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In September Filey’s third blue plaque was unveiled at the White Lodge Hotel. The plaque celebrates the Victorian and Edwardian actress Dame Madge Kendal who lived at the White Lodge between 1896 and 1920.  The current owners of the White Lodge, James and Kim Hodgson, worked alongside the Scarborough & District Civic Society to bring […]

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Langford Villa, Filey
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Filey’s Crescent has a long history of attracting high-class visitors. As the title of this piece suggests they have ranged from Earl Mountbatten, to the creator of holiday camps Billy Butlin and Sir Joseph Terry of the famous York chocolate factory. Dr George Sheeran and Dr David Pendleton came to Langford Villa on South Crescent to […]

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Since the new railway timetable was introduced in May 2019, Filey station has fifteen trains between Scarborough and Hull (and vice versa), that represents the best train service in its 173 year history. Filey is fortunate to have, what has been descried as, one of the ‘best surviving examples’ of the small town railway station […]

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Bonfire burning
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Filey’s annual bonfire and fireworks display, organised by Filey Lions’ Club, takes place on Saturday 2nd November. The bonfire will be situation on the West Avenue car park. Stalls around the site will open from 5pm and the bonfire lit at 6.15pm. A fireworks display will begin at 7.15pm. With the event ending around 9pm. Obviously, […]

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Sunset over Filey Beach
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Filey Beach has been voted as one of the top six beaches in the world for kids. The seven mile sweep of golden sands appears in the list alongside Bondi Beach in Australia and Siesta Beach in Florida. The popular website TripAdvisor has compiled the 2019 Traveller’s Choice beaches that are great for kids. So […]

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The Crescent, Filey
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The Filey & District U3A commence their season on Thursday 24 October, with a talk entitled ‘A History of Filey in Seven Buildings’ by Hunmanby based academic Dr George Sheeran. The talk takes place at at 10.30am at Filey Methodist Church, Union Street. Visitors are welcome and pay a small fee. Membership of the U3A […]

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Morris dancers at Filey Steampunk Festival
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On Thursday 24 October between 10am and 3pm, a trio of Filey festivals will be holding a fundraising tea, cakes and tombola event at the Evron Centre. The Filey Folk Festival, Steampunk Festival and Literature Festival are coming together to publicise their events and raise some much-needed cash. There will be a Victorian-style tea, complete […]

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Second World War pillbox on Filey Beach
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The Friends of Filey Museum’s annual talk is entitled ‘Memories of Filey During World War Two’. The speaker is Michael Fearon, the chairman of the museum and Filey’s premier historian. Michael grew up in Filey during the conflict, so the talk will undoubtedly be a fascinating one. The talk is taking place at 7pm on Thursday 17th October […]

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Ian McMillan
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Whether it is the breathtaking bay, or tales of fisherfolk, Filey has been, and still is, a place of words. It has attracted Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens, it has offered narratives to local and national historians and inspired poets and artists. This is a culture that should, and will be, celebrated. That in essence […]

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The holiday season is always a busy period for Filey’s RNLI lifeboat crew. This year the month of August saw both lifeboats called out on numerous occasions.  Of course, the first day of August is celebrated as Yorkshire Day. However, before our intrepid lifeboat crew could think about raising a glass to God’s Own County, […]

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