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.
Remember during lockdown when people happily cycled around the town’s streets? Kids played in safety. Imagine Filey town centre with wider pavements, more seating and less traffic? A national initiative, the ’20 minute neighbourhood’, might well allow us to realise that dream. When one of Britain’s first “20-minute neighbourhoods” began operating five years ago, protesters carried […]
Despite appalling weather the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head was marked by a short ceremony in the garden of the White Lodge Hotel. At 7pm a rocket was fired to mark the opening shots of the battle and to remember the four hundred sailors who died when an American-French force attempted to intercept a […]
At 7pm on Wednesday 23 September a small ceremony will take place in the garden of the White Lodge Hotel to make the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head. The Serapis flag will be formally raised on the hotel’s flagpole, a rocket fired to make the beginning of the battle, a brief overview […]
As if this strangest of summers could not get any more bizarre. With Filey groaning beneath almost unprecedented visitor numbers, the crowds flocking to the coast are now causing disruption to wildlife. Incredibly, this includes the taking of ‘seal selfies’ and instances of flying drones over basking seals. These kind of disturbances can lead to mothers abandoning their pups after people […]