SCRAPYARD IN POMPEY

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
Serious question:
Does anybody know if the scrappy in Pompey, located just as you entered on the left hand side is still on the go. I seem to remember seeing a couple of redundant black tubes on the beach at that time, but mind I am going back perhaps twenty plus years ago. 8)
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I assume you mean Harry Pounds Scrapyard in Tipner? Still there but closing down due to redevelopment planned for the area. Watch this space...
 

Tas-ape

Lantern Swinger
sgtpepperband said:
I assume you mean Harry Pounds Scrapyard in Tipner? Still there but closing down due to redevelopment planned for the area. Watch this space...


The very one, many thanks for the info. 8)
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I remember a couple of Chefs on board who were gonna go outside and open a theme restaurant moored on a river somwhere, and looked into buying an old Diesel Boat hull lying in Fareham Creek.

They're were going for an affordable £10K, which the Chef's were willing to pay, but Lloyd's of London would not insure them, so that scuppered their dreams!

Imagine posh people paying West End prices for Cheesy Hammy Eggies and Babies Heads with their Vinc Collapso?!
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
sgtpepperband said:
I remember a couple of Chefs on board who were gonna go outside and open a theme restaurant moored on a river somwhere, and looked into buying an old Diesel Boat hull lying in Fareham Creek.

They're were going for an affordable £10K, which the Chef's were willing to pay, but Lloyd's of London would not insure them, so that scuppered their dreams!

Imagine posh people paying West End prices for Cheesy Hammy Eggies and Babies Heads with their Vinc Collapso?!

Yeah, but just think of the number of insurance claims there'd be - all those pissed up people trying to get up a narrow vertical ladder, and then what about the trip hazards on the casing, and can you imagine the potential nightmanre of all those people trying to use the small number of heads (and the consequences of getting the discharge valves set wrong!)?
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Book Reviewer
True, but it was in the days before we were living in a litigation culture. It would be a cracking idea for a restaurant though? Theme of the day - get pissed; special door for students - called the exit...
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
sgtpepperband said:
True, but it was in the days before we were living in a litigation culture. It would be a cracking idea for a restaurant though? Theme of the day - get pissed; special door for students - called the exit...

Would that be the horizontal circular exit up forrard that has an inner and an outer door? :twisted:
 
sgtpepperband said:
I remember a couple of Chefs on board who were gonna go outside and open a theme restaurant moored on a river somwhere, and looked into buying an old Diesel Boat hull lying in Fareham Creek.

They're were going for an affordable £10K, which the Chef's were willing to pay, but Lloyd's of London would not insure them, so that scuppered their dreams!

Imagine posh people paying West End prices for Cheesy Hammy Eggies and Babies Heads with their Vinc Collapso?!

I think it was a great idea! I'd have been willing to invest in that! It could have been adapted to make it more accessible and make the interior safer. Damn Lloyds - had they been in London, moored along the Embankment I'd have been a regular customer. :lol: Cheesy hammy eggy with a selected ale, red lights on in the background, and just before the bill came someone shouting at the top of his voice FIRE! FIRE! FIRE! :lol: Just think...
 
FlagWagger said:
sgtpepperband said:
True, but it was in the days before we were living in a litigation culture. It would be a cracking idea for a restaurant though? Theme of the day - get pissed; special door for students - called the exit...

Would that be the horizontal circular exit up forrard that has an inner and an outer door? :twisted:

Gives a whole new meaning to 'going home by tube'.... :D
 

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