Category: ‘News’

Irvin Leisure supports St. John’s Hospice

Irvin Leisure was proud to be apart of such a great occasion and helping with raising money for St. Johns Hospice and looking forward to future events.
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Money raised for Princess Alice Hospice

Fair’s fares for Hospice funds Hundreds of people were taken for a ride over the Easter break – and they even paid for the privilege. A special charity day at Hampton Court Green funfair raised a whopping £2,000 for Princess Alice Hospice – the profits from a rides discount wristband scheme. Funfair boss George Irvin, […]
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Roller Skate Rinks

From Hire to Purchase we’ve got you covered With years of experience, trust us to supply and install the perfect roller rink for your chosen event Roller skating is an excellent way of combining fun and fitness. If you’re looking to get your guests socialising, communicating and exercising, it’s the perfect activity! Hiring a roller […]
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Norwich Cathedral to feature fairground helter skelter

A full-size helter skelter is to be installed in Norwich Cathedral in August to give people a different view of the inside of the building. Read the full article https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46030982
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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum 2019 features a Traditional Carousel and new addition this year is our brand new Alpine Sweet Unit
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Funds raised for Brent Council

Our Summer Fairs and events raised £1,000 for Brent Council and George Irvin presented a cheque to the Mayor, Cllr Arshad Mahmood, Thomas Cattermole, Head of Executive and Members Services and the Governance Team recently.    
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Topshop Oxford Street

We had the privilege of working with Topshop Oxford Street this year installing our Dodgem & Waltzer cars in their shop for 1 week.   
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Fright Night Winner 2018

Congratulations to Renad Ahmedali the Winner of our Funfair Fright Night 2018 Competition. Thank you to all who took part and good luck next year!   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
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Fright Nights 2018

  A reminder that every night is fright night at our Crystal Palace and Roundwood Park Funfairs, £500 prize for the best costume. Email your image taken at the Funfair along with your name, address & telephone number to info@irvinleisure.com GOOD LUCK!
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Funds raised at Queensbury Park Ultimate Funfair for Mayor’s Charities

This year we had the great opportunity to work with Harrow Council and Mayor, Cllr Kareema Marikar at the Queensbury Park Family Funfair and raised £500 for the Mayor’s chosen charities, Firm Foundation & The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. We look forward to working with Harrow Council and Mayor, Cllr Kareema Marikar in the future.
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A HUGE thank you from Children with Cancer UK

Hi George,   On behalf of all of us at Children with Cancer UK, thank you very much for allowing our guests free access to the rides at your fabulous funfair on Saturday! We are so grateful to you for helping make this day even more special. Here are some of the comments from the […]
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Kidbrooke Village Summer Fete

Hi Everyone,   We would just like to thank you all for coming to the Kidbrooke Village Summer Fete and making it such a success. The event was attended by hundreds of local residents who had a fantastic day which was all down to you! We look forward to having you at the event next […]
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Team 2B UK

  Hello,  I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you again for all your hard work and partnership last week, and in the weeks leading up to the Data Night Out party at ExCel London.  The party was a roaring success and we really appreciate you being a part of it. Albert and […]
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Toilets added to our Funfairs

You will be pleased to know we have now acquired new portable toilets for our Funfairs for your convenience and comfort. For a list of all our upcoming Funfairs click on our Upcoming Funfairs page or click this link www.irvinleisure.co.uk/upcoming-funfairs/
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Chiswick RNLI Lifeboats at Turnham Green

We had the pleasure of supporting Chiswick RNLI this year at Turnham Green!  “We are very grateful for the opportunity to have a stand at your Turnham Green funfair last weekend to help raise funds and spread awareness of the safety work of the RNLI on the Thames. Thank you again on behalf of Chiswick RNLI.” […]
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Happy Customer at Turnham Green

One of our Games Stalls Showmen Jeanette Bartlett at Turnham Green Sat 19th May 2018. A regular customer asked if they could have their photo with her as she always give them a lovely prize!  
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PJ Masks at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Catboy and Owlette from PJ Masks were at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 28th April 2018. Come and bring all the family on Saturday 5th May 2018 when Jake and Finn from Adventure Time join us.  Token cost only £1.20 each or 10 for £10!
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Leo & Raph – TMNT

Sat 21st April 2018 Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, next up Catboy & Owlette from PJ Masks on Sat 28th April!
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Character Days

Character days at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have already been a huge success! Chase & Skye from Paw Patrol joined us on 5th April and Peppa Pig on 12th April. It has been a fantastic time for all families. Next we have Leo & Raph from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at intervals on Saturday 21st […]
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Corporate Events

Home of corporate fair Your team, clients and partners deserve the very best you can provide when it comes to entertainment. Our reputation for quality equipment, professional service and safety conscious event planning has ensured a satisfied client base that includes: Honda,BMW,Microsoft,KPMG,Mobil Oil,Glaxo Wellcome and Hampton Court Palace to name but a few. Irvin Leisure […]
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Paris!

