Sunset 30 December 2019
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The east coast is, perhaps understandably, not renowned for its sunsets. However, those of us who live here know that, as the sun dips behind the Yorkshire Wolds, there are fabulous sunsets to the west and spectacular lighting over Filey Bay. This evening was beautiful. It is always worth a walk on the Crescent Gardens, whatever the […]

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Ian McMillan
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As we count the months down towards Filey’s inaugural literature festival, the organisers have announced that postal ticket sales are now available. The festival is proving to be hugely popular with one event already sold out! Tickets are available by post for the following events, simply contact the organisers via the Filey Literature Festival’s Facebook page and they will […]

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Red Arrows display team
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In 2020 Scarborough will be hosting the National Armed Forces Day. The town had previously staged events on Armed Forces Day, but across Britain one town is selected to host the national celebration and, on Saturday 27 June 2020, the nation’s gaze will turn to Scarborough. The spin offs for the surrounding area are expected to […]

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Light over Filey Bay
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Here’s wishing all of our readers, near and far, a very merry Christmas and happy New Year. No snow this year. Not even much frost. But the bay is looking’s beautiful as ever. For those missing the seasonal weather. Here is a festive image from years gone by!

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Ullapool Creel tree
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The inspiration for Filey’s ‘Fishtive’ Tree came when a Filey resident saw the Creel Tree at Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland. Made from 340 prawn creels, the tree is nearly thirty feet high. It was first erected in 2016 and it has gone on to become the focal point of the town’s Winter Festival […]

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Filey Fishtive Tree
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As we approach the shortest day of the year, it’s the perfect time to visit the Coble Landing to see the Fishtive Tree lit up. It is constructed from lobster and crab pots by local fishermen. The tree is topped by a golden Salmon. Now into its third year the ‘fishtive’ tree is a much loved part of […]

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On Friday 22 May 2020, the Filey Literature Festival opens with a poetry dinner at Tommy’s on Hope Street. The event, that commences at 5.30pm, features three poets and a cow pie! The poets come from the Scarborough based publishers Valley Press. Established in 2008, Valley Press has in their stable local authors from Scarborough, York […]

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Vintage fairground ride
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The popular visitor attraction, the Scarborough Fair Collection and Vintage Transport Museum, based at the Flower of May holiday park at Lebberston, is applying for permission to extend one of its main exhibition buildings in order to further grow its collection. The extension will house art and artefacts owned by Scarborough Council. The Scarborough Fair Collection […]

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Poster showing times of Santa special train
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The annual Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership Santa train is running this Saturday (14 December). Santa and his helpers will be on board the 10:30 Hull to Scarborough train and the 12:20 Scarborough to Hull train. All children on board will get free sweets and there will be mince pies for the adults. The trains are […]

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Christmas tree on Coble Landing, Filey
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Filey’s Fishtive Tree was lit on Saturday in front of a packed Coble Landing. The tree, made from lobster pots, is now into its third year. It has become something of an institution and indeed Christmas at Filey without it would now be unthinkable. The tree nestles among the boats of the Coble Landing and is built […]

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