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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
15th July 2017
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, plus a look by county at "What's INN a name?" Click on 'Journals' page above.
Latest edition Vol.111 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 become a member.
Don't delay, join today! More photos on Facebook page @InnSignSoc

What's INN a name? from ISS Journal
15th July 2017
What's INN a name? from ISS Journal
The latest Society Journal Vol.111 contains a number of articles on subjects such as 'Sign up to Music', 'Sheffield Pub Signs', 'London Pub changes', Dartmoor Inns', and 'Creating Bespoke Signs for Breweries'.

The regular feature in each Journal (Editor David Roe) is 'What's INN a name?'; the story of pub signs to be found in each county.
Here is the story of one; the Tickell Arms, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire.
This pub was notorious for its eccentric landlord, who died in 1990;
Squire Joseph Hollick De La Taste Tickell. He had a notice on the door:
"No long-haired lefties, no tee shirts, no trainers, etc".
He wore 18th century clothes with an eye glass, and was incredibly rude to customers. He kept large scissors to snip off any neck ties they wore that offended him, and the pub walls carried large weapons he used to chase them away! Photo of the sign shown was taken by David Roe in 2009

2017 Sign of the Year -RESULT
1st July 2017
2017 Sign of the Year -RESULT

Shown here is the 2017 Winner:
the House Martin, Barton-on-sea, Hampshire;
a great double sider from brewer Hall & Woodhouse, painted by artist member Rob Rowland, and submitted for entry by member, Gareth Morgan Signs.

***See members' SOTY page for the winner and 2nd and 3rd placed signs, Merry Widows & the Lion Tavern.
Details of the presentation of the award will be posted later this month.

Signs of the Month
21st July 2017
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for July is Part 1 of Signs from Thwaite's Brewery in 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.

Lost Signs
14th July 2017
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!
**COMING SOON** - Non-members will be able to view a Lost Signs page to help the Society in our search.

Thanks to all contributors! Also posted: @LostInnSigns

ISS Archives - Our new Archivist
1st July 2017
ISS Archives - Our new Archivist
Derek McDonald, our vice-Chairman has taken over from Brian Curtis as ISS Archivist.

Derek will be pleased to receive from members any contrubutions to the archives. Please see the Members' area news.

A copy of the Archives list is available for download in pdf from the Society & Contacts page.

Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1936-2017
14th July 2017
Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1936-2017
Our former Archivist Brian Curtis recently completed the latest edition of Archive DVDs containing over 35,000 signs available in our Archives.
Due to the large volume of the PDFs which depict these Archives he has programmed two disks;
One for archives from 1936 to 1999, and the other for archives from 2000 to the present.

See inside Members' section 'History & Archives' 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.
Don't miss out on this invaluable resource for your sign researches!

*Download the latest ISS Archive TEXT ONLY PDF from the contacts page*

Next Meeting
Saturday TBA 2017 - West Mids
The Mare & Colt, Summerfield
A449 near Kidderminster
Worcs DY11 7RF
Signs of the Month
Jacobs Well
Honley, W Yorkshire
Lost Signs
Bell Inn

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Lighter Inn
Topsham, Devon

Brewery Tap
Brentford, Middx

Barley Mow
Basford, Notts

Plough & Harrow
Stourbridge, West Mids

Station Hotel 2005
Caton, Lancashire

Tithe Barn 2005
Cockermouth, Cumbria

Two Boats
Long Itchington

Bath, Somerset

Jamaica Inn
Bolventor, Cornwall

Moon and Sixpence
Hanwell. Oxfordshire

Bridlington, E.Yorks

Rowlands Castle, Hants

Justin Lees Inn
Dalkeith, Midlothian

Railway Hotel
Haydon Bridge, Northhumberland

Crosby, I.O.M.

Onchan, I.O.M.

Station Master
Warmley, Gloucs

Druids Arms
Portsmouth, Hants

Caveman Tavern
Cheddar, Somerset

Derby Tavern
Portsmouth. Hampshire

Noahs Ark

New Inn
Armley,West Yorkshire

Romping Cat

Knockerdown, Derbys

Spotborough, Yorks

Smithy Inn
Holme, Cumbria


Southsea, Hants

Sir Isaac Newton


Barge Inn

Jolly Abbot
Newton Abbot, Devon

Merry Widows
Derby, Derbyshire

Greenwich, London

New Plough
Draycott, Staffs

Seven Stars
Belper, Derbys

Wollaston, West Mids

Horseshoe Inn

Saracens Head

Ducking Stool

Live & Let Live
Bringsty Common

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