George Irvin’s Irvin Leisure was very excited to work on a special project in Paris, France this year. On the 3rd March 2018 Mira Mikati the French Fashion House promoted their new range at a event presentation which included special battery powered dodgem cars. The event was fantastic and the client was super happy about the […]
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Manorfield Primary School Fundraiser

Congratulations on raising over £50,000! Manorfield Primary School put together a fundraising initiative towards the cost of the build of their new Nursery and Outdoor area. They had over 300 runners take part in a new half marathon on the 4th March 2018 in London (The Big Half), which was won by Sir Mo Farah. […]
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Fright Night Costume Competition Winner Announced

We had a great response to our Fright Night Halloween Costume Competition with so many people coming along in costume – and no wonder as we were offering £500 for the best costume! Fairgoers were asked to take a picture of themselves in all their made up glory (or should we say gory!) and send […]
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Irvin Leisure raise £4300 for great causes

It was our absolute pleasure to present the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham Council with a cheque for £4300 to go towards The Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham Appeal Fund and the Grenfell Tower appeal. The money donated was raised by our amazing funfair visitors at the Shepherds Bush Green Summer Funfair – it is […]
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Annual Hampton Court Easter Fair raises over £2000 for The Princess Alice Hospice

Irvin Leisure is proud to announce that the sum of £2000 was raised for the the Princess Alice Hospice charity at George Irvin’s annual Easter funfair at Hampton Court on Thursday 13th April. The funfair was a great success running from the 13th to the 18th April 2017, with over 40,000 visitors attending over the […]
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George Irvin’s Carousel gets a makeover at London Fashion Week

Fashion designer Marta Jakubowski showed real style at this years’ London Fashion week by using a funfair carousel from Irvin Leisure to show off her Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Created by set designer Gary Card, the carousel was redressed in hot pink and rotated at slower speeds to show off the chic eveningwear in matching fuchsia, […]
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Fairfield Funfair in Kingston raises £1000 for Momentum

George Irvin’s funfairs are once again generously donating £1000 to the Mayor of Kingston upon Thames’s Charitable Trust. The Mayor’ charitable trust is proud to be supporting Momentum during 2016/2017 which an amazing charity that supports children with cancer and other life-limiting conditions.  One of Momentum’s main aims is to improve the healing environment in […]
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Annual Shepherds Bush Green Fun Fair raises £1000 for Charity

Irvin Leisure is delighted to announce that the annual Shepherds Bush Green Fun Fair held on the 22nd July to 7th August raised £1000 for the Major of Hammersmith & Fulham’s charities. This term Councillor Mercy Umeh, Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham is supporting Hammersmith & Fulham Mind and Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank, two great charities in the local […]
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Generous George Irvin Supports Hospice

George Irvin’s Funfair recently presented a cheque for £2,000 to us at Hampton Court Palace. The funds were raised, in part, from the sale of wristbands on ‘Charity Tuesday’ at this year’s Hampton Court Fair. Unfortunately, bad weather over the Easter weekend meant that the footfall at the Fair was lower than usual and fewer […]
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George Irvin’s Shepherds Bush Funfair Raises £1000 for Charity

The Charity Wristband Day at this Easter’s funfair at Shepherds Bush Green was a roaring success and raised £1000 for charity. The picture above shows George Irvin Jnr presenting the cheque to the Mayor of London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham These funds will go towards the following two charities:   *     Lupus –  […]
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Enter Islington in Bloom 2016 and win up to £100!

