Saturday 12th September 2011 saw The Pram Society in Hull having been very kindly invited again by Phil Hoskins of the Hull Civic Society.
The weather was behaving itself, contrary to the forecasters warning us that it was going to be stormy, we had a beautiful blue-sky day for which we were very thankful.
A gazebo was provided to protect the prams in case of rain and it was also very useful for shade during the warmer period of sunshine, especially for those of us who were wearing all the underwear, frills and furbelows of the Edwardian period!
Roy, Jackie and I took the prams over to Holy Trinity Church in the middle of Hull, a stunning building which is worth a visit if ever you find yourself in the area. As you can see from the photos it is beautifully ornate and a lovely backdrop to our particular hobby.
As you can see the gazebo was totally filled with our prams, and a big thank you is due to all of those lovely ladies who brought their prams from the surrounding districts to be with us.
Some very rare examples were shown, including a Marmet Gardenia and another Marmet similar to the Classic but with a basketwork insert under the shaped beading.
The Marmet Gardenia
The "unknown" Marmet
At the top of this photograph you will see a little girl called Jennie, sitting on the steps of the memorial. She came dressed in her 1940s outfit, which was extremely well thought out, and pushing a little Marmet low pram, which can be seen at the left hand side of the photo. It was a real pleasure to see her there with her mum who owns the Marmet Gardenia.
Here's Jennie - a wonderful girl of 11 years old - with her mum talking to Elaine who is dressed in her 1960s outfit.
Everyone needs a rest and ladies who push prams are no exception. By the time this photo was taken we were footsore and weary and also very hungry and thirsty. The vicar walked through and saw us all sitting there in our costumes and called immediately for a camera, he said it was a sight too good to miss!!
Shirley and Julie resting their feet outside in the sun! Do you ladies who were 60s girls remember these fashions? I certainly do!
Sarah has kindly given her permission to use some video footage which can be found on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgRwpNINZe8&feature=player_embedded - Enjoy!!