Latest Fun Fair Articles from Irvin Leisure
Wanted to share with you some correspondence between Steve Smith who is Editor of the Fairground Society and our friend Malcolm Gill: Hi Steve I delved into your details of James Irvin and his four sons James, George, Henry and William. Here’s what I have. James Abraham Irvin married Elizabeth Young 27 Sep 1842 [...]
You may not have noticed but over the past few weeks there has been a drop of rain or two, so we thought we could show you some images from fairs around the country. When we think we have had a bad time recently, we just look at these from Newcastle!
Great news of a brave step by Lambeth Council who have given a licence for the Pride House Festival, to be staged on Clapham Common for the period of the summer Olympics. Pride House is a celebration of the LGBT communities in London, and there will be wide mix of music, entertainment and our superb [...]
Another branch of the family that now lead towards George Irvin is the Stewart family whose life in fairgrounds dates back to the 1930s. In fact the Stewarts were boxers with a tradition of professional boxing and running boxing booths in fairs dating back to the Great War of 1914 to 1918. Perhaps the most [...]
We have just come across some press cuttings related to the Irvin family history and links to the past and wanted to share them with our loyal reader. First of all, the next George Irvin is a direct descendant of Frank Wilson, described in the press upon his sad death (fortunately not from a hungry [...]
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. First [...]
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 Monday at [...]
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.
Now here is the latest news! A very good friend of ours, Raymond Foster, has sent the following email to us: Following on from our telephone conversation here is the Family Tree so far: William Irvin born 1803 in Mitcham, Surrey married Martha born 1806 in Hackney, Middlesex. They had the following children all of [...]
More on the history of the Irvin Family
A sad tribute to a good friend and colleague who we lost in April 2009
In February 2009 a new book, being written by Kay Townsend, will be published giving the important story of Showmen's Engines during the war, and our readers are invited to contribute.
Our summer contribution to the first class work undertaken by the Friends of Mile End Park in East London.
Below is the story from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham story on our Shepherds Bush Green Festival.
Irvin Leisure is delighted to have been invited to bring an Edwardian Period Fair to be part of the historic Hendon Air Pageant at the RAF Museum on June 14th and 15th 2008.
An affectionate, if slightly tongue in cheek, tribute to the new Minister for London and the person who brought the Olympic Games to Britain from a long time friend.
Our favourite park in North London
The ever popular London's Fair was held in Barham Park, Wembley for 2007/8 and here is a flavour of this fabulous festival
A brief article summarising the key safety policies followed by Irvin Leisure to ensure our guests not only have a great time but a safe time too!
A fascinating story of one man's talents in restoring a historic piece of fairground memorabilia.
Part of the Eulogy to George Irvin senior (George II), who sadly died in January 2007
Some information on charities we support, including GOSH for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Sense, chosen charity of Councillor Dawn Somper the Mayor of Camden, who work with those who suffer from Deaf Blindness; plus details on others with whom we work throughout the year.
Irvin Leisure Celebrates Britain's Multi-Cultural Community as we report on some of the superb events in which we have been involved.
In March 2007 Irvin Leisure became the first company in this industry to pledge to become Carbon Neutral