Wednesday, 17 September 2008

The Monkey Beach


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I thought this morning I'd doff my cap to Elizaphanian and his excellent blog with it's TBTM series. He posts religiously [pun intended] and is always worth a read.

3 comments:

Sam Norton said...

You're too kind :-)

Juliet said...

What a good thing Sam didn't think to register those acronyms as Elizaphanian trade marks!

Oh, and excuse terrible local ignorance, but why is that bit of the beach and the steps have the name 'monkey'??

James and Maggie said...

As kids we always refered to this part of the beach as the 'monkey house' and of course now we say 'monkey beach', 'monkey steps' etc. I think it has something to do with the little lookout turret that was at the end of the wall there. I think it was used by coastguards or customs & excise at the time. I have always assumed this to be the original monkey house.