This year’s Islington in Bloom competition will open for entries Friday – 15th April and you could be in with a chance to win up to £100 in Camden Garden Centre vouchers! The competition invites Islington’s residents and businesses to enter their blooming masterpieces. If you don’t have a window box, container garden or front garden at home […]
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George Irvin’s Fun Fair help raise £35,000 for St John’s Hospice

Easter Fayre Raises £35,000! Thousands filled St John’s Wood Church Gardens in support. There was a funfair, donkey rides, the chance to meet Peppa Pig, face painting and a BBQ surrounded by an array of local traders selling food, toys, jewellery and many more homemade crafts. We would like to thank our sponsors; Barclays St […]
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Hampton Court Funfair 2016

The Hampton Court Funfair, crammed with family fun and white knuckle rides, is gearing up for its annual showpiece this Easter. Best of all it will be FREE to enter! The Fair will open at 12noon on Good Friday 25th March and stay open right through to 11pm that night and then open the same time every day for […]
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IMG at the Natural History Museum

Irvin leisure are proud to be joining IMG at the Natural History Museum again this year with one of our Traditional Carousels as part of the truly magical Christmas that the IMG creates for the Museum each year. From the rows of trees lit with sparkly fairy lights at the spectacular Swarovski ice skating rink, […]
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Blooming Marvelous!

We had the great privilege of helping Bloomberg with their annual Summer Picnic
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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

Margate was a happy hunting ground for George Irvin’s Family Fair for many years. Up until the 1990s we would visit there every summer, and George is in fact lifetime president of the Twinning Association of the Town! Unfortunately the park on which the fair operated was sold by the local authority and so we […]
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Proud to paint Palace Monument

As most local people are aware, we have been attending Crystal Palace with our annual funfairs now since the 1940s so we have actually been involved in fairs here longer than the Crystal Palace was actually on site. As a mark of respect to the former Palace, a number of years ago we were asked […]
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Stare at the skies at Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace was 600 years old this Easter and the Palace staged a lot of historical commemorative pageants, but sadly no beheadings despite the place’s rather bloody past! However it all culminated in the most magnificent fireworks display and we thought you might love this photo taken from our fair!    
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St Johns Hospice Easter Fayre raises more than £45,000

We always take part in the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth annual fetes and festivals that raise much needed funds for this magnificent establishment. That is why we were delighted to read the press release below, celebrating their success at the recent event staged on March 21st and 22nd 2015. Thousands enjoyed fun […]
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Apple iPhone Giveaway!

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED Yes you read correctly – We are giving away a FREE Apple iPhone Every Month! It is really easy to win one as well, just do the following: SEND YOUR FAVOURITE FUNFAIR IMAGE ALONG WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS & TEL NUMBER TO: promotions@irvinleisure.com THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED The best image WINS an Apple […]
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Ecology v Economy? Not at Irvin Leisure

The great environmental campaigner Kermit the Frog once mused in song “It’s not easy being green” and how appropriate that was for him, fighting off the rather amorous advances of Miss Piggy, but for Irvin Leisure it is possible. We are often asked about progress on our ground breaking, though not literally we insist, Environmental […]
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A part of our history rediscovered.

In the 50s and 60s, the Irvin Family owned and operated a fantastic and popular Brooklands Speedway track, and below you can learn all about these rides. A similar ride to the hugely successful Dodgem, the Brooklands Speedway track (sometimes called a Rally Track) was introduced in the late 1930s – aspiring to the famous […]
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New Cars from Old!

  Irvin Leisure are thrilled to have introduced a superb new, but very old, children’s car ride the Austin Cars, and here we show some magnificent photos of this ride, sitting proudly in the winter snow, and then placed in front of the iconic Olympic Stadium in QE2 Park in Stratford.   This ride is […]
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A fascinating history of our Antique Austin Car Ride

AUSTIN J 40 It was in 1943 that Parliament passed an act that recognised that many miners were been struck down with what the miners called “The Dust” (pneumoconiosis’s). The Government decided to encourage employers to give ex-miners employment. Leonard Lord had taken this to heart and decided that those (in this case South Wales […]
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A very happy new year to all our readers!

    All of us at Irvin Leisure wish both of you, the people who read this stuff, a very happy and prosperous, and peaceful, new year for 2015. See you at our fairs! By the way, it is slightly depressing to hear that some of you who read this did not realise that this […]
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Another family photo

Another one from the family archives. Right to left as you look at this photo, taken in Poplar Road in Ashford at the family home from around 1960, are George and his brothers and sister, John, David and Lillian Irvin. The car on which they sit was George’s grandfather’s new Vauxhall Cresta, he first in […]
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A poetical tribute to our family history, circa 1950.

