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    Workers’ memories of Silver Cross

    This feature was published on here a while ago but I thought newer members may have missed this, so I have included it as part of the series about workers’ memories from their time in pram factories. I am sure lots of us would have loved to work in a pram shop, or factory, even for a short time, just so we could drool over the latest models and have an excuse to push one of them. Living not too[...]

  • More memories of pram company employees

    Following on from the memories of the lady who worked for Marmet, I have been given information on memories of a gentleman who worked with the Silver Cross company for more than 65 years. As part of their Centenary Celebrations the company interviewed several of its employees. One of these was a man called Joe who first joined the company in 1913 at the first Silver Cross works in Whitehouse Street, Leeds. He actually started work on the same day[...]

  • PRAM OF THE MONTH – AUGUST

    August’s Pram of the Month features a very unusual model, made in the 1930′s by Silver Cross and called the “Edinburgh”. The model was patented by the company as it was quite an invention! Advertised as a convertible two seater pramette the pram could accommodate two children and had a special revolving front. This allowed the second child to face the person pushing the pram or face the other occupant. A sliding footrest was fitted to add even more comfort.[...]

Workers’ memories of Silver Cross

Posted by Lucy On August - 16 - 2014 4 Comments
SX vans

This feature was published on here a while ago but I thought newer members may have missed this, so I have included it as part of the series about workers’ memories from their time in pram factories. I am sure lots of us would have loved to work in a pram shop, or factory, even for a short time, just so we could drool over the latest models and have an excuse to push one of them. Living not too[...]

More memories of pram company employees

Posted by Lucy On August - 8 - 2014 0 Comment

Following on from the memories of the lady who worked for Marmet, I have been given information on memories of a gentleman who worked with the Silver Cross company for more than 65 years. As part of their Centenary Celebrations the company interviewed several of its employees. One of these was a man called Joe who first joined the company in 1913 at the first Silver Cross works in Whitehouse Street, Leeds. He actually started work on the same day[...]

PRAM OF THE MONTH – AUGUST

Posted by Lucy On August - 1 - 2014 0 Comment

August’s Pram of the Month features a very unusual model, made in the 1930′s by Silver Cross and called the “Edinburgh”. The model was patented by the company as it was quite an invention! Advertised as a convertible two seater pramette the pram could accommodate two children and had a special revolving front. This allowed the second child to face the person pushing the pram or face the other occupant. A sliding footrest was fitted to add even more comfort.[...]

Marmet Perambulator Factory 1938-1955

Posted by Lucy On July - 24 - 2014 1 Comment

Following on from the recent post from Mr Osborn who worked at the Marmet factory, these are the memories of a lady who worked there during the war years, reproduced here by kind permission of Mr Osborn.   

Working at Marmet

Posted by Lucy On July - 16 - 2014 2 Comments

At last year’s Pram Event at the Wedgwood Museum, one of the speakers was David Osborn, a former employee of the Marmet pram company. I know we all found his Talk very interesting and afterwards I asked his permission to share this with visitors to my website who perhaps were not at Wedgwood that day. Mr Osborn very kindly sent me the following text, copyrighted, and has given me permission to share it with you. Enjoy!   TALK BY DAVID[...]

Beautiful dolls pram

Posted by Lucy On July - 9 - 2014 3 Comments

Have you seen this beautiful pram? Maybe you have recently bought one like this? This  pram had been lovingly refurbished and was sent via a well known national courier company but never arrived at its destination in Newcastle. Result – one very upset little girl who was looking forward to her new pram, an unhappy restorer who spent many hours transforming this, and a buyer who lost her money. The courier company claims the pram was handed to someone standing[...]

Pram Event of the Year July 2014

Posted by Lucy On July - 2 - 2014 2 Comments

There is still time to get tickets for Pramtasia 2014 THE PRAM EVENT OF THE YEAR   why not visit the website http://www.pramtasia2014.com/ and have a look at what is on at this pram event to be held on Saturday 12th July 2014 between 10 am and 6 pm at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard, Kent.   This event has been organised by three ladies, Beth, Frances and Christine, who between them have a wealth of knowledge about vintage prams and after the success[...]

Customise a doll’s pram quickly and easily

Posted by Lucy On June - 23 - 2014 0 Comment

PHOTO COPYRIGHT VINTAGE PRAM FAN Unauthorised copying pprohibitedthis I wrote about customising a pram some time ago, but as many people are new to the website and may not have seen this very quick and simple idea, I am putting this on again. It is three years since I last worked on this pram, my young granddaughter loved it so much I never got chance to finish it off. however this year she has a newer pram to play with[...]

Pedigree Prams

Posted by Lucy On June - 16 - 2014 15 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, not all prams were made by Silver Cross. One of the other popular pram makes was Pedigree. When I was 11 years old my aunt was expecting her first baby but unlike  nowadays pregnancy was not something people talked about, at least not publicly, until it was well advanced. One evening my mother and my aunt were discussing prams and a neighbour had a Silverdawne pram for sale. I heard my aunt tell my mum that[...]

Sun canopies

Posted by Lucy On May - 30 - 2014 5 Comments

After a very wet winter in the UK we have had some warm spring days, so now is the time to prepare your pram for summer.  Have you got a sun canopy  should we have another hot summer? With our unpredictable 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[...]