Modern prams may have put paid to fundraising tradition

People watching the Barrow pram race in 1972 Picture: ARCHANT

People watching the Barrow pram race in 1972 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Pram races seem to be one of those fun fundraising frolics that appear to have fallen out of favour.

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Back in the 1970s and 1980s communities across Suffolk would stage such an event - all you needed was people willing to dress up as a baby and be pushed at speed in a pram along a flat surface and a crowd to watch the event.

However, as those big-springed super suspension prams went out of fashion and were replaced with sleeker and more compact modern models, it was not so easy to get a teenager or adult into the prams.

Back in 1972, an EADT photographer went along to Barrow, near Bury St Edmunds, to capture the madcap antics of those larger-than-life babies in the village's pram race - a mixture of older children and adults in fancy dress took part in the day.

Do you remember the event - did you take part? To share your memories, email charlotte.bond@archant.co.uk

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT

And they're off - competitors with their giant babies in their prams Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant


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