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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs

Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'

1st January 2020
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
*** A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ***
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 No.121 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 The Talbot Arms, Milngavie, Glasgow.
(photo - Paul Hathaway - Nov 2015)

PSOTY - 2020

16th January 2020
PSOTY -  2020
PSOTY 2020 is now open to members to submit their favourite signs.

Signs must be from pubs that are currently trading and must be clear and in good condition.

Entries can be submitted to gormi49@gmail.com and prints to Peter Gorman, 69 Gordon Close, Staines - Upon - Thames, TW18 1AP. Members can submit up to three signs, giving location and date of the photo.

This will be a shorter than normal period for submission, entries close on 30th April 2020. The Committee will then choose the 10 best signs which will be put to the final vote by members.

This year at the AGM, the 10 best signs will be on display, and those attending will be able to submit their favourite three signs on voting forms which will be provided.

Final date for submission will be 10th July 2020.

GET YOUR SIGNS IN NOW.

Pictured is the presentation made last year to General Manager of the Travellers Joy in Rayleigh, Essex.

ISS Members - Can you help us?

1st December 2019
ISS Members - Can you help us?
We need members to help out with the management of the website.

If anyone is interested in assisting the Web Master, and especially in the role of Page Manager for Lost Signs (see below), please contact the Publicity Officer / Webmaster or any other member of the Committee.

Your help would be very much appreciated if you have reasonable computer skills, and training will be given regarding our management access.

Signs of the Month

15th January 2020
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for January are a selection of Signs from 2019.
Shown is the Three Lights, Fleetwood, Lancashire.

*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!!

Windsor Walk About.

29th December 2019
Windsor Walk About.
A recent walk around Windsor, I found a number of changes to pubs and signs.

The Royal Oak is now The Royal Windsor with a lettered sign. The Three Tuns is now The Prince Harry with a lettered sign and The Copper Horse is now the Hope, again with a lettered sign.

Former Courage pub, The Criterion is now the Queen Victoria with a pictorial sign and a newish pub, The Piper has a decent pictorial sign.

The Crispen, it's sign was once submitted for PSOTY, has now closed. Greene King's The Duke of Connaught sign has changed to a Coat of Arms. This is the fourth different sign I have from this pub.

Pictured is one of my favourite Windsor signs, The Two Brewers, which was decked out nicely for Christmas, attracting a lot of passers by taking pictures.

Lost Signs

1st January 2020
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!

**AT THE MOMENT LOST SIGNS HAS STOPPED, WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO TAKE IT OVER - Could it be YOU? **
See Members' area news.

What's INN a name?

29th December 2019
What's INN a name?
The Duke of Edinburgh, Lee Green. In 1726 the title was created by George I who bestowed it on his grandson, Prince Frederick, and on his death it was passed to his son Prince George. When George became King George III in 1760 the title "merged into the Crown.

In 1866 Queen Victoria re - created the title in the "Peerage of the United Kingdom" for her second son Prince Alfred. He became the Duke of Saxe - Coburg and Gotha in 1893 and retained his British titles. His only son, Alfred committed suicide in 1899 and on the elder Alfreds death in 1900 the title became extinct.

The title was created for a third time in 1947 by George VI who bestowed it on his son - in - law, Phillip Mountbatten, when he married Princess Elizabeth, our current Queen.

The sign shows Prince Alfred.

ISS Archives

15th January 2020
ISS Archives
The ISS Archivist Derek McDonald will be pleased to receive from members any contributions to the archives.
Members requiring pictures need to quote pub, location and date, and Derek will be happy to send them to you. At the moment the PDF Down Load is not available, but any member requiring a cope please e mail the Archivist and I will send you a copy

Other News (details-Members' Area)

18th August 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

The revised Society's Constitution, having been circulated, was adopted, with minor amendments, unanimously by members at the AGM on the 22nd June. The final revised version will be circulated to the Committee and will be available from the Secretary for any members who require a copy.

Pub Sign, The Constitution, Pimlico, London. Peter Gorman March 2013.

Sign of Appreciation

1st December 2019
Sign of Appreciation
The Society is introducing its "Sign of Appreciation" award. The aim is to encourage the continuing production of pictoral Inn Signs by giving a token of recognition to anyone (Brewery / Pub Co / Artist or other person) who has contributed to this objective.

The award is an A4 certificate suitable for framing. Any ISS member may propose a recipient providing details and reasons for the nomination. These to be sent to David Cole or any other member of the Committee.

Awards of the certificate will be listed in the Journal and also on the website.

On the 29th November at the PSOTY Awards at the Travellers Joy, the first Sign of Appreciation was awarded to Greene King for their production of excellent signs on their pubs and Hungry Horse pubs. This was evident by the fact they had eight signs in this years PSOTY. Adam Crane, General Manager of the Travellers Joy, received the award on their behalf.

(Photo David Roe)

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Milk Churn (2014)
Melksham, Wilts

Vulcan Arms (2010)
Sizewell, Suffolk

Black Horse (2012)
Iver Heath, Bucks

King Billy (2015)
Sneinton, Notts

Old Hunters Tavern
(2016) Stalybridge

Crosby
Crosby, I.O.M.

Derby Tavern
Portsmouth. Hampshire

New Inn
Armley,West Yorkshire

Smithy Inn
Holme, Cumbria

Sir Isaac Newton
Cambridge

Mermaid
Morecambe,Lancs

Lion Tavern
Moorfields, Liverpool

Seven Stars
Belper, Derbys

Unicorn
Wollaston, West Mids

Saracens Head
Hereford

Live & Let Live
Bringsty Common

Old Locomotive
Canterbury

Tom Foolery
Bromley

Smoking Dog
Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Skirrid Inn
Llanvihangel, Powys

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Gunnersbury
Chiswick, London

Lass o'Richmond Hill
Richmond, Surrey (2018)

Pickerel
Stowmarket, Suffolk

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Greyfriars Bobby
Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Storytellers
Stockton, Durham

Umbrella
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Vauxhall
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Templar
Leeds, West Yorkshire

Tommy Wallocks
Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Chequers Inn
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

Old Chequers Inn
Crowle, Worcestershire

Travellers Joy
Rayleigh, Essex (2019)

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

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