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    More prams from abroad

    Following on from my earlier post about buying prams in France, I was at a WW2 event in Lincolnshire recently and met a lovely lady who had a very good display of prams and related baby items at the event. There were two delightful little pushchairs in the display and when I admired them the lady told me she had found them in France, one had cost the princely sum of 2 euros! I could hardly believe it! But I[…]

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    Prams from abroad

    Last year whilst on holiday in France I met a French lady who had been a pram collector for many years. She had downsized her house and needed to sell some of her collection so I went along to see her. It was quite by chance that I came across this lady, friends of mine who live in France were looking for materials for their new house and had bought from a company owned by the pram lady’s daughter. In[…]

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    The Peerage – August Pram of the Month

    Pram of the Month for August is The Peerage, a very elegant pram < And here is the information about the Peerage which new parents could read before deciding if this was the pram they wanted:

More prams from abroad

Posted by Lucy On August - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
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Following on from my earlier post about buying prams in France, I was at a WW2 event in Lincolnshire recently and met a lovely lady who had a very good display of prams and related baby items at the event. There were two delightful little pushchairs in the display and when I admired them the lady told me she had found them in France, one had cost the princely sum of 2 euros! I could hardly believe it! But I[…]

Prams from abroad

Posted by Lucy On August - 14 - 2015 1 Comment
all french prams

Last year whilst on holiday in France I met a French lady who had been a pram collector for many years. She had downsized her house and needed to sell some of her collection so I went along to see her. It was quite by chance that I came across this lady, friends of mine who live in France were looking for materials for their new house and had bought from a company owned by the pram lady’s daughter. In[…]

The Peerage – August Pram of the Month

Posted by Lucy On August - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Peerage

Pram of the Month for August is The Peerage, a very elegant pram < And here is the information about the Peerage which new parents could read before deciding if this was the pram they wanted:

Parade pushchair

Posted by Lucy On July - 27 - 2015 0 Comment
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Recently I had visitors from Japan staying with me, they had an 8 month old baby plus three other children, so obviously they had a large amount of luggage. But surprisingly they didn’t bring a buggy for the baby, instead the mother carried the child in a carrier. As a result the baby was not used to being placed in a pram and, much to my dismay, screamed when we attempted to put her in one of my coachbuilt prams.[…]

CLIPPINGS

Posted by Lucy On July - 15 - 2015 2 Comments
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From time to time I sort through my mountains of pram related items, collected over many years, and recently I came across several snippets of information which had appeared in publications at some time or other, I thought you might be interested in reading these thoughts from many years ago. This is from a letter sent to a pram manufacturer – A mother complained that prams  are badly designed. The mother said that she not only had a young baby in[…]

Pram of the Month – July

Posted by Lucy On July - 1 - 2015 6 Comments
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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[…]

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 4 Comments
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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[…]