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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
20th August 2016
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?"
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

2016 Sign of the Year PRESENTATION
8th August 2016
2016 Sign of the Year PRESENTATION
The winner of SOTY 2016 is the Old Hunters Tavern, Stalybridge, Cheshire (G.Manch)

An excellent sign and worthy winner. Well done to Martin Norman who photographed it in Feb 2016 and submitted it.

The presentation to the pub will be on Saturday 17th September 2016, 12noon for 1pm.

New 3D sign; Largs, Firth of Clyde
11th August 2016
New 3D sign; Largs, Firth of Clyde
From our Scottish area rep Paul Hathaway: A brand new sign for JD Wetherspoons. * Now an entry for 2017 SOTY *
A very smart and no doubt unique 3D sign at the newly opened (June 2016) Wetherspoons in Largs on the Firth of Clyde, as homage to the old passenger paddle steamers and ferries.
Largs was their departure point from the harbourside HQ of the Caledonian Steam Packet Company (now the pub) from the 19th century well into the 1960's.
** See large photo and wall plaque on ISS Facebook & Twitter

Lost Signs - Members' Area + FB
20th August 2016
Lost Signs - Members' Area + FB
On this new feature page in the Members' Area ISS members 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 there that need a place in the Archives!

Another 9 located this week !
Also posted on ISS Facebook Lost Signs page @LostInnSigns

Signs of the Month
11th August 2016
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for July is
'The Railway'- This one is the Railway Tavern Andover Hampshire.

As coaching days were numbered and gave way to railways, we now have signs such as The Railway or The Station throughout the land. These are 'The Railway' pub, inn or hotel that grew up alongside or very near the tracks!

*Members* - If you have your own favourite collection of up to 20 sign photos, just use the contact email link on SOTM page to arrange for them to be displayed for all to enjoy.

2017 Sign of the Year Entries
3rd August 2016
2017 Sign of the Year Entries
First entries arriving for the 2017 Sign of the Year Award
Shown here: House Martin, Barton on Sea, Hampshire (day side), designed by member Gareth Morgan signs, and illustrated by trad sign artist member Rob Rowland, commissioned by Hall & Woodhouse last year.
See members' SOTY page for more details!

All members can participate. Start finding and snapping next year's winner now! See the entries in the member's area.

The submission of entries for SOTY can be submitted up to next May, with the result announced at the 2017 AGM.

Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1940-2015
23rd July 2016
Latest ISS Archive DVDs - 1940-2015
Our Archivist Brian Curtis has completed the latest edition of Archive DVDs containing over 26,000 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 1940 to 1999, and the other for archives from 2000

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

*Download the latest (May 2016) ISS Archive TEXT ONLY PDF
from the contacts page*

Next Meeting
Saturday 10th September 2016
11am @ The Mare & Colt
Worcester Road, Summerfield,
Worcs DY11 7RF
Signs of the Month
Sale,Greater Manchester
Lost Signs
Magic Lantern
Beechdale,Walsall W. Mids B Curtis

Witney Oxon

Boat Inn
Melton Mowbray, Leics

Royal Scot
Carlisle, Cumbria

Lighter Inn
Topsham, Devon

Pear Tree Inn
Hook Norton, Oxon

Brewery Tap
Brentford, Middx

Barley Mow
Basford, Notts

Plough & Harrow
Stourbridge, West Mids

Station Hotel 2005
Caton, Lancashire

Tithe Barn 2005
Cockermouth, Cumbria

Robin Hood
Jarrow, Tyne & Wear -BC

Green Dragon
Walsall, W.Mids 1981 DC

Ormskirk, Lancs

Nine Locks & Ch/Maker
Quarry Bank, WMids

Two Boats
Long Itchington - D Cole

Bath, Somerset DC

Dog & Doublet

Bishopthorpe, York - PB

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