The wooden sculpture of Bonzo the Seal situated on the Coble Landing has been a Filey landmark for decades. The weather, and countless thousands of children sitting on the seals back, was beginning to take its toll on the poor old seal and so Filey Town Council made the decision to commission a new Bonzo! In late […]

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It was the summer of 1935 and following the death of the long time owner of the White Lodge, Dame Madge Kendal, the property was on the market. One interested party was no less than the Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V. Princess Mary was perhaps the Royal with the longest association with Filey. Her […]

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It was a kingdom forged in battle and lost in battle. A kingdom that set the template for the modern Anglo-Saxon state. A kingdom that produced the greatest written text of dark age Europe. It was called Northumbria, the lands north of the Humber. In this first part we will travel from dark age beach […]

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A Blackpool man is currently attempting to circumnavigate the British Isles by paddle board. Perhaps unsurprisingly, no one has managed to stand on a paddle board and go all the way around Britain, through 2,000 miles of unpredictable weather and stormy seas. The intrepid paddler, Jordan Wylie, is no stranger to bizarre feats, having previously ran a […]

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In the Victorian era Filey was famous for its high-class visitors. Archbishops and Countesses were regular sights on the Crescent Gardens. Titled landowners and minor Royalty strolled the sands. Filey was undoubtedly one of the places to see and be seen. As part of an irregular series, we profile some of Filey’s visitors, if they were prone to […]

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Tour de Yorkshire at Filey
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Cycling fans will be disappointed to learn that the 2021 Tour de Yorkshire has been postponed until 2022 due to the on-going Corona virus pandemic. The tough decisions was taken after consultation with international cycling bodies and the host local authorities. The sixth edition of the race had been due to take place between 30th April […]

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He was the privately educated ‘resident director’ of the White Lodge Hotel at Filey. Grandson of a Baronet, son of a wealthy silk manufacturer, recently married and father of a young son. Sadly, Peter Mowat Hall’s life, like countless others, would be destroyed by the Second World War. Peter was the grandson of Sir John G. Mowat and […]

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Filey War Memorial
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In this strangest of years, there will be no parade to the War Memorial, no lowering of heads, no solemn silence. However, the fallen of Filey will be remembered, around fireplaces, in solitary moments and, in some cases, memories, albeit increasingly distant. From the town’s first casualty in World War One, Private Thomas Jenkinson, who […]

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