At the beginning of the 19th century Southsea Castle, which was starting to fall down, was restored and improved in case Napoleon decided to invade via Portsmouth. The improvements included adding a counterscarp gallery in the outer wall of the moat. To get to the gallery Mr Monkey scurried along duckboards in the caponier, a tunnel across the moat. Then he climbed some stairs to peer out of the loopholes.
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Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey.