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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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As this busiest of summers shows little sign of slowing down, the pressure on our beaches has been tremendous. Whilst the vast majority of visitors leave little more than footprints, unfortunately a persistent minority continue to leave litter on the beach. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, founded in 1946, is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and […]

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What hotel wouldn’t want its own poet in residence? To lay hand-written poems on the guests’ pillows, read specially composed poems over dinner and lead residential writers’ retreats? Thus, it is with some excitement that The White Lodge Hotel, Filey, have announced the appointment of its own Poet in Residence, Wendy Pratt. It’s a perfect fit […]

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A Rum Do at the White Lodge Rum Tasting with James of McMillan’s of Malton Thursday 22 October 7pm There’s an air of disrepute associated with rum; the piratical Caribbean, drunken sailors and Ernest Hemingway slumped at the bar. It is debatable whether Papa Hemingway will be sipping a rum on the evening concerned, but there will […]

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Last weekend’s Yorkshire Post reported that coastal estate agents were experiencing a surge in interest from Britain’s new army of home workers. As companies, and workers, readjust in the wake of the Covid pandemic, many employers are looking to downsize from expensive city centre office blocks, while the employees enjoyed the flexibility offered by home […]

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Our good friends at the Filey Bay Initiative have produced many leaflets on a huge range of subjects. Their latest focuses on Filey’s shops. As the leaflet notes, the shopping streets have moved from the former fishing quarter at Queen Street, to their present location as the town expanded during the Victorian era. We are […]

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