Many many months ago i was given a Wilson pram....to say it was in a state was an understatement!!
The poor pram had been stored for years in a car garage roofspace...my husband happened to know the guy
he went on to explain that i had many prams etc etc..so the chap at the garage said, do you want to take this one?
The original colour was White on Navy!! the chassis had been painted in gloss paint, with a brush!.the wheel hubs had been painted in navy, no chrome on the rims, hood torn, the pram was smelly and horrid.
A full restoration was needed on the pram, but as a lot of you know, i am not a fan of the metal prams, prefer the wooden bodied prams anyday.
So we brought her home, and i thought, i will just break the pram for the spares...
My daughter saw the pram, as i was about to dismantle it, and said, "if ever i have a baby, i would like that pram!!"
she even picked the colour!
So the pram went in our summer house, as she was too far gone to let her live indoors with the others.
The months passed by..
we were then given the wonderful news of a new grandchild...so the pram came out of the summer house, the work then started.
The final pictures will be posted when she is complete, which is just about there now, the lining of the pram is needed, which of course will be done by Mrs Holgate...then she will be all put together, the pictures will then be posted..
the colour my daughter chose, is in keeping with how the pram would have originally looked [not the original colour way]
only we decided to have traditional powder coated wheels, as i have seen prams owned by Bill and Lorraine [Prams of Distinction] and they look fabulous...
so we went for cream......
The Body has been prepared by my brother, had hundreds of dings and knocks on it! now primed, now painted in cellulose, looks beautiful, the hood and apron have been recovered by Mrs Holgate, all in all a wonderful transformation.
Our new grandchild will travel how babies are supposed to be transported, comfort being the most important factor, appartently babies who spend many hours in the car seat, then in the buggies, in the sitting up position, suffer with flat head syndrome!!!
there are health and safety issues with these modern pushchairs, we all know new babies should be laid flat, one wonders if this generation of babies, will grow into adults with back problems??
On the 25 th September 2010, weighing 9lb and 1 oz, our beautiful grand son was born...this new baby will travel in style and comfort, ....our second Grand son born in 2012 also had the pleasure, and here we are with our third grandchild, a beautiful baby girl, born 2015 and he prams still looks as good as the day she was made