Lawrence Wilson, Silver Cross, 1928 – 2006 (4)

Lawrence Wilsons 1979

Title Lawrence Wilson
Date 1979
Location Guiseley
Photo ID P171
Comment Lawrence Wilson’s Silver Cross pram works: these ladies worked at making the pram hoods, seen here enjoying their Christmas fuddle (informal party). Donated by Anne Scott.
Lawrence Wilsons 2000

H365 – Lawrence Wilson, 2000.

Lawrence Wilson – 2000

“This pram is a special Millennium edition of a toy pram , my husband Steve Pratt had a hand in the design and making of these prams. This one was kindly donated by Silver Cross as a fundraiser to Priesthorpe School, Farsley, where I worked at the time”.

Donated by Carolyn Pratt.

Lawrence Wilsons 2000

H364 – Lawrence Wilson, 2000.

Lawrence Wilson – 2000

As above.

Lawrence Wilsons Undated

A652 – Lawrence Wilson, Undated.

Lawrence Wilson – Undated

A fine example of a Silver Cross coach built pram (short for perambulator), the body is finished in bronze, with canopy and hood trimmed with fur. The body of this luxury pram was mounted on springs which made it easy to handle and gave a safe, smooth ride for an infant.

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D718 – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

The following two images are of Lawrence Wilson’s Silver Cross pram works before it was demolished and the subsequent development of the site. 

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D178A – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

As above.

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D719 – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

The following two images are of Lawrence Wilson’s Silver Cross pram works before it was demolished and the subsequent development of the site. 

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D179A – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

As above.

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D720 – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

The following two images are of Lawrence Wilson’s Silver Cross pram works before it was demolished and the subsequent development of the site. 

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D720A – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

As above.

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D646 – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

The following two images are of Lawrence Wilson’s Silver Cross pram works before it was demolished and the subsequent development of the site. 

Looking across Otley Road (A65) from the corner with Ings Lane on the left to the Silver Cross pram works, by 2010 the works were demolished and on the same part of the site is a clinic for skin complaints (July 2017). Back Lane is to the right.

Lawrence Wilsons 2004/2010

D646A – Lawrence Wilson, 2004/2010.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004/2010

As above.

Lawrence Wilsons 2004

E250 – Lawrence Wilson, 2004.

Lawrence Wilson – 2004

On the right of Otley Road is Wilson’s Silver Cross pram works, this was formerly the premises of Claughton’s boot factory, known as Nethermoor Works

Lawrence Wilsons c2004

S184 – Lawrence Wilson, c2004.

Lawrence Wilson – c2004

Photo taken prior to the factory being demolished and housing erected on the site. A wagon is parked on Otley Road outside the works once owned by Lawrence Wilson.

Lawrence Wilsons 2006

FB108 – Lawrence Wilson, 2006.

Lawrence Wilson – 2006

The Silver Cross Pram Works is on the right of the view, it was the business of Wilsons.
The location is Otley Road (A65), the factory complex has since been demolished and housing built on the site (April 2013).

Photographer Joanne Coultas.

Previous Comments:

electricalphil2005
I worked there for a short time as a young man. It was Lawrence Wilson & sons, Silver Cross Pram works.
I started in the riveting shop, then moved to the plastic extrusion dept., where they made the plastic pram handles and Brake pads etc. They were just introducing a vacuum forming machine to form next generation plastic pram bodies. My uncle Lawrence Beevers worked in the chrome shop at the time. He was a member of the Silver Cross Archery Club.
21 May 2013.

teleg
I Have been wondering if Lawence Beevers is still alive as I have not seen him for quite a while and last time I saw him he was quite ill. We were pals pre war and joined the navy together and spent some time together in Japan at the end of the War and I saw him regularly in Morrison’s up to some time last year.
01 July 2013.

lynda rees
My uncle worked at Silver Cross for many years. his name was Norman Cooper.
11 April 2018.

Janice spofford
My father-in-law was the Inland Sales Manager, Alan spofford, for years until he retired.
My mother-in-law Nora, used to sew pram hoods.
I had a black silver cross coach built pram in black for my first child and then a twin one for the twins five years later.
15 April 2019.

Hazel Reynolds
Can the photo of Silver Cross Pram factory FB108 be bought.Thanks.
13 October 2020.

Editor
Dear Hazel, please email me at coverpage@btinternet.com and I will send you a copy.
15 May 2022.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 15 May 2022.
Last updated: 16 May 2022.

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