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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
15th July 2018
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.
Click on 'Journals' page link above - Latest edition Vol.115 out now!

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 be a member; Don't delay, join today!

Sign of the Year 2018
10th July 2018
** Voting for Sign of the Year is now in session until the 31st July **

See the SOTY page in the Members' area for all entries and how members can vote.

The result is announced on the website and in the next Journal.

What's INN a name?
2nd July 2018
What's INN a name?
The William Walker, Market Street, Winchester, Hants. A very good 3-D sign. (In current Journal 115. Previous sign shown in Issue 87, 2011)
The name pays tribute to William Walker, who worked for 5 years in complete darkness in 20 feet of groundwater, repairing the sinking foundations of Winchester Cathedral.
Between 1906 and 1911, he shored up the foundations using more than 25k bags of concrete, 115k concrete blocks, and 900k bricks! He worked six hours a day in sediment suspended water impenetrable to light.
The groundwater was then pumped out and conventional bricklayers were then able to do their work and restore the damaged walls.
Local people were so impressed they raised a statuette of William Walker in Winchester Cathedral. His story was recently shown on the C5 TV series ‘Great British Cathedrals’ with Tony Robinson.
(Photo by Frank Eatwell 2016)

Signs of the Month
17th July 2018
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for July are a selection of Oak Signs. Shown is the Queens Oak, Finchampstead, Berkshire.

*Members* - Martin Norman will be very pleased to receive more of your contributions to Signs of the Month. **See Members' area news for details of free file transfer up to 2GB with 'We Transfer'**

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.
Show off the new or unusual signs you saw to the other members!!

Lost Signs
17th July 2018
Lost Signs
Let's see if we can find even more of those 'Lost Signs' this Year!
This is a feature page in the Members' Area where you 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 that need a place in the Archives!

** Non-members are now able to view a Lost Signs page to help the Society in our search. *See link on right with LS photo, click on either **

Thanks to all contributors!

Pub names - Signs Update
17th July 2018
Pub names - Signs Update
Check out the new signs on the 'Pub Names' page with the Top 20 (or so) sign pics which are updated regularly.

Non-members are also now able to view a 'Lost Signs' page to help the Society in our search for their dates and locations.

*See the link on right with the Lost Sign photo; click on either*

ISS Archives
17th July 2018
ISS Archives
The ISS Archivist Derek McDonald will be pleased to receive from members any contributions to the archives.
Please see the Members' area news where you can also download the latest Archive files, compiled from 2017, in .pdf format.
A copy of the previous Archives list is available for all to download in pdf from the Society & Contacts page.
Members requiring pictures need to quote pub, location and date, and Derek will be happy to send them to you.

If you require the 2 Archive CDs - 1936 to April 2017 - these are still available for £12 from Brian Curtis, previous Archivist. See Members' area.

Journal Binders & News
17th July 2018
We now have a fresh stock of Journal Binders @ £7-50. See ISS shop in members' area for order details.
New PDF database now on website with 19k entries

Moon and Sixpence
Hanwell. Oxfordshire

Railway Hotel
Haydon Bridge, Northhumberland

Crosby, I.O.M.

Derby Tavern
Portsmouth. Hampshire

New Inn
Armley,West Yorkshire

Smithy Inn
Holme, Cumbria

Sir Isaac Newton


Lion Tavern
Moorfields, Liverpool

Seven Stars
Belper, Derbys

Wollaston, West Mids

Horseshoe Inn

Saracens Head

Live & Let Live
Bringsty Common

Pilot Cutter
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear


Old Locomotive

Tom Foolery

Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Toll House
Bridport, Dorset

Oak & Ivy
Hawkhurst, Kent

Oak & Saw
Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Oak Tree
Newton Le Willows, Merseyside

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