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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
5th May 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. Feature pages; ‘Signs of the Month’ plus a 'Sign of the Year’ competition
Enjoy your visit, ................... and you may wish to become a member.
*Don't delay, join today!*
Facebook & Twitter links at top for more pub sign pics.

BBC iWonder British Pubs Feature
18th April 2016
BBC iWonder British Pubs Feature
The 'Hairy Bikers' Si & Dave are back tonight on BBC2 at 6.30pm with a new series on 'British Pubs'. 15 nightly episodes !! Get the story in the ISS feature on BBC iWonder website ..... 'Where did my local pub get its name from?'

Many Thanks to our 'consultant' for assisting the BBC with this; longstanding Society member David Cole.

Sign of the Year 2016
1st May 2016
Sign of the Year 2016
** 2016 Sign of the Year award **
VOTING HAS STARTED - Go to the Members' area to see all the entries.

Members may vote for their 3 favourites from now until the start of June; the result to be announced at the AGM on 18th June.
See the 45 entries on the SotY page in the Members' section.

"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."

QE II "The Longest Reign"
1st April 2016
QE II   "The Longest Reign"
"A Unique Celebration of an Exceptional Event"
In 2015 we produced a superb 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
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Signs of the Month
1st May 2016
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for May is
'Britain's Canals'
A selection of 21 signs featuring canal boats, buildings and scenes from around our inland waterways.

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 April 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 (Feb 2016) ISS Archive PDF from the contacts page*

Next Meeting
Saturday 21st May 2016 (West Mids)
11am @ the Mare & Colt, Summerfield
A449 near Kidderminster
Worcs DY11 7RF
Signs of the Month
Anchor (rev)
Wisley, Surrey

Blue Boar
Aldbourne, Wilts

Tally Ho!
Barkway, Herts

Pig & Whistle
Swineshead, Lincs

Minting, Lincs

Tacolneston Norfolk

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 - 5.
Aldridge, West Midlands

Commercial Hotel - 9.
Barnard Castle, Durham

Freemasons Arms - 16.
Snodland, Kent

Boot 1974
Histon, Cambs

Old Hunters Tavern -19
Stalybridge, Lancs

Barley Mow



Old Greyhound

Turks Head

Fox & Lion - 33.
Leyland, Lancs

Canal Tavern
Bradford on Avon, Wilts

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