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Who wouldn’t want to see the world’s largest teddy bear kite soaring into the skies above Filey? This September Oscar, a sixty-three feet high teddy bear kite, will appear as part of the inaugural Filey Kite Festival which will take place on the Country Car Park on the weekend of 18-19 September. The teddy bear kite called Oscar […]

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A recent survey by Yorkshire-based marketing agency Savvy showed that 25% of shoppers expected to shop locally in the wake of the covid pandemic. Catherine Shuttleworth of Savvy told Saturday’s Yorkshire Post that nearly 1,000 shops had closed in the county, with large towns and city centres feeling the brunt. Britain, once decried by Napoleon as […]

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Viscount Portman
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We’ve previously pondered who was Filey’s most famous visitor during its heyday as a high-class resort. But, who was the wealthiest visitor? It’s probably an impossible task, especially given that Britain during the nineteenth century was the world’s industrial powerhouse. Additionally, how do you measure wealth? Many of the landed families would have been asset […]

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It is an often used backdrop for family photographs and a valuable source of income for Filey in Bloom; the volunteers who, alongside Scarborough Borough Council staff, keep areas like the Crescent Gardens at their pristine best and a riot of colour at the height of summer. The Crescent Garden Wishing Well had developed a […]

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Dramatic depictions of naval battles and coastal scenes have often been used to attract visitors to the British seaside. Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that the Battle of Flamborough Head was used by the London and North Eastern Railway Company (LNER) on one of its travel posters during the 1930s. These posters would […]

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Amanda Owen, with horse
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One of Filey’s most anticipated events has once again been forced to push its programme back in the face of the covid pandemic. The Filey Literature Festival, featuring household names such as Amanda Owen ‘the Yorkshire Shepherdess’ and the ‘Bard of Barnsley’ Ian McMillan, will now take place in May 2022. Despite the encouraging vaccine […]

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