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Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'

1st December 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.133 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 Wellington, Castle Rd, Scarborough. (A.Chappell 2022)

Pub Sign of the Year 2022 - RESULT

4th December 2022
Pub Sign of the Year 2022 - RESULT
1st - The Boot, Histon Cambridge - submitted by Peter Crosby

2nd - Bush, Blackbird & Thrush - submitted by Roger Pester

3rd - The Norton, - submitted by Terry Bull.

Congratulations and thanks to all those who took part in submitting signs and voting. See Members' Area for details.

At this stage we have not been able to set a date for the presentation, this is despite a number of e mails and phone calls to the Pub and PubCo plus a personal visit to the pub by Peter Crosby.

Pictured is The Boot, Histon, Cambridge.


1st December 2022
This month is a selection of signs from The Wirrall submitted by Jackie Wylde. This is a small amount of signs she sent me and hopefully I will be able to publish more over the coming months.

Pictured is the Willows in Upton.

LOST PUB SIGNS - 7 to find

1st December 2022
LOST PUB SIGNS - 7 to find
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 signs, updates and comments.

Shown- Old Well, The Bank, Barnard Castle, Co Durham
('Found' by Phil B)

Society Journal Binders - SALE

1st December 2022
Society Journal Binders - SALE

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 £5.00 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 for orders via the LS manager email link in the Lost Signs page (click right) 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.


1st December 2022
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. Please use the 'Smash' file transfer app. (See Members' area for details)

Latest New Archive PDF download (October 2022) with over 37,000 entries now available to members in the Members' Area "History & Archives" page.

Shown - Drawbridge, Shirley, Solihull, W.Mids
('Found' by Peter Gorman)

National Brewery Centre BOT

5th November 2022
National Brewery Centre BOT
Member Chris Eaton has passed on the news that the National Brewery Centre at Burton - on - Trent closed on 30th October 2022.

Molson Coors Brewing Limited foreclosed the lease on the property. They have allowed up to 20th November for the site to be cleared of exhibits prior to contractors moving in to commence work on building a UK HQ for Molson Coors.

No plans have been made for the mass of exhibits which include many pubs signs, mirrors and brewery artifacts.

A sad day, Inn Sign Society has held Committee meetings and AGM's there and those who have attended will feel the sad loss of a major UK institution.

PUB QUIZ SNAP Playing Cards

1st October 2022
PUB QUIZ SNAP Playing Cards
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 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.

Next Meeting
15th December 2022
Mare & Colt, Summerfield, (A449)
near Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7RF
See Members' Area for details
Signs of the Month
Peggy Gadfly's
Lost Signs
Eagle Tavern
Rochester, Kent (Roger Pester)

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.


Jolly Postie(2020-21)
Royston, Herts

Barley Mow
Epsom, Surrey

Jenny Wren
Calne, Wiltshire

The Norton
(3rd Place) Cold Norton, Essex

Sherwood, Nottingham

Blue Anchor
Chancery Lane, London

The Boot (2022)
Histon, Cambridge

Ship Inn
March, Cambs

First in Last Out
Old Town, Hastings

Westminster, SW1

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