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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
22nd October 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 be a member; Don't delay, join today!
More Inn Sign photos on Facebook page @InnSignSoc

Society Subscriptions due 1st Sept
22nd October 2017
Society Subscriptions due 1st Sept
Some members may not have received a Subscription and Membership update form with their last ISS Journal.
Subscriptions are due on 1st September each year (£15);
***Can members please check to see that they have paid for 2017-8***

If you have not paid, please send a cheque asap to the Treasurer & Membership Secretary, Roger Pester - address on P2 of your Journal - or use online bacs payment. Details in the members' area news page.

Sign of the Year *PRESENTATION*
22nd October 2017
Sign of the Year *PRESENTATION*
The AWARD to the winner the House Martin, Barton-on-sea, Hampshire, took place on Saturday 30th Sept.

Our Publicity Officer, Peter Gorman presented framed certificates to Peter Morgan of Morgan signs who commissioned the work for local brewers Hall & Woodhouse, and to Andy Thomspson H&W buildings surveyor, who was responsible for the pub design and build and it's fittings; including the great sign painted by member Rob Rowland.

Thanks to those members who attended accompanied by friends; we were treated to a lovely buffet and samples of H&W's great ale, resulting in a very pleasant afternoon!

What's INN a name? from ISS Journal
22nd October 2017
What's INN a name? from ISS Journal
The latest Society Journal Vol.112 contains a number of articles on subjects such as 'Locomotive Development on BR Pt1', 'Wall Signs in Relief (3D)', Eating Out Signs', 'Bridges', and 'Quirky Characters'.

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 Monsal Head, Bakewell in Derbyshire.
With an elegant wrought iron sign it shows a steam locomotive leaving the Headstone tunnel and and crossing the River Wye on the Headstone Viaduct, which was constructed in 1863 by the Midland Railway.
Photo taken by Pete Roulston in May 2017

Signs of the Month
22nd October 2017
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for Oct is a selection of Bridges.

*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
15th Oct 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!

** 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! Also posted: @LostInnSigns

ISS Archives
15th Oct 2017
ISS Archives
Derek McDonald, our vice-Chairman is now our 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.

Next Meeting
Saturday TBA - West Mids
The Mare & Colt, Summerfield
A449 near Kidderminster
Worcs DY11 7RF
Signs of the Month
Lake Road Inn
Keswick, Cumbria

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

Lion Tavern
Moorfields, Liverpool

New Plough
Draycott, Staffs

Seven Stars
Belper, Derbys

Wollaston, West Mids

Horseshoe Inn

Saracens Head

Ducking Stool

Live & Let Live
Bringsty Common


Pilot Cutter
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Drop Kick
Low Moor, W Yorkshire

Blackpool, Lancashire

Blazing Donkey

Man of Kent

Old Locomotive

Three Postboys

Tom Foolery

Kingston upon Hull, E Yorks (KA)

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