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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
'A free public art exhibition'
23rd November 2015
'A free public art exhibition'
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 of the Inn Sign Society. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - *Don't delay, join today!*

Facebook & Twitter links for more pub sign pics - - - - - See ISS Facebook for an old legend behind the Crumplehorn Inn Signs in Polperro.

BBC Get Creative ISS Feature
10th November 2015
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.

See the rest of the story in the ISS feature on BBC GET CREATIVE website.....

Also on Facebook and Twitter. Use Links top right.

Sign of the Year - 2015 Winner is
18th November 2015
Sign of the Year - 2015 Winner is
The 'King Billy' in Sneinton, Nottingham !!!
Thanks to Brian Curtis for nominating this fine new sign with its depictions of local community and heritage.
**PRESENTATION UPDATE: The presentation of the ISS 'Sign of the Year' certificates to the pub and to the artist will be on Tuesday 9th February 2016.

Thanks to those members who submitted entries, there was a great variety with some excellent signs. Also thanks to all members who voted; it was a clear decision! ------------ See Facebook & Twitter links.

QE II "The Longest Reign"
10th November 2015
QE II   "The Longest Reign"
We have 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 is depicted on Inn & Pub signs through the ages, where each monarch is accompanied by a brief history of their reign, their families and events that changed the nation.

A cracking good read that puts the centuries into perspective. - - - - - - - - - - - 'A great gift idea'

MEMBERS price is £7.25 inc p+p from the ISS Shop inside and NON Members may now purchase a copy for £8 plus 1.25 p+p. .............. Enquiries to: ***A FEW ONLY LEFT***

Next Meeting
Saturday 5th December (West Mids)
11am @ The Dog, Harvington
A450 near Kidderminster
Worcs DY10 4LN
Signs of the Month
November - Signs in Scotland
Goblin Ha', Gifford, East Lothian

Railway Inn
Sandford, Somerset

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


Central Bar (side)
St Andrews

Auchterarder, Perthshire

Glendevon, Perthshire


White Hart Inn

Melton Mowbray, Leics

Black Smock Inn 1998
Stathe, Somerset

The Falcon
Thame, Oxon

The Mischief

Fletcher & Firkin

Pear Tree
Hook Norton, Oxon

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