Vintage Pram Fan

For Fans of Silver Cross and all Vintage Prams

  • Pram Shops from long ago

    How many of you recall the name of the shop where you bought your first pram? Maybe you even still have the receipt. When I was expecting my first baby I ordered my Silver Cross pram from Sillers of Leeds, a lovely pram shop in the city centre, sadly no longer there, but I am sure lots of happy memories remain amongst those of us who ever visited the shop. Very often furniture shops and department stores also stocked prams and[...]

  • Pram walk – May

    I have been advised that the date of the Pram walk at Rochester is FRIDAY 2 nd MAY not Saturday 3 rd as I was informed earlier. Please check earlier posts for more pram events.

  • PRAMTASIA 2014 -”THE” Pram Event of...

    Pramtasia 2014 – don’t miss out on 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 of two[...]

Pram Shops from long ago

Posted by Lucy On April - 23 - 2014 0 Comment

How many of you recall the name of the shop where you bought your first pram? Maybe you even still have the receipt. When I was expecting my first baby I ordered my Silver Cross pram from Sillers of Leeds, a lovely pram shop in the city centre, sadly no longer there, but I am sure lots of happy memories remain amongst those of us who ever visited the shop. Very often furniture shops and department stores also stocked prams and[...]

Pram walk – May

Posted by Lucy On April - 14 - 2014 0 Comment

I have been advised that the date of the Pram walk at Rochester is FRIDAY 2 nd MAY not Saturday 3 rd as I was informed earlier. Please check earlier posts for more pram events.

PRAMTASIA 2014 -”THE” Pram Event of the Year.

Posted by Lucy On April - 12 - 2014 0 Comment

Pramtasia 2014 – don’t miss out on 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 of two[...]

MORE PRAM EVENTS 2014 throughout the UK

Posted by Lucy On April - 10 - 2014 0 Comment

Here is an updated list of pram events for 2014, if you are organising a pram walk and would like to add it to this list please visit the website www.vintagepramfan.com and leave a comment ********************************************************* The Pantiles Pram Walk in Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent…12th April The Rochester Pram Walk, Kent…Friday 2 nd May – please note amended date. The Canterbury Pram Walk, Kent…17th May The Dulwich Park Event…31st May The Tonbridge Carnival, Kent…22nd June Pramtasia 2014, Kent…12th July The[...]

Reborn Baby Dolls

Posted by Lucy On April - 9 - 2014 0 Comment

As many of you like to display a reborn baby in your vintage prams I thought you may be interested in some dolls shows which are taking place throughout the UK. Doll shows are great places to buy a reborn as you can see exactlywhat you are buying and talk to the reborn artist who will be happy to explain about their work . Reborning is an art and it is essential to buy from a reputable reborner, this will[...]

Updated 2014 Pram Events

Posted by Lucy On April - 5 - 2014 0 Comment

Here are some pram events for 2014, if you are organising a pram walk and would like to add it to this list please visit the website www.vintagepramfan.com and leave a comment *********************************************************   NEW BRIGHTON PRAM WALK Sunday 11th May I received this message via the website, about an event being organised by Chris Priest. “Hi my name is Chris and I have just organised my first pram walk, from New Brighton outside the theatre, to Vale Park, where[...]

Pram Events 2014

Posted by Lucy On March - 29 - 2014 2 Comments

At the beginning of April I will be publishing  a list of this year’s pram events, in the UK and elsewhere, so if anyone is organising one and would like to publicise it please e mail details to me please by 31 st March, e mail to vintagepramfan@hotmail.co.uk     If you are in Perth, Western Australia, there is an event this weekend Sunday 30 th March, at the Guildford Heritage Fair, Guildford, from 10 am until 4 pm, plenty[...]

Pram events 2014

Posted by Lucy On March - 28 - 2014 0 Comment

At the beginning of April I will be publishing  a list of this year’s pram events, in the UK and elsewhere, so if anyone is organising one and would like to publicise it please e mail details to me please by 31 st March, e mail to vintagepramfan@hotmail.co.uk     If you are in Perth, Western Australia, there is an event this weekend Sunday 30 th March, at the Guildford Heritage Fair, Guildford, from 10 am until 4 pm, plenty[...]

Faded hood and apron – fabric spray paint

Posted by Lucy On March - 19 - 2014 22 Comments
pram in sun

I often get enquiries about using  fabric spray on a faded hood or apron, so here is an earlier article on this topic for those new to the joy of owning a vintage pram:   Recently a lady rang to ask my advice about her pram, so off I went to see if I could help. The pram is a Silver Cross Tenby, black coachwork and black hood and apron, a change from the usual navy blue. When this lady[...]

Pram bags for vintage coachbuilt prams

Posted by Lucy On March - 8 - 2014 3 Comments
jackie yellow pram and bag

This item appeared on my website some time ago, but as a lot of you keep asking where to obtain a pram bag I am repeating it. On older prams it was usual to have a pram bag which matched the hood and apron and fixed beneath the handle, shopping trays were a more recent addition in the seventies. These bags were box styled, with a zipped top and sometimes a flap at the front for things such as door[...]