Henley Regatta   (Anonymous….any help to trace the author would be appreciated.) Regatta time comes once a yearThe Traylen-Irvin crowd are hereWith fair so large,, well that we know,The two combine to do the show. Trailers, lorries, diesels tooCaravans of every hueAn old red lorry with starry bonnetWith “Thrills galore” all painted on it. The Irvin […]
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Our line back to the First World War

To followers of the Irvin history, George’s cousin Henry Chipperfield recently sent us an image of his Helter Skelter at Edinburgh. We have probably had more Lighthouse Helter Skelters in our family than most others going back several generations. All this started from William Irvin who had four brothers, one went to Scotland which is […]
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Just a typical week!

We just wanted to share some images with you from the last few days here. First of all, the wonderful, annual, Fireworks Night Festival in Brent!   It was a great and enjoyable night, and congratulations to Brent for their wonderful organisation! Now, below, the superb Homeserve Family Day and some particularly exciting white knuckle […]
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Amanda from Land Rover organised a great day out for her staff!

We were thrilled to attend the opening of the new factory for Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton and delighted to receive the email below: Your staff were amazing and didn’t stop all afternoon. In particular Colin Preece (Health & Safety) was extremely pleased with the professionalism shown by everyone during the set up process, which […]
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We shall remember them!

As you will know, the First World War started 100 years ago and this is a time when we all look back and think of those brave soldiers who went to war to help create our future. Millions from many countries did not return and their sacrifice, and that of their families, is something we […]
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Charity begins at home

We are fortunate to meet during the year many of Britain’s hard working Mayors who are so important in their roles, representing their boroughs and their areas and also raising funds for vital charities. We are proud to help them by raising funds from you, our visitors, and passing them on. That is why George […]
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Superb images from our friends at VS Creative

We are fortunate to work with some superb and high quality event companies, and one such is VS Creative. They have sent us some images shot at one of their 2014 Corporate Events, and we wanted to share them with you all. (Or both, we never know who reads this stuff really!)    
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Wild times at Wilderness

Sometimes those we work with amaze us with their imaginative use of our superb range of rides and attractions, but this year the  Wilderness Festival surpassed themselves with this clever use of one of our Victorian Style Carousels for use by bands and by DJs, with the band at the front and then the ride […]
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Great times and great causes to support

All through the year we at Irvin Leisure try to support good causes, other than the great cause of giving everyone at our events a wonderful time, and last week we enjoyed a double treat. First of all, the Mayor of Hammersmith and Fulham Councillor Mercy Umeh visited our fair at Shepherds Bush on our […]
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Certainly not a Fete worse than death

During the year we love taking part in community festivals, and one such as the Abbeville Fete in south London. Here we have some fabulous images from the event that show the enjoyment felt by the children and families which is a great credit to that army of volunteers who contribute so much to ensure […]
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To see ourselves as others see us!

From time to time we have requests from photographers who want to come and film our rides for their own portfolios, and we love to help. These webpages feature some, but none better than these taken by our friend Colin Bridgewater and so he has agreed we can share them with you!   They seem […]
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East London is on the slide.

In 2012 Stratford in east London hosted some sort of sports event, and from this was created the magnificent Queen Elizabeth II Park. Opened by a couple of people on Friday 4th April (Boris Johnson and Prince Harry) this wonderful open space for local people is the first major park built in London for over […]
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Food for thought as we are mentioned in Dispatches

On Monday 7th April, the professional team from Dispatches at ITN broadcast a thought provoking programme on sugar content in “low fat” food. It was so good that your author, not a think type of a bloke, is now only chewing on lettuce leaves! However whilst the programme was superb, the creative thinking that went […]
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Thank you for saying thank you!

We really appreciate this kind message from Trinity Hospice and the photo on Twitter from when we gave them a well deserved cheque from our events on Clapham Common!
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We can’t be beaten around the Bush

It’s great to be back at Shepherds Bush after a two year break whilst this wonderful oasis in the heart of west London was renovated, and the local public flocked to our opening night. Irvin Leisure have been regular visitors to Shepherds Bush for many years now and love the work done by the London […]
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Keep in touch and win prizes.

Irvin Leisure is now thrilled to announce that our Facebook and Twitter pages are thriving these days and you can keep in touch with all our news and post your views too. (Almost poetical really that). So if you are a twit on Twitter or a face on Facebook, tweet away and win special prizes.
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Supercar Pageant Super Day Out

Last June St John’s Wood hosted a fabulous classic car pageant, entitled “Supercar” and in 2013 we were delighted to take along some of our family attractions to help the organisers raise funds for their chosen charities. Now St John’s Wood is best known for being the home of Lords Cricket Ground, centre of the […]
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Trinity Hospice Enjoys Royal Visit

One of the many worthy causes supported by Irvin Leisure each year, Trinity Hospice in Lambeth, welcomed a very special visitor in February 2014, and by a remarkable coincidence this was at the same time as we were raising funds for the Hospice at our popular annual Half Term Fair on nearby Clapham Common. Read […]
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Galloping Horses at Historic Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace is one of our favourite places to visit each year, and some of you may well know that we do not only arrive for the traditional and historic Easter Funair (dating back over 150 years now) but also for the annual Ice Skating Rink. We are thrilled to provide one of our […]
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A Very Happy New Year from all at Irvin Leisure

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our myriad of events during the year. See you in 2014 (if not Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, and if not why not? It is a great day out up to January […]
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Now these are celebrities!

We love to see famous people visiting our fairs, and in the news stories on these pages you will find photos of lots of them including models, the odd Prime Minister (sorry, we do not mean the Prime Minister is odd but we hope you understand), pop stars, X Factor contestants (as opposed to pop […]
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Cabbages for Kings….from the Daily Telegraph

Came across a fascinating article about one of our favourite venues in the Daily Telegraph recently, and featuring one of our favourite people. Written by Jean Vernon, a gardening correspondent, the report tells us about a fascinating initiative by Graham Dillamore from Hampton Court Palace who is looking to restore the Tudor Kitchen Garden back […]
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Great event at Kings Cross

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to take part in some wonderful festivals, and one such was in the concourse of the new Kings Cross Station in the very heart of London. We can only praise the imagination and courage of the team from Network Rail who put this together and thank all those technical staff […]
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Irvin Leisure on the curriculum.

  We love to hear from schools who are undertaking projects related to funfairs as they are such an important part of leisure and have been for hundreds of years. We know that a lot of young people are doing projects for GCSE as many of them email us and ask for information which we […]
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Sun and Stars are out for Barclaycard Festival in Hyde Park

  The temperature soared in Hyde Park as the Barclaycard Festival ran in flaming July in flaming Hyde Park in the heart of London, and not just because of the sunshine but because of the wonderful atmosphere. Our great friend Demond Fitzgerald took these terrific photos and we wanted to share them with you all. […]
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Good news, Goodwood, Good grief!

    Once again at the Goodwood Festival of Speed you can enjoy a ride on the special mini minis provided by Irvin Leisure on behalf of MINIs for this fantastic motor event. Rush down to Goodwood, if you can get tickets, and enjoy the entire event and do look out for us. You will […]
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No Stones unturned by Irvin Leisure

  As the Barclaycard British Summer Time opens in Hyde Park, and the British Summer weather starts to kick in, we share the park with the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lionel Ritchie and many more in the fantastic summer festival programme. But there is more in Hyde Park, as during the weekdays you can visit […]
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Why dress like this? It’s a mystery

We cannot tell you much about this photo at this time other than to hint that we were thrilled to be part of the filming of an episode of a famous Detective series to come up later this year. Lots of drama and great acting, plus the odd corpse here and there, and some of […]
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We have found an old friend.

  From time to time I wonder if anyone ever reads our website, and then we hear from people who have indeed done so and found something out that excites them! One such occasion was when we heard from Australia about Mary Ann Wright who is shown on the Irvin Family history stories on this […]
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Charity Begins in Brent

I wonder how many people reading this post (if any such people really exist) are aware of how hard their local Mayors work each year on behalf of their borough. A really tough job, and a very important one at that because whilst they may not always wield the top political power in the Council […]
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Friends from the fairground world

From time to time George Irvin has a break from bringing you great value family entertainment, and here he is with some fairground friends relaxing in a health spa (or is it a bar? Didn’t quite catch what he said) Memories of a great night out.
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Great project in Chiswick

  Whilst we were recently at our Spring Fair on Turnham Green we were struck by the beautiful new herbal garden that was next to us. We found out that this had been put in by the Friends of Turnham Green themselves and they kindly sent over this photo. They tell us they are going […]
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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Started this Spring

Now Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, we wonder where the people is! At last the sun has come out and the arctic blasts have blown away so crowds flocked to our fabulous spring fairs in Clapham Common and Crystal Palace. Well now it is time for the people of north London to have […]
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Wonderful Winter Wonderland

Just a few of the fantastic photos taken by our friend Desmond Fitzgerald, journalist with the Worlds Fair Newspaper, of our attractions in the superb Winter Wonderland event in Hyde Park where each Christmas we are proud to provide a range of traditional games and entertainment that your Edwardian forefathers could have enjoyed. With these […]
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Leicester City get their skates on.

            As the club football team climbs high and sits proudly in the play off places in the Championship, and whilst they pinch a late point at home to Barnsley, Leicester City once again staged their Winter Wonderland event for supporters and local people at the attractive Walkers Stadium, and […]
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We have had another Art Attack

Regular readers of these pages (should such a person exist) will know that we were thrilled to find on display a marvellous painting of our Helter Skelter as it stood in Hyde Park for the Royal Wedding last year. Now we have another artist who has taken time to sketch our attractions, this time in […]
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Happy Birthday from Irvin Leisure

We are often invited to provide rides for birthday parties, but not usually for birthday parties for major London Shopping Malls! That was why we were delighted to provide one of our wonderful Victorian Carousels for the first birthday party of the very new, very modern, Westfield Centre in Stratford.   How some of you […]
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We will drive you round the bend

  A lot of people have been driven around the bend by us over the years, so we are told, but now you won’t mind if we do as we have sponsored one of the key roundabouts in Brent. Not quite Buckingham Palace as a tourist attraction, nor the London Eye, but the Barham Park […]
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More Irvin Family History Information.

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 […]
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Did anyone notice it has rained lately?

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!
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Weather does not detract from wonderful Canada Day celebrations.

You may have noticed it is slightly damp at present, but nothing dampened the enthusiasm of the crowds enjoying wonderful Canada Day in the heart of London, indeed in Trafalgar Square. Here is what the organisers, Rainmaker, said about it, and can we just say they not only organise a great event but their company […]
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Goodwood, good grief

Some times we have good ideas (well, we think so) and sometimes other people have great ideas. However things work best when we and others get our heads together and come up with a cracker, and for the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year our friends from TRO worked with us to produce mini minis. […]
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Look Bunny Find

Always keen to fine new ways of entertaining and informing you all who read our website (or both of you who read our website perhaps!) we have found Look Bunny Find, a great new way of keeping up to date with all that is on and all that is fun. Look Bunny Find is the […]
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Irvin Leisure Supports Mile End Deaf Run

Amongst the other activities over the June bank holiday weekend (some party for the Queen we think, but have not heard much about that really) is the Deaf Run in Mile End Park.   Organised by Al Isharah and supported by Tower Hamlets Council, this event is well worth visiting to make a contribution and […]
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Proud to be at Pride House

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 […]
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Fighting Fit and Boxing Clever

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 […]
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Our Carousel is a great Relief

Amongst the wonderful public services organised by the BBC are two of the nation’s favourites, Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. 2012, appropriately for Olympic year in London, is Sport Relief year, and we are thrilled to have been asked to provide our wonderful Carousel to be part of this. On Sunday 25th March our […]
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Our Contribution to British Art

Strolling through the heart of London, as you do, we were surprised, and delighted, to see the above painting of George Irvin’s Traditional Helter Skelter standing in Hyde Park for the Royal Wedding last year. The painting was in pride of place in the window of Messum’s Gallery in Cork Street, London, W15. The painting […]
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Irvin Leisure, on the ropes

                   Well it has finally happened, we are on the ropes now, but not in the financial sense or as in a boxer wobbling towards defeat, but in a healthy, active and fun sort of way as we introduce yet another startling addition to our ever expanding range of […]
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Some more tales from the Irvin Family History

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 […]
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Look where we have been this weekend

  We love to share with you images taken of our operation at various events, mainly to make sure that our staff have turned up, and here we are with our dodgems in Aberdeen on Friday 9th December (despite the seasonable but unreasonable weather conditions) and with our staff in period costume at Silverstone on […]
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Important Travel Information for Winter Wonderland

  Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is now thriving and sometimes gets very busy, so we suggest that you look at alternative stations to Hyde Park Corner when you come along. For instance, Green Park Station on the Jubilee and Victoria Lines is only 10 minutes away and Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate on the […]
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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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