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Welcome ‘INN’ to our world of signs

Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'

24th September 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.132 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- The Axe & Compasses, Arkesden , Essex (Peter Crosby 2009)

Society Journal Binders - SALE

15th September 2022
Society Journal Binders - SALE
MEMBERS!! KEEP YOUR ISS JOURNALS IN STYLE!!

For a limited period, the Inn Sign Society Binders, titled "At The Sign Of", will be available to all members for a SALE price of £4.50 each (including postage). (Normal price £7.50)

Keep your Journals in pristine condition to enjoy and research anytime from your bookshelf. Each binder has a 14 journal maximum capacity, so if your journals are just lying in a box, give them pride of place!
**Bulk orders attract low postage cost, so, order now and grab a bargain.**

Contact: Phil Blabey: philb.isswebmaster@uwclub.net for orders and further info, and how to pay for your binders.

If you would like previous journal issues to add to your collection, please contact the Journal Editor, David Roe.

PSOTY - FINAL DAYS TO VOTE

25th September 2022
PSOTY - FINAL DAYS TO VOTE
There are 5 days left to vote for PSOTY 2022.

Members can choose their favourite three signs shown on the Web page from 1st to 3rd.
You can view the 10 finalists in your latest Autumn Journal Vol.132

e-mail your votes to Peter Gorman at gormi49@gmail.com Voting will close on 30th September 2022. Postal votes need to be sent before 28th September to 69 Gordon Close, Staines TW18 !AP

IF YOU HAVE NOT VOTED AND ARE READING THIS GET YOUR VOTES IN.

Pictured is The Bush, Blackbird & Thrush.

Signs of the Month - Sept

23rd September 2022
Signs of the Month - Sept
Signs beginning with the letter "O" this month again from the collection of Peter Gorman.

Any member is welcome to contribute to this monthly display. Please contact Peter Gorman for details.

Picture is Old Red Theatre Pub, Islington.

Coming next month, a selection of signs relating to HM Queen Elizabeth (1926 - 2022) who sadly passed away this month after 70 years on the throne.

LOST PUB SIGNS - 7 more

24th September 2022
LOST PUB SIGNS - 7 more
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 MORE SIGNS, updates and comments.

Shown- Hobnails, Little Washbourne, Gloucs ('Found' by Brian Goodliffe)

PUB QUIZ SNAP 1ST SEPTEMBER 2022

11th September 2022
PUB QUIZ SNAP 1ST  SEPTEMBER 2022
Earlier this year, The Society was asked to provide pub sign images for a pending Pub Game. Thanks to the Committee we were able to supply the required signs at short notice.

This game was released on 1st September 2022 and is available to members at a discount for 4 months only from 1st September 2022 to 31st December 2022. Contact hukdcustomerservice@hachette.co.uk or phone 01235 759555 quoting ISBN 9780753735176 / Pub Quiz Snap Playing cards Discount Code ISSAutumn2022 and giving your delivery address.

The discounted cost to members is RRP £6 + UK Postage £3.10 (£9.10)

The publisher has agreed to a two month extension on the special offer to members in order for us to get the notice in the next Journal.

Archives

15th September 2022
Archives
Brian Curtis now looks after the Archives.
Email Martin Norman (email address in Journal) with your contributions to the Archives and these will be forwarded to Brian.

Latest New Archive PDF download (July 2022) with over 30,000 entries now available to members in the Members' Area "History & Archives" page.

Image - Mytton Arms, Habberley, Pontesbury, Shropshire.
('Found' by Brian Goodliffe)

Sign of Appreciation

31st July 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.


Sir Isaac Newton
Cambridge

Mermaid
Morecambe,Lancs

Boat & Railway
Stoke Prior, Worcestershire

Swordfish Inn
Newlyn, Cornwall

Gunnersbury
Chiswick, London

Lass o'Richmond Hill
Richmond, Surrey (2018)

Pickerel
Stowmarket, Suffolk

Grey Horse
Musselburgh, Lothian

Vauxhall
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Templar
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.

Grandstand
Hereford

Jolly Postie (2020-21)
Royston, Hertfordshire

Barley Mow
Epsom, Surrey

Jenny Wren
Calne, Wiltshire

Fiveways
Sherwood, Nottingham

Blue Anchor
Chancery Lane, London

Ship Inn
March, Cambs

First in Last Out
Old Town, Hastings

Colonies
Westminster, SW1

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