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Mr Monkey at Southsea Castle, 28th August

"They are rather thick walls"

Mr Monkey looking at one of the embrasures in the wall of the keep Mr Monkey looking at a lens from the Southsea castle lighthouse

Mr Monkey inspected one of the embrasures in the keep, and was impressed by the thickness of the wall - up to 10 feet thick in places. He found a Fresnel lens from the lighthouse, and used it to make the brickwork look distorted. Most of the internal brickwork of the keep dates to the rebuilding in 1813-1814. Mr Monkey tried to get up onto the roof of the keep, but the staff had locked the door to the staircase so he left the keep instead.

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