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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs

Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'.

17th July 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!!
Shown- Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Knightrider St, Maidstone, Kent (2002 D.Roe)

Society A.G.M. 2024

1st July 2024
Society A.G.M. 2024
The 32nd AGM of the Inn Sign Society was held on 22nd June at The Bells Pub, Staines Village, Surrey. The venue did a "Sumptuous Buffet" lunch which went down well with the members attending.

The Committee was returned for a further year as there were no volunteers for the posts. Minutes of the AGM will be included in Issue 140 of The Journal.

Thanks to those who made it to the AGM.


1st July 2024
PSOTY - 2024  - CLOSED
PSOTY 2023/24 is now closed. The Committee will choose the final 10 signs and the Closing date for this is 9th July. Thereafter the members will be able to chose the winning sign.

Unfortunately we are unable to put the final 10 signs in the next Journal, however they will be on the Website once the Committee has voted. Therefore the closing date for votes will be extended to a date to be announced in due course.

Pictured is The Jolly Coopers in Hampton, London.

Pub Signs of The Month - July

1st July 2024
Pub Signs of The Month - July
A further selection of signs from Jackie Wylde.

There must be members out there who would like to see their signs on the web. If you wish to join in, send at least 24 signs to

Pictured is The Hogarths in Preston.

LOST Pub Signs

1st July 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!

** 'Modern Personalities' ** for July.
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.


1st July 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 - Badger & Honeyjar, Petworth, Sussex (Artist - P.J.Oldreive)

Society Journal Binders - SALE

1st July 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, which will be discounted for bulk order). (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 5th September 2024
Mare & Colt, Summerfield, (A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7RF
See Members' Area news for details
Signs of the Month
Basset Hound
Lost Signs
Zack Willsher Tavern
Benfleet, Essex (Roger P)

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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