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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs
Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'
15th September 2018
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.116 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!

The Shakespeare, Canterbury, Kent sign was taken by Roger Pester this year at the time of the AGM at Shepherd Neame brewery.

WINNER - of Sign of the Year 2018
15th September 2018
WINNER - of Sign of the Year 2018
**** WINNER **** 2018 is:
The Lass of Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey (Young's Brewery)

The presentation of the Award will take place on Friday 28th September 2018
at the pub premises, 8 Queens Road, Richmond TW10 6JJ.

All members are invited to attend the presentation. Please contact the Publicity Officer, Peter Gorman for more info (see Members' area news)

Society Subscriptions due 1st Sept
15th September 2018
Society Subscriptions due 1st Sept
Subscriptions are due on 1st September each year (£15);
Please ensure that you have paid as soon as possible for 2018-9 when you receive your Journal.

If you have not paid, by 31st December, your membership will cease and no further Journals will be sent.

Send cheques 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.

Signs of the Month
15th September 2018
Signs of the Month
In our Members' area the 'Signs of the Month' feature for September are a selection of Scottish Signs. Shown is the Golfers Rest, North Berwick, Lothian.

*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!!

What's INN a name?
8th September 2018
What's INN a name?
The Intrepid Explorer, Linthorpe Road, Middlesborough, North Yorks. A very good new sign; In current Journal 116.

Previously 'Liberty's in Town' this pub acquired its new name and this excellent sign in July this year, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first voyage of Captain James Cook who is shown on the sign, He was born in the village of Marton nearby.

(Photo by Keith Atkinson 2018)

Lost Signs
15th September 2018
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 Sept 2018
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*

ISS Archives
15h Sept 2018
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)
15th September 2018

We now have a fresh stock of Journal Binders @ £7-50. See ISS shop for order details.
New PDF database now on website with 19k entries

Next Meeting
Thursday 6th December (West Mids)
The Mare & Colt, Summerfield, A449
near Kidderminster, Worcs DY11 7RF
12 noon - with slide presentation
Signs of the Month
Earl of Marchmont
Edinburgh, Edinburgh
Lost Signs
Coach & Horses Trumans

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

Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Toll House
Bridport, Dorset

Green Mantle
Edinburgh, Edinburgh

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Greyfriars Bobby
Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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