'So Proud of my Silver Cross prams'
For my fourth birthday in 1965 I received a doll’s pram and that is where it all began.
Then, when we had our first baby in 1982, we wanted a Silver Cross Tenby, but it was too big for our car so we had to buy a German Gesslein instead.
I loved that pram, but Silver Cross were my favourite prams of course. About ten years ago I started collecting prams and the first Silver Cross I found was a red Tenby! You can imagine how happy I was!
Now, ten years later, that one Tenby has increased to around 45 Silver Cross prams! They are mostly full-size prams, but I have quite a few doll’s prams too.
My oldest is from the early 50s and my newest from 2017 - a Vintage Balmoral in Fondant. Hopefully I will soon get one each of the 140-year celebration Balmoral and Baby Balmoral.
The prams I might be most proud of are the two representing Silver Cross’ 100th anniversary - the Std Langham and the Sheraton from 1977 and, of course, the Wilson Avignon, handpainted by an artist from 1966.
However, I am most proud of my Oberon Coral doll’s pram which my husband bought for me last spring from Baby Birds in England. It was the only one made and I have it thanks to my wonderful husband!
We (my husband and I run the museum together) have other prams/doll’s prams as well - about 250 in total from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, France and other English brands too.
We have had the museum for five years. We live on an island just outside Sweden, called Gotland, and get a lot of visitors during the summer
I am so proud of my pram collection and it has become my "work". I spend most of my days writing about prams, answering questions about prams, moving prams, thinking prams...
I also collect older (and newer) pram catalogues/brochures. They are hard to find, but so nice to have when I try to find out the model and year of a pram. I have a few Silver Cross brochures and are constantly looking for more.
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