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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
26th October 2016
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
Welcome to the Inn Sign Society website. Find information on what the Society does, Inn signs, origins of Pub names, and how to join us.
For ONLY £15 a year, you receive 4 quarterly 32 page full colour illustrated Journals packed with articles on all types of inn and pub signs, plus a look by county at "What's INN a name?"
Members can access our Archives, plus feature pages; ‘Signs of the Month’,'Sign of the Year’ award, & 'Lost Signs'.

Enjoy your visit & you may wish to become a member.
Don't delay, join today! More photos on Facebook page @InnSignSoc

New Signs in the Black Country
12th October 2016
New Signs in the Black Country
Desi Pubs in the Black Country have been decorated with Punjabi-inspired pub signs for the first time ever. Artists and painters have teamed together with local Asian landlords to design bespoke Punjabi signs.
The specially created designs form part of the initiative by Creative Black Country as part of the national Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places program.

See the story and more signs here.

New OS Pub guide book
25th October 2016
From the Ordnance Survey web page - #GetOutside (link below)
"Ever wondered what is in a pub name? Most of us love to look for the little blue tankard on the map – and if you can find a walking route around it, then even better! While it may be a great spot to refuel, a British pub can also have lots of hidden history held within its walls."
Read the full blog at:

Signs of the Month
22nd October 2016
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for October is provided by member Jacki Wylde.
Thanks to her for this varied selection featuring signs from John Smith's brewery.

*Members* - Martin Norman will be very pleased to receive more of your contributions to Signs of the Month.
If you have your own favourite collection of up to 24 sign photos, just use the contact email link on SOTM page to arrange for them to be displayed for all to enjoy.

Lost Signs
12th October 2016
Lost Signs
On this new feature page in the Members' Area ISS members will be able once again to help identify 'Lost Signs' i.e. those un-named slides from scanned collections.

If any of you 'sign detectives' know the proper name, location and/or date of any sign, just email the page manager. There are some very good ones there that need a place in the Archives!

More located this week, thanks to all contributors!
Also posted on ISS Facebook Lost Signs page @LostInnSigns

2017 Sign of the Year Entries
12th October 2016
2017 Sign of the Year Entries
First entries arriving for the 2017 Sign of the Year Award
Shown here: The 'Linford' in Leicestershire.
See members' SOTY page for the entries and more details!

All members can participate. Start finding and snapping next year's winner now! See the entries in the member's area.

The submission of entries for SOTY can be submitted up to next May, with the result announced at the 2017 AGM.

ISS Area Representatives
23rd October 2016
ISS Area Representatives
Only ONE Area Representative is missing!- for 'Home Counties' - combining Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.
If you live in one of those counties, could you be the Area Rep?

Next Meeting
Saturday 10th December
11am @ The Mare & Colt
Worcester Road, Summerfield,
Worcs DY11 7RF
Signs of the Month
Wallasey, Merseyside
Lost Signs

Witney Oxon

Boat Inn
Melton Mowbray, Leics

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Lighter Inn
Topsham, Devon

Pear Tree Inn
Hook Norton, Oxon

Brewery Tap
Brentford, Middx

Barley Mow
Basford, Notts

Plough & Harrow
Stourbridge, West Mids

Station Hotel 2005
Caton, Lancashire

Tithe Barn 2005
Cockermouth, Cumbria

Coach & Horses
Bishops Stortford, Herts

Robin Hood
Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

Green Dragon
Walsall, W.Mids 1981

Nine Locks & Ch/Maker
Quarry Bank, WMids

Two Boats
Long Itchington

Bath, Somerset

Dog & Doublet

Jamaica Inn
Bolventor, Cornwall

Moon and Sixpence
Hanwell. Oxfordshire

Chequers, West Sussex

Shaw, Gtr Manchester

Bidston, Merseyside

Rowlands Castle, Hants P Leary

Railway Hotel
Haydon Bridge, Northhumberland

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