhand from a girl who had received it new when[…]

STOLEN PRAMS

Posted by Lucy On October - 28 - 2016 5 Comments
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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 security in place and police have been informed, but understandably the owner is very upset. Unfortunately this is not the first instance of prams[…]

The ideal job?

Posted by Lucy On October - 25 - 2016 2 Comments
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How many of us would have loved to work for one of the large pram manufacturers in the days when they were producing coachbuilt prams? Imagine what a pleasure it would have been to see these being brought to life, from pieces of metal the pram bodies were shaped, stove enamelled in different colours, coachlines and other decorations added. Interior bedlinings fitted, hoods and aprons fixed, wheels and chrome work, and handles all had to be in place before the[…]

12 children in one coachbuilt pram

Posted by Lucy On October - 18 - 2016 7 Comments
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Maybe the title of this article is a little misleading, but read on! Lots of young parents nowadays tell me they can’t have a coachbuilt pram because it would be too big for their house. This leaves me baffled! How did our grandmothers manage, they often only had one living room which had to be used as a kitchen, dining room and living room, possibly for a large number of children too. But they still found space to have a coachbuilt[…]

1970’s advice on choosing a pram

Posted by Lucy On October - 11 - 2016 15 Comments
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Amongst my papers about vintage, coachbuilt prams, which have been collected over many years, I came across information from the 1970’s with advice on how to buy prams and pushchairs and it makes quite interesting reading. The advice is divided into sections – Buying a steel body pram, buying a soft body pram and buying pushchairs. Have ideas changed since the seventies or is the advice still applicable to today’s parents? Read on and decide for yourself. A steel body[…]

Pram manufacturers of the sixties

Posted by Lucy On October - 6 - 2016 11 Comments
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Each year manufacturers of baby products attend a Trade Exhibition where they can show off their latest designs and models, this has been happening for many decades and often prams and related items would be included in exhibitions focussing on the home, not just dedicated baby equipment trade shows. At the beginning of the 1960s, some of the well known manufacturers of baby products were preparing to display their latest items. Royale Baby Carriages, who were based in Nunhead Grove,[…]