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    The Perambulator Times magazine

    The Perambulator Times Some of you may already be aware of the magazine especially for people interested in vintage prams. This is The Perambulator Times, an A5 publication printed in full colour on glossy paper, published quarterly at a very reasonable price. The magazine is produced by Beth Huckstep who is an experienced prammie and always fills the magazine with lots of interesting and informative articles. It has worldwide circulation and usually includes interesting articles from readers. Every issue has[…]

  • Public reaction to coachbuilt prams

    Whenever I take my coachbuilt pram out, I never get very far before someone stops to comment about how nice it is to see a “proper pram”. It is not only people of the older generation, those who remember having a similar pram of their own, but lots of young people stop and comment too. I remember being in a busy shopping mall where I caused quite a stir with my granddaughter in her Silver Cross coachbuilt pram. She was[…]

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    From a Foster Carer

    I received this lovely comment from a gentleman who is a Foster Carer, rather than adding it in the comments section I thought I would share it as a new post on here. Read how many miles this pram has covered, as well as the advantages of a coachbuilt.   Hello Lucy, My wife and I are Foster Carers and have been since the late 70s, so we are not young! In 2012 my health dictated that we had a[…]

The Perambulator Times magazine

Posted by Lucy On February - 23 - 2018 2 Comments
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The Perambulator Times Some of you may already be aware of the magazine especially for people interested in vintage prams. This is The Perambulator Times, an A5 publication printed in full colour on glossy paper, published quarterly at a very reasonable price. The magazine is produced by Beth Huckstep who is an experienced prammie and always fills the magazine with lots of interesting and informative articles. It has worldwide circulation and usually includes interesting articles from readers. Every issue has[…]

Public reaction to coachbuilt prams

Posted by Lucy On February - 17 - 2018 30 Comments

Whenever I take my coachbuilt pram out, I never get very far before someone stops to comment about how nice it is to see a “proper pram”. It is not only people of the older generation, those who remember having a similar pram of their own, but lots of young people stop and comment too. I remember being in a busy shopping mall where I caused quite a stir with my granddaughter in her Silver Cross coachbuilt pram. She was[…]

From a Foster Carer

Posted by Lucy On January - 31 - 2018 2 Comments
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I received this lovely comment from a gentleman who is a Foster Carer, rather than adding it in the comments section I thought I would share it as a new post on here. Read how many miles this pram has covered, as well as the advantages of a coachbuilt.   Hello Lucy, My wife and I are Foster Carers and have been since the late 70s, so we are not young! In 2012 my health dictated that we had a[…]

Coachbuilt prams by Manton

Posted by Lucy On January - 23 - 2018 2 Comments
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I recently received a lovely message from a lady who told me that her Grandfather, William Albert Notman, was the founder of the family business that made Manton prams. The business was called Notman and Co Ltd and began making Manton prams in Radford initially, then in Basford in Nottingham in the 1920’s. Very much a family business, most of the workers employed in the factory were relatives. Manton were wonderful prams, they were advertised as “coach built by Craftsmen”. The[…]

A proud Grandma

Posted by Lucy On January - 15 - 2018 3 Comments
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From time to time I receive a lovely comment, like the one shown below, telling me how a much loved pram has been brought into use for a grandchild. I think many of you can identify with the experience of Wendy, who shares her story here (and the photo shows another baby in another proud grandma’s pram, this one a Kensington). “I remember when my first grandson was born, l had him out on his third day of his birth,[…]

When you buy or sell a vintage pram you need to make sure it arrives safely at its destination. I have heard some horror stories from prams being lost or stolen and of others being badly damaged in transit. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that when choosing a courier you choose one that is recommended and has been used by other pram buyers/sellers to deliver or collect a prized pram safely. If you can collect or deliver a[…]

Events for 2018 – Amendment

Posted by Lucy On January - 2 - 2018 7 Comments
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Please note amended date for Woodhall Spa – this event is on 7/8th July in 2018, a week earlier than usual, NOT as shown in my earlier post. Happy New Year to all Vintage Pram Fans With the Festive Season out of the way it is time to get entries into your new 2018 diaries for pram events.  Below are a few dates, further details can be found on the websites for each event. (Please DOUBLE CHECK each event before[…]

Happy Christmas

Posted by Lucy On December - 22 - 2017 7 Comments

I know most of you will be very busy at the moment, preparing for Christmas. Whether you are in the UK, where we are in the throes of winter, or at the other side of the world in New Zealand or Australia where the sun is shining, or elsewhere in the world,  I would like to thank you all for the support you have shown throughout the year. I have enjoyed reading your comments and loved doing research to find[…]

Twelve Prams of Christmas – new book!

Posted by Lucy On December - 7 - 2017 2 Comments
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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 1 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.