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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs

Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'

1st July 2022
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.131 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!
SEE BELOW and click on 'Members & Join Us' link above!!

Shown- Falcon, Thame, Oxon (P.G. 2015)


26th June 2022
PSOTY 2022 is Closed.

Closing date for the final 10 selection by the Committee is 16th July 2022, and they will appear in the Journal and website in August. Member Voting will close on 10th October 2022.

Pictured is Worplesdon Place Hotel in Surrey.

A.G.M. 2022

29th June 2022
A.G.M. 2022
AGM was held on 25th June 2022 at The White Swan Hotel in Stratford - upon - Avon.

The Committee as stands was re - elected and David Cole was voted in as Chairman.

Signs of the Month

1st July 2022
Signs of the Month
This months selection beginning with the letter "M" is from the personal collection of Peter Gorman.

Pictured is The Minnow, Weybridge, Surrey.

LOST SIGNS - more this month!

1st July 2022
LOST SIGNS - more this month!
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-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** .........
where you can see updates and comments.

Shown- Blooming Fuchsia, Foxhall Rd, Ipswich
(Closed 2009. 'Found' by P.B.)

PSOTY 2021 Presentation - Report

23rd January 2022
PSOTY 2021 Presentation - Report
The presentation for Pub Sign of the Year was held at the Jolly Postie, Royston, on Friday 21st January 2022. Thanks to those members who attended. The pub and McMullens Brewery was represented by the General Manager of the Jolly Postie, David Tregoning.

Certificates were presented to David and to member Malcolm Atkins, winner of PSOTY. A splendid finger lunch was put on by the pub, and our thanks go to the staff for looking after us.

Pictured Malcolm with his Certificate. (Photo M. Gorman)


1st July 2022
Brian Curtis now looks after the Archives.
Email Brian: with your contributions to the Archives.

Latest Archive PDF download (April 2022) with over 70,000 entries now available to members in the Members' Area "History & Archives" page.

Image - Queens Larder, Queens Square, London, WC1
('Found' by Roger Pester)

Sign of Appreciation

18th June 2022
Sign of Appreciation
A reminder to members that the Society has the "Sign of Appreciation" award. The aim is to encourage the continuing production of pictoral Inn Signs by giving a token of recognition to anyone (Brewery / Pub Co / Artist or other person) who has contributed to this objective.

The award is an A4 certificate suitable for framing. Any ISS member may propose a recipient providing details and reasons for the nomination.
These can be sent to David Cole or any other member of the Committee.
Awards of the certificate will be listed here and in the Journal.

On 9th of June 2022, member Maurice Bobbitt presented Sign of Appreciation certificates to Steve, Landlord of The Cock in Dereham, Norfolk, and to artist Doreen Aitken. Pictured is l to r Doreen, Maurice and Steve.

Next Meeting
Thursday 1st September
The Mare & Colt, Summerfield, A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7RF
12 noon - All Members Welcome
Signs of the Month
Hayling Island, Hampshire
Lost Signs
Hare & Hounds (1)

Sir Isaac Newton


Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Chiswick, London

Lass o'Richmond Hill
Richmond, Surrey (2018)

Stowmarket, Suffolk

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Travellers Joy (2019)
Rayleigh, Essex

Cherry Tree
Newcastle - under - Lyme

Dog & Gun
Apperley Bridge, WYorks

Halfway Inn
Aylesbeare, Devon

New Bowling Green
Warwick, Warwickshire

Cricketers Arms Selby
North Yorkshire

Picketty Witch
Yeovil, Somerset

Smugglers Tavern
Fitzrovia, London

Coach & Horses,
Whitstable, Kent.


Barley Mow
Epsom, Surrey

Jenny Wren
Calne, Wiltshire

Bulls Head
Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire

Blue Anchor
Chancery Lane, London

Ship Inn
March, Cambs

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