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"This isn't much use for seeing the owls off!"

Mr Monkey approaching the gun battery Mr Monkey with a large and rather rusty artillery piece

Because the Tynemouth headland dominates the mouth of the Tyne, it's been fortified over and over again. These artillery batteries were first built by the Victorians, and were expanded in both World Wars. Mr Monkey thinks they're rather ugly, compared to the castle and the priory.

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