In pictures: A history of John Pounds' scrapyard at Tipner

Many of you will have spotted the John Pounds’ scrapyard at Tipner when heading into Portsmouth via the M275.

Saturday, 4th July 2020, 5:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th July 2020, 5:20 pm
O-Class Submarines two of the boats formerly based at HMS Dolphin, Gosport, now waiting to be cut-up for scrap at Pound's shipbreakers yard at Tipner, Portsmouth. Picture: Michael Scaddan 006051-0018
O-Class Submarines two of the boats formerly based at HMS Dolphin, Gosport, now waiting to be cut-up for scrap at Pound's shipbreakers yard at Tipner, Portsmouth. Picture: Michael Scaddan 006051-0018

We’ve had a look back through the archives to find some interesting old photos of the scrapyard.

Pounds scrapyard Tipner, Portsmouth, June 1973. The News

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A classic image of Pounds scrapyard at Tipner, Portsmouth, in December 1984
Filming extras for the 1975 film Tommy at Pounds Scrapyard
Pounds Scrapyard, Tipner, Portsmouth
Ken Russell directing film Tommy at Pounds Yard. The scene near the end of the film featuring the giant 'pinballs', which were, in fact, obsolete buoys found in at the yard.
Pounds scrapyard, Tipner
Pounds Yard at Tipner 30th May 2001. The view from Pounds Yard of the M275 and 'the blue bridge' .Picture: Malcolm Wells
The area of land at Tipner, Portsmouth, bisected by the M275 motorway entrance to Portsmouth, with the greyhound stadium and Pounds yard at bottom left, and the Tipner ranges with Pounds shipbreakers at top. Picture: Mike Scaddan 993153-22
Pounds Yard, Tipner, Portsmouth.
The former HMS Osiris languishing in Pounds Shipyard at Tipner beside the M275, at the entrance to The City of Portsmouth 20th November 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells 025829-95
A military vehicle on fire at the Pounds yard in Portsmouth. 26th November 2011. Picture: Ian Hargreaves 103873-1
Roger Daltrey at Pounds Yard for the filming of Ken Russell's 1975 film Tommy.
HMS Stalker an LST alongside at Pounds Shipyard at Tipner in Portsmouth 12th December 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells 026251-198
The filming of Ken Russell's 1975 film Tommy at Pounds Yard.
Part of Harry Pounds scrapyard at Tipner. With the recently constructed M275 in the background here we see Harry Pounds yard in the mid 1970's
Firefighters at the scene of a fire at Pounds Shipyard - police had to close the M275 that passes above where the fire was located. 3rd January 2005. Picture: Malcolm Wells 050020-139
Pounds Scrapyard Tipner, Portsmouth 25th Sept 1991. Picture: The News 5840-3
Harry Pounds scrapyard at Tipner, Portsmouth in 1988
Pounds Yard at Tipner 30th May 2001. A six cylinder 2 stroke Foden engine on the stern of a submarine ends its days at Tipner Lake
The former H.M.Submarine P556 abandoned in Harry Pounds yard.
The interior of the old magazine building, which is a listed building in Pounds Yard, Portsmouth 13th September 1993.
Pounds Yard at Tipner 30th May 2001. Scrap! Picture: Malcolm Wells
Chain at Pounds Yard at Tipner 30th May 2001. Picture: Malcolm Wells
HMS Stalker an LST alongside at Pounds Shipyard at Tipner in Portsmouth 12th December 2002. Picture: Malcolm Wells 026251-203
Roger Allen standing in front of one of fifty tanks
O-Class Submarines two of the boats formerly based at HMS Dolphin, Gosport, now waiting to be cut-up for scrap at Pound's shipbreakers yard at Tipner, Portsmouth. Picture: Michael Scaddan 006051-0018