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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs

Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'.

1st December 2023
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.137 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!!

Shown - Aqueduct Inn, Froncysyllte, Denbighs (B.C.)

Pub Signs of The Month - December

1st December 2023
Pub Signs of The Month - December
This month is a selection of superb signs from Shepherd Neame sent in by Roger Pester

Shown is The Four Fathoms, Herne Bay in Kent.


4th December 2023
In the Members' Area there are 'Lost Signs' to identify from scanned donated 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!
** 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** .........
where you can see all signs, updates and comments.

** NEW 'Lost Signs' available ** ALSO NEW ISS Archive pdf download!**
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.
**Click on LS photo link on right** to view the full page.


4th December 2023

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 - Royal Children, Castle Gate, Nottingham (Pre-1996)

Society Journal Binders - SALE

1st December 2023
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.

Pub Sign of the Year - Winner

1st December 2023
Pub Sign of the Year - Winner
Here are the results in full;

Winner - Heron on the Lake, Fleet, Hampshire submitted by Peter Gorman

2nd The Astronomer, Great Notley, Essex submitted by Terry Bull

3rd Packhorse & Talbot, Chiswick, submitted by Peter Gorman

Many thanks to those who submitted signs and for those who took the time to vote.

Pictured is The Heron on the Lake, Fleet, Hants.

Society A.G.M. 2024 - Surrey

1st December 2023
Society A.G.M. 2024 - Surrey
The venue for the 2024 AGM of the Inn Sign Society has been chosen and it will be held at 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.

Members, please put this in your diary.

## We Need New Members ##

1st December 2023
## We Need New Members ##
We need new members for the Inn Sign Society.
If you are not already a member, please click on
'Members and Join Us' above.

Many thanks to all those members who assisted with distributing the Membership Flier (as shown), which are available from the Publicity Officer.

Next Meeting
Thursday 7th December 2023
Mare & Colt, Summerfield, (A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7RF
See Members' Area news for details
Signs of the Month
Five Bells
Sevenoaks, Kent

Sir Isaac Newton


Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Chiswick, London

Lass o'Richmond Hill
Richmond, Surrey (2018)

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Travellers Joy (2019)
Rayleigh, Essex

Cherry Tree
Newcastle - under - Lyme

Dog & Gun
Apperley Bridge, WYorks

Halfway Inn
Aylesbeare, Devon

New Bowling Green
Warwick, Warwickshire

Cricketers Arms Selby
North Yorkshire

Picketty Witch
Yeovil, Somerset

Smugglers Tavern
Fitzrovia, London

Coach & Horses,
Whitstable, Kent.


Jolly Postie(2020-21)
Royston, Herts

Barley Mow
Epsom, Surrey

Jenny Wren
Calne, Wiltshire

Sherwood, Nottingham

Blue Anchor
Chancery Lane, London

The Boot (2022)
Histon, Cambridge

Ship Inn
March, Cambs

First in Last Out
Old Town, Hastings

Westminster, SW1

Heron on the Lake
Fleet, Hampshire. (2023)

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