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A motorised pram might sound like a new invention...BUT...

Today we brought you the news of a man who's built the world's fastest motorised pram.

It got us thinking...has the Midlands seen inventions like this before..?

Well, apparently so.

A nanny and child posing in the motorised 'pramotor'

In the early part of the 20th century, William Dunkley arrived in Birmingham as a young man from his home in Stratford-on-Avon.

He became known for producing Dunkley Prams, which were noted between the wars and just after for their high quality.

But one of his other innovations was a baby carriage known as the ‘Pramotor.’

His Royal Highness the Duke of York inspects a covered version of the 'pramotor'.

The pram was linked to a motorised one-wheeled scooter, meaning the more adventurous nanny could travel along at quite a pace.

They were not allowed on footpaths and had to ride on the roads along with other vehicles, making it a bit of a risk.

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