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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
25th June 2016
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
Welcome to the Inn Sign Society website where you will find information on what the Society does, Inn signs, origins of Pub names, and how to join us.
When you do, and for ONLY £15 a year, you will 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 History and Archives, plus the feature pages; ‘Signs of the Month’ and the 'Sign of the Year’ award.

Have a good look around, enjoy your visit and you may wish to become a member. *Don't delay, join today!*
More pub sign pics are on our Facebook page.

A fine day at the AGM last Saturday
20th June 2016
A fine day at the AGM last Saturday
A good turnout by members at the Belvoir Brewery near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire for our AGM, where we were well looked after and well fed by Diane and her staff at the Belvoir Alehouse.
Thanks go to Diane also for providing an interesting brewery tour for us.

The very good news is that we now have an Hon. Secretary, plus one other member who were elected to the Exec Committee. See the Members' area for the details.

2016 Sign of the Year - WINNER !
20th June 2016
2016 Sign of the Year - WINNER !
The winner of SOTY 2016 is the Old Hunters Tavern, Stalybridge, Lancs.
An excellent sign and worthy winner. Well done to Martin Norman who photographed it in Feb 2016 and submitted it.

Details of the presentation to the pub will be posted here and on our Facebook page in due course.

Members! Start finding and snapping next year's winner now; the SOTY competition will run to next May and the result at the 2017 AGM.

Lost Signs - New page Members' Area
26th June 2016
Lost Signs - New page Members' Area
From 1st July Members will be able to help identify 'Lost Signs' i.e. those un-named slides from scanned collections. If YOU know the proper name, location and/or date of any sign, just email the page manager.

In the meantime, have a look on the Lost Signs page at the story of a very unusual double signage! Thanks to David Cole as a result of his walkabout after the AGM, here are the 2 signs of the Geese & Fountain, Croxton Kerrial, Leics - one 'swinger' and one '3D'
Also posted on ISS Facebook

Signs of the Month
20th June 2016
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for June is
'Sign Changes'
A selection of 10 signs featuring a changes from 20th to 21st century versions of these particular pub signs.

Buy yourself a present of a 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 June 2016
Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1940-2015
Our Archivist Brian Curtis has completed the latest edition of Archive DVDs 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

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

*Download the latest (May 2016) ISS Archive TEXT ONLY PDF
from the contacts page*

ISS Area Representatives
20th June 2016
ISS Area Representatives
We have nearly a full complement of members who are Area Representatives from all over the UK supporting the work of the Society and the Committee.

Only ONE is missing! Can we find them for:
'Home Counties' - combining Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.

If you live in one of those counties and would like to be the Area Rep, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Next Meeting
Saturday 9th July 2016 West Mids
11am @ The Mare & Colt
Worcester Road, Summerfield,
Kidderminster DY11 7RF
Signs of the Month
Gynn 2008
Blackpool, Lancashire
Lost Signs
Geese & Fountain
Croxton Kerrial, Leics

Blue Boar
Aldbourne, Wilts

King Billy (2015)
Sneinton, Notts

Tally Ho!
Barkway, Herts

Pig & Whistle
Swineshead, Lincs

Minting, Lincs

Old New Inn
Bourton on the Water Gloucs

Witney Oxon

Green Cross Inn
Goudhurst, Kent

White Hart Inn

Boat Inn
Melton Mowbray, Leics

Royal Marine
Combe Martin, Devon

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Old Irish Harp
Aldridge, West Midlands

Lighter Inn - 3rd
Topsham, Devon

Pear Tree Inn
Hook Norton, Oxon

Duchess - 4th
Battersea, London

Six Medals

Grouse Inn
Darley Dale, Derbys

White Horse
Sweffling, Suffolk

Wheel Inn
Bowling Green, Hants

Brewery Tap
Brentford, Middx

Barley Mow


Old Greyhound

Three Kings
Fornham All Saints, Suffolk

Scared Crow
East Malling, Kent

Plough & Harrow
Stourbridge, West Mids

Anchor (front)
Wisley, Surrey

Station Hotel 1992
Caton, Lancashire

Tithe Barn 2005
Cockermouth, Cumbria

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