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For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

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    Twelve Prams of Christmas – new book!

    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[…]

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    Pram of the Month December – Dunkley

    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.  

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    How a pram is made

    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[…]

Twelve Prams of Christmas – new book!

Posted by Lucy On December - 7 - 2017 0 Comment
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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 0 Comment
Dunkley pram

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 0 Comment
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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. 

Storing a coachbuilt pram

Posted by Lucy On October - 17 - 2017 50 Comments

As autumn is here, I thought it might be useful to remind you  once again of how to store your pram. Maybe you only use your pram throughout the summer months to attend events, in which case you need to know how to look after it when putting it away for the winter. Or maybe you are storing a pram until it is needed for another baby. Whatever the reason, you should find these tips invaluable. Before storing the pram,[…]

Marmet pram memories

Posted by Lucy On October - 9 - 2017 2 Comments
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I have received this interesting message from an American lady about Marmet prams, if anyone knows the date the factory closed please leave a comment. And if anyone happens to have a photo of the factory if you e mail it to me I will forward it to the lady who contacted me, my e mail is vintagepramfan@hotmail.com   “I am enjoying these stories about Marmet. I worked in the accounting department typing invoices in 1964 and 1965. It was[…]

Pram of the Month October – Swan pushchair

Posted by Lucy On October - 1 - 2017 4 Comments
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October’s pram of the month is a Swan pushchair, from the 1960’s. My sister had a  pushchair like this and in the seventies when we went on holiday I borrowed it, as my mother insisted the baby buggy I had would not be warm enough at the seaside for my little boy! To be honest at the time I thought this pushchair was old fashioned in comparison to my modern Maclaren buggy. But mothers know best don’t they and as[…]

Silver Cross Wilsonette pushchair

Posted by Lucy On September - 18 - 2017 5 Comments
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I received the following message from a gentleman in the States after he saw a recent post about Silver Cross Wilsonette pushchairs: “Sorry for the late reply to this older topic. A gentleman over here in the states was doing some home improvement work for us. When he found out I collected strollers and prams he brought over one he had purchased years ago secondhand for me to try and identify. From your posts I now know it is a[…]