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.
New York might seem a strange place to hear idle chat about Filey life, but thanks to two Filey-based broadcasters, that is exactly what is happening. We can only but wonder what people walking down Broadway make of tales of late nights in Foords! But be it Broadway or the Brigg, Times Square or the Three […]
Dolphins, porpoises and seals are regular visitors to Filey Bay, but, according to a report in the Scarborough News, last week a Northern Minke Whale was spotted in the bay by two local fishermen. Jimmy Bright and Foster Cammish were fishing for salmon just one hundred yards off the shore opposite Filey Sailing Club, when the whale […]
Despite the lockdown caused by the corona virus, Filey has both been in the national news and has, allegedly, become a property hotspot. Readers across Britain were transported to the town via the pages of The Daily Telegraph. Within those august pages a feature writer wrote of a fifty-year love affair with the town. Inevitably the ‘hidden […]
Among the rocks beneath Speeton cliffs lies a rusting ship’s boiler. It marks the last resting place of the Hull trawler the Diamond. She was ran aground in thick fog in the wee hours of 9 January 1912. The Diamond, a modern steam trawler, had been fishing on the East Fladen grounds, roughly 100 miles north […]