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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
23rd July 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 @InnSignSoc

2016 Sign of the Year - WINNER !
23rd July 2016
2016 Sign of the Year - WINNER !
The winner of SOTY 2016 is the Old Hunters Tavern, Stalybridge, Cheshire (G.Manch)
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 now being arranged 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.

New 3D sign; Largs, Firth of Clyde
23rd July 2016
New 3D sign; Largs, Firth of Clyde
From our Scottish area rep Paul Hathaway: A brand new sign for JD Wetherspoons.
A very smart and no doubt unique 3D sign at the newly opened (June 2016) Wetherspoons in Largs on the Firth of Clyde, as homage to the old passenger paddle steamers and ferries.
Largs was their departure point from the harbourside HQ of the Caledonian Steam Packet Company (now the pub) from the 19th century well into the 1960's.
** See large photo and wall plaque on ISS Facebook & Twitter

Lost Signs - Members' Area
23rd July 2016
Lost Signs - Members' Area
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!

8 more located this week !
Also posted on ISS Facebook Lost Signs page @LostInnSigns

Signs of the Month
23rd July 2016
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for July is
'Whitbread Miniatures'
These were collections of small collectible cards issued by the Whitbread Brewery in the 1950's, each card containing the sign of one of its local pubs with a brief comment on the rear. Take a look and be transported back to your school days and the card collecting bug!

*Members* - If you have your own favourite collection of up to 20 sign photos, just use the contact email link on SOTM page to arrange for them to be displayed for all to enjoy.

Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1940-2015
23rd July 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
23rd July 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?


Poplars (2009)
Wingfield, Wilts

King Billy (2015)
Sneinton, Notts

Pig & Whistle
Swineshead, Lincs

Griffin
Witney Oxon

Green Cross Inn
Goudhurst, Kent

White Hart Inn
Edinburgh

Boat Inn
Melton Mowbray, Leics

Royal Marine
Combe Martin, Devon

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Lighter Inn
Topsham, Devon

Pear Tree Inn
Hook Norton, Oxon

Six Medals
Middlesborough

Grouse Inn
Darley Dale, Derbys

White Horse
Sweffling, Suffolk

Wheel Inn
Bowling Green, Hants

Shepherds Inn
Langwathby, Cumbria

Brewery Tap
Brentford, Middx

Barley Mow
Basford

Three Kings
Fornham All Saints, Suffolk

Scared Crow
East Malling, Kent

Plough & Harrow
Stourbridge, West Mids

Anchor (front)
Wisley, Surrey

Station Hotel 2005
Caton, Lancashire

Tithe Barn 2005
Cockermouth, Cumbria

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