In 1806 The Gentleman’s Magazine described Filey as an escape from the boisterous crowds of Scarborough and a place of simple pleasures. In 2019 visitors continue to enjoy the serenity the town brings them in weather fine and foul.
The wooden sculpture of Bonzo the Seal situated on the Coble Landing has been a Filey landmark for decades. The weather, and countless thousands of children sitting on the seals back, was beginning to take its toll on the poor old seal and so Filey Town Council made the decision to commission a new Bonzo! In late […]
It was the summer of 1935 and following the death of the long time owner of the White Lodge, Dame Madge Kendal, the property was on the market. One interested party was no less than the Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V. Princess Mary was perhaps the Royal with the longest association with Filey. Her […]
It was a kingdom forged in battle and lost in battle. A kingdom that set the template for the modern Anglo-Saxon state. A kingdom that produced the greatest written text of dark age Europe. It was called Northumbria, the lands north of the Humber. In this first part we will travel from dark age beach […]
A Blackpool man is currently attempting to circumnavigate the British Isles by paddle board. Perhaps unsurprisingly, no one has managed to stand on a paddle board and go all the way around Britain, through 2,000 miles of unpredictable weather and stormy seas. The intrepid paddler, Jordan Wylie, is no stranger to bizarre feats, having previously ran a […]