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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
21st May 2017
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, plus a look by county at "What's INN a name?" Click on 'Journals' page above.
Latest Spring edition Vol.110 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 become a member.
Don't delay, join today! More photos on Facebook page @InnSignSoc

Notice of AGM 2017
21st May 2017
Notice of AGM 2017
The Society AGM this year will be held on June 17th at the Feathers Hotel, High St, Ledbury, Herefordshire

Full details, menu and timings will be posted in the Members' area in due course - Please see the notification in the Spring Journal 110 page 3. Any nominations for Committee positions should be forwarded to the Secretary, Tom King, by the end of May.

Signs of the Month
21st May 2017
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for May is a selection of Ploughs from our Chairman, Keith.

*Members* - Martin Norman will be very pleased to receive more of your contributions to Signs of the Month.

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.

Lost Signs
21st May 2017
Lost Signs
Let's see if we can find even more of those 'Lost Signs' this Year!
On this 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 that need a place in the Archives!

More located this week, thanks to all contributors!
Also posted on ISS Facebook Lost Signs page @LostInnSigns

2017 Sign of the Year Entries
21st May 2017
2017 Sign of the Year Entries
Calling all Members! More good quality photo entries for the 2017 Sign of the Year Award are now needed. Dust off that camera now and take it with you on your travels.

Shown here: The Scruffy Dog, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.
See members' SOTY page for the entries and more details!

All members can participate. Have you already snapped next year's winner? We would like to see it.

Entries for SOTY can be submitted up to the end of May, with the result announced at the 2017 AGM in June.

Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1936-2017
1st May 2017
Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1936-2017
Our Archivist Brian Curtis has announced his retirement from this very important role after many years. See Members' news page and the latest Journal 110.
Brian recently completed the latest edition of Archive DVDs containing over 35,000 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 1936 to 1999, and the other for archives from 2000 to the present.

See inside Members' section 'History & Archives' 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.
Don't miss out on this invaluable resource for your sign researches!

*Download the latest ISS Archive TEXT ONLY PDF from the contacts page*

Next Meeting
*AGM* Saturday 17th June 2017
Feathers Hotel, High St,
Ledbury, Herefordshire
Signs of the Month
Seven Stars
Lost Signs
Spade & Shovel

Witney Oxon

Boat Inn
Melton Mowbray, Leics

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Lighter Inn
Topsham, Devon

Pear Tree Inn
Hook Norton, Oxon

Brewery Tap
Brentford, Middx

Barley Mow
Basford, Notts

Plough & Harrow
Stourbridge, West Mids

Station Hotel 2005
Caton, Lancashire

Tithe Barn 2005
Cockermouth, Cumbria

Robin Hood
Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

Green Dragon
Walsall, W.Mids 1981

Nine Locks & Ch/Maker
Quarry Bank, WMids

Two Boats
Long Itchington

Bath, Somerset

Dog & Doublet

Jamaica Inn
Bolventor, Cornwall

Moon and Sixpence
Hanwell. Oxfordshire

Bridlington, E.Yorks

Rowlands Castle, Hants

Peat Spade
Longstock, Hants P Leary

Justin Lees Inn
Dalkeith, Midlothian

Railway Hotel
Haydon Bridge, Northhumberland

Crosby, I.O.M.

Onchan, I.O.M.

Station Master
Warmley, Gloucs

Druids Arms
Portsmouth, Hants

Caveman Tavern
Cheddar, Somerset

Morris Dancer
Kelsall, Cheshire

Derby Tavern
Portsmouth. Hampshire

Noahs Ark

Saracens Head
Bath, Somerset

New Inn
Armley,West Yorkshire

Romping Cat

Knockerdown, Derbys

Spotborough, Yorks

Cross & Bowling Green
Gorcott Hill, Worcs

Smithy Inn
Holme, Cumbria


Southsea, Hants

Sir Isaac Newton


Hand in Hand

Barge Inn

Jolly Abbot
Newton Abbot, Devon

Merry Widows
Derby, Derbyshire

Greenwich, London

Seven Stars

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