The photo above is of my 1950s Silver Cross dolls pram which I quickly refurbished for my grandaughter who wanted a “Princess Pram”, one day when she is no longer bothered about playing it, this pram will be restored properly, but in the meantime a little girl loves it with the Disney princess stickers! I have such fond memories of this pram from when I was a child and after many years in a damp garage it is once again loved. It was originally bought for my cousin in 1951, when she was 4 years old Santa Claus brought the pram for her.
After reading my earlier post about your memories of prams from your childhood, Christine sent me this lovely message:
“Although I am in my sixties, I still have my dolls house (second hand ) made lovingly by someone from an old wooden tea chest. This house has been refurbished by myself and is now played with by my second grandchild. I also still have my two, lovingly-treasured dolls. The one thing I most regret not having kept though is my dolls pram! Although it was second hand again, I realised, even as a child, that my Silver Cross navy blue pram was a beauty and to be played with carefully. I so wish I still had that pram. I have bought my two grandchildren a vintage Silver Cross pram each and hope they treasure these and get as much pleasure out of them as I did mine.
As a passing comment, I watched a TV programme the other day and the presenter told us that a significant amount of the refuse on our local tips is children’s toys. How sad. Children of today will not treasure and love their toys, I’m sure, as much as I loved mine”.
And Elizabeth added her memories too:
“In 1972 l bought my daughter a Silver Cross Gaye dolls pram complete with bag, tray, canopy and l made the quilt set from her baby quilt set, l was so excited we had this pram and she seemed to like it but it hardly ever got played with and if it went out with us l usually was the one to be pushing it. When we sold it in 1977, it was still in beautiful condition and the couple who came to buy it just said yes they wanted it gave me the payment and were off, l sobbed. I’d always wanted a pram like that when l was young and to think l let this one go !”
Thank you for these lovely messages. If anyone else would like to tell us about their childhood pram please follow this link to the website and add your comments: http://www.vintagepramfan.com/dolls-pram-for-christmas
It is a special time of year and I am sure others will enjoy reading your own memories.
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