Pramtasia & Dollmania
Every year Baby Birds attends Pramtasia and Dollmania, a vintage pram and doll fair with items from the Victorian era to the 1980s. On 15th July, we travelled to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Cambridge for the event. It is full of pram enthusiasts and is a fantastic event to attend if you are looking to expand your collection or test out our spare parts. Based in the Aircraft museum, there is plenty to see and do if you attend with family and friends.
Baby Birds are the only retailer worldwide authorised to sell the full Silver Cross range including all accessories and spare parts. We provide spare parts and restorations for vintage prams from many different eras. Our full range of spares are available to purchase on the day and we offer expert advice prior to purchase, although the room is full of very knowledgeable collectors - affectionately known as “prammies”!
Our full range of Heritage items can be found here: https://www.babybirds.co.uk/silver-cross-heritage-home
Whilst we were there we met enthusiasts from all around the world, some travelled from other countries to be a part of the day! Also in attendance was Jeffrey Wilson, the great great grandson of William Wilson, the founder of Wilson Silver Cross prams. In 1837 Mr Wilson invented the first baby carriage with the famous spring suspension system still used today. The Silver Cross Balmoral, Kensington and Dolls Prams are still hand made in Yorkshire. View the current range, available at Baby Birds: https://www.babybirds.co.uk/silver-cross-online/sx-heritage-prams
Silver Cross unveiled their 140th Anniversary Balmoral and “Baby Balmoral”, the coordinating dolls pram. These will be limited in number, only 140 of each will ever be made. The hood and apron is handcrafted with herringbone tweed designed in collaboration with Abraham Moon, a long-standing Yorkshire manufacturer of luxury wool fabrics. Featuring a handstitched leather handle, 140th edition Yorkshire Rose detailing and numbered plaques, everything about it is stunning. A masterpiece of British engineering.
Silver Cross very kindly sponsored the event, also providing a number of raffle prizes. Our lovely friend and pram restorer Julie McDonald won the top prize – the 140th Anniversary Balmoral! We are so happy for her, she is a lovely person and will treasure it forever.
At the end of the day, there was a pram parade! All makes and models were wheeled out for a pram walk. It is a unique showcase of a range of prams, some original, some restored, but all unique!
A huge thank you to Christine Horne, the organiser, and all others who helped to make Pramtasia such a success. Pramtasia is now renamed Pramania.
Join us at Pramania 2018 for another fun packed day!