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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
14th July 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.119 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 new sign for The Honeycombe in Hounslow, recently refurbished and now Greene King with a Hungry Horse menue. Pub was originally the George IV where in 1846 and inquest was held into the death by flogging of a Cavalryman, Pvt F. White. This led to the restriction and subsequent abolition of flogging.

ISS Members - Can you help us?
1st July 2019
ISS Members - Can you help us?
The Publicity Officer is now Web Master following the AGM as there were no other nominations.

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

2019 A.G.M.
23rd June 2019
2019 A.G.M.
A good turn out at the AGM, Burton - on - Trent. A total of 38 people attended the AGM.

There were no nominations for the Committee, so all those currently serving were re - elected. Only the VP post remained vacant.

We need to start looking for a venue for the 2020 venue with a view to attracting as many members as possible.

Photo shows a section of the members present.

Pub Sign of the Year
14th July 2019
Pub Sign of the Year
The Committee has selected the final 10 signs for members to vote on. These will be published in the Journal and on the web at the end of August with instructions on voting procedure. Meanwhile, all entries will remain on the website.

30 entries in total. A good selection with dominance from Greene King / Hungry Horse. See Members' area SOTY page for signs and details how to vote in due course.
Remember to click on to the sign on the SOTY page for a larger picture to peruse. (*Use the back button / arrow to return to SOTY page)

Sign shown is the Tennis Court, Perry Barr, Birmingham.

## We Need New Members ##
1st July 2019
## We Need New Members ##
We need new members for the Inn Sign Society.

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

Many thanks to all those members who assisted with distributing the Membership Flier (as shown). The initial run off 500 have all been sent out and a total of 3 new members have joined as a result.
More fliers will be printed only if there is a demand.

Signs of the Month
16th July 2019
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for July are a selection of Road Transport Signs.
Shown is the Montague, Worthing, Sussex.

*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)
14th July 2019
What's INN a name? (1)
The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham.

In 1907 Billy Williams spent £5500 of the fledgling Rugby Football Union's cash to buy a ten and quarter acre market garden in Twickenham that was used to grow cabbages. The first stands of the stadium were built a year later.

In 1910 the first England v Wales International was played there.

Along came the Great War during which time the place was used to graze sheep, horses and cattle. Two years after the War, rugby was back on the agenda for players and fans and the stadium now hosts rugby and various events.

Lost Signs
1st July 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!

See Members' area news.

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)
14th July 2019
What's INN a name? (2)
The William Webb Ellis, Twickenham.

Keeping in Twickenham, this Wetherspoon pub is named after the alleged inventor of Rugby Football whilst a pupil at Rugby School. Legend has it that he picked up the ball and ran during a a school football match in 1823.

The story has become entrenched in sport's folklore, but is not supported by substantive evidence and most rugby historians discount it as an origin myth.

ISS Archives
8th July 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.

Other News (details-Members' Area)
24th June 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.

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
Thursday 11th July 2019 * 12noon *
The Mare & Colt, Summerfield, A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs.DY11 7RF
with Inn Sign Slide Presentation
Signs of the Month
Model T
Darlington, Durham
Lost Signs
Lost Signs Page Manager
....................... Volunteer Req'd

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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