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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
11th June 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 Ye Olde Six Bells, Horley, Surrey. This pub dating from the 9th Century was badly damaged in a fire on 28th May.

Photo Peter Gorman 2016.

Membership Drive.
28th May 2019
Membership Drive.
### 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 requested the Membership Flier. The initial run off 500 have all been sent out and a total of 3 new members have joined as a result.
There have not been any more requests for fliers, and unless there is a demand, no more will be printed.

Notice of 2019 A.G.M.
22nd May 2019
Notice of 2019 A.G.M.
The AGM will be held at the National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton - on - Trent, DE14 1NG, on 22nd June 2019

Meeting starts at 12 noon, get together for coffee at 11am.
Buffet Lunch will be provided by the Society. Please advise the Secretary Tom King;, if you are attending.

Optional, starting 2pm, a guided tour of the museum at £11.95 and £9.95 concessions. See latest Journal 119 for all details.

Pub Sign of the Year
19th June 2019
Pub Sign of the Year
We are now up to 24 entries, one being a double sign (Dog + Doublet). The Quay Inn, Minehead, Somerset, shows the normal sign. The entry submitted was of the panoramic sign on the pub.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT - 11 days to go before entries close.

Pictured is The Quay Inn, Minehead, Somerset.

Signs of the Month
18th June 2019
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for June are a selection of Old & New Staffordshire Signs.
Shown is the Sportsman, Burton Upon Trent.

*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!!

ISS Members - Can you help us?
5th June 2019
ISS Members - Can you help us?
The Publicity Officer has put himself forward to take over as Web Master.
Any other Member who is interested in this post should advise the Secretary prior to the AGM.

If you are otherwise interested in assisting the Website Team, please advise the Secretary asap.

What's INN a name? (1)
13th June 2019
What's INN a name? (1)
The Olive Leaf, Hayling Island, Hampshire.

In 1865 the London company of Thomas Leaf & Sons donated the islands first lifeboat. It was named after the benefactors wife Olive.

William Golding the first Coxwain of the lifeboat, bought land on the seafront and built the inn. He was a licensed victualler and named the inn after the lifeboat.

Photo Peter Gorman July 2016

Lost Signs
15th May 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!

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)
25th May 2019
What's INN a name? (2)
The Lifeboat, Hayling Island, Hampshire.

It's more like what's in the sign in this case. They have used The Great Wave off Kanagawa with subtle changes. The original is a wood block print by Japanese artist Hokusai, published between 1829 - 1833 in the late Edo period. It was the first print in his series of thirty - six views of Mount Fuji, and his most famous.

Photo by Peter Gorman August 2016.

ISS Archives
18th June 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)
22nd May 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 Committee has revised the Society's Constitution and a copy has been sent to every member in the Summer 2019 Journal. Acceptance will be put to members at the AGM, so please take time to go through it.

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
*A.G.M.* Saturday 22nd June 2019
at the National Brewery Centre,
Horninglow St, Burton - on - Trent
Staffordshire, DE14 1NG
Signs of the Month
Lord Burton
Burton Upon Trent
Lost Signs
Treaty of Commerce
Lincoln, Lincs A Chappell (Poss)

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

Waggon & Horses

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