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Earlier in 2020 Filey Town Council made £100,000 available in grants for sport and leisure organisations based in the town. After a large number of applications were shifted, the council announced the awarding of the first four grants. Totalling £55,093 the grants were went to: Filey Playing Fields Association; the Parish Centre at St. John’s Church; Active Filey; and […]

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The team behind the Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery at Hunmanby are celebrating winning two prestigious awards. Their Filey Bay Moscatel Finish whisky has been awarded a silver medal and the Filey Bay single malt a bronze at the 2020 International Wines and Spirits Competition. Now in its fifty-first year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition seeks to reward […]

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Hunmanby railway station has been short-listed in the National Community Rail Awards for 2020. The Friends of Hunmanby Railway Station group are in the running for the best small project award. Their project was inspired by the introduction of an hourly train service that commenced in May 2019. The group have begun to make the […]

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Is Reighton poised to challenge Haworth for Yorkshire’s literary crown? Will a series of books about Reighton lead to our neighbouring village becoming a place of literally pilgrimage? In truth there’s someway to go before anywhere gains the fame of the Bronte’s home village, but the release of Hornsea author Joy Stonehouse’s second book inspired by the parish […]

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Artist Lindsey Tyson’s latest works have taken their inspiration from the often harsh climate of the North Sea. Entitled ‘Shipping Forecast’, the abstract works will make their public debut at Filey’s Seagull Gallery. Working from her studio at Woodend in Scarborough, Lindsey is inspired and driven by a love of nature and the inherent essence of her surroundings. Originally a weave […]

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RNLI Filey volunteer Stephanie Luxton is cycling between Filey and Hunmanby 100 times to raise money for Filey’s Lifeboat Station. Stephanie will complete just under 500 miles in her marathon fund-raising effort, cycling sometimes twice a day to meet the target. The money raised will be used to kit out a crew member, each kit […]

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Keep your eyes on the skies over the coming weeks as the North Sea hosts one of the largest military exercises for a decade. According to the RAF over seventy aircraft will be conducting ‘high intensity tactical training together over the North Sea and North East of England’. Exercise Crimson Warrior runs until 5 November and includes […]

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Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark
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Whilst Filey was a regular haunt of royalty, and the nobility, in the years before the First World War, the revolution in international travel, particularly in the inter-war period, took many of Filey’s former visitors to more distant destinations. Probably one of the last royal holidaymakers to Filey was Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, […]

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