Want a pram with a little gusto? Well, it may be time to invest in a Silver Cross, known as ‘the Rolls Royce of prams’. The Silver Cross Heritage Collection has been famously wheeled around by everyone from the likes of Joan Collins in the ’50s to Kate Middleton in more recent years, and although larger than your average city stroller they seriously cut the mustard on the pavement.
Their story started in 1877 when the founder, William Wilson, invented the world’s first baby carriage. William developed an innovative spring system which he began manufacturing in a factory in Leeds – the now-famous bouncing Silver Cross suspension – and combined this with a reversible hood to create the first-ever modern pram.
In 1951 Silver Cross launched a series of new iconic shaped prams, the forefathers of the modern day Balmoral pram. Posters of the time portray Silver Cross prams alongside Rolls Royce cars, leading to the unofficial title ‘the Rolls Royce of Prams.’
First off, they can convert from baby pram to a sit up seat with one simple clip. They also have more suspension than normal prams, which lulls baby into a deep sleep whilst you can sip a cappuccino outside your favourite hotspot (for a few minutes at least!)
They have a handy shopping basket in the bottom and there is ample room inside the hand-sprung chassis. The sumptuous interior offers the ultimate in comfort, with a padded mattress, beautifully finished with a soft cotton pique cover.
The hood and apron are crafted from a beautiful material which is unique to the pram and each one features the famous Silver Cross cushioned leather suspension.
We love the recently released 140th Balmoral, which has a couple of extra features from the classic Silver Cross collection – including the hand-stitched leather handle, unique 140-year Yorkshire rose and an individually numbered plaque, whilst their classic heritage collection is aptly named ‘Kensington,’ and ‘Balmoral.’
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