This Chorlton-on-Medlock Chesters then Whitbread estate pub was built in 1967 on Justin Close, off Grosvenor Street and Upper Brook Street in the shadow of the Mancunian Way. A bunch of photos from the archives show the King William IV in 1970, 1972, 1972, 1972 and again 1972. The last one shows the built-in off licence shop, a feature of many pubs which was commonplace over the years, and has only died out in recent decades. The King Billy closed in 1996 and - thanks to its resemblance to council housing - was converted to residential property. It's difficult to tell it was ever a pub.