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The volunteers behind the Keep Filey Tidy group are never off duty. One of the group was walking out of Scarborough station whilst the company Squeeky Clean were busy sprucing up litter bins outside the station with a power jet wash. The almost instantaneous results were noted and it wasn’t long before the Scarborough-based company […]

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Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a map out of lockdown, many people have been understandably asking ‘when can I visit Filey once again?’ We’ve been scratching our heads, trying to find an answer to that question and, whilst the following cannot be taken as gospel, we think it is as close as we can get to […]

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Filey beach has once again beaten thousands of others across Europe to win a place in the top 20 best beaches in Europe for 2021, as chosen by Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice. It’s ranked 18th in Europe, outranking many famous beaches in places such as the French and Italian Riviera’s. It’s also the north of England’s the only representative in […]

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Exciting news that Filey Coffee Lounge is now offering Thai street food takeaways on Friday nights. The couple who own the Coffee Lounge previously ran a business in Thailand for many years, so it will be authentic. Between 5pm and 7pm they are offering five main dishes, all reasonably priced at £5.95, as well as veg spring rolls […]

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It is probably one of the most quoted passages in film history. In Monty Python’s outrageous comedy, Life of Brain, at a meeting of the People’s Front of Judea, John Cleese asks: ‘What have the Roman’s ever done for us’? ‘The aqueduct’ comes the answer. ‘Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that’s […]

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Princess Mary was known as ‘Yorkshire’s Princess’ and she was the royal with strong connections to Filey, her children were regular holidaymakers during the 1920s and the Princess considered buying the White Lodge as a seaside home during the 1930s. In the 1950s she returned to open the new promenade, named the Royal Parade in […]

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Over the winter a light has been shining on the South Eastern horizon, far out to sea off Flamborough Head. During the day three tall slender fingers appear, almost imperceptible to the naked eye. What are these nautical towers on the horizon? It is the Dundee-based drilling rig, Valaris 123, crewed by up to 145 […]

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The recent rediscovery of an Elizabethan map depicting the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and the fund-raising effort to save it for the nation, allows us to tell the story of the battle that never was and one that would have put Filey Bay at the epicentre of world history. In 1558 Spain was the […]

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