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Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'.

11th June 2024
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.
**Latest edition No.139 out now!** >> Click on 'Journals' page link above.

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!
Click on 'Members & Join Us' link above!!

Society A.G.M. 2024 - Surrey

12th June 2024
Society A.G.M. 2024 - Surrey
The venue for the 2024 AGM of the Inn Sign Society will be The Bells Pub, Staines Village, Surrey TW18 4ZB at 12 noon, Saturday, 22nd June 2024.

Full details for the AGM were published in the Winter 2023 Journal and are briefly summed up here. Staines is accessible by rail from London Waterloo and Reading, Berkshire. The station is a short distance from the Town Centre. There is a Travel Lodge and Premier Inn and for those driving up for the day, parking is available 5 minutes away from the venue at Lamas Park.

Registration for the AGM has now closed. This does not mean you can not attend, just that we have had to let the venue know numbers in advance to provide the lunch.

Response by members attending the AGM has been VERY POOR. Please support the AGM.

Pub Sign of the Year - 2024

9th June 2024
Pub Sign of the Year - 2024
As per Journal 138, PSOTY is now in full swing. Members can submit up to three signs. They must be from (a) An operating pub. (b) In good condition (c) Free from foliage, lights etc. The entries can be submitted on line to Peter Gorman, contact details in the Members' area or Page 2 of your Journal

Good news, have received eight new entries in the last few days bringing us to sixteen signs submitted to date. These will appear on the Website in the next few days.

There are less than 2 weeks before the end of the competition (closing 22nd June)and we have had a very poor response from members. As mentioned in the last Journal, I will no longer run this if entries and voting are poor.

Pictured is one of the latest entries, The Hairy Dog, Minehead in Somerset. There are two signs, this one is the main one for the pub.

Pub Signs of The Month - June

1st June 2024
Pub Signs of The Month - June
This month sees another selection of signs from Jackie Wylde.

Shown The Volunteer Canteen in Liverpool

LOST Pub Signs

11th June 2024
LOST Pub Signs
In the Members' Area there are 'Lost Signs' from old scanned collections.
If any of you 'sign detectives' know the proper name, location and perhaps date of any sign, just email the page manager. There are some very good ones that need a place in the Archives!

*** 'Odd Inns & Taverns' signs for June 2024 ***
These are from scanned prints of photos taken in the 1970-1990's.
A journey back in time to see some really elaborate signs that are sadly missing from the pub scene today.

** Non-member public visitors are now able to view a Lost Signs page to help the Society in our search.
**Click on LS photo link on right** to see all signs, updates and comments.

** 'Outdoor Places' ** 2nd set for June coming next week


1st June 2024
Use the 'Smash' file transfer app (See Members' area for details) or email Martin Norman with your contributions to the Archives and these will be forwarded to Brian Curtis.

**NEW ISS Archive pdf download!**
Latest New Archive PDF download (November 2023) with over 57,000 entries now available to members in the Members' Area "History & Archives" page.

Shown - the Cat and Lantern, East Barnet Rd, Barnet, Herts (1980s)

Society Journal Binders - SALE

1st June 2024
Society Journal Binders - SALE

For a limited period, the Inn Sign Society Binders, titled "At The Sign Of", will be available to all members for a SALE price of £5.00 each (including postage). (Normal price £7.50)

Keep your Journals in pristine condition to enjoy and research anytime from your bookshelf. Each binder has a 14 journal maximum capacity, so if your journals are just lying in a box, give them pride of place!

To order please see Members'area news for further info, and how to pay for your binders.
*** ONLY 10 LEFT!! ***

If you would like previous journal issues to add to your collection, please contact the Journal Editor, David Roe.

Next Meeting
Thursday 13th June 2024
Mare & Colt, Summerfield, (A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7RF
See Members' Area news for details
Signs of the Month
Lost Signs
Who'd a Thought It 1
London SE18 (Phil Leary)

Milk Churn (2014)
Melksham, Wilts

Vulcan Arms (2010)
Sizewell, Suffolk

Black Horse (2012)
Iver Heath, Bucks

King Billy (2015)
Sneinton, Notts

Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Chiswick, London

Lass o'Richmond Hill
Richmond, Surrey (2018)

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Travellers Joy (2019)
Rayleigh, Essex

Cherry Tree
Newcastle - under - Lyme

New Bowling Green
Warwick, Warwickshire

Coach & Horses,
Whitstable, Kent.

Jolly Postie(2020-21)
Royston, Herts

Barley Mow
Epsom, Surrey

Jenny Wren
Calne, Wiltshire

Blue Anchor
Chancery Lane, London

The Boot (2022)
Histon, Cambridge

First in Last Out
Old Town, Hastings

Westminster, SW1

Heron on the Lake
Fleet, Hampshire. (2023)

Gt. Notley, Essex

Cask & Glass
London SW1

Drinker Moth
Harlow, Essex

Tiger Moth
Rochester, Kent

Haywards Heath, W. Sussex

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