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Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
11th February 2016
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
Find an introduction to our Society and Aims in the public pages, plus information on ‘Inn signs’, origins of ‘Pub’ names, and how to join us
For only £15 a year you will receive 4 quarterly 32 page full colour illustrated Journals, with articles on all types of inn and pub signs, including a look by county at "What's INN a name?"
On the website, Members can access our History and Archives, ISS Shop. Features; ‘Signs of the Month’ and annual 'Sign of the Year’ competition
Enjoy your visit, ................... and you may wish to become a member.
*Don't delay, join today!*

Facebook & Twitter links are at the top for more pub sign pics.

BBC Get Creative ISS Feature
1st January 2016
BBC Get Creative ISS Feature
"The axiom says, 'art is everywhere', and nowhere is that more true than in the humble pub sign. Since the 12th century, inns and pubs have been given names; and, to help out a mainly illiterate population, painted signs with bold images and bright colours to make them easily identifiable and welcoming."
IF you have not seen it yet, get the rest of the story in the ISS feature on BBC GET CREATIVE website .....

Sign of the Year 2016
11th February 2016
Sign of the Year 2016
** 2016 Sign of the Year award is now in session ** - Photos of signs are invited from members with closing date 30th April. Voting until the start of June and result to be announced at the AGM. See the entries so far on the SotY page in the Members' section. What gems have you to send in?!

On Tuesday 9th February The 2015 Award Presentation took place at The 'King Billy' (King William IV) pub in Sneinton, Nottingham, with framed certificates to the licensee Jon Blyth and to the artist Sarah Kirby, and ISS member Brian Curtis for the nomination of this lovely sign. Many thanks Jon for your hospitality, and to the local CAMRA members for your support.

QE II "The Longest Reign"
11th February 2016
QE II   "The Longest Reign"
In 2015 we produced a 95 page full colour A5 booklet to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch. The British Monarchy from 1066 depicted on Inn & Pub signs through the ages with each monarch accompanied by a brief history of their reign and events that changed the nation.
A cracking good read that puts the centuries into perspective.
- - - - 'A great gift idea' - - - - *** NEW STOCK IN NOW ***

MEMBERS price £7.25 inc p+p ..... *see ISS Shop* ........
NON Members may now purchase a copy for £8 plus 1.25 p+p
Order from:

Signs of the Month
9th February 2016
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for February is
part 2 of 'Royal' signs, where the name contains that word but not necessarily the monarchy.

Buy yourself a New Year present of a year's subscription to the Society and, as well as being able to access these signs, you will receive the 32 page quarterly Journals packed with inn sign articles and photos. ............

Go on, you know you are worth it !!

Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1940-2015
1st February 2016
Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1940-2015
Our Archivist Brian Curtis has completed the latest edition of Archive Disks containing over 26,000 signs available in our Archives.
Due to the large volume of the PDFs which depict these Archives he has programmed two disks; One for archives from 1940 to 1999 and the other for archives from 2000 – Present.

See inside Members' section under 'History & Archives' for ordering details.......... Don't miss out on this invaluable resource for your sign researches!

Next Meeting
Saturday 9th April (West Mids)
11am @ The Dog, Harvington
A450 near Kidderminster
Worcs DY10 4LN
Signs of the Month
February 'Royal'
Royal Exchange

Railway Inn
Sandford, Somerset

St Annes Castle (2011)
Great Leighs, Essex

Vulcan Arms (2010)
Sizewell, Suffolk

Black Horse (2012)
Iver Heath, Bucks

Blue Boar
Aldbourne, Wilts

Tuffley, Gloucs

Tally Ho!
Barkway, Herts

Travellers Rest

Mailmans Arms
archive DVD

Pig & Whistle
Swineshead, Lincs

Minting, Lincs

Douglas, I.O.Man

Halfway Inn
Corfe, Dorset

Blue Ram
Grantham 1989

Cat & Fiddle
Newquay 1960's

Pig & Truffle
Derby 1996

Six Bells
Thame 2015

Leyland Lion
Leyland, Lancs

Wisley, Surrey

Tacolneston Norfolk

Red Lion Inn
Hopwas Staffs

Old New Inn
Bourton on the Water Gloucs

Witney Oxon

Hermits Cave
Camberwell Green SE5

Brewery Tap
Brentford London

Green Cross Inn
Goudhurst, Kent

Malt Cross
Troon, Ayrshire

Auchterarder, Perthshire

Glendevon, Perthshire

White Hart Inn

Melton Mowbray, Leics

Black Smock Inn 1998
Stathe, Somerset

Thame, Oxon


Fletcher & Firkin

Pear Tree
Hook Norton, Oxon

Thirsk, N Yorks

Royal Children

Royal Marine
Combe Martin, Devon

Royal Mail
Lydd, Kent

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Jolly Higglers
Radford, Notts

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