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.
It is an often used backdrop for family photographs and a valuable source of income for Filey in Bloom; the volunteers who, alongside Scarborough Borough Council staff, keep areas like the Crescent Gardens at their pristine best and a riot of colour at the height of summer. The Crescent Garden Wishing Well had developed a […]
Dramatic depictions of naval battles and coastal scenes have often been used to attract visitors to the British seaside. Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that the Battle of Flamborough Head was used by the London and North Eastern Railway Company (LNER) on one of its travel posters during the 1930s. These posters would […]
One of Filey’s most anticipated events has once again been forced to push its programme back in the face of the covid pandemic. The Filey Literature Festival, featuring household names such as Amanda Owen ‘the Yorkshire Shepherdess’ and the ‘Bard of Barnsley’ Ian McMillan, will now take place in May 2022. Despite the encouraging vaccine […]
The volunteers behind the Keep Filey Tidy group are never off duty. One of the group was walking out of Scarborough station whilst the company Squeeky Clean were busy sprucing up litter bins outside the station with a power jet wash. The almost instantaneous results were noted and it wasn’t long before the Scarborough-based company […]