Monthly Archive: ‘October, 2011’

More Irvin Family News

  Over the past week alone we have heard from members of the Irvin family who have come across our website and tracked us down. We are always delighted to learn more from people who read these articles (and it is nice to know that someone, somewhere, actually is!) so this is what they sent. […]
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We learn news about an old family friend

    Very recently George Irvin was overseeing the arrival of his popular family fair in Bow, and met Hannah who has since sent us fascinating news about her much loved Grandfather. Here is her email below, a wonderful story and thank you for sharing this with us. My Name is Hannah, we met on […]
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Stay Open for Business

So here we are in August in Britain with headlines blazing as wildly as the fires that blighted our cities over the past few days. How depressing did I find it walking down London’s High Streets yesterday afternoon to see shops closed and shuttered and to find all football matches cancelled across the city.
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Photos from the past few days

It is good from time to time to feature some recent images taken of our work, so here are two from the start of September...
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Open Eyre Events

We love to help at film productions and also advertisements, but now our classic rides have been used on a classic film, Jane Eyre!
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Councils Recognise Value of Leisure in Hard Times

All too often local authorities see their Leisure Services and activities as one of the first things to cut when times are difficult...
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Great Time Had by all As Forever 21 Launch their new Oxford Street Store.

Forever 21, which could describe me (in my dreams anyway), are a Top Quality Fashion Shop well known all over the UK and internationally, and we were delighted to provide our superb Antique Children’s Carousel for their launch of their new Oxford Street branch.
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Family Value Fun for All

Throughout this summer George Irvin has been running a series of superb special children and family events in some of London’s most beautiful parks. Launched in Highbury Fields the festival has already gone to London Fields in Hackney, Cantelowes Park in Kentish Town and will soon be in Peckham Rye and South Park in Hammersmith.
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The only way is Essex for Irvin Leisure.

Now we are not people to give anything away in advance (as if, would we do that? Not half as you will know dear reader) but on Sunday 24th April watchers of the very popular and entertaining programme “The Only Way is Essex” saw a party and also some fairground rides provided by us...
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Riddle Infusion’s Little Piggy and Fiona’s Fabulous Fairground Photos.

We have had some photos sent by Fiona Simpson, an Art Student from Chiswick College, who took some pictures whilst we were at Clapham Common recently and we wanted to share with you all. Or you both perhaps!
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See our brand new ride, designed and built in Scotland

This is from some of our friends at Edenside, who say this to us: This ride is called Hickory Dickory Drop and the people who made it was Lauren, Chloe,Megan,Emma,Kris and Jake.
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More Features from Edenside Pupils

Our prolific and hard working friends from the Scottish Border School at Edenside have been submitting even more of their work, so here it is for you to enjoy. Great fun and great writing with lots of imagination.
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Edenside Pupils Have Designs On Our Website.

We are delighted to have received the first work sent by Amy Turnbull, the teacher of the primary 6 children at Edenside Primary School in the Scottish Borders who are doing a Fairground topic based around our site.
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We won’t make a drama from a synopsis

At Irvin Leisure we welcome the opportunity to give assistance to film and dramatic companies in their work, and at Clapham Common in February 2011 we will be delighted to work with Nick Ray Rutter from Saloon Films as he shoots a brand new drama.
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Fairground as photographic art

Last Autumn a group of photographic students from Richmond College joined us at Turnham Green in Chiswick as part of their studies and they promised to share their work with us.
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Is there anybody there?

From time to time when it is quiet here in the Irvin Leisure office we ponder the truly important philosophical questions. For instance, what is the meaning of life? If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
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