The Burke sisters have fond memories of the monkeys on Hastings Pier. In the 1960s, being photographed with a monkey was a popular pastime on the Pier. One large and troublesome woolly monkey was called Oaf. He once escaped and caused havoc in the arcades until caught by his owner, who had been rushed there by the police. When he arrived, Oaf lolloped up to him, jumped on his shoulders, and did the full Tarzan for the stunned crowd of onlookers.