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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
15th April 2019
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.118 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! SEE BELOW and click on 'Join Us'!!

The sign shown is Turners, Mansfield, Notts (Oct 2018); an entry for Sign of the Year

Membership Drive launch
2nd April 2019
Membership Drive launch
### We need new members for the Inn Sign Society ###

If you are not already a member, click on the 'Pub Names' page.


As part of the drive we have produced a flyer to distribute in pubs etc.
See the Members' area news for more details and how to get your copies to assist with this effort, or contact the Publicity Officer by email.

Sign of the Year 2019
15th April 2019
Sign of the Year 2019
Latest entry for Pub Sign of the Year 2019
The Trent Lock, Long Eaton, Notts.
Also in the Members' area - the Beer Engine, Newton St. Cyres, Devon
and the Waterloo, Blyth, Northumberland.

Members are reminded that entries must be dated and that the inn or pub must be an operating establishment and one of good standard.

Entries can be of digital by e mail or prints by post to the Publicity Officer, Peter Gorman (details P2 of your Journal)

See SOTY and News pages in the Members' area for further entry details and entry photos.

ONLY 8 ENTRIES so far! so, get snapping now!!

Signs of the Month
15th April 2019
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for April are a selection of Joseph Holt Brewery Signs from the Archives.
Shown is the Navigation Inn, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

*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!!

What's INN a name? (1)
2nd April 2019
What's INN a name? (1)
Pump House, Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands
See 'What's Inn a Name' page in current Journal 118.

This is a Wetherspoons pub in a modern building on the site of what was originally a petrol station with hand operated pumps. Hence the sign.

(Photo by David Cole 2014)

Lost Signs
14th April 2019
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
1st February 2019
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*

What's INN a name? (2)
2nd April 2019
What's INN a name? (2)
Halfway Inn, Halfway, Chester Rd, Berkshire.
A fine hand painted sign by Rob Rowland in 2006.
See 'What's Inn a Name' page in current Journal 118.

The Inn takes its name from the so-called hamlet which is halfway between Newbury and Hungerford on the A4. It is also halfway between London and Bristol, as shown on the milestone.

(Photo by Peter Crosby 2008)

ISS Archives
14th April 2019
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.

Pub Sign of the Year
21st April 2019
Low Lights Tavern, North Shields, Tyne & Wear.

Other News (details-Members' Area)
14th April 2019
Other News (details-Members' Area)
We now have a fresh stock of Journal Binders @ £7-50. See ISS shop for order details.

New PDF database now on website with 25,000 entries

ISS Archive DVDs - 1936-2017
23rd March 2019
ISS Archive DVDs - 1936-2017
Archive DVDs containing over 35,000 signs available in our Archives are still available;
One contains archive material from 1936 to 1999, and the other from 2000 to the present.
See inside our Members' section 'History & Archives' and ISS Shop for ordering details. The pair of DVDs for £12-00 including p&p to UK members and £15-00 including p&p to overseas members.
**PLEASE CONTACT Brian Curtis first via his email to arrange your purchase.**
Don't miss out on this invaluable resource for your sign researches!

Next Meeting
11th July 2019 (West Mids)
The Mare & Colt, Summerfield, A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs DY11 7RF
12 noon - with slide presentation
Signs of the Month
New Market
Pendlebury, Greater Manchester

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

Fox & Hounds
Ardley, Oxfordshire

Smoking Dog
Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Skirrid Inn
Llanvihangel, Powys

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Toll House
Bridport, Dorset

Chiswick, London

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Whitby, E Yorks

Green Mantle
Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Greyfriars Bobby
Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Stockton, Durham

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Ripon, North Yorkshire

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Tommy Wallocks
Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Chequers Inn
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

Chequers Inn
Witney, Oxfordshire

Old Chequers Inn
Crowle, Worcestershire

Old Bell
Wooburn Green, Bucks

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