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Introduce yourself to 'Innsignia'

24th January 2023
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 Pony & Trap - Newtown, Chew Magna, Somerset (2018)

PUB SIGNS OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY

1st February 2023
PUB SIGNS OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY
Another superb selection of signs submitted by Jackie Wilde.

Any member who wishes to display their signs are more than welcome to submit them to me. A minimum of 30 in JPEG format to gormi49@gmail.com

Pictured is The Balmoral in Bolton.

LOST PUB SIGNS - WHITBREAD

24th January 2023
LOST PUB SIGNS - WHITBREAD
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 all signs, updates and comments.
ONLY 4 'found' so far, please keep detecting!!

Shown- the Sportsman, Stratford upon Avon, Warks

Society Journal Binders - SALE

1st January 2023
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 £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.
20 LEFT!!

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

Pub Sign of the Year 2022 - RESULT

24th January 2023
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.

Due to unforseen circumstances, there will not be a formal presentation for PSOTY 2022.

Pictured is The Boot, Histon, Cambridge.

Archives

1st January 2023
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. 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 - the White Horse, Empingham, Rutland

PSOTY - 2023

1st February 2023
PSOTY - 2023
PSOTY 2023 was launched in the Winter Journal 2022 (Issue 133) with the closing date of 25th June 2023.

The selection of the final 10 signs by the Committee will close on 16th July 2023 which then gives the members till the 30th September to vote for Sign of the Year.

We currently have three entries (All from Kent) so get your cameras out, look for that special sign and enter it - you never know, it may be a winner. Entries are currently on view under PSOTY 2022

Pictured is The King's Head, Sutton Valence in Kent.

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T.B.A.
Mare & Colt, Summerfield, (A449)
near Kidderminster, Worcs. DY11 7RF
See Members' Area for details
Signs of the Month
Horse Shoe
Pickering
Lost Signs
Turk's Head
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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, Herts

Barley Mow
Epsom, Surrey

Jenny Wren
Calne, Wiltshire

The Norton
(3rd Place) Cold Norton, Essex

Fiveways
Sherwood, Nottingham

Blue Anchor
Chancery Lane, London

The Boot (2022)
Histon, Cambridge

Ship Inn
March, Cambs

First in Last Out
Old Town, Hastings

Colonies
Westminster, SW1

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