Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • CIMG4926

    Sun canopies

     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[…]

  • SX Carnival

    Comment from the US

    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

    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[…]

Sun canopies

Posted by Lucy On June - 20 - 2017 0 Comment
CIMG4926

 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 0 Comment
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 0 Comment

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[…]

June Pram of the Month – Pedigree Vanity

Posted by Lucy On June - 1 - 2017 7 Comments
1964PedigreeVanity

This month’s Pram of the Month is the Vanity model by Pedigree, from 1964. The pram had a feature moulded side panel and the hood and apron were in Merimo fabric. Pedigree prams were very popular, they were often slightly less expensive than some other makes, but nevertheless they were sturdy prams and many have survived over the years. Did you have a Pedigree pram for your baby or do you still own a Pedigree pram? If so do leave[…]

Silver Cross dolls’ prams

Posted by Lucy On May - 25 - 2017 10 Comments
sx doll pram

Remember the days when all the town centre department stores had a pram department? As a little girl I used to love to go into Lewis’s  and have a look at the prams that were on show there. I would stand for ages just gazing at all the different models and bouncing the handle up and down, wondering which pram I would choose when I grew up and had babies of my own. My mother used to have to almost[…]

Pram accident

Posted by Lucy On May - 17 - 2017 1 Comment
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I am sure lots of you look at the flimsy buggies used by parents today and wonder if they are as safe as the ones we used for our own children. I am assured they are, after all we have stringent health and safety standards these days and no manufacturer would sell a product that was unsafe for a child. But even with the safest pram accidents can still happen as this story informs. In  the 1980’s Silver Cross had[…]

grey pram reborn

It is now several years since I decided to find how many coachbuilt prams are still being used.  Are they in danger of becoming a product which will be  lost forever, or are they going through a period of revival? And what are these prams being used for? Are they museum pieces? Are they used for a baby? Who uses them? Modern parents? Or grandparents? Some people collect these prams for their sheer beauty and as examples of great British[…]

Silver Cross prams for the Rich and Famous

Posted by Lucy On May - 6 - 2017 3 Comments
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Silver Cross prams have been very popular with the rich and famous over the years, as well as being the choice of the “ordinary” parents. Despite media articles the Queen did not have a Silver Cross pram, but she did have one of a different make fully restored by Silver Cross, hence the confusion. In 1977 when Princess Anne was expecting her first baby, Peter Phillips, the Centenary Committee of Silver Cross agreed to present two prams to the Princess.[…]

Who remembers Kamella products?

Posted by Lucy On April - 25 - 2017 3 Comments
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Who remembers Kamella fabrics? I have a beautiful pram rug made by Kamella and it is so thick and fluffy, ( double sided so can be either white or pink) and looks stunning on one of my vintage prams, very much admired and a real talking point when I take my prams out. Kamella also made sleeping bags and dressing gowns for babies and children. Their adverts in wartime pointed out that during air raids there was added danger for[…]

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if you are new to pram restoration then you need this book! It has been written to help a beginner to get started with bringing an old pram up to a standard where it is baby ready. After lots of research, using my own experience and that of other pram restorers, I have included lots of advice to get you started. For example, how do you remove rust from chrome, what to do if a pram smells musty after years[…]