Mr Monkey trotted along the Southsea seafront as far as the South Parade Pier. This opened in 1879, burned down in 1904, was partially demolished during the war, caught fire in 1967, and was set on fire by Ken Russell when he was filming Tommy in 1974.
You can read about the pier at the National Piers Society website.
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