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Thursday, 4 October 2012

King Bill's sign

The King William IV on Talbot Road, Newton is affectionately known by locals as The King Bill.

The landlord in the 1980s was Derek Quinn who was the guitarist in the 1960s group, Freddie and the Dreamers.

View the whole pub on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.


  1. An elegant sign and a neat bit of owner history!

  2. Wonderful mean to measure time and life. Would love to spend an evening at a Pub ! Please have a good Thursday.

  3. He cuts a dashing figure!
    and that is an interesting bit of trivia, Freddie and the Dreamers sounded familiar, but I googled them because I couldn't think of any of their songs.
    this is priceless!

  4. What a neat sign - looks like an oil painting! And who didn't love Freddy and the Dreamers?

  5. i like this elegant sign. i wonder what Free House means.:p


    1. Free house means they are not "tied" to selling the products of a particular brewery but are "free" to buy and sell the products of any brewery.

  6. Know nothing about King William (which is odd) but I used enormously to enjoy Freddy and the Dreamers' music. Indeed, I sometimes sing one of their songs around the house.

  7. A great submission for today. What exactly is a "Free House?"

  8. A very regal looking figure but I am glad trousers like this are no longer the fashion of